John Keith Taylor
1700 N Monroe Street Suite 11-337  Tallahassee, FL 32303
(E)  (O) 850 391-1516  (Skype) keith122555


         U.S. Citizen 
         30+ years of IBM Mainframe Experience
         High Potential COBOL Programmer 
         IMS / DB2 Database Administration Experience

         Analytical, Problem-Solving Skills

         Communicate clearly with IT peers and End-Users.

         Experience in Culturally Diverse Environments (Global projects)

         25 Years of Offshore Coordination Experience

         Passion for Mainframe technologies

key skills

Programming Ability
Software Development & Design
Compliance Monitoring 
COBOL Code Testing
Long Range Planning
Marketing Research
System Implementation
Time Management
Budget & Cost Control
Delivery Solutions
Research & Analysis
Project Leadership
Infrastructure Planning
Management Practices
Customer Service Orientated 
Technical Documentation
Team Collaboration
Business Management Skills
Passion for Mainframe
Passion for IT
Business Analyst

business environment experience


Airline Scheduling & Billing
Banking: Credit/Charge Card
Banking: Time Deposits 
Insurance Claims & Billing
Manufacturing: Material Control
Marketing Research
Medical: Claims & Billing
Real Estate Tracking 
State Government: Florida 


Software Proficiencies

IMS 12.0

DB2 10.0








File Manager


BMC Utilities



















Balsamiq Mockups



Microsoft Office


John Keith Taylor


Engaged as a Business Architect for the Florida State Government: Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Project: Motorist Modernization.
Xbridge Systems
Engaged as IMS DBA to build test databases in all IMS Organizational types for mainframe software product testing. Worked with MVS Development Programmers and Systems Programmers in coordinated development and testing of the DataSniff for IMS product.
State Auto Insurance Company
 Maintained Production Claims & Billing Legacy Applications allowing in-house staff to
focus on migration to Guidewire application platform.
National Financial Partners
 Managed IT integration between five (5) Real Estate Subsidiaries while implementing
 off-shore Call Center Operations and mirrored Data Centers in California & Florida.

American Express

DB2/IMS DBA supporting implementation of SmartCard processing in Brazil and Latin America Operation

Ford Motor Company

DB2 DBA on DBA team supporting global financial systems

Blue Care Network (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan HMO)

Implemented the S.T.A.R all inclusive account management and claim processing

application platform and migrated seven (7) acquired HMOs consolidated them onto the

new platform creating the core of the then new Blue Care Network..

Chrysler Motors Corporation

Implemented ANSI EDI Transaction processing (e.g., CHAMPS) for Just in Time

(JIT) material shipment tracking and processing.

Comerica Bank (formerly Detroit Bank & Trust)

Implemented the Hogan Time Savings & Demand Deposit platforms at Comerica Bank.

Migrated Accounts from Burroughs platform to the Hogan platform on IBM Mainframe.

Performed all parallel testing, production certification and production support.

General Motors Corporation

Maintained applications for Real Estate Division, Air Transport Division and Dealer

Identification Division on IBM, Burroughs and Honeywell platforms. In COBOL & PLI.


Career Progression


July 2006 - Freedom Software, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida

Present COBOL Programmer - Mainframe Application Development & Support


Dec 2014 Present

Currently on contract to Xbridge Sytems, San Jose, California Via Tech35, Inc. IMS DBA consultant on software development project for mainframe data security analysis software. IMS z/OS, IMS 12.0.


May 2015 July 31, 2015

On contract to Accenture engaged as a Business Analyst for the Florida State Government: Depart of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Assigned to the Motorist Modernization/Drivers License Issuance systems development project. Create Business Rules (MS Word) from existing system, Process Flow (MS Visio), Screen Mockups (Balsamiq) for existing system and component linkage (Bluprint).

Mar 2012 - Nov 2014

On contract to State Auto Insurance Company Via Tech35, Inc. Supporting Property & Casualty Claims and Billing applications both Commercial and Personal. Responsible for developing COBOL / CICS application programs utilizing: DB2, VSAM and WEBSERVICES from specification provided by the vendor. End Users in multiple locations, accessing multiple mainframe environments. Some mainframe front/back-ends and some web front-end with mainframe back-end. z/OS environment with CICS T3.2 and COBOL3.


Nov 2003 - Nations Financial Partners, Inc., Coral Springs, Florida

July 2006 Director of Information Management


RESPONSIBILITIES: Ongoing analysis and review of User requirements for business and technology changes. All strategic planning and ongoing support of subsidiaries to including: Title (e.g. National Legal Services Title, Inc.), Mortgage (e.g. Nations Mortgage & Investments, Inc.), Lending (e.g. Nations Business Capital, Inc.) and Land Development (e.g. Nations Development, Inc.),. System wide our staff was composed of nearly 200 Brokers and 100 support staff. Additionally, I worked diligently in developing Technology strategies and deploying them across corporate structure to create work flow efficiencies and reduce overall operating cost. I established mirrored data centers in our Redding, CA and Coral Springs, FL facilities creating a real-time Disaster Recovery capability.

Mar 99 - American Express  Miramar, Florida
Nov 03  DB2 / IMS Database Administrator
RESPONSIBILITIES: Applications covered the Latin America and Caribbean operations. Assignment requires an understanding of all software development and support tools employed by American Express software development and support personnel. Position requires the ability to work independent of main DBA group on various global project teams. Responsibilities include DB2 Logical and Physical design, development and production implementation as well as some IMS & DB2 production support activity.


Career Progression [Contd]

Feb 97 - Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Mar 99 DB2 / IMS Database Administrator  Ford Financial Division
RESPONSIBILITIES: World wide first line Tech Support for Ford Motor Company Financial Systems Technical Support Group. Required an understanding of all software development and support tools employed by Ford Motor software development and support personnel. Primary responsibilities include: DB2/IMS DBA and first line technical support. Secondary responsibilities include: PC and Network support backup, administrative support activities. Recent project include: 1) Disaster Recover exercise recovering entire mainframe environment and applications to remote facility and 2) Mainframe infrastructure testing for Year 2000 Compliance.
Mar 92 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Southfield, MI
Feb 97 Senior Analyst & Software Development 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Blue Care Network was created by acquiring five (5) separate HMOs. I was engaged to consolidate the individual Information Management systems on to one new acquired centralized software package and database. Project required that I quickly develop an understanding of the new software package to be utilized in centralizing these five diverse HMO businesses. I addition, I needed to have a complete understanding of how each respective HMO business was conducted in order to properly migrate the various databases to the new system. 
Aug 88 - Chrysler Motors Corporations, Centerline, MI
Mar 92  Senior Analyst & Software Development 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Engaged in the Designed, Development and Implementation of a large scale, real-time Integrated Corporate Material Control System for the Just-In-Time Inventory Control. Analyzed corporate business requirements and developed system specifications. Also, participated in Data Modeling and Database Design. The project employed Chrysler's System Design Methodology (SDM).
1975 through 1988: Engaged in a variety of software development projects, technologies and applications at General Motors, Ford Motor, Chrysler Motors Corporation and Comerica Bank. Details are available upon request.

Education and Training

         Information Sciences - Marygrove College  Detroit, MI
         Computer Technology, Certification - Control Data Institute  Detroit, MI
         DB2/SQL/QMF, Certification  Boeing Education
         IMS/DB/DC, Certification - Kuray Ed., Detroit, MI
         DB2/IMS Performance & Tuning, IBM Education  Ft. Lauderdale, FL
         Stored Procedures - IBM Education  Ft. Lauderdale, FL
         DB2 UDB DBA, Project Management - Virtual University
         Banking Application Software, Certification - Hogan Systems  Dallas, TX 
               Assorted Professional Training & Management Seminars (i.e., QIP, TQM), 
               Widows Azure Boot Camp (FSU, Tallahassee Florida 2011)