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Joe Polizzi
1431 West Sequoia Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Phone: (602) 334-0617

MVS OS/390 z/OS Mainframe Specialist

z/OS Consolidation & Integration
z/OS Special Projects
z/OS Installation & Daily Support
z/OS Disaster Recovery
z/OS Internals and Diagnostics
z/OS Program Product Support
Mainframe Assembler Programmer
Coding VB or Web interfaces for OS/390
z/OS Debugging and Troubleshooting
z/OS Availability and Situation Manager
z/OS Operations Specialist
z/OS Technology Sales Support
Computer Trainer (Custom to your needs and your applications)
High Speed Channel Extension Design and Support (McData, CNT)

I have experience in all aspects of MVS, OS/390 and z/OS mainframe computing. Since 1981, I have operated, installed, configured, modified, debugged and supported all levels of IBM’s MVS OS/390 and z/OS operating systems, and associated program products. I have worked for very large companies and have consulted for several companies as an independent contractor. I started Trainframe, Inc., a company that specializes in creating and selling mainframe, Unix, AS/400 and Windows custom training modules.

Anything related to IBM S/390 MVS OS/390 z/OS

Contract / Project / Temporary / PTE / FTE

$75-$99 per telecomute hour - $150 per on site hour

Telecommute from home office in Phoenix, Arizona and/or on-site at customer location.

As of November, 2008 - Immediate. I will telecommute and/or provide on site support as needed as a contracted or FTE employee. I will communicate daily with my employer. I will convey project status and report accomplishments on a regular basis. I will provide off-hour pager coverage. I will provide daily support, project support, crisis support and planning assistance.

I am authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


Oct/1996 – Present
Lead Technician
Global Solutions Consulting
Phoenix, AZ
Contracted and consulted on OS/390 and z/OS related technology. Typically, my contracts have been local (Phoenix & LA) and lasted anywhere from 3 months to 2+ years. Since 1996, I have assisted the following companies with various projects:

Banner Health (Y2K transitioning)
National Data Corporation (OSA & TCP/IP Implementation)
Verizon Wireless (Conversion from VMS to OS/390)
Cyclone, Inc. (New Install & Configuration of OS/390)
Charles Schwab (Mainframe Availability Specialist – Weekend Support)
Open Mainframe Solutions (New Install & Configuration of OS/390)
ViaSoft, Inc. (TCP/IP activation)
Arizona Department of Transportation (Upgrades, USS, Websphere, IMS Connect)
Compuware Corporation (O/S and Program Product installs and upgrades)
Stae Tech, Inc. (Small SYSPLEX establishment, HMC customization)
Stonebranch, Inc. (General SYSPROG duties)
Hyundai Motor America (Upgrade to OS/390 2.10, ongoing SYSPROG support)
Develop Custom Training for Charles Schwab and Wachovia Bank (Trainframe)

During this time, I also started Trainframe, Inc., a training company that specializes in operations training for Operations. See for more information.

Dec/1989 - Oct/1996
Lead OS/390 Systems Programmer
American Express
Phoenix, AZ
Lead OS/390 Systems Programmer. Installed and supported new IBM operating systems and hardware and software technology. Personally designed and installed American Express’ high speed channel network between Phoenix and Ft. Lauderdale that currently supports nation wide statement printing. Also designed and supported high speed channel network between Phoenix and other worldwide data centers in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Argentina and England. Was instrumental in 18 worldwide site consolidations into the Phoenix data center. Was main technical escalation point and crisis manager for all change related system problems across 23 LPAR images.

Sept/1985 - Nov/1989
Sr. MVS Systems Programmer
Senior MVS Systems Programmer. Installed and supported new IBM operating systems and third party products. Print / Output Manager (Xerox and IBM high speed printers). Xerox PDL / FDL specialist.

Jan/1981 - Sept/1985
Lead MVS Computer Operator
Crocker National Bank
MVS Computer Operator and Master Scheduler


IBM Satellite Education
For three years, I had IBM’s satellite classes received into my home office 7x24x365. This provided ten channels of prerecorded classes on all IBM’s course curriculum.

IBM Education Card
IBM Education Card - One Year - any class - many classes

University of Phoenix
Bachelors Degree Business and Management

US-CA-Los Angeles
UCLA MVS Systems Programming Certificate

Long Beach City College
US-CA-Long Beach
Associate Arts - General

Throughout Career
Professional Training
Various Vendors
Related to current OS/390 projects and technology.

MVS OS/390 z/OS Installation, Support, Operation
Unix Systems Services
Hardware Configuration Dialog (HCD)
Websphere OS/390 with IMS bridge
IPCS Debugging and IBMLINK
Assembler Coding (User Exits)
Crisis / Situation Management
High Speed Networking to mainframe
Disaster Recovery
Consolidation and Integration
MVS Subsystems - JES2 VTAM TCPIP etc.
Extended Remote Copy (XRC)
OEM Product Installation and Support
Unix Administration
FLEX/ES Installation and Support
OS/390 on Hercules Installation and Support

I am comfortable with any software, hardware and technology associated with OS/390, z/OS and S/390 platforms.

I am 45 years old. I am athletic and energetic. I have excellent oral and written communication skills.
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