Short Introduction


I have over 32 years experience in the I.T. business.
I am now available for short term contract in and around the Edinburgh area. I am prepared to take on very short term work
( 2 - 4 weeks up to around 6 months max ) involving anything in which I have the relevant experience.
I am also available to work on websites as I have some limited experience having created the website for the Sherwood Guest House at
http://www.sherwood-edinburgh.com
also
http://www.edinburgh-places.co.uk
and also
Scotland Home of Golf(under construction)

My C.V now follows:-

Curriculum Vitae for D.Greig
David Greig
42 Minto St.
Edinburgh.
EH9 2BR
Tel +44 (0)131 667 1200
email david@edinburgh-places.co.uk

Curriculum Vitae


David Greig Date of birth 5th September 1948
Married with children ( 2 boys 1 girl ages 16, 14 and 12 yrs )
Telephone No. 0131 667 1200
Full Driving Licience
Education.
1961 - 1967 Holy Cross Academy
I collected 'O' Grades in English,French,German,Arithmetic,Physics,Chemistry,Maths & History
and Highers in Maths (Grade B) and Science ({Physics & Chemistry} Grade C)

Courses

Course Title

Provider

Date

General Supervision

Basie

1969

Techniques of Education

Basie

1972

BX40 Introduction to MVS/XA

IBM

1986

AE40 AFP Implementation>/td>

IBM

1987

BY42 MVS/XA Control & Tailoring

IBM

1987

BX47 MVS/XA problem determination

IBM

1987

BX56 Diagnostics & Data processing

IBM

1988

AE51 Dasd Subsystem Management

IBM

1988

AE49 Preparing for SMS

IBM

1988

AE30 DFHSM Implementation

IBM

1988

BZ50 XA to ESA Migration

IBM

1989

Early DFSMS Implementation

IBM

1989



The Bank of Scotland also has its own in house training and I have attended a plethora of courses on most aspects of management

Software Experience

Abendaid

ACF2

AFP

Assembler

Ca Deliver

CA/1

CA/7 & 11

CBT

COBOL

COBOL II

Cusp

DCF

DFDSS

DFHSM

DFSMS

Easytrieve

Faver

Fileaid

GDDM

GRS

IDAPSS

IDA3820

IMS DB/DC

Infoman

ISPF

IVU

JES2

Jes328

MIMTAPE

MIMGR

MVS/ESA

NCI

Netview

OGL370

Panvalet

Panexec

PPFA370

PSF

RMF

SAR

SDSF

SMP/E

SOLVE

TSO

VSAM

VTAM

TMONLINE

 



Main Hardware Experience
The main bulk of my hardware experience has been on IBM mainframes and the normal disk, tape and line connections.
Work History.
I am currently enjoying early retirement from the Bank of Scotland where I was employed since leaving school in 1967 and went from Operator to Shift Leader,Operations Analyst,Maintenance Programmer, Analyst Programmer, Systems Programmer, Project Manager of a Systems Programming team to Project Manager of the Bank's Print Presentation Team.
March 1999 to September 1999
I did a 6 months contract at the Royal Bank of Scotland doing some Y2K testing in part of their system programming area, mainly on their Infoman system and also writing some RACF modules. The money was good but the work was not too exciting and I declined an extention
May 1995 to Dec 31 1998
Due to my great interest in print I was made Project Manager of the Bank's Print Presentation Team. Although this may sound quite grand it was basically a 1 man and a dog operation. We have now elevated the status & work of the team to the point where we have 5 staff (including me) who are responsible for the setup and maintenance of all matters related to print. This includes not only the creation of Page/Formdefs, overlays and graphic elements but also the writing of Cobol programs which use AFP/API calls. This has enabled to Bank to produce high quality printed output without having to install specialised print software. Although I managed the team I am still very technical and have been involved in the coding of a few Cobol AFP/API programs and also some Assembler modules linking to ACIF. I was involved in the Bank's distributed print strategy, in the use of LMO techniques and also in the use of AFP/3900/TROY combinations to print cheque books for the Bank.

March 1986 to May 1995.
I joined the Systems Programming Department working within the MVS team.This involved day to day maintenance, installation and evaluation of new products, writing interfaces and general purpose software to allow Application Teams use of advanced features without complex programming. I became involved with AFP and was responsible for writing software to ensure a secure environment with the use of digitised signatures. Involvement included the following :-

AFP/PSF

Install, tailor and control

JES328X

Install and tailor

INFOMAN

Install, tailor and control

SAM

Set up and tailor to interface with INFOMAN

DMNL

Usermod for End to End Authentication

CBIPO

Set up environment for CBIPO MVS/XA 2.2.

In September 1988 I became leader of the Bank's Program Products team which originally excluded any of the operating system software used within the Bank but later this became a very fine distinction.
One of my last projects within the department was establishing the basis of a print strategy withing the Bank.
This was a long hard task as initially no-one could see any benefits of adopting a relatively expensive method of printing when line print had served so well for so long.
My other projects included DFHSM, ACF2 and preparing for System Managed Storage (DFSMS). As well as running my team I was also responsible for evaluating software and advising our users on the suitability of various software packages.
The team was responsible for the installation and maintenace of a number of IBM/non IBM product offerings some of which are listed below

  • ABENDAID
  • ACF2
  • CA/1
  • C/A7 & 11
  • DCF
  • DFHSM
  • DFSORT
  • EASYTRIEVE+
  • EXPRESS DELIVERY
  • FILEAID
  • INFOSYS
  • MIMGR
  • PANVALET
  • PANEXEC
  • PSF

The team was also responsible for the setup and maintenance of the first P/C LAN within the Systems Software Area.

Jan 1985 to Feb 1986.
I worked on the Banks Branch Accounting system in a maintenance capacity and during this time I prepared and ran a course in assembler for some members of the project team.

Jan 1982 to Jan 1985.
I was involved in the rewrite of the Banks S.W.I.F.T. system.This involved the design,specification and programming of an interface with I.B.M's Direct Multi Network Link (D.M.N.L.) package and the Banks overseas accounting system. The project involved extensive use of I.M.S DLI and some use of conversational programs.The project was successfully implemented on time in April 1984 and was maintained by myself and two junior programmers until I left the team in January 1985.


1977 to 1982.
I was involved in maintaining and developing the Banks S.W.I.F.T. system interfacing with I.B.M's Direct Swift Link (D.S.L.).This system made extensive use of V.T.A.M.

1974 to 1977.
I was a maintenance programmer involved in making alterations to existing programs and making corrections on a 'firefighting' basis.The team was also responsible for the maintenance of testing,load,and Panvalet libraries the latter of which are used extensively in the Bank.I took part in some D.O.S. to O.S. conversions during this time.

1972 to 1974.
I was one of the Banks first Operations Analysts responsible for the creation of J.C.L. procedures,education of operations staff in O.S. techniques and the education of the Data Controllers in J.C.L.

1967 to 1972.
I was in operations starting as a trainee and finishing up as a shift leader responsible for 12 people.
D.Greig

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