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Barbara I. Chaderton

Senior AS/400 RPG Programmer/Analyst/Project Leader

P.O. Box 659  Blakeslee, PA 18610


Email: bchaderton@rpg911.com Business Phone: (570) 646-4673 URL: http://www.rpg911.com


Objective: Seeking a supporting or leadership role, within an AS/400 IT shop offering telecommute flexibility. 


Career Summary:

          16 years experience in RPG application development, enhancements, and support

          6 years administrative and development experience on the AS/400 platform.

          Proven professional career progression as Project Leader, Programming Coordinator, and DP Manager


Personal Profile:

          Delivers results on target, with efficient processing, increased productivity, data integrity, and user satisfaction

          Dedicated and highly motivated; a quick study who takes ownership of projects

          Skilled in management of full project life cycle; concept through implementation

          Well structured and comfortable functioning in a virtual environment, both independently and in teams

          Self-disciplined with attention to detail; able to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities

          Well organized job and change control, exhibiting project management disciplines

          Strong written and oral communication skills.





          Job Control: OCL Procedures and CL Programming (CLP)

          Language: RPG II, RPG IV, RPG ILE; Structured, Modular Design

          Arrays; Data Areas; Data Structures

          Relational Database Design and Normalization

          DB2/400: DDS-Physical Files, Logical Files, Join Files, Data Dictionaries

          Screen Design Aid (SDA): Menus, Display Files, Sub-file Programming

          File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

          Query/400 and Open Query File (OPNQRYF)

          System Administration-PTFs, System Values, Basic Configuration

          Security Administration-User Profiles, Authorization Lists, Object Authority

          Operations-Backup & Restore, Print Management, Job Scheduler



          IBM iSeries AS/400 RISC V5R1-Model 840 (15 Mths),

          IBM iSeries AS/400 RISC V4R5-Model 820 & 270 (7 Mths)

          IBM AS/400 CISC V3R1-Model 300 (3-1/2 Yrs)

          IBM AS/400 CISC V3R1-Model 200 (1 Yr)

          IBM System 36 (9 Yrs)

          IBM System 34 (5 Yrs)



          Financial (A/P, A/R, C/R, P/R, G/L)

          Sales (Credit, Order Entry, Scheduling, Invoicing)

          Inventory Management, Raw Materials through Finished Goods (Forecasting, Purchasing, Material Receipts, Shop Floor; Shipping)

          Manufacturing and Warehouse Distribution

          Experience: Global Software G/L, Optimum Solutions P/R and H/R, E3Trim (JDA Software)

          Seeking Experience: JD Edwards, ERP, CRM, EDI and e-Commerce



          Windows 95/98/NT/XP

          Emulation Software: Rumba, Client Access, Mocha 5250

          MS Office: Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage

          MS SQL Server


Professional Experience:


(04/2005-Present) Remote Contractor: AS/400 RPG Programmer/Analyst, Migration Consultant

Client Confidential  (Manufacturer)

Platform: 436 > iSeries eServer i5 V5R3

Currently engaged in a long term project, involving software development, hardware purchase and migration to iSeries eServer i5 V5R3.  Responsibilities include development and implementation of a custom product structure module to replace Mapics pre-migration, as well as coordination and testing of migrated applications


(12/2001-03/2003) Remote Contractor: AS/400 RPG IV and ILE Programmer/Analyst

Client Confidential - PA (Warehouse Distribution)

Platform: AS/400 iSeries RISC

Reporting directly to the IT Director or Project Manager, I independently developed and completed two key projects from my home office, in conjunction with scheduled on-site meetings for project coordination, requirements gathering, and user training. On-going support is still being provided on an as needed basis.

Project Highlights:

          Database design and full life cycle development of SIMS, a pre-stamped cigarette inventory management system, which included forecasting and daily stamping requirements by tax jurisdiction, providing sub-file intensive, end user controls and overrides

          Addressed complete application interface and custom programming between DEBS warehouse distribution package and E3Trim, a scientific purchasing and inventory management package.


(12/2000-11/2001) Sr. RPG IV and ILE Programmer/Analyst, Programming Coordinator

(09/1997-12/2000) RPG II, RPG IV, and ILE Programmer/Analyst

Cornell Iron Works, Inc., Mountaintop, PA (Steel Door/Storefronts Manufacturer)

Platform: AS/400 CISC -> AS/400 iSeries RISC

Working with a team of seven staff programmers and on mixed platforms, I quickly familiarized myself with the legacy systems. The work resulted in automated processing and increased user productivity in their financial applications, as well as greater module integration and the visibility of business-critical information in real time. I received corporate recognition and additional opportunities to lead key projects for my performance on these projects.


Responsibilities included the coordination, monitoring, and status reporting of all incoming programming projects and allocation of available resources; supervision of the programming staff for uniform programming practices; participation in analysis and development of project assignments as they related to departmental and corporate objectives, as well as random selection of project backlog, prioritized by need, scope of project and effectiveness;  technical support and application interface to Optimum Solutions P/R and H/R software packages; support for the end user community with training and processing assistance; guidance in system and security administration and general operations.

Project Highlights:

          Project Leader of the AS/400 CISC to RISC Conversion Project

          Project Leader of the Y2K/Native AS/400 Conversion Project, addressing full date expansion and converting legacy RPG II applications to ILE specifications


          Promoted to Programming Coordinator and Senior AS/400 RPG Programmer/Analyst (12/2000)

          Recipient of a 1999 Presidential Award for excellent contribution to Cornellís objectives


(10/1992-08/1997) DP Manager, Senior RPG II and RPG IV Programmer/Analyst

(07/1987-09/1992) RPG II Programmer/Analyst

Sommers, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA (Non-woven Interlining and Elastics Manufacturer)

Platforms: System 34 -> System 36 -> AS/400 CISC

Hired as a Jr. RPG Programmer during my studies at ICSI, and under mentorship by the DP Manager, I quickly progressed to being a key contributor to the IT Department, independently handling full life cycle application development, enhancements and technical support; hardware configuration, system and security administration and various operations functions. Additional responsibilities included technical support, upgrades and interface to the Global Solutions G/L software package; maintaining and processing corporate payroll, including upkeep of multi-state tax tables

Project Highlights:

          Co-developed order entry/tracking system with automated feed from shipping to invoicing

          System 36 to AS/400 Migration

          Consolidated the corporate facility and three satellite warehouses onto one centralized AS/400, utilizing MICOM voice/data communications over dedicated T1 lines, which required mass maintenance to information systems.


          As recognition of my potential, Sommers, Inc. assumed all educational expenses upon my hiring.

          After five years of successful contributions, promoted to DP Manager for all data processing (indirectly), development (directly), as well as supervision of a staff of three Programmer Analysts, to include the hire, review, and termination process. (10/1992)



          On-going Technical Training

Mind Leaders On-line e-Learning (General IT & Desktop) In Progress

Productivity Point-Allentown, PA (MS Access 97; MS SQL Server) (6/2001)

Brian Kelly Consulting-Scranton, PA (CISC to RISC Migration; RPG IV Soup to Nuts) (9/2000)

Automated Training Systems-Self Study (CL Programming I and II) (10/1996)

Management Dynamics-Lyndhurst, NJ (AS/400 Migration; AS/400 and OS/400 Training) (9/1996)

          Technical School

Information Computer Systems Institute-Allentown, PA (Cert. Program: RPG II Intro and Intermediate)(8/1987)



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