Stratus System Administrator
Longs Drug Stores, Inc.
Served as the lead system administrator for the Stratus System and ON/2 Application for Longs Drug Stores’ On-Line Transaction Processing authorization system – processing authorizations for all credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express), debit card (Star and Explore), check authorizations, pharmacy insurance claim adjudications, batch credit card processing, and other application transactions for all stores.
- Responsible for system administration, configuration and the operations of the Stratus System (full-duplex, fault-tolerant system).Duties included system monitoring and analysis, system and procedure documentation, user interface and support, problem identification and resolution.Also responsible for VOS Operating System upgrades, operations of TCP/IP, SNA and X.25 networking, synchronous and asynchronous communications, configuration management and documentation, implementation of interfaces to VOS applications, hardware upgrades and replacements, daily system backups, and on-call technical support.
- Responsible for the operation of a Racal PIN Encryption device for creating secure PIN cryptograms for each debit card transaction processed at every store.
- Responsible for the administration and analysis of the ON/2 Application running on the Stratus System.Duties included technical and on-call support of the ON/2 Application, development of new applications (new message formats, new transaction types), configuration of new store connections and remote system interfaces, management and documentation of all application processes and configuration.