Larry Wilson

Application Proj Delivery Tech Lead at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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Larry Wilson's Summary

An accomplished IT professional with expertise in mainframe programming languages including COBOL, SAS, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic. Known for enthusiasm, patience and desire to deliver exceptional customer service. Adept at understanding customer needs, translating them into coding requirements and providing effective solutions. Recognized for high productivity and developing great working relationships.


IMS DC/DB COBOL programming
VSAM, DB2 and flat file COBOL programming
Base SAS
SAS Enterprise Guide for specialized reports and data maintenance
Microsoft Access
Visual Basic 6.0

Larry Wilson's Experience

Application Proj Delivery Tech Lead

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) Eagan, MN, USA

Claims migration project; primary accountability for leading the detail design, construction, integration, and implementation of technical deliverables in large, complex application development projects.

Senior Software Developer

Delta Air Lines

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DAL; Airlines/Aviation industry

March 2010April 2012 (2 years 2 months)

I am on a 6 month contract through Alliance of Computer Professionals.

I will be working on a project to integrate Delta-South (Delta) TechOps data with Delta-North (NWA).

Software Developer Senior

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

September 1998December 2009 (11 years 4 months)

Increased performance and made significant changes to several online programs to resolve significant performance degradation issue on desktop customer service application due to dead lock on database.
Provided interface to customer service desktop application to replace screen-scraping technology; improved application performance 12 times; reduced call wrap up time from 42.7 seconds to 3.5 seconds Created solution to prevent an application from failing to insert new data due to its creating a duplicate key value.
Improved capability to respond to requests for tracking inquiry ownership from inception to final disposition.
Reduced run-time of the nightly batch cycle from an excess of 6 hours to less than 4 hours by removing redundant and unnecessary calls to various databases.
Created several support tools utilizing Microsoft Access which drastically decreased time necessary to answer customer inquiries.
Rewrote Agent/Agency report system to provide up-to-date meaningful information.
Added new functionality to Agent online screen and program to capture email address and website url.
Added new functionality to Customer Information System's online IMS screens and programs to accommodate new data requirements for telephone recording and for implementation of HIPPA complaint recording requirements.
Worked with business unit involved in pilot survey project between Blue Cross Association (BCA) and a third-party vendor.

Adjunct Faculty

ST. PAUL COLLEGE, (Formerly St. Paul Technical College)

January 1994June 2001 (7 years 6 months)

Taught introduction to micro computers.
Stepped in to help the administration with staffing by teaching an introduction to AS400 operating systems when the instructor terminated his association with the school.
As an invited business guest to the curriculum development committee I discussed with the committee the need for comprehensive training in Microsoft Access. I developed and taught 3 courses of study in Microsoft Access ranging from beginning user to advanced developer.

Adjunct Instructor

Rasmussen College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

October 2000December 2000 (3 months)

The dean of the computer careers program at St. Pual Technical College asked if I'd help out a friend of his at Rasmussen College. I Taught fall quarter an introductory course in Microsoft Access

Senior Applications Analyst

DELTA AIRLINES, (Formerly Northwest Airlines)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DAL; Airlines/Aviation industry

January 1992August 1998 (6 years 8 months)

Developed profitability reporting system for Northwest Airlines Cargo division which provided much needed cargo system operations information to senior management; received numerous accolades from executive management team.
Reviewed and upgraded programs for flight profitability system to ensure compliance for Y2K project.
Supported flight profitability system providing ad hoc and production reports.
Served as member of the asset management team, MKTSAM; provided support for all applications in marketing asset management portfolio.

Adjunct Faculty

Hennepin Technical College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

January 1994January 1995 (1 year 1 month)

Taught introduction to micro computers.
Volunteered to develop and teach an introduction to Microsoft Access course.
Recognized a need for more advanced training in Microsoft Access. Developed and taught 2 courses of study: intermediate and advanced developer.

Larry Wilson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Visual Basic
  2. Access
  3. SAS
  4. VSAM
  5. COBOL
  6. JCL
  7. IMS DB/DC
  8. Visio
  9. DB2
  10. SDLC
  11. Requirements Analysis
  12. Databases

Larry Wilson's Education

Inver Hills Community College

AAS, Computer Programming


Degree was in conjuction with St. Paul Technical College.

Activities and Societies: Student Senate. Outstanding Student Award

St. Paul College (formerly St. Paul Technical College)

Diploma and AAS in conjunction with Inver Hills Community, Computer Programming


During my final year I worked 2 nights per week as a computer operator for the evening computer programming classes.

During my final year I also worked [unpaid position] for the school running the computer lab as a mentor and teaching assistant for students in the computer careers program.

Activities and Societies: Outstanding student award, Student Senate

North Hennepin Community College

A.A., Political Science


1984 I took a BASIC programming class which picqued my interest in becoming a programmer.

Activities and Societies: Captain wrestling team

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