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Senior Software Developer

Beaverton, Oregon, United States
January 17, 2018

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Pushpalatha Aragonda

Sr. Software Developer - Anthem

Hillsboro, OR 97124 - 971-***-****

* 7 years and 4 months of progressive experience in Mainframe environment with expertise in providing technical solutions.

* Extensive and diversified experience in software development including system analysis and design, programming and testing in Mainframe technologies using COBOL, JCL, DB2 and VSAM.

* Have worked in Insurance Domain for 2 years 11 months and Health care Domain for 4 years.

* Experience in coordinating Support and Maintenance team from onsite (for Capita Life and Pensions Services, Cheltenham, UK) for almost 1 year.

* Holding valid H1B Visa.

* Ability to work under the pressure of fast placed, time sensitive environments.

* Exposed to tools such as FILE MANAGER, CHANGEMAN, SPUFI, IBM Debug Tool and FAULT ANALYZER. Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Sr. Software Developer

Anthem -

July 2013 to Present

Technology COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS-DB, Changeman, Fault Analyzer, IBM Debug Tool Project Description:

Anthem Inc. is an American health insurance company founded in the 1940s, prior to 2014 known as WellPoint, Inc. It is the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. It was formed when Anthem Insurance Company acquired WellPoint Health Networks, Inc., with the combined company adopting the name WellPoint, Inc.

As part of the medical services rendered in hospitals/professional organizations in United States, Anthem Claims would be submitted by the members/subscribers of the policy and the data will be driven into claims IT system electronically where large number of validations will happen to decide whether the claim submitted should be paid or not, which is done by claims processing engine. WGS Claims SSCR deals with the System Change Requests submitted from the business users as desired by the business for the Claims Division.

Small System Change Request comprises again two types of work intakes: 1. Business Development (Discretionary) SSCR.

2. Non-Discretionary SSCR.

Under the Business Development SSCR's, system request changes related to Automation and Efficiency, Interface Enhancements, Growth Opportunities & Cost Savings/Avoidance are handled. Under the Non-Discretionary SSCR's, change requests such as renewal for existing business/groups, modifications to existing products, Table updates, Pricing updates to Diagnosis-Related Groups, Internal file feeds/transfers (external /vendors file feeds not included unless a simple update is required), New Group Installation, Group Cancellation, Corrections of claims processes (i.e. accumulator fixes), Correction of membership issues, Federal Mandates, State Mandates, Corporate Mandates, Compliance/contractual, Litigation, BCBSA Mandates, Medicare Mandates, Medicaid Mandates, FEP Mandates, Audit and Prompt pay calculations are handled.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Handle complex technical piece of works during SDLC processes of Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing and Implementation of IT Systems.

• Analysis, Design and coding of COBOL programs.

• Preparing Test plans, conducting testing, delivering test results

• Conducting post implementation reviews and support during implementations

• Help and guide the new team members in the team. Awards & Recognitions:

• Received 'Execution Mindset' and 'put the client first' awards for best performance in the Team. Project #2:

Project Name IPAS

Senior Software Engineer

Capita Life and Pensions Services - Cheltenham -

January 2012 to December 2012

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Involved in Final Project Release and Implementation.

• Involved in enhancement and developing new programs (COBOL, DB2).

• Responsible for System Test Coordination.

• Developed Environment and System Test Plan Specification.

• Involved in Defect Fixing.

• On call Support for Overnight Batch Abends at onshore. SKILLS

Analyzer (4 years), Changeman (4 years), COBOL (5 years), DB2 (5 years), Debug (4 years) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Domain: Insurance, Healthcare

Operating System: MVS

Tools: TSO/ISPF, Endevor, OPC, JMR, QMF, FMDB2, File Manager, Changeman, IBM Debug, Fault Analyzer Languages: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, C, C++

Databases: DB2

Methods: CMMI, SDLC based delivery models

Projects Profile:

Project #1:

Project Name SSCR

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