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Life Insurance Project

Newington, Connecticut, United States
$80k per annum
November 14, 2018

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Priyanka Singh


Contact: +1-860-***-****


** ***** ** ********** ** IT Industry with US based Insurance Sector clients. Also worked for Telecom client

An accomplished Team Lead, conversant with CMM Level 5 based methodologies and having extensive experience in US Insurance Sector.

Experience in Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, VANTAGE-ONE: Policy life cycle, wmA (Wealth Management Accelerator), Mainframe applications.

Understanding of the Life Insurance domain covering every phase of the policy life cycle that includes Term, Whole Life, UL, VUL, Annuities/Group Annuities.

LOMA 280 certified.

INS 21 (Property and Liability Insurance principles) Certified

DB2 UDB (000-700) Certified.

Extensive experience in Software Coding, that includes Mainframe, Vantage-One, Database

Extensive experience of Quality Center-ALM, Service Manager, SharePoint.

Have worked extensively creating BRD, Functional requirement document, designing, and presenting final functionality/deliveries to clients.

Experience in various stages of SDLC (Waterfall model),Agile model, requirement management, creating BSD, Business acceptance testing, Data Flow Diagrams (DFD)

Involvement and Insight into Team Management, Dashboard Reporting and Status Reporting

Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication (written & verbal), analytical, problem solving & presentation skills with the focus on customer needs.

Work Summary

Worked as a Team Member for client – Panorama (Track 12 Group Annuities) with Computer Sciences Corporation (DXC), US from July 2017 to Jan 2018.

Worked as a Team Lead for client - MassMutual Financial Group, Springfield, MA with Computer Sciences Corporation (DXC), US from Sept 2010 to Jan 2017.

Worked as a Technical Associate for client AT&T USA with Tech Mahindra Ltd. Pune from Dec 2009 – Sep 2010.

Worked as a Developer for client CITIGROUP Inc. with Mahindra Satyam Ltd. Hyderabad From Aug 2007 to Dec 2009.

Technical Skills

Domain Insurance – Life Insurance products, Vantage-One/wmA


Data Base IBM DB2, SQL Server 2014/12/08, VSAM, IMS DB/DC

Operating System Windows, Mainframe z/OS.

Tools Endevor, On-line & Batch Expeditor, CA7, File-Aid, Rexx

Others MS Office, EZPLUS, SQL Server Management Studio 2014/12,

Quality Center – ALM, HP Service Manager, SharePoint Project

Repositories, Printing Solutions - Xpressions/Emtex

Project Experience

1. Client: - Panorama (Track 12 Group Annuities)

[From July 2017 to January 2018]

MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), better known as MetLife, and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Core business areas include Life insurance and annuities with major exposure to high net worth market.

Role: Team Member

Project Description:

This project involves converting MetLife’s existing Annuity Host system (containing Group Policies) to wmA (Group Annuity Product). This include business functionality change, Architecture revamp, Optimization/Performance Tuning and Product standardisation according to MetLife Requirements and wmA standards.

Technology: Mainframe z/OS, wmA, DB2/SQL, Cobol, JCL, VSAM, CICS, Enterprise Developer, Git Hub.


Application design/coding/unit testing/BA testing support.

Handled project-related activities independently.

Apply logics and analysis in directing and executing the ideas.

Writing technical design document for various business enhancements - translating to systems requirements and the ability to capture the requirements from a business / user perspective.

Coordinating developments of products & delivering them using SCRUM methodology.


Actively involved in High Level Design meetings and writing Detailed Technical Design Document.

Responsible for development and Unit testing as per the Technical design written.

Interacting with the CSC US team on business decisions/issues.

Providing support to offshore team for issues and queries in their day to day work.

Documenting existing processes in the system and overseeing the quality related aspects of the project.

Tracking deliverables on timelines.

Handling Data changes on the system.

Conducting conference room design sessions with Onshore technical and business Architects in order to design the end product efficiently.

2. Client: - MassMutual Financial Group

[From April 2011 to January 2017]

MassMutual is an American Insurance company with nearly 13 million clients worldwide and over $448 billion in assets under management at year-end 2014.The company's marketing name is MassMutual Financial Group.

MassMutual provides life insurance, annuities, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement planning products, income management and other products and services for individuals, business owners, and corporate and institutional markets.

Life Insurance Policy Administration for applications:

VANTAGE-ONE (Product Engine)

Master Policy Record (MPR)

Ordinary Policy Master (OPM)

Role: Team Lead/Coordinator

Project Description:

OPM and MPR are home grown mainframe legacy systems with MassMutual. For these projects we are handling Admin systems that maintain the Connecticut Mutual Block of business and MassMutual Block of Business from issue to end of the contracts (death, lapse, surrender, maturity, etc) in Life Insurance (Term, Whole Life) and Annuities.

Product Engine is VANTAGE-ONE admin. Project involves enhancement and maintenance of VANTAGE system for MassMutual life insurance for UL products. This involves improving, modifying Vantage functionality as per client's requirement, Abend Fixing, Root Cause Analysis, Testing (functional, integration, Business acceptance testing).

Technology: Mainframe z/OS, VANTAGE-ONE, SQL. Cobol, JCL, VSAM, CICS, EZPLUS, Endevor, Rexx


Application enhancements co-ordination

Handled project-related activities independently and coordinated project deliverables

Communicated project plan to team members through meetings and presentations

Assisted in drafting project schedules, creating schedule and effort variance matrix.

Coordinating with customer manager for upcoming work, resource requirements, billing and ongoing work threads.

Apply logics and analysis in directing and executing projects.

Assigned programming tasks to team members and set milestones to monitor progress

Writing BSD for various business enhancements - translating to systems requirements and the ability to capture the requirements from a business / user perspective and pass them to programmers.

Coordinating developments of products & delivering them using SCRUM methodology, SDLC

Managing tasks/work and assigning them to team

Preparing Management/Dashboard reports presented to client


Coordinated projects related to Policy Administration – Annual Statement generation, Grace-Lapse processing, Annual Dividend Scaling, Agency Open-Close-Merge Automations, various Statement Printing

Impact Analysis of the new Applications over existing ones

COBOL developments,

Database related work primarily creating typical Stored Procedures, Views using SQL Server.

Solving business requests assigned to self/team.

Reviewing peer deliverables/performing business acceptance testing before delivery to client.

3. Client: - RBS

[From Sep 2010 to April 2011]

Project Description:

VP/MS (Visual Product Modeling System) is a family of software components that support product development and product lifestyle management. Insurance companies (among other users in business and IT) use VP/MS to manage the rules, clauses, formulae and calculations associated with savings and both life and non-life insurance products. VP/MS supports processes like product definition and administration, product testing and documentation, design checks, visualization and cross-platform usage of products. In addition to hosting product definitions, VP/MS is a modeling language. It provides a graphical interface (GUI) for creating business rules as components and models. VP/MS is platform independent – products can be ported to any administration or illustration system or deployed over the internet.

This project also included integration of the above mentioned tool with MAINFRAME.

Environment: VP/MS, Cobol, JCL


Responsible for providing support to client RBS for this product.

As a senior team member, responsible for managing 2 resources.

4. Client: - AT&T, USA

[From Dec 2009 to Sep 2010]

Project Description:

AT&T Inc. (AT&T), formerly known as SBC Communications Inc is one of the world's leading data, voice and a full range of voice, data, networking and e-business services Internet service providers. Through its world-class networks, AT&T provide as well as directory advertising and publishing services. Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates in six segments: wire line, AT&T Corp, Mobility, directory, international and other.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2,Changeman, Fileaid


Responsible for Design and Development

Responsible for overseeing the Quality procedures related to the project

5. Client: - CITIGROUP, USA

[From Dec 2009 to Sep 2010]

Project Description:

Smith Barney is a division of Citigroup Global Capital Markets and will develop processes to produce a series of batch files for input to the GTS translator. The detailed layout of these files will be created by Smith Barney and will be provided as input for the requirement. In addition to the detail records, Smith Barney will also provide Header and Trailer processing on the Batch file.7 output sequential files (Profile, Funding, Authorization, Account Restrictions, Account Termination, Contributions, Distributions)will be created on mainframe and through NDM will be relayed to GTS.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, Change man, File aid


Responsible for Design and Development

Responsible for overseeing the Quality procedures related to the project

Academic Qualification

10th (Year of Passing: 2000) From Dayanand Model Sr. Sec School

12th (Year of Passing: 2002) From Dayanand Model Sr. Sec School

Professional Qualification

M.C.A. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Scored: 73% (Year of Passing: 2007)

Personal Profile


Priyanka Singh

Valid Visa

L2 valid up to Feb 2020, B1/B2 valid up to August 2026

Work Permit

L2 EAD valid up to Feb 2020

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Date of Birth

05 March 1985



Current Location

Newington, CT, USA

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