Professional Summary

Rachel joins the B2E program after taking a break from or IT career to focus on her family. Rachel has spent the first part of her career working as a programmer, developer, BA, and QA tester. Rachel is excited to couple her knowledge and skills in IT, along with her training from the Barriers to Entry program to restart her career in technology.


  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Independent, Reliable, Analytical, Adaptable, Excellent Oral and Written Communication
  • Relevant Experience: Technical BA, Analyst, Developer, Programmer, QA Tester
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, COBOL, CICS, SAS, Easytrieve Plus, DB2, IMS/DBDC, SQL QMF, SPUFI, DL/I, TSO/IS-ISPF, JCL/PROCS, IBM Utilities, VSAM File Structures, Scheduling and Change Control Management Tools, Change Management, ANSI 834 EDI Processing

Education & Training

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry ProgramConcentration: Project Management (in process)
  • Portland Community College- AA Computer Applications Programming

Professional Experience Highlights

Analyst / Developer / QA Tester                                    

  • Drove project to integrate essential flight data to support airline merger
  • Designed, coded, and tested DB2 COBOL programs
  • Designed, wrote, and executed test plans for 35+ internal web apps
  • Interviewed business partners to document requirements for integration processes
  • Supervised offshore coding and testing to ensure conformance to corporate standards

Senior Technical Business Analyst                                 

  • Implemented client member eligibility for 15+ strategic clients to provide prescription benefits at the pharmacy and fulfill mail order prescriptions
  • Guided clients through project life cycle to load client member data to eligibility system
  • Assessed client business requirements for electronic eligibility. Added/changed data elements, created electronic data interface (EDI) layouts, and automated manual update clients.
  • Developed and reviewed test plans with clients.
  • Loaded and tested client EDI files. Documented and communicated test results to clients.
  • Developed member eligibility requirements to support client participation in Medicare Part D and Retiree Drug Subsidy programs.

Analyst / Developer                                         

  • Implemented new system to reduce revenue loss for refunded, canceled, and voided passenger airline tickets
  • Documented new business rules to improve customer ticketing behavior
  • Designed COBOL program specs and created unit test plans for offshore resources
  • Reviewed test results for accuracy, required offshore resources to complete all test scenarios

Senior Developer                                             

  • Evaluated business intelligence software tools for data warehouse system
  • Guided business partners to select tool for data warehouse simulation
  • Designed and implemented DB2 star schema data model
  • Designed, coded, tested, implemented applications to extract, transform and load legacy data

Analyst / Developer                                         

  • Captured and integrated grocery data from point of sale systems to general ledger system
  • Gathered business requirements for new batch interface to legacy general ledger system
  • Created new DB2 table to support new transaction category to feed general ledger
  • Designed, coded, and tested batch interface applications to load data to general ledger