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.

Skills

  • 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