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Santosh Kumari

82 Brittany Farms Rd, Apt # 329,


New Britain, CT-06053
Mobile: 201-616-1865
Email: kumari.santoshi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/santoshi-venkata/8/44a/195

Experience Summary:
• About 7 years of IT experience involving all the stages of SDLC cycle.
• About of 5 years of experience in Mainframe development using technologies – COBOL,
JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, IMS, TSO/ISPF, REXX, Batch scheduling, Expeditor,
Endevor/Changeman, Debug Facility.
• Brain bench certified Professional in ‘Cobol2’, ‘DB2’, ‘JCL’, ‘CICS’, ‘VSAM’, ‘RDBMS
concepts’, ‘Software testing’ and ‘Programming concepts’.
• Strong knowledge about USA health care domain and worked in Payor, Provider, Clinical IT,
Pharmacy benefits, Member and Claims related projects
• Experience in capturing requirements, developing functional design/specifications with
the help of technical knowledge and business knowledge acquired.
• Having domain Knowledge of US Health care system and Federal laws like HMO,
COBRA and HIPAA.
• Strong knowledge about EDI formats like 834, 835, 837, 997 etc., Also, knowledge about
HIPAA 5010 changes to these transactions.
• Cognizant Certified Professional in ‘Mainframes’, ‘Introduction to Managed Healthcare’,
‘EDI Formats’, ‘Pharmacy Benefits Management’, ‘Software Testing’, ‘Six sigma Green belt’ and
several other Technical/Domain/Quality areas.
• Ability to write Complex SQL queries with strong knowledge of DB2.
• Strong knowledge about database design, normalization, DB2 stored procedures,
functions, referential integrity, Locking & Concurrency, Utilities etc.,
• Experience in leading a team, status reporting, metrics, estimates etc.,
• In-depth experience in the design and development of online (CICS-DB2) and batch
(COBOL-DB2) database systems
• Received several accolades from Clients
• Involved in all the stages of the development like analysis, design, build, test and
deployment of code.
• Very good communication skills both written and verbal
• Experience in research and implementation of automation tools and techniques to
increase the efficiency of the product and to decrease the turnaround time for tedious tasks
• Very good at handling Onsite-Offshore model projects
• Strong commitment, organizational and detail oriented skills.
• Ability to work independently,

Skill Set:
• Hardware – Client Server and IBM Mainframe
• Programming Languages – COBOL, C, C++, Java
• Database & Tools – DB2, VSAM, RDBMS, Oracle, SQL server
• Front End – CICS, IMS
• Operating systems – MVS, Windows, UNIX.

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• Quality Related Tools - Test director/Quality Center, Rational Manual Tester,
TeamTrack, E-Tracker, Prolite, Q-View
• Other utilities – Rational Clear Quest, Rational Requisite Pro, JCL, QTP, File aid, , QMF,
DB2 File aid, Easytrieve, Rexx, SAS, Xpeditor, Endevor, Abend-Aid, , FTP, NDM, MS-
office(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, outlook, Access) & MQ Series.

Work Experience:
Company: Cognizant Technology solutions

Project 4:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan – Michigan Operation System Project
Role: Mainframe Developer (Jun 2008 - Mar 2010)

Project Description:
Michigan Operating System Project (MOSP) is a Migration Project. To position BCBSM for the
future, Executive Leadership decided to move to a single operating platform by migrating Local
business to the Michigan Operating System on the NASCO platform. The benefits from this
initiative include greater flexibility and speed-to-market, reduced administrative cost etc., In order
to achieve the Single Operating Platform objective, all membership and billing content that is
currently interfaced to data sources within the LOCAL platform and other system interfaces
(external and internal) must be redirected and interface to comparable sources within the NASCO
platform.

Job Summary:
I have been involved in
• Analyzing the business requirements and transforming the requirements to Functional
design specifications
• Design, code, unit test, debug of the code and produced high quality deliverables
with least number of defects
• Development of both online and batch programs with database connectivity like
CICS-DB2 and COBOL-DB2
• Querying data from database (SQL) for creating data for unit testing using QMF, SPUFI
etc., and creating best unit test scenarios covering all aspects of the business
requirement
• Organizing and storing reference information about unit tests and test cycles in
Rational Clear Quest.
• Requirements from the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), were traced to test
cases. Requirements are managed through Rational Requisite Pro.
• Effective defect tracking through Rational Manual Tester.
• Interacting with Business for getting the requirements for User acceptance testing and
have a good rapport with Client partners.
• Assigning the testing tasks to offshore resources and track the status.
• Reviewed and provided feedback on Unit Test scenarios, Unit test case/scripts, and
data to offshore resources as well as other team members.
• Developed effective technical and user documentation
• Effective planning and working with multiple client vendors.
• Creating test data with Automation of Rational Robot and VB Script.
• Worked on ANSI EDI 834, 835, 837, 997 formats for Membership Enrollment as well as
Agent Commissions system (Membership & Billing area)

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• Worked in conjunction with NASCO team for Membership and Billing, Claims
processing (NPS), Report generation etc.,
• Worked on Various web portals like Connecture (IBU enrollments), Agent and group
portal, Benefit focus eBilling Portal
• Developing few tools using REXX to minimize the routine/redundant activities.
Example: FTP tool for Parm verification and Job scheduler tool

Environment:

COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS, REXX, Endevor, FTP, NDM, SAS, TSO/ISPF, Rational Clear Quest,
Rational Manual Tester, Rational Requisite Pro, Web services, MQ Series.

Project 3:
UnitedHealth Group - Consolidated Eligibility System
Role: Mainframe developer/Systems Analyst (Nov 2005 - May 2008)

Project Description:
Consolidated Eligibility System (CES) is an application enhancement and maintenance project.
The eligibility system houses a broad spectrum of information such as Customer level, Member
Eligibility, Member Demographics and Benefit Plan level information. The system undergoes a
cycle of enhancement and maintenance changes defined by the business needs of UnitedHealth
Group (Uniprise account). This eligibility system plays a critical a role in Client’s business as the
information stored in the systems is considered as ‘source of truth’. The system also provides
feed to the other external systems. The availability of CES is crucial for Client’s Business. The
system maintains all the member and plan level information for all the customers of Uniprise.

Job Summary:
I have been involved in:
• Analysis, Coding, Debugging, Preparing the Technical Specification, Test Conditions,
Test Cases and Test Data for the Unit testing, Regression testing, Integration testing, User
acceptance testing, Enterprise testing as well as Deployment check outs.
• Development of Mainframe code using COBOL, DB2, JCL, VSAM, CICS, SQL, DB2
utilities like load, unload, etc., JCL utilities like sort, etc.,
• Developed High complex SQL queries to fetch data from database to validate the data
for testing
• Developed complex programs using stored procedures and functions
• Provided estimates for Development Projects, set detailed schedules and
expectations, delegated task among team members, monitored overall progress, and provided
status report to upper management
• Capturing Business requirements, transforming requirements into functional
design specifications.
• Tracking the requirements through Requirements traceability matrix (RTM).
• Participated in reviews of various functional documents like Use case design, functional
design specifications, test scenarios, test cases etc.,
• Arranging meetings for Business requirements walkthru, functional specification
walkthru etc.,

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• Maintaining the documents and various versions using version control system software
– Microsoft Visual source safe.
• Interacting with Business and Testing teams for discussions on Business
requirement, Functional specification, Release meeting, Deployment meeting and walking
through Test artifacts.
• Triaging the issues and providing an effective resolution
• Understanding the business & technology of the client system for providing them with
quality deliverables.
• Implementing standard methodologies like Peer Review Process, Test Readiness
Process and Test Case Standards
• Peer reviews and group reviews.
• Generating reports with SAS programming with Mainframe
• Client walkthroughs for all the artifacts like Technical specifications, Test conditions
and other artifacts.
• Reported defects in the application through Remote Bug Reporter using TestDirector.
• Creating a new test environment including all online and backend processes along
with connectivity to external systems for data exchange.
• Working with interfacing of various external systems like claim adjudication, Provider
details, CMS data processing, eServices etc.,

Environment:
COBOL, DB2, CICS (including TSQ and TDQ), JCL, VSAM, TSO/ISPF, REXX, SAS, Expeditor,
Assembler, Endevor, FTP, NDM, Test Director/Quality Center, VB Script, QTP, MQ series.

Project 2:
Company: Renaissance Softlabs Pvt Ltd:
Mobile Tour Guide: Developer (Jul 2004 - Jun 2005)

Developed a J2ME based mobile application by getting involved in all different phases of software
development cycle. Lead a team of 6 other co-interns and coordinated with them for the
development of the product with assistance from the mentors. Also, used other technologies like
Apache Tomcat, Java etc.,

Project 1:
Company: Veda Institute of Technology
Library Management systems: Developer (June 2001 - May 2002)

Developed a Java application for managing Library systems. Worked as an active team player as
well as lead other team members from the initiation to the closure of the project. Received
accolades from project mentors and external guides.

Academic Profile:
Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science
Osmania University, India (87%) [Awarded Gold medal]

Availability: Immediately.

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