Technical Architect • Project Manager • Software Engineer

Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield – IS-Claims Computer Consultant

Involved in all aspects of project planning, writing of specifications, coding, maintenance and support of PowerBuilder 8.0.3 claims processing and referral applications.  Based upon business requirements, wrote functional specifications as well as detailed design specifications to ensure that business objectives were agreed upon and fulfilled by project completion.  Led or participated in design walkthroughs to demonstrate understanding of objectives as well as compliance with corporate GUI/database standards.  Responsible for timeliness of deliverables within project timeline as well as development of unit testing plans and defect tracking and resolution between project releases.  Assisted in design of Oracle tables, foreign keys and indexes as required, and maintained stored procedures.  Wrote PL/SQL for Claims Information System (CIS), which validates claims generated from hospitals and doctors offices for payment by Independence Blue Cross.  Coordinated deployment of test and production releases of software to user community of at least 1500 users, and well as participated in resolution of problems, project planning and scheduling, etc.  Configured version control of software (Merant PVCS) and implemented standards on project development for other developers within team.  Led “pioneering” efforts to determine best language to convert existing PowerBuilder applications to by developing modules using VisualAge for Java and Visual Studio .NET’s VB.NET and C# with Oracle database.

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