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Introduction

Rakesh Godavari

I am a Software Engineer with sound Technical expertise and diligence to comprehend current and future needs of the business to architect and develop innovative, timely and cost effective solutions.

A professional with career reflecting strong leadership, communication and management skills. I am an engineer at heart and thoroughly enjoy challenges and opportunities in Design, Development and Architecture of Software Products.

Specialties: ESB, J2EE suite, SOA with extensive Web Service design and development, UX design, and Continuous Integartion

Software Experience

Clemson University ICAR

Nov 2012 - Present

Sr. Engineering Consultant

Key part of Core Services team, responsible for building the ESB infrastructure and developing SOA based Web Services to support the new South Carolina DHHS Medicare and Medicaid systems. Responsibilities include architecture, design, and development of Web Services hosted on the Mule ESB. Built Administration module on the clustered Mule ESB servers. Handle configuration and installation tasks in establishing Mule ESB environment including the Mule Management Console(MMC) and orchestration of Web services.
Architet and Implement cohesive solutions for integration of disparate systems including Mainframe, Federal service hub, ERP systems with the Mule ESB supported SOA based Web Services.

Benefitfocus

April 2012 - Nov 2012

Manager of Engineering

Involved in development of new SOA modules for the flagship Multi-Tenant Cloud based eEnrollment product used by several thousand nationwide clients including BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, MetLife to name a few. Implemented an innovative module for Quick Enrollment for customers to process their bulk Enrollments using various data streams such as spreadsheets, json or xml payloads. Application is built to be robust and handled heavy transaction loads with multitude of options to suite customer needs.

BI-LO

April 2006 - April 2012

Lead Application Development & Architecture

Architecture, Design, Development, and Implementation of Multiple Channels of BI-LO Digital Marketing strategy. Provide Web and Mobile software solutions utilizing J2EE suite of tools, Websphere Application Server, Spring, Struts, RESTful Web Services, Design Patterns, Oracle and DB2, Rational Software Architect, Rational Application Developer, CA SiteMinder, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Oracle, DB2 and MySQL databases. Scripting including Python and Tcl in integration of application and store sever systems.

SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

August 2005 – March 2006

Lead Application Developer / Application Architect

Design and Development of a widely used product ‘Consumer Data Support System’ with a user base spanning across all Govt. agencies and Provider networks across the state. This product facilitates management of services offered through the distributed network of Special Needa and Disabilities benefits providers. Complexities in the Project involved connectivity with SC State Super Computer hosted Data center and auxiliary Server farms across the state.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of SC

July 2003 – August 2005

Sr. Application Developer & Data Analyst

Design and Development of BCBS Customer Service Claims and Membership Web based application suite. Extensive work J2EE suite, MVC and other Design patterns, Client Builder Webpack 7.5 middle ware for Mianframe data transformation. Challenging role in Data transformation and conversion of mainframe data into Oracle RDBMS suite.

The Enterprise Project, Ohio University

June 2001 – July 2003

Application Developer & Data Analyst

J2EE based custom web interface and application development for ORACLE 11i HRMS/Financials modules of ORACLE 9i/8i database implementation and maintenance. This project Involved extensive usage of J2EE tools (JSP 1.2, Java Servlets 2.3, JMS, JDBC), PL/SQL programming and ORACLE API’s.

Hardware Experience

Zen Computer Solutions

August 2007 - Present

Owner & Lead Technician

A product of my passion for Hardware Computing is Zen Computer Solutions.

Skills

Agile Development and Architecture

As a proponent of Agile development and testing practices, I have been successful in building Teams with Agile and Scrum methodologies as the foundation. Working in Retail and Insurance industries, building Multi-tenant SAAS and PAAS based Software Products has provided me with an in-depth perspective into Dynamic Development and Quality Assurance. Product delivery and Continuous Integration are concepts only internalized while working in highly demanding environments. I am confident to claim such experience and competence.

User Interface, User Experience & Compliance

With increased usage of Mobile and Wearable technology devices User Experience (UX) is a major concern for any Software Product. Designing and Imoplementing such Interfaces providing seamless UX satisfaction while addressing the Security concerns is a major challenge for all the players in Software industry. All the while, meeting and exceeding industry Standards and Compliance plays a major role in anyone leading a Software Production team.
Experience in applying Innovative approach to deliver such products is one of the crucial facets I bring to a team.

Education

Ohio University

May 2002

MS - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ohio University

May 2000

MS - Physics

Osmania University

April 1997

MSc & BSc - Electronics & Physics