Rajagopalan R

  • Chennai Tamil Nadu
Rajagopalan R

Professional Highlights

An Engineer with close to 9 years of experience in IT Delivery with extensive Project Management .Currently working as Senior Systems Analyst, at UST-Global ,Chennai, performing role of Project Manager  - handling a huge offshore team for a US Health Insurance Customer (Wellpoint) 

  • Proficient in Datawarehousing, with TERADATA Technology as major; extensive  exposure to ETL , Reporting and Scripting .
  • Primary area of expertise includes hands on experience in Project Management viz- Project Proposals, Project Estimation, Invoicing, Resource Management, Client Interaction ,Mentoring, Leading etc.
  • Worked across verticals , viz. BANKING, INSURANCE, RETAIL and TELECOM.
  • Has been a TERADATA Trainer for past few years ( For Cognizant Academy and UST-Global).
  • Recognised/Awarded by UST-Global for Innovative Delivery Execution and Project Excellence.
  • Have received multiple awards from Infosys, ( viz. DC Level Most Valuable Player Twice 2009-2010 and other RnR awards between 2006-2010) for overall Excellence and contributions to various DC Level Committees.
  • Part of Recruitment Panels.
  • Aspiring and Working towards getting PMP Certified shortly.



Project Management








MainFrame Technologies

Last used 5yrs ago



SHANKAR R / Delivery Manager , Infosys - USA

Professional Relationship : Superior while in Infosys / SHANKAR_R@infosys.com

Sujith Peter / HR Head , Infosys - Chennai

Professional Relationship : HR Manager while in Infosys / sujith_peter@infosys.com

Gayathri Dharamaraj / Delivery Manager , Infosys - Chennai

Professional Relationship : Superior while in Infosys / gayathri_dharmaraj@infosys.com

Srikanth ESA / Systems Analyst Advisor , Wellpoint Inc (AmeriGroup) - USA

Professional Relationship : Client Manager while in UST-Global / srikanth.esa@amerigroup.com

Sridharan Kannan / Ass.Director , Cognizant-USA

Professional Relationship : Superior while in Cognizant-Chennai / Sridharan.Kannan@cognizant.com

Work History

Work History
Dec 2013 - Present

Senior Systems Analyst ( Project Lead )


Roles Performed: Project Lead- Medicaid Wellpoint  AmeriGroup Encounters Team

Client: US Health Insurance Major

Project Description:

TERADATA-INFORMATICA-BO-UNIX project split across various tracks viz. Development Project, SSCR Projects, Request IM development & Lights On. The team interacts very closely with Business counter parts


  • Managing all the three tracks, functionally and technically., a total offshore head count of 14
  • Performed day today Project Management Activities - viz. Proposals, Client Interaction, Estimation, Invoicing,Resource Loading, Project Metrics Tracking, Status Reporting,Requirement and Design Discussions etc
  • Knowledge Transition, System Appreciation Documentation,Reverse Transition Presentation, Business requirements gathering, Technical requirements preparation, Analysis, High level and Detailed design, Coding, Unit testing, System Integration testing, User acceptance testing, Design

    walkthrough with Business & Implementation

  •  Mentoring freshers technically and functionally- also created CDP ( Communication Development Program) - for improving resources who are below par in official communication

Nov 2011 - Dec 2013

Senior Associate



Roles Performed: Project Lead

Client: US Banking Major

Duration : 10 months

Project Description:

Project 1 : TERADATA-UNIX development project where the different SORs are processed and stored in TERADATA Database and then transformed and fed to Online Applications for the End Users.The Project also involves ETL process using Teradata, generating files as per requirements for end users.

Project 2 : TERADATA-UNIX development project where different Teradata Stored Procedures where created and fed for online applications.


  • One of the Project Leads of the huge offshore team.
  • Technical Responsibilities include Requirements Gathering , Design, Coding, Testing, Implementation , and Support.
  • Project Management Activities - viz. Estimation, Invoicing, Resource Loading, Status Reporting, Requirement, Design Discussions,Reviews etc
  • Mentoring freshers and Imparting technical and project specific domain knowledge by conducting training sessions and holding seminars on key topic areas.
  • Overall Co-ordination across other Technology Teams ( Java, Perl, Scheduling) , there by enabling smooth progress towards delivery.


Roles Performed: Asst. Project Manager

Client: US Life Insurance major

Duration : 12 months

Project Description:

TERADATA-UNIX development project in which the data from a large warehouse is processed and transformed end user applications on client requirements. The Project involves ETL process using Teradata, generating files as per requirements for end users.


  • Formed a brand new team out of 15 freshers, trained them individually on TERADATA, and brought them to speed for Project Deliverables.
  • Managed the offshore team of 18 functionally and technically.
  • Performed Project Management Activities - viz. Client Interaction, Estimation, Invoicing, Resource Loading, Project Key Parameters Tracking, Status Reporting, Requirement and Design Discussions etc.
  • Innovation Champion Of The Account --> Where digged out the Innovation skills of the people imparting the need of Innovation to them- reaped very good results much to client delight. 
  • Responsible for various Account level activities viz. Account level Metrics collection and analysis, Account level Client Status Reporting, Program level LEAN Navigator. 


Roles Performed: Project Lead

Client: US Insurance major

Duration : 2 months

Project Description:

TERADATA-INFORMATICA - UNIX support project in which support is given for Customer application and Database maintenance, thereby maintaining and supporting Data Quality.


  • Direct interaction with Client on a daily basis - to close the on priority requirements.
  • Responsibilities include Performance Tuning, Data Compression, Lineage creations and Support.
  • Account level activities include delivering Resusable components , Tracking Project level metrics etc
Nov 2005 - Nov 2011

Technology Lead

Infosys Ltd


Roles Performed:Team Lead

Client: US Life Insurance major

Experience in this domain: 2 years.

Project Description:

TERADATA-INFORMATICA-UNIX-BO development project in which the data from a warehouse is transformed to another based on client requirements. The Projects involves ETL process using Teradata and Informatica, and also creates end user reports using BO 6.5. The responsibility extends from Requirement Gathering to Warranty & Support.


  • Lead the offshore team of 18 functionally and technically.
  • Managed Project Management activities on a day today basis as per Infosys Process.
  • Mentoring freshers and training them on the suitable technologies.


Roles Performed: Team Lead

Client: US Telecom major.

Experience: 0.5 years.

Project Description:

TERADATA-UNIX sustainment project where the responsibility extends from creating audit and process lineages, rules creation and tuning and data quality support.


  • Leads the offshore DQ team of 12 and reports daily status to client.
  • Mentoring freshers and training them on the suitable technologies.


Roles Performed: Module Lead

Client: US-Banking major on the BANKING & CAPITAL MARKETS DOMAIN.

Experience in this domain: 0.5 years.

Project Description:

INFORMATICA-TERADATA-UNIX development project where the data from various SORs were collated through INFORMATICA tool and would get loaded on to a single TERADATA target.


  • Lead the offshore team and tracking the activities of the project members.
  • Coordinating with the Onsite team.
  • Development and on time delivery of products.
  • Mentoring the team members on the project and domain.


Roles Performed: Team Lead/Module Lead/Developer

Client: Leading US Retailer

Experience in this domain: 3 years.

Description of Projects:

Project #1:

The project consolidated the loading process of Shipments, Billing & invoicing by chiseling the data as required by the business using JCL, TERADATA and DB2.

Project #2:

Project was a re-engineering project in MF-JCL-TERADATA, which was executed to plan the demand sales for the seasons based on the history records and current demand.


  • Responsible for the execution of loads of shipments and invoice data to Enterprise Data Warehouse.
  • Monitoring the Project progress and coordinating with development teams.
  • Responsible for the Process management, and delivery of quality work products
  • Lead the offshore team and exhibited good leadership qualities.
  • Worked along with onsite for the Warranty part of the projectand also for the successive enhancements in TERADATA


  • Awarded the R&R Award by UST-Global for contribution towards efficient Project Excellence and Client Delight.
  • Awarded On the Spot Award by INFOSYS for efficient handling of resources and client delight.
  • Awarded Twice , “THE INFOSYS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS” for being one of the key anchors of SNEHAM- The CSR Wing of Infosys-Chennai.
  • Won the Infosys Chennai Regional RNR (Rewards and Recognition) AWARDS continuously for three years for various contributions at the DC level which includes the award of MOST VALUABLE PLAYER twice for exemplary overall performance in the company.
  • Awarded the BEST SCIENCE STUDENT AWARD by Govt of Puducherry for exemplary performance in higher secondary examination.


Jan 2001 - Jan 2005


Pondicherry Engineering College

77% ( First Class With Distinction)

1999 - 2001

H.S.C (TN State Board)

Thanthai Periyar Govt Hr.Sec.School

93.75 %

1998 - 1999

S.S.L.C (TN State Board)

St.Mary's Hr.Sec.School

93.2 %


  • A Singer, and have performed as a singer on many light music stages.
  • A blogger, and widely known among the working and friends circle for the short stories and socio articles.
  • Passionate about Cricket, Nature, Music and Bikes.
  • Socio minded and have been involving in socially benefiting activities for the past 10 years.
  • Passionate in Reading Books.



MainFrame Technologies (Level 1,2,3)

Infosys Ltd

Banking Fundamentals

Infosys Ltd

Basics Of CPG

Infosys Ltd

Basics Of RETAIL

Infosys Ltd

Informatica Certified Developer


Teradata Certified Professional

Teradata Corporation