Rita Chousalkar

Summary

  • Experience in understanding business needs and performing business analysis and translating them into IT execution, Defining and implementing ITIL processes
  • Sound knowledge of SDLC and Sarbanes Oxley and 21 CFR Part 11 processes
  • Worked in healthcare industry with key emphasis on quality assurance, project management and customer service 

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

Business Consultant

Illumia Corporation
  • Analysed business needs and existing competitors in industry
  • Conducted market research, segmentation and positioning analysis
  • Proposed solution and implementation
  • Formulated strategies to widen customer base
  • Recommended technology implementations to help business grow                                         
Aug 2006 - Jul 2010

Senior System Engineer

Infosys Technologies Ltd

Senior Systems Engineer, Legal PortfolioJuly 2009 to July 2010

  • Managed a team in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with high quality standards and short time lines in CMM level 5 quality projects
  • Assisted customers in consolidating the requirements according to business strategies
  • Experience in analyzing  and translating business requirements into technical requirements
  • Conducted audits as part of Application Management team at portfolio level, logged and reported the findings to the managers
  • Evaluated risks during review and analysis of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including design, testing, and implementation of systems and upgrades
  • Assisted customers in consolidating the requirements according to business strategies
  • Reviewed business process, URS, and functional requirements. 
  • Validated design documents created by developers against functional specifications 
  • Worked with testing team to design test plan, test cases for User Acceptance Testing  
  • Performed GAP analysis of business rules, business  and system process flows, user 
  • administration, and requirement by ensuring that the compliance requirements (Title 
  • 21 CFR Part 11) were met
  • Prepared a remediation plans for the audit findings by coordinating with various teams
  • Trained new employees on domain knowledge, coding and documentation standards
  • Worked with managers to establish annual audit plan for core competency areas using risk assessment methodology.
  • Worked as Subject Matter Expert in requirement gathering in rewrite of an application
  • Performed process audits as internal auditor, lead application management team at portfolio level
  • Assisted manager with PMO responsibilities and project estimation
  • Mentored the testing phase for rewrite project (Unit, Integration and System Testing)
  • Worked on Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software system implementation

Systems Engineer, Legal PortfolioApril 2007 to July 2009                           

  • Enhanced applications according to client’s requirements, resolved technical issues and delivered the projects with minimum defects, received client appreciation
  • Performed application design activities and developed deployment deliverable
  • Implemented ITIL processes as part of Pfizer compliance for process audits
  • Coordinated with client’s onsite co-ordinators and took over application transition from external vendors in Pfizer
  • Monitored batch jobs and validated results and coordinated with infrastructure management team in case of failure and coordinated change management activities

System Engineer, Pfizer R&DAugust 2006 to March 2007

  • Tested application for tracking the defects and validated the application against actual requirements
  • Developed and updated Test plans, Test Matrixes, Test Scenarios, and Test Cases
  • Generated test scenarios, test cases and test data. Executed tests, created problem reports
  • Conducted various management activities by analysing and verifying test results, providing status    reports
  • Coordinated testing activities with client team at offshore and onsite 

Education

Education

Bachelor of Engineering

Shivaji University
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Master of Science

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Carried out an analysis on the role of IT in Health Care industry
  • Research on formulating IT strategies, Organizing IT activities and Portfolio management
  • ITIL processes and importance of regulatory compliance in IT
  • Conducted market research using the simulation technique for analysing potential of a pharmaceutical product market
  • Used RiskSim simulation technique to find solutions to help businesses determine most favorable decision
  • Evaluated the impact of technology on organizations in terms of appropriate Technology Strategy, or the entailing Intellectual Property issues
  • Stood First at State Farm case competition by presenting Best Game changing idea using tablets