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Raj Poddar

Senior Data Engineer

Senior Data Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Studied Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU)
Information Technology & Services
Joined October 8, 2022



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Senior Data Analyst & Engineer with more than 5 years in the Life Sciences & Insurance Industry specializing in Software Development, Application Support, Data Analytics and Big Data Processing. Focus on IT enabling business in Pharma Sales, CRM, and Product Management sectors. Global experience gained while executing engagements on the ground in US, LATAM, EU & MEA. Possesses strong Business/Practice Development and Client Relationship Management skills exhibited through multiple client facing roles. Experienced in building and leading teams, actively involved in internal team bonding initiatives, automation of mundane manual processes and development of thought leadership.
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Larsen & Toubro Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Nov 2021 – Present
Senior Data Engineer
Working for an industry leading Insurance firm. Built concise, effective and highly robust modules for industry leading Insurance company. • Built modules for Test Data Management, from scratch, for protecting PII of customers in lower sandbox environments thus preventing leakage of data using Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Power Exchange and DB2 queries. • Built reports in PowerBI and automated them to catch any data matches between Production and Non-Production environments. • Worked on changes in Informatica to improve process performance and to prevent failures.
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Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Sep 2017 – Nov 2021
Senior Data Analyst
Provided simple and effective solutions for complex designs in ETL tools and in data analysis as well. Pharma Sales CRM Application Development: • Built a total of 25 Informatica mappings and workflows, from scratch, for new functionalities. • Worked on 7 projects independently, while interacting with clients for getting clear requirements, and delivering said items within each sprint, without any escalations, issues, or bugs. • Automated the Multi-Channel Cycle Plan module in CRM through ETL processes, thus saving 3200 hours of manual effort, and 45000$ for the client per year. • Worked on improvements to the automated MCCP module, thus saving 300 hours yearly and ~4000$ for client per year. • Worked on a total of 62 release items till date, for ETL item changes. Pharma Sales CRM Application Support: • Resolved a total of ~2000 tickets for end users till date, without any major escalations. • Subject Matter Expert for Europe Interfaces for application, go to person for all leadership personnel. • Consolidated & migrated users and their details from a different application to our application, on tight schedule without any glitches or issues. • Implemented fixes for ~15 long running ETL jobs, thus improving the efficiency of the entire interface and saving manual effort of 2 hours per day. Pharma Sales CRM Continuous Improvement & Automation: • Implemented a total of 5 automation ideas, thus saving a combined amount of 32000$ yearly for the client and ~450 hours of manual effort. • Automated data load in CRM Sandbox environments, thus saving 24 hours of manual effort per quarter. • Implemented automations for erasure of sensitive information from application due to GDPR.
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Jun 2017 – Aug 2017
Associate Marketing Manager
• Responsibilities included Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Content Writing. Also gained an insight of the business side of things in a Big Data Analytics firm. • Wrote blogs for the company to promote the flagship product. • Worked with the CMO to improve the ranking of the company’s website on Google search pages for key words. • Optimized company’s website by deftly putting in keywords to make the company website get more traction and clicks through Google, Siri, Alexa, and Bing searches. • Posted daily content on different social media through the company’s media handles to promote awareness.
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Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU)
Aug 2013 – Jun 2017
Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering