25 year Unix/Oracle Certified System and Database Administrator in high profile production environments.
CURRENT: Secret, Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ) 2005
FORMER: Top Secret, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989
Searching for a senior level contract position as an oracle Database Administrator.
Twenty-five year IT professional with over twenty years UNIX system administration experience combined with ten years database administration experience with oracle in UNIX and Windows environments. Has expert knowledge in performance tuning, disaster recovery, security, and trouble shooting on Sun and HP platforms.
oracle 10g Masters Candidate ? expected May 2008
oracle 10g Database Administrator Certified Professional
oracle 9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
Sun Certified System Administrator
Brainbench Certified UNIX Administrator
Sun (E25K, F15K, E10K, 6500, 4500, 3500, 480, 450, 240, Ultra10, Ultra5);
HP 9000 (K570, K420, D380, D370, D280, B132); Prime Power; and SP2.
Solaris, HP/UX, UTS, Linux, AIX, SunOS, Windows XP, 2003, 2000, and 98.
oracle, PeopleSoft, Toad, Informix, Visual Basic, C, ASP, Cognos, DB2, udb, Sybase, Access, Erwin, Ingres, Developer 2000, Designer 2000, SoftBench, EMC?s EDM and Networker, Veritas File System, Cluster and Netbackup, OmniBack, TCP/IP, Real Application Cluster, Warehouse Builder, Streams, and oracle Application Server.
Consultant to the American Red Cross July 2007 ? Present
Falls Church, VA
Senior oracle Database Administrator performing data migration for the American Red Cross?s blood collection system running on Sun?s E25K machines with Solaris 10 and oracle 10g. Developed and installed database system architecture with 10gR2 that employs Real Application Clusters (RAC) in conjunction with Veritas Storage Foundation for oracle to support BEA Weblogic application server cluster. Worked with oracle Streams for data capture. Documented and executed qualified procedures to create Real Application Cluster (10.2) installations for the production site in Chicago. Installed and evaluated oracle 11g on Linux for future applications.
Consultant to the Defense Information Systems Agency March 2007 ? June 2007
Senior oracle Database Administrator/Solaris System Administrator for the (120s, 240s, and 480s) running Solaris 9. Responsible for the Joint CERT Database (JCD), Joint Threat Incident Database (JTID), and DOD CERT Incident Database (DCID). Created canned business intelligence reports with Cognos. Investigating move to Solaris 10. Created failover solution utilizing Sun Cluster. Developed and implemented disaster recovery plan and procedures.
Consultant to KMS Technical Solutions August 2006 - March 2007
Working on technical solution/proposal for creating Telework centers.
Consultant to the Drug Enforcement Administration June 2004 - Present
Pentagon City, VA
Senior oracle Database Administrator responsible for supporting oracle development/quality assurance/production instances running on 8.1.7 on Windows. Responsible for migrating oracle 8 instances to 9i and 10g. Currently migrating all database instances to HPUX.
Consultant to Internal Revenue Service February 2001 ? June 2004
Senior oracle Database Administrator/UNIX System Administrator responsible for supporting 168 oracle and Informix development/migration projects on 8 Sun E10K/F15K machines supporting 5-8 domains each. Responsible for administering oracle 8.0.5, 8.1.6 , 8.1.7 and 9i, as well as Informix 7.30, 7.3.1, 9.20, and 9.21 running Solaris 2.6 and 2.8. Ran EMC?s dbtuner to assist developers in tuning their code for better performance. Worked with Replication, oracle9 iAS (1.0.2) with Apache, and Partitioning. Assisted in the backup process by writing scripts to automate the exports and working with EMC to implement EDM and the use of Business Continuance Volumes to obtain hot backups. Used oracle Enterprise Manager and Informix Service Administrator to assist in managing databases. Loaded and administered PeopleSoft?s Human Resources 7.5 and Financials 8.0 for key IRS projects.
Consultant to Daimler Chrysler November 2000 ? February 2001
UNIX System Architect responsible for researching Linux and recommending alternate means to development that reduce costs and improve productivity. Evaluated Red Hat and SuSE products for reliability, security, availability, and customer support.
Consultant to IMCI Technologies May 2000 ? November 2000
Senior UNIX System Administrator/Architect responsible for supporting 50 IMCI internal HP and Sun machines. Responsible for setting up a web hosting data center test facility for Winstar Communications which included 23 Sun machines including 4 E450?s, 420, 12 220?s, and 6 Netra 105?s. Installation included EMC Symmetrix, Veritas Cluster, Volume Manager, and Netbackup plus Inter Mail. Set up DNS and NIS+ for name service and security. Trained UNIX Administrators. Assisted in Disaster Recovery Plan including backing up oracle databases and use of Ignite-UX and Jump Start. Evaluated Linux flavors for future use including RedHat and SuSE.
Consultant to Sun Professional Services February 2000 ? May 2000
UNIX System Architect/Administrator responsible for supporting AT&T during the port of their Customer Account and Data Management (CADM) System to a Sun platform. The system included 5 E10K?s, 2 6500?s, 2 5500?s and 2 3500?s. Ported scripts for the systems, databases, and applications. Assisted oracle DBA?s in analyzing transfer options for a 1 TB database.
Consultant to Catholic University May 1999 ? February 2000
Technical Lead serving as UNIX System Administrator/oracle DBA/PeopleSoft Administrator responsible for installation and administration of PeopleSoft?s Student Administration module on a Sun E450(development) and an E4500(production) running Solaris 2.6. Planned and coordinated the installation of the hardware, operating system, database(oracle 184.108.40.206), compilers(C++ and COBOL), assorted software packages, and the People Soft application. Responsible for training the UNIX System Administrator and oracle DBA. Wrote scripts to monitor system performance and document current configurations. Created and implemented disaster recovery for the Center for Planning and Information Technology at Catholic University. Responsible for keeping machines available for day-to-day operations.
Consultant to Sky Alland Marketing November 1998 ? May 1999
Senior UNIX System Administrator responsible for performance tuning/capacity planning on two K 570?s,
K200, and 4 H Series machines running HP-UX/9.0.0/9.0.4/10.20 running oracle 7.1.4/220.127.116.11.
Recommended changes resulted in raising the successful calls per call center seat from 5.5. to 9.5 per hour. Established plans for Y2K compliance, improved security, oracle migration, and application migration. Replaced Linux Redhat/Gauntlet firewall with HP/Checkpoint solution.
Consultant to USinternetworking May 1998 - November 1998
Senior UNIX System Architect/Administrator responsible for integrating UNIX machines into a new $8.5 million mission critical data center used for supplying branded application outsourcing services.
Responsible for bringing up new UNIX machines for production. Utilized Ignite-UX to speed the process by allowing machines to be loaded with baseline configurations at the push of a button. Used Mirror/UX to mirror all system disks to enhance availability. Responsible for security measures to eliminate unauthorized users. Responsible for loading Tivoli agents on all production machines so that they could be monitored constantly. Created scripts to ascertain configuration, performance, and stability of each UNIX machine through an NFS mounted script. Responsible for implementing DNS throughout the enterprise. Worked with Security to implement PIX, Gauntlet, and Check Point firewalls. Utilized MC/Service Guard for availability. Turned data center operational in 5 weeks.
Consultant to Bear Stearns May 1997 - March 1999
New York, N.Y.
Technical Project Manager/UTS Specialist responsible for porting a Mortgage Brokering application used by 20 prestigious clients in the daily buying and selling of mortgages throughout the country. The application resides on Amdahl's 5995 running UTS 2.1.7 and must be ported to the new Amdahl Millennium running UTS 4.3.2. The same source code tree was required to compile and run under SunOS, UTS 2.1.7, and UTS 4.3.2. Completed the project on time and under the $1.2 million budget.
Consultant to Bell Atlantic January 1998 - May 1998
Silver Spring, Md.
oracle Database Administrator responsible for writing applications to validate lists purchased for the Marketing Development Systems group for telemarketing Bell Atlantic's Long Distance Service. Used ERwin to model the data and create scripts for table creation in udb on an SP2 platform. Responsible for system administration of AIX on SP2.
Consultant to Bell Atlantic January 1996 - May 1998
Technical Lead serving as UNIX Systems Specialist/Architect on the information systems team designing a system that would allow Bell Atlantic to enter the long distance telecommunications business. Manage vendors in an effort to develop interfaces and get to market on schedule and under budget. Gathered requirements from users, developed database and corresponding applications for a Toll Free database and a Serviceable NPA/NXX database using Visual Basic and ACCESS on an NT platform. Used ERwin and Designer 2000 to redesign applications utilizing oracle 7.3 on the back end instead of Access. Aided in construction of the data model for the enterprise architecture. Evaluated move to UNIX platform. Served as System Administrator for the HP K420 machines running HP-UX 10.20. Utilized MC/Service Guard for availability. Installed Check Point as the firewall to protect our Web Server. Installed and utilized OmniBack to ensure reliable backups. Installed People Soft for tracking direct sales force. Installed and configured SoftBench for a development suite.
Consultant to Saint Anthony Publishing January 1997 - May 1997
UNIX System Administrator responsible for performance tuning/capacity planning on two Alpha 2100's running DG-UX. Evaluated RAID systems for storage needs. Installed RAID subsystem with 60 GB storage and 512 MB additional memory. Implemented Advanced Security. Implemented use of Advanced File Systems. Changes improved performance of the production machine by 40 percent.
Consultant to Tele-TV, Bell-Atlantic October 1995 - January 1996
UNIX System Administrator/Software Developer for this organization providing video-on-demand. Responsible for developing tools to monitor the system. Supported Pacific Telesis in porting the application to a Hewlett Packard platform running HP/UX 9.0.4. Developed Korn shell scripts to provide export, cold backup, hot backup, import, partial and full recovery capabilities for oracle.
Consultant to EDS June 1995 - September 1995
UNIX System Administrator/Developer for EDS during the development of the Trading Partner Profile application that enables companies to do business with the government through EC/EDI. Set up the development environment consisting of HP 9000/755 as the server running HP/UX 9.0.5 and oracle 7.1.6 with 8 PC's attached through SQL NET utilizing Developer 2000. Responsible for setting guidelines and standards for controlling source code. Wrote Bourne shell scripts to assist in the administration of the system.
Consultant to USI August 1995 - November 1995
UNIX System Administrator for this document production company. Worked on SUN servers including hardware upgrades, tape backups, security issues, and communication problems utilizing dynamic IP
addressing. Loaded new products including REPLIX for facsimile management and FIBRE for document production management. Prepared analysis of upgrading operating system to Solaris 2.3.
Consultant to Navy Federal Credit Union March 1995 - June 1995
UNIX System Administrator/INGRES Database Administrator for the world's largest credit union supporting the Telecommunications Management System. Implemented Legato's Networker for backing up servers in this SCO UNIX environment. Wrote Bourne shell scripts to assist in daily report generation.
Consultant to Sallie Mae October 1994 - March 1995
Senior Programmer/Analyst for development of ImDoc, a windows-based imaging application to interface with their Amdahl 5995 running DB2. Developed applications with Visual Basic to make the student loan process more cost effective. Responsible for administration of a SunSparc 20 functioning as our development server with an INFORMIX database.
Consultant, USAID April 1994 - October 1994
UNIX System Administrator supporting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Responsible for developing policies and procedures for the use of DYNIX/ptx on the Sequent 2000 minicomputers and Solaris and SunOS on the SPARCstations in Washington and at over 300 overseas missions. Responsible for developing 3 UNIX System Administration training courses and presenting them.
Consultant to Department of Labor May 1993 - April 1994
UNIX System/Informix Database Administrator for ESA applications at 16 sites throughout the country. Responsible for planning and organizing the upgrade to different operating system while porting 4 major applications written in INFORMIX.4gl from Sequent's DYNIX(BSD) to DYNIX/ptx(AT&T System V). Designed database to track all problem reports generated at 16 sites. Researched possible conversion to oracle RDBMS. Wrote Bourne shell scripts to assist in report generation.
Consultant to IBM January 1993 - June 1993
Configuration Manager/Developer for Video on Demand project, an IBM - Bell Atlantic multimedia project. Wrote Korn shell scripts to automate the final acceptance test. Wrote C programs including a byte swap program. Programmed in X-Windows(Motif) to make the final acceptance test user friendly and to enhance the presentation of the system to the clients.
Marketing Sales Engineer, Amdahl June 1990 - January 1993
Marketing Engineer responsible for pre- and post- sales support for Amdahl's UTS product, a UNIX System V for mainframes. Support included customer briefings, benchmarking, installations, trouble shooting, training, and technical support for all UNIX opportunities. Major accounts included U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Security Agency.
Consultant to IBM August 1989 - June 1990
Performance Engineer responsible for tuning 5 minicomputer configurations running UNIX System V for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract. Workload consisted of 22 to 180 concurrent INGRES, oracle, INFORMIX, 20/20 Spreadsheet, and WordPerfect users. Developed an application to automate
the benchmark function using Bourne shell. Created a tuning methodology which was then applied to the 5 different configurations. Achieved an average of 20 percent improvement in the timed tests, resulting in increased performance and higher score from the Government. Created training documents for the live users of the databases and spreadsheet application.
B.B.A James Madison University, 1983.
M.S. University of Southern California, 1985.