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Chris McGowan | Elance
 
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Chris McGowan

SQL Server Database Administrator
   United Kingdom
  |   Manchester, England
  |  6:33 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $66

SQL server architect with 5 years online production experience in high transactional always on environments. I specialise in high availability and preparing for disaster. I have vast experience in SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008R2, SSIS, SSRS and SSAS. Undertaking 100's of migrations and upgrades utilising all my skills and experience to improve performance, scalability and availability. My background as a Windows server administrator gives me greater depth of understanding of my database environments. With exposure to VMware and...

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Skills (5)

Tested
Microsoft SQL Server Programming
Microsoft Windows Server
netapp
emc
equalogic

Service Description

SQL server architect with 5 years online production experience in high transactional always on environments. I specialise in high availability and preparing for disaster. I have vast experience in SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008R2, SSIS, SSRS and SSAS. Undertaking 100's of migrations and upgrades utilising all my skills and experience to improve performance, scalability and availability. My background as a Windows server administrator gives me greater depth of understanding of my database environments. With exposure to VMware and several SAN providers (emc, netapp and equalogic) I have the full arsenal of skills to tackle any SQL Server administrative task.

See my blog at http://sqlserver365.blogspot.com

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Employment

ThinkMoney Group
Database Administrator Technical Lead
2010 - 2011
At ThinkMoney I worked in the research and development team with three other DBA’s. We were collectively responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and repair of the company’s...
Enterprise PLC
Database Administrator
2007 - 2010
At Enterprise I worked in a team of six DBA’s to ensure the availability of over 100 servers running several hundred databases. Exposure to a wide variety of database platforms including Sybase...
ServiceSource Europe Ltd
IT Systems Administrator
2006 - 2007
My role at ServiceSource involved administering and supporting the company’s I.T environment from server level down to user support. A lot of my time was dedicated to the interrogation and...
Keytech Managed Services Ltd
2nd Line Support Analyst
2005 - 2006
My role at Keytech was, as part of a team of eight analysts to provide 2nd line Technical support to a customer base of over 150 worldwide. Supporting such a large customer base exposed me to a...
Brennan Atkinson International
IT Support Technician
2003 - 2005
My role at Brennan Atkinson was, as part of a team of five to provide technical IT support to a user base of 400 strong at 20 sites on our network. The need to manage and prioritise calls was...
Contracting Mr David Brown/Doncaster MBC
Content Developer
2003 - 2003
The aim of the contract was to develop content held locally on each kiosk for Doncaster MBC for their four, touch screen kiosk pilot scheme. The content would be linked to Doncaster MBC’s existing...
In-Touch Public Access Systems Ltd
Technical Support Analyst
2002 - 2003
In Touch produces web based information systems and supplies hardware to local government. My daily responsibilities were as follows: • Installation of new kiosks • Maintenance of kiosk...
The Deva Tap Company
Warehouse Operative
2001 - 2002
I worked in the Despatch Department of the warehouse and was responsible for arranging the collection and delivery of taps to hundreds of customers throughout the United Kingdom. The experience...

Education

St Mary's Rc High School
GCSE's
1996 - 2001

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SQL Server
Windows
SAN
VMware
SSRS SSAS SSIS
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