Andy B. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 20, 2014

Andy B.

Senior Oracle DBA for remote part time
  |   Waterloo, Waterloo


I am an American citizen (born an raised in Michigan) and living in Belgium for the past 11 years while working for international companies. I am a seasoned Oracle DBA with over 11 years of experience in Oracle technologies, including MySQL.
- Oracle Certified Professional with 10 years of experience managing 24x7 mission-critical and high-visibility database systems.
- Extensive experience with a wide range of Oracle database technology including RMAN, Grid/RAC, AWR & Performance Tuning, Data Guard, Data Pump, OEM, ASM, Partitioning, Advanced Security, Advanced Compression, SecureFiles, and PL/SQL development.
- Professional written and verbal communication skills with extensive experience documenting policies, procedures and standards.
- Master’s Degree in Education and Oracle guest lecturer with enthusiasm for mentoring and collaboration.
- Proven ability to self-manage and work independently, as well as collaborate effectively with colleagues.
Service Description
I'm offering a remote DBA service for Oracle and MySQL on a part-time and/or on-call basis. Many clients I've worked with do not have a need for a full-time DBA but need to have the security of a professional, trustworthy and dedicated DBA available when needed (even at 3:00 in the morning). I understand that a large part of work for a DBA needs to be done after-hours, which is perfect for me and one of the reasons I am offering my services remotely and on a part-time and/or on-call basis.
I am an Oracle Certified Professional with over 11 years experience. I also have over 5 years experience with MySQL. In addition to this I also hold a Master's Degree in Education and have very high professional standards and qualifications.
I have worked extensively with highly visible and mission-critical Oracle system for the European Commission and global pharmaceutical companies. I've also followed my entrepreneurial spirit and co-founded a company which was recently bought out by our investors. These experiences have given me a well-rounded and global view of business and management, which I've found to be very valuable in all aspects of business.
My current role with the European Commission include the following:
Current activities:
• Solo ITSM Senior Oracle DBA for the USB Consortium supporting the EU TAXUD project and internal applications.
• Provide close collaboration and teamwork with DIGIT database team for co-management of 40+ production and test databases for the EU TAXUD project.
• Define and document policies, procedures and standards for Oracle databases within the environments.
• Management, preparation, communication and organization of the migration of 30+ production Oracle 10g databases to Oracle 11g.
• Extensive performance tuning analysis and diagnostics using AWR and ADDM reporting as part of the Oracle Diagnostics Tuning Pack feature.
• Installation and configuration of Oracle 11gr2 Grid/RAC on Solaris container environment with ASM.
• Implementation of Oracle RMAN for mission-critical databases including VLDBs and legacy systems with complex ILM policies.
• Implementation of Oracle Data Guard with high-visibility Grid/RAC environment environments.
• Steering of project for proper implementation of Oracle SecureFiles, Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Advanced Compression, Oracle Partitioning, VLDB Management.
• Frequent data migrations between Production and test/development environments using traditional export/import and Data Pump.
• In-depth work with Oracle Solaris 10, Microsoft Windows Server, Linux (Debian), and VMWare.
• Coordinating database activities with TAXUD application managers in Belgium and Luxembourg

Oracle Certified Professional 10g
Awarded: 2005
Oracle Certified Professional 8i
Awarded: 2002
Oracle Certified Professional 9i
Awarded: 2002
University of West Georgia
Masters of Education
Awarded: 1999
Payment Terms
Payment terms are negotiable and flexible to suit your business and budget. I fully understand that each company has different policies and I will work with you on a solution that is acceptable for both parties.
Andy B. | Elance

Andy B.