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.
- Masters 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.
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:
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
Oracle Certified Professional 8i
Oracle Certified Professional 9i
University of West Georgia
Masters of Education