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Sql Server Data Architect

New Cumberland, PA, 17070
September 18, 2018

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Timothy Noel

Phone - 717-***-****

New Cumberland, PA

Technical Expertise

Over 21 years’ experience implementing full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) projects with tight deadlines.

Solid experience interfacing with business users with respect to analyzing business requirements and translating those needs into functional specifications.

Top Tier consulting experience giving oral presentations and interacting with all levels of personnel from technical to high level executive management.

Strong MS SQL Server Database Architect, data modeling, management and data migration, SQL developer.

Lead experience architecting and managing data migration processes for databases over 1 TB in size.

Led class room training to project consultants, Federal and State government employees on best practices for database design, conversion, SSIS, SQL queries, indexing, performance tuning, and disaster recovery.

Consulting leadership roles on multiple Federal, State and private sector projects implementing new systems working with senior management and providing technical recommendations for work plans, schedules, performance requirements, equipment purchases, hiring staff, and developing IT policies and procedures.

Strong SQL Server Architecture, Meta Data, Disaster Recovery, TSQL, DTS, SSIS, SSDT, performance monitoring and tuning.


Microsoft SQL Server (versions 6.0 / 6.5/ 7.0 / 2000 / 2005 / 2008 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017), DTS, SSIS, SSDT, ETL, Data Modeling, Analysis Services, Replication, Disaster Recovery, Migration, Sybase, PowerDesigner, Unix, Erwin, Embarcadero ER/Studio, Embarcadero DBArtisan, Visio, VBScript, XML,, MS Visual Studio 2012, MS Team Foundation Server 2010, Visual Basic, Toad, PowerBuilder, BRIO, Microsoft Reporting Services (MSRS), Crystal Reports, MS Project, Windows Server 2012, WSFC, MS Clustering for SQL Server, MTS, Legato, Veritas Backup Exec, Sharepoint, Citrix, Lumigent products, SQL LiteSpeed, TCP/IP, FTP, IBM Rational ClearQuest, Remedy, Idera SQL Diagnostic Manager.

Work History

Senior Database Architect, CAI


JAN 2018 – SEP 2018

Senior Database Architect

Designed a SQL 2016 OLTP database for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Logical and Physical database design with Erwin. Redesigned from a SaaS database.

Led conversion of FDOT database to SQL Server. Imported SaaS data from bulk loads of data extracts to staging tables. Utilized crosswalk tables for normalization. ETL performed with SQL scripts.

Led conversion of 10 SQL 2008 databases to a SQL 2014 database for a PA manufacturing company. ETL performed with SQL scripts. SQL 2014 database housed in Microsoft Azure environment.

Conversion lead for migrating 2 LA State SQL 2012 databases to a CAI custom SQL Server 2014 database. Conversion ETL performed with SQL Scripts and crosswalk tables from excel workbooks.

Reviewed/approved developers code for in house SQL Server databases

Maintained databases for on premise and Microsoft Azure cloud environments.

Performance tuning of database servers and SQL code

Microsoft Data Platform Database Consultant, Pythian


OCT 2017 – JAN 2018

Microsoft Data Platform Database Consultant

Remote Senior SQL Server Database Consultant working directly with external customers

Coordinating, analyzing, designing, implementing and administering IT solutions

Recommending best practices for improvements to current operational processes

Configure and maintaining database servers

Installing, configuring and upgrading SQL Server 2008 – 2016 databases

Administering proactive daily checks

Troubleshooting operational problems for replication, log shipping, mirroring, clustering, Always On, SSIS, SSRS

Communicating status and planning activities to customers and team members

Participating in on-call coverage rotation

Performance tuning of database servers and SQL code

Responding to monitoring alerts

Senior DBA, Wellspan Health


FEB 2017 – OCT 2017

Senior DBA

Designed an auditing solution for the DBA group to track SQL Server changes on hundreds of Server and database level modifications. Automated the process with table driven SSIS packages and SSRS reports.

Designed a custom database maintenance process for the DBA group. Automated the process with table driven SSIS packages and SSRS reports.

Designed a custom SQL Server health check process for the DBA group with SSIS and SSRS including weekly reports on server and database level health state. This is for the servers that are not included with Idera DM tool.

Managed DBA production Remedy tickets.

Performance tuning utilizing Idera Diagnostic Manager and scripts.

Senior DBA, Mindteck / Ibussiness Solutions


FEB 2011 – JUNE 2016

Senior Database Consultant, DLI CWDS Project

Senior SQL Server Database Consultant for PA Department of Labor and Industry CWDS project.

Design, installation, and support for SQL Server 2008 and 2014 standard and clustered environments.

Provide SQL Server evaluation and recommendations for OLTP, Reporting, DR, and Data Warehouse environments.

Instruct classes on SQL Server performance tuning and SSIS to DPW staff.

Provide database development best practice for Deloitte staff. This includes best practices writing SQL code for SQL server.

Utilized Rational ClearQuest for workflow application development.

Setup table driven SSIS packages for capturing performance metrics of the CWDS database environments.

Implemented performance tuning procedures for monitoring all SQL server instances for blocking, deadlocking, and long running queries. Setup SSIS table driven processes for gathering server information on all SQL instances for configuration, server performance, disk usage, database growth.

Configured and automated process to import daily IIS logs into SQL server for report generation and performance evaluation.

Installed and configured SQL 2014 on multiple environments including 2 four node physical clusters, and multiple virtual server installations. Utilized Clustered Shared Volumes for drive consolidation on cluster installations.

Lead conversion of SQL 2008 to 2014.

Data modeling with Erwin for creating/modifying logical and physical data models.

Updating data dictionaries and creating database change scripts for deployment to Dev, UAT, Prod environments.

Provide documentation for database environments, workflows, best practices, and standards.

Teach best practice classes for database design, tuning, migration, SSIS.


OCT 1998 – FEB 2011

Database Architect, Daystar Consulting Positions


OCT 2008 – FEB 2011

Senior Database Consultant, Administrative Office of PA Courts

Senior Sybase Database Consultant for PACMS and MDJS redesign projects.

Architect and implement a database performance tuning process for databases over 1 TB in size.

Provide performance tuning recommendations for PACMS and MDJS databases.

Scripted process for comparing databases to their logical models.

Scripted database changes to be applied to Development, Test, and Production environments.

Senior SQL Server DBA. Implemented performance tuning procedures for monitoring all SQL server instances for blocking, deadlocking, and long running queries. Setup SSIS process for gathering server information on all SQL instances for configuration, server performance, disk usage, database growth


JULY 2008 – OCT 2008

Senior Database Architect / Data Warehouse DBA, CAMPUS DOOR

Senior SQL Server 2005 Data Warehouse DBA for Campus Door (a partner of Lehman Brothers Bank which provides financial aid to college students).

Provide SQL Server evaluation and recommendations for all Campus Door OLTP and data warehouse systems.

Provide ETL recommendations for loading data marts with SSIS.

Provide database performance recommendations and security best practices.

Maintained high availability and support of the MS SQL Server 2005 environment, backup and recovery, performance tuning and monitoring

Write and support T/SQL scripts, triggers and SSIS packages

Provide support and maintenance of existing database code


NOV 2006 – JULY 2008

Database Architect / Senior DBA, Department of Defense

Joint Database Architect and Senior DBA for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Property Accountability System (DPAS). The system provides general ledger control and reporting for DISA’s accounting systems, as well as documenting the physical control of real and personal property.

Provide database architecture design for all Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database servers in multiple environments.

Provided oral presentations to senior staff

Provide database design expertise to enhance performance and security best practices.

Provide class room training to D.O.D staff and consultants on best practices for database design, conversion, SQL queries, indexing, and performance tuning.

Architect and manage the data migration process of converting 250 D.O.D databases.

Direct the database team consisting of 5 DBA’s providing technical guidance in database architecture, design, migration, performance tuning, change management, and database integration.


AUG 2005 – NOV. 2006

Database Architect / Senior DBA, Constellation Energy

Architect a data mart solution for the consolidation of 8 database servers located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Logical and physical data modeling with Erwin. Data driven ETL designed for optimal performance and recoverability.

Architect and implement a database disaster recovery solution for CNE commodities group via log shipping.

Evaluate over 200 Corporate and business unit database server configurations and propose recommended best practices for server configuration, data integrity, database design, maintenance, performance tuning, backup strategies, and disaster recovery.

Act as Constellation Energy's liaison to Microsoft consulting services.

Design and implement a merge replication process for Microsoft CE mobile devices used by field gas leak surveyors.

Analyze data and database changes, and provide performance tuning solutions for OutlookSoft's business intelligence OLAP installation.

Create standards for a data driven database backup and maintenance process

Provided oral presentations to senior staff


MAY 2004 AUG 2005

Senior Database Architect, PA State Police IIMS Project

Designed, documented and guided the use of data and database changes for complex, enterprise-wide web based internal to company database integration.

Analyzed needs and requirements of existing and proposed systems, and developed technical, structural, and organizational specifications, in addition to systems integration between Oracle and SQL Server databases on windows 2003.

Provided oral presentations to senior staff.

Created a data driven ETL development standard for PSP using Microsoft DTS.

Provided SQL Server Data Transformation Services expertise for Data Migration process between Mainframe Legacy systems, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle.

Provided oral presentations and training classes to Lockheed Martin and PSP DBA'S and programmers on database standards, SQL Server DTS development, SQL Server Administration and database recovery.

Mentored Lockheed Martin employees on windows performance tuning techniques.

Supported over 21 standard and clustered SQL Server instances for all development and production databases.

Developed and implemented custom procedures for database maintenance, backups, and alerting.

Interviewed and hired Data Migration Lead and Oracle DBA.

Re-architected and proposed a solution for the design of a Datamart/Data Warehouse and decision support system to support Data Mining and OLAP functionality via SQL Server Analysis Services, Proclarity, and Crystal Enterprise. This included highly complex data driven ETL processes for Data Migration, Data Mart updates, and Data Warehouse report development.

Performance tuning via stored procedure analysis, indexing of tables, SQL Profiler, application database connection options, and Performance Monitoring.

Wrote Meta Data stored procedures for Meta Data Repository reporting.

Wrote a custom SQL ETL process to automate loading new county intersection data to COTS database. This process will save Lockheed over $800,000.00

Received awards from Lockheed and PSP for training DBA'S and programmers and for solving performance problems on critical web based production systems, developing a data driven ETL standard to be used with all state police DTS work, and designing data driven custom database maintenance and alerting procedures to monitor all production and non-production servers.


FEB 2004 MAY 2004 and SQL Server consultant and reporting services mentor programming for manufacturing applications producing reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.

SQL Server database design, developing, and administration on SQL standard and MSDE editions.

Data conversions from MS Access and Fourth Shift to SQL Server.


JAN 2001 AUG 2003

SQL 2000 Data Warehouse Consultant, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown

The database provided reporting for client Portfolio Analysis from an Advent Data Warehouse. The reporting database provided the InvestEdge web-based enterprise investment system with enhanced performance reporting to help assist with making strategic decisions.

Wrote stored procedures to automate the data extraction from the data warehouse to the client reporting database.

Wrote and optimized reporting stored procedures, UDF's, triggers and views for the reporting database.

Modified Crystal 9.2 reports used to display exhibits. Index recommendations for staging and production databases.

Increased batch reporting table transfer process from over 6 hrs to 20 minutes.

Utilized Brio 6.5 for ad hoc queries.

Reporting exhibits: Historical Performance, Change in Financial Position, Fixed Income Characteristics, Risk Analysis and Account Holdings.

Database Manager, Database Architect and Lead DBA

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts ASAP project

Directed Database group consisting of 4 DBA'S and 18 database developers.

Provided technical guidance in database architecture, design, migration, software, and database integration.

Developed database project work plans and presentations for Client Server and Web based databases.

Performed installation, configuration and upgrades to multiple SQL Servers on Windows 2000.

Designed Logical and Physical data models using Embarcadero ERStudio.

Designed data migration procedures (ETL) and managed data migration group.

Implemented database object definition and naming standards.

Wrote stored procedures, functions and triggers.

Mentored database developers for writing stored procedures and user defined functions.

SQL2000 virtual server administration.

Server maintenance via batch scripts, SQL jobs and DTS packages.

Utilized Veritas Backup Exec for scheduled server backups.

Trained DBA group on performance tuning techniques, identifying locking, and baseline and capacity planning tasks for increasing application performance.

Performance tuning via stored procedures analysis, indexing of tables, SQL Profiler, application database connection options, and Performance Monitoring.

Trained DBA group on SQL Server administration, log shipping, Full Text searching, auditing and disaster recovery (documentation included for all).

Designed an automated database transfer process to simplify transferring or copying databases across servers.

Designed and implemented a SQL server disaster recovery process. Setup custom email alerts for administering SQL servers.


OCT 1998 JAN 2001

Database Manager/Lead Developer

The Pennsylvania Treasury Dept Unclaimed Merchandise Project

Administered SQL Server 2000 on two Win 2K Advanced Servers Clustered using active\passive mode.

Performed Analysis of databases and presented plan for improving the existing architecture.

Database administrative tasks on SQL Server 2000 / 7.0 / 6.5.

Migrated existing databases from SQL Server 6.5 to 2000.

Installed and administered five SQL Servers on MS NT Clustering using active-passive mode and four Standard installations.

Wrote procedures to fix record sequence numbering on production system.

Disaster Recovery Documentation for SQL Virtual Server.

Migration of Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software to SQL Server 7.

Installation of 3rd party application (EMAT) for Audit Tracking of Great Plains Databases.

Mentored staff on SQL Server stored procedures and Visual Basic data access.

Wrote procedures to automate data scrubbing for loading data to Unclaimed Property Database via batch scripts, SQL jobs and DTS packages.

Performance tuning via stored procedures analysis, indexing of tables, SQL Profiler, application database connection options, and Performance Monitoring.

Setup referential integrity for Unclaimed Property database.

Provided ASP page performance recommendations.

Designed ASP.NET / VB.Net web pages for reporting of unclaimed Stock information.

Wrote and installed auditing procedures for Payroll's database.

Senior Consultant/ Database Manager and Lead Developer

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Customer Account Information

Re-architect and modified existing database schema on SQL Server 6.5 client server and web based databases.

Installed SQL Server 7.0 and upgraded existing 6.5 databases.

Designed Logical and Physical data models using Erwin and Microsoft diagram modeler.

Utilized Visio for diagramming process flow charts.

Instructed classes on SQL Server Design, programming and implementation.

Performed Database Administration, SQL Server Standards, Disaster Recovery, Change Management, and Application Documentation.

Setup System Migration procedures and documentation.

Automation of data transfers from mainframe system.

Performance tuning via stored procedures analysis, indexing of tables, SQL Profiler, application database connection options, and Performance Monitoring.

Automation of FTP data transfers from PUC to Utilities. Administered Source Safe for Client Server and Web development.

Senior Consultant

Transcore Corp

Disaster Recovery for SQL Server 7.0 on MS NT Clustering using active-passive mode.

Setup messaging for Administrators. System evaluation and recommendations.

Senior Consultant

PA Dept. of Aging

SQL Server 7.0 Database design and modeling for a web based system.

Senior Consultant

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Installed SQL Server 7.0.

Setup recovery scripts and documented disaster recovery plan.

Mentored staff on SQL Server tools and utilities.

Recommend software and hardware for test and production environments.

Senior Consultant

Common Wealth Technology Center

Installed SQL Server on MS NT Clustering using active-passive mode.

Wrote disaster recovery scripts and implemented them into daily administration tasks.

Recommended disaster recovery plan for NT and SQL servers.

Senior Consultant

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts server evaluation

Evaluated existing Cluster Server installation and tested fail-over.

Applied service packs and setup daily and weekly administration scripts for performance and recovery.

Recommended a plan for security and administration roles and responsibilities.

Senior Consultant

UTZ Quality Foods system evaluation

Performed System evaluation and recommendations for existing SQL Server 6.5.

Setup SQL Server daily and weekly administration tasks.

Installed messaging for SQL server.

Incorporated email alerts for reports on task results and system alerts.


FEB 1997 OCT 1998

Database Administrator / Senior Programmer Analyst

Database Administration and operational support of 8 Compaq 4500 servers running MS SQL Server 6.5 and 6.0 with NT 4.0 operating system.

Data Warehouse Administration of 2 UNIX servers running Sybase 10x.

Designed and implemented an intranet "Keyweb" databases.

Designed an Intranet Database Administration home page utilizing Visual Interdev.

Provided off site disaster recovery testing and documentation.

Migrated five servers to new hardware, three databases from version 6.0 to 6.5.

Converted SQL Server 6.0 databases to version 6.5.

Provided NT Administration for all SQL Servers.

Setup a Year 2k testing environment for MS SQL Server.

Provided troubleshooting of stored procedures for performance gains.

Reevaluated indexing strategies and made needed modifications.

Implemented system level stored procedures to simplify database management.

Recommended database management software.

Provided disaster recovery during a hardware failure on two SQL Servers.

Implemented security auditing on all production SQL Servers. Provided support to all application development teams.

Application performance benchmarking using Optimal software.

Assisted with installation of Microsoft Terminal Server / Citrix.


SEPT 1996 FEB 1997

Programmer Analyst

EDS Call Center Project

Development of a VB 4.0 32-bit application used for monitoring agent's calls. Supported 'Time Tracking' (vb3), 'NewHire' (vb3), and 'Snyder' (vb4 32 bit) applications.

Database development with Microsoft SQL Server 6.0 and 6.5.


NOV 1995 SEPT 1996

Client Server Developer

Material Financial Control System

PowerBuilder 4.0 developer on the FMSO OMNIBUS II contract developing the StarFL applications maintenance module with a Watcom database.

Visual Basic Development on the Material Financial Control System for the Navy Supply Systems Command with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 database.

I.T. related jobs (11/1981 - 02/1995)

Electronic Technician for Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA (02/1992 - 11/1995)

Computer Technician for Doctronics, Harrisburg, PA (02/1995 - 06/1996)

Computer Technician for Qualitech Computer Center, Lemoyne, PA (02/1994 - 11/1994)

Laser Technician for United Technical Associates, Reading PA (11/1992 - 03/1993)

Laser Technician for United Technical Associates, Reading PA (03/1991- 09/1991)

Field Service Technician for Full Service Security & ATC, Mechanicsburg, PA (02/1988 - 03/1989)

Electro-Mechanical Technician for Rockwell International Electronics, Richardson, TX (08/1983 - 08/1984)

Quality Control Inspector for Electronic Corporation of America, Manchester, NH (11/1981 - 08/1982)

Various non-computer related positions (1978 to 1981)

Education & Certifications

Electronic Institutes, A. A., Electronic and Computer Technology, Middletown, Pennsylvania

The Way College of Emporia, A. A., Theology, Emporia, Kansas

Microsoft - MCP (SQL Server 7.0 Database Designing and Implementation, SQL Server 7.0 Administration, NT Server

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