Achievement-driven and technically skilled IT Professional with over fifteen years of experience looking for a rewarding and challenging position in IT leadership.
Oracle 10g, 11g, 12c and 18c Database Administration
Oracle RAC & ASM Installation and Administration
Oracle eBusiness Suite Administration (EBS) - 10.7, 11.5.x, 12.1.x, 12.2.x
Oracle Exadata Implementation and Administration
RMAN Backup and Recovery
Oracle Enterprise Manger (OEM) 12 & 13c
Oracle Golden Gate
SQL Performance Tuning
Unix and Linux Shell Scripting
Oracle Data Guard
SQL and PL/SQL
Oracle Forms and Reports
Oracle eBusiness Suite
Modules: Inventory, Shipping, Work in Process (WIP), Bill of Materials (BOM), Return Materials Authorization (RMA), Order Management, Quoting, Configurator, and Installed Base Modules
Oracle SOA Suite
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Java Server Faces
•Waterfall and Agile Project Management Methodologies (Scrum); Requirements Gathering and Analysis; Prioritization and Risk Management; Jira and Confluence
Oracle Database Administrator Team Lead - Wesco Aircraft March 2017 – Present
Leader for the Oracle Database Administration team responsible for driving architectural vision, project management, training DBA team members and development staff, and maintaining production systems.
•Manage daily operations and projects for the DBA Team by assigning and prioritizing project work, managing resource allocations, and tracking statuses and deadlines.
•Responsible for onboarding and training an offshore team to handle L2 DBA support tasks.
•Drive DevOps strategy for code releases through process automation using tools like Puppet and Jenkins. Worked as a consultant to the development team to review code release standards, use of code repositories, processes and tools to improve efficiency in the release process.
•Managed release scheduling and post release operational support.
•Responsible for developing and driving the architectural roadmap and strategy for DBA area.
•Managed communications between IT Infrastructure, PMO, and Application Development team for high visibility projects and operational tasks.
•Redesigned database backup strategy to improve backup retention and improve agility for data restores.
•Responsible for installation, configuration and monitoring for data replication using Oracle Golden Gate.
•Created standards and documentation for SOX and internal auditing.
•Provided expert level 24x7 production support, troubleshooting and performance tuning.
Oracle Database Administrator - National Instruments November 2010 – March 2017
Empowering IT developers and business users by optimizing system performance, quickly resolving production issues and consulting on projects, with diligent focus on design best practices. Responsibilities also included managing RMAN backups and upgrading Oracle Database and eBusiness Suite Applications.
Core IT Lead for the Global Single Instance project for implementation on a 12.2.5 eBusiness Suite. Managed communications and priorities across several sections of IT. Responsible for the installation and core configuration of a new 12.2.5 Oracle eBusiness Suite system. Created a strategy for custom code development in compliance with online patching standards.
DBA Lead for migrating ERP functionality for Asia operations from a custom solution into the Oracle eBusiness Suite. Orchestrated project execution, managed migration engine performance, and provided mentorship for development team.
Member of the DBA leadership team which was responsible for architectural decisions, managing infrastructure’s strategy regarding the Oracle applications and databases, and managing team priorities.
Project Lead for migrating the Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications for the Americas from a single instance database to an Oracle RAC implementation. Managed communication across an international team, providing status updates and making teams aware of changes and expectations.
Coordinated system releases with development team and business operations, managing dependencies and complex timelines to reduce the impact to the business.
Board member of the Technology Exchange team that coordinated in house IT training throughout the organization.
Designed the RMAN backup strategy and served as the primary support contact in a cross functional project team to implement Oracle Exadata for the data warehouse.
Application performance tuning for Oracle eBusiness Suite.
Created standards and documentation for SOX and internal auditing.
Provided expert level 24x7 production support, troubleshooting and performance tuning.
Programmer / Analyst - National Instruments May 2001 – November 2010
Engineered solutions for Oracle eBusiness Suite and the external website. Responsibilities included working with area business subject matter experts to gather and refine requirements, designing and developing applications, conducting design and code reviews, creating project documentation and training junior team members.
Advisors / Web Commerce
IT Project Lead of a web commerce project that dramatically improved how software services are sold at National Instruments, architecting a solution that is usable by both external customers and internal sales staff.
Scrum Master and mentor for platform upgrades to the Product Advisors platform, improving the customer interface and implementing key design changes to JSF and Facelets.
IT Project Lead for redesigning how hardware services are sold for engineered systems; generating a 20 percent growth in hardware services sales.
Architected a web interface allowing customers to create online quotes that seamlessly integrate with the internal Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications. Quotes created by ni.com converted to orders at a rate of 45 percent.
Designed a pricing interface used buy all applications on ni.com. This pricing interface allows for efficient retrieval of customer specific pricing by interacting with the Oracle Advanced Pricing engine, resulting in a 30 percent increase of academic sales through the web channel.
Developed an automated process for importing online orders from ni.com into the Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications which improved operational efficiency. Improvements in efficiency allowed for increased order volume without having to add additional head count in the Sales organization.
Founding member of a team responsible for executing code reviews for libraries and software that are critical to all applications across the IT organization.
Coordinated international team development efforts when upgrading Oracle Applications from 10.7 to 11i. Worked closely with Business Analysts to gather requirements and build enhanced processes to be used by the manufacturing floor.
Designed and developed applications that supported the first international manufacturing facility in Debrecen, Hungary. Also provided training and support for IT staff at the new facility.
Managed the movement of manufacturing systems from a custom serialization infrastructure into the infrastructure provided within the Oracle eBusiness Suite. Worked directly with Oracle development teams to provide requirements on the solution and test the new additions to the manufacturing modules.
Designed an Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN) process to improve the efficiency of receiving serialized inventory shipped between distribution centers.
Preformed a system efficiency analysis for RMA area to identify ways the Oracle applications and manufacturing processes could be altered to improve receiving damaged materials.
Provided 24x7 support to the manufacturing floor in order to meet end-of-quarter shipping and sales goals.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS May 2001
Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), with minors in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Economics