Charles Hunt

Experienced Systems and Database Administrator

Work History

Work History
Mar 2012 - Present

Senior Web Operations Engineer

Manhattan Software, A Trimble Company

Trimble Navigation acquired Manhattan Software, a global enterprise real estate software company which leads the field in providing technology and services for corporate real estate and facility management departments, extending Trimble’s portfolio of design-build-operate (DBO) solutions. Daily job responsibilities include coordinating deployments to all client databases, monitoring database performance and tuning accordingly, providing technical expertise in triage meetings between the development and support teams, facilitating resolution of complex technical issues, and assuming a technical account management role for designated Premium Customers.


• Created a repeatable process to migrate current customers on SQL Server to Oracle databases.

• Implemented self-hosted installations of product offerings onsite for multiple clients.

• Co-led migration of existing data center to a new hosting provider.

• Implemented monitoring and reporting for all Oracle databases with OEM.

• Implemented a parallel backup strategy to ensure all data gets backed up nightly.

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

Database Administrator


Microsoft’s TV/Video group is a leading developer of next-generation advertising solutions for television. During my tenure at Microsoft, I was responsible for managing and maintaining the production SQL Server environment ensuring the systems were scalable, highly available and maintained a level of acceptable performance. Other responsibilities included managing the offshore DBA team, working with development and QA to implement, improve and optimize database services, and participate in architecture/design reviews to ensure the database services and systems meet business requirements which includes an end-to-end disaster recovery solution.


• Implemented Enterprise Policy Management using SQL Policy Based Management and SQL Server Reporting Services.

• Implemented Enterprise Auditing using SQL Server Audit and SQL Server Reporting Services.

• Implemented process to archive and then truncate old data from existing SQL Server Warehouse and dependent SSAS Cubes.

• Revamped existing FTP process, which utilized SQL Server Integration Services, to provide robust error handling and fault tolerance.

• Automated updates of third party metrics using SFTP and SSIS.

• Gather and trend monthly performance data to ensure database server utilization remain at an acceptable level.

Jan 2010 - Oct 2011

Database Engineer Consultant


Advanti Solutions provides data and database solutions for financial establishments. Responsibilities included working with clients through a variety of SQL database management issues including maintenance, performance and availability, provide technical solutions leveraging the correct technology solution to resolve the business problem, perform SQL software and hardware upgrades, and new development by adhering to vendor and industry best practices. Responsibilities also include mentoring DBA teams, managing offshore relationships and streamlining DBA efforts by automating existing and developing new processes.


• Performed SQL Server “Health Checks” to identify potential risks in the SQL environment and provided solutions to mitigate those risks.

• Configured SQL Server Replication to provide a reporting instance to eliminate the performance impact of reports querying a highly transactional production database resulting in reduced database contention and increased performance.

• Planned, scoped and executed a proof of concept which required load testing on a highly transactional VLDB to measure performance benefits of moving from SAN storage to Fusion-IO technology which proved to increase performance by over 100%.

• Tested and established SQL Server Database Mirroring to provide high availability for a VLDB running on Fusion-IO technology.

• Worked closely with clients to scope, design and procure servers for both OLTP and OLAP SQL Server database reliant applications.

• Implemented custom data obfuscation procedures that met the business and auditing requirements which enabled hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in cost saving on software support costs.

• Implemented Enterprise Policy Management using SQL Policy Based Management and SSRS.

• Co-developed a data warehouse to store historical SQL Server performance metrics collected from DMVs.

• Automated lower environment database refreshes using Quest LiteSpeed.

Sep 2008 - Feb 2010

SQL Server DBA/Network and Systems Engineer


Bullhorn delivers web based solutions for staffing and recruiting agencies aimed to increase the productivity of recruiters. The DBA and systems teams are responsible for designing, building, implementing and managing hosted products and solutions for Bullhorn’s production environment. They are also responsible for monitoring and maintaining all production system hardware and services, in addition to providing 24x7 support for client databases.


• Implemented a database cluster utilizing HP PolyServe.

• Participated in an initiative to upgrade all client databases to new servers running SQL Server 2008.

• Configured Log Shipping to the DR site utilizing Red Gate’s SQL Backup.

• Co-Lead initiative to consolidate servers using VMWare ESXi.


Jan 2003 - Jan 2003

Certificate of Completion

Intense School

Computer Forensics



Mac OS X


SQL Server

VMware ESX

Database Administration


System Administration


Cloud Computing

Operating Systems


Network Administration

Active Directory




Microsoft Office





Disaster Recovery




Data Warehousing



Microsoft SQL Server



May 2009 - Present


Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Professional