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Dedicated, results-driven database administrator seeking new opportunities for career and skills advancement in the database administration field.

Work History

Sept 2014Present

Database Administrator / Database Developer

Florida Peninsula Insurance

At Florida Peninsula Insurance, I currently serve as a SQL Server Database Administrator / Database Developer.

Key responsibilities and day-to-day tasks
- Designing complex queries, stored procedures, functions, and triggers written in T-SQL
- Installing, configuring, upgrading, and migrating SQL Server environments (SQL Server 2008 R2 through SQL Server 2014)
- Creating critical maintenance plans for backups, recovery, and database integrity
- Ensuring database security, including administering database roles, schemas, and users
- Monitoring database performance and tuning (DMVs, Execution Plans, Database Engine Tuning Advisor, SQL Server Profiler, Spotlight)
- Implementing high availability solutions (AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Failover Clusters, Replication)
- Coding and deploying SQL CLRs written in C#
- Maintaining the daily build of the Reporting system (SSIS)
- Supporting the CRM backend (SugarCRM)
- Documenting database architecture and procedures in Microsoft Visio

Notable achievements
- Performed critical SQL Server security audit across entire business environment
- Launched Flood Zone Querying System, gained experience in SQL Server Spatial Tables
- Devised IT Dashboard with high-priority SQL Server alerts for DBA team
- Implemented a SQL Server Failover Cluster Environment for the Data Warehouse
- Designed email marketing campaign solution for the Marketing Department (SQL backend and API calls)
- Implemented transactional email solution for the Claims and Quote emails (SQL backend and API calls)

Training courses
- Querying Microsoft SQL Server
- Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
- Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

Sept 2011Sept 2014

Associate IT Systems Engineer

Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida)

Provided support for the IMS and CICS middleware systems in the System z environment. Project lead for the Rational Developer for System z software. Installed maintenance and new product releases. Monitored production and development environments. Coordinated major project releases with development teams. Promoted twice in three years.

May 2010Aug 2010



Collaborated with engineers and sales representatives on market research, social media, and helped develop new and improved ways to collect vital customer data. Gained experience with business applications such as Salesforce, StatCounter, ENFOS, and Microsoft Excel.


Aug 2007May 2011

Information Technology

Illinois State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Specialty in Enterprise Systems


Apr 2014Present

Microsoft Technology Associate


Exam 364 - Database Fundamentals


SQL Server 2008 R2 through SQL Server 2014, T-SQL, Stored Procedures, SQL CLRs written in C#, SSMS, SSIS Fast Load, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visio, Spotlight, Idera, Redgate, SQL Server Diagnostic Manager, Windows Server, Excel, VMware, IIS, Alpha Anywhere


Available upon request.