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Oracle Database Administrator

  • Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Cloud Control Enterprise Manager
  • Enterprise Backup
  • DevOPS

Work experience

Oct 2012Present

DB specialist - Billing R&D Engineer 

Amdocs / Comverse Network Systems
  • Lead development - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C - Cloud Control integration
    • Completely automated the discovery and promotion of RAC clusters and its targets (listeners, databases, asm).
    • Designed highly available pre-packaged solution.
    • Integrated notifications with 3rd party system using SNMP.
    • Developed Corrective Actions, Metric Extensions, and monitoring templates.
  • EXADATA, Performed Proof of Concept, improving application performance and cutting storage utilization by using the following features: 
    • Flash Cache SSD
    • Hybrid Columnar Compression
  • Redesigned backup process. Added Incrementally Updating Backups to improve Recovery Time Objective.
  • Automated partition maintenance to automatically compress old partitions using PL/SQL.
  • 12c container and pluggable databases
Sep 2008Oct 2012

Sr. Oracle Database Administrator

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Designed and implemented a highly available Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10gR4 solution to monitor Oracle and MS-SQL databases. Configuration included HACMP, ASM, and Data Guard. Recent upgrade to Enterprise Manager 12c - Total Cloud Control.
  • Contributed to multiple DataGuard implementations. StandBy databases - Max Availability protection level with a Data Guard Broker, Observers, and monitoring by Grid Control.
  • Performance tuning of OLTP and data warehouse databases.
  • Fellow of the 2009-2010 Leadership program - CHOP INSIGHTS™ Forum
    Jul 2002Jul 2008


    Xtivia Technologies

    Client: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

    Oracle Applications 11i DBA - Global ERP support team

    • Installed, cloned and patched numerous instances of 11.5.7, 11.5.8, and 11.5.10 running on Multi-tier IBM AIX servers. Recent upgrade to followed by RUP4 and Discoverer 10g implementation.
    • Upgraded underlying databases to 9i and 10g.
    • Implemented Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10gR3 and upgraded to 10gR4.
    • Instituted backup, bounce and patching policies to facilitate and streamline these functions.
    • Followed all applicable operating procedures and guidelines for "validated" hardware and applications regulated by FDA for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
    • Supported a team of 20 functional consultants.
    • Served as a focal point of contact with Oracle development regarding new 11i methodologies including electronic signatures and rapid clone.
    • Maintained multiple conference room pilots to full ERP implementation.
    • Participated in the technical group of global Siebel eClinial Application implementation and support. 

    Senior DBA & System Consultant

    Integrity Systems LTD

    Client:  Isracard - Israel's largest Credit Cards Company

    Oracle DBA Team Leader

    • Supported site with 7 Oracle databases (8,8i), HP-UX and NT/2000, Hitachi Data Storage environment.
    • Integrated Oracle with LDAP (Active Directory).
    • Monitored, tuned and upgraded systems for optimal performance.
    • Designed and executed backup procedures using RMAN integrated with Tivoli Storage Manager.
    • Incorporated all Oracle services to be monitored with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    Client:  Haaretz - Independent daily newspaper

    DBA & System Administrator

    • Conducted site with 10 Oracle databases (7.3.4, 8), HP-UX machines, NT machines and Linux.
    • Installed and maintained multiple MS-Exchange Servers.
    • Managed and maintained Legato Networker Server to backup 20 heterogeneous systems.
    • Assisted in evaluating vendor products and made recommendations to management.

    Integrity Systems

    Pre & Post Sale Engineer

    • Supported international customers from North America and Europe.
    • Served as primary contact for supporting beta and production sites.
    • Installed evaluation software at customer's sites in North America.

    Client:  Super-Sol  - Leading supermarket chain in Israel

    DBA and Unix System Administrator

    • Managed multiple IBM AIX machines running Oracle 8, HACMP configuration.
    • Wrote shell and awk scripting.
    • Assisted in disaster recovery planning.
    • Tuned both the oracle database and the application side.


    Successfully completed the following Oracle certification exams:
    • Oracle Database 11g: Administration II (1Z0-053)(2011)  
    • Oracle Database 11g: Administration I (1Z0-052)(2010) 
    • Oracle 11i Applications DBA: Fundamentals I (1Z0-235)  (2007) 
    • Oracle 11i Install, Patch and Maintain Applications (1Z1-233)(2007) 
    • Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL (1Z0-001)(2000) 

    Feb 2019Feb 2019

    PostgreSQL - Advanced Administration Training

    Jan 2019Jan 2019

    Couchbase Server Administration

    Couchbase  (CS300)
    Jun 2012Jun 2012

    Oracle 11g: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Accelerated Release 2

    Oracle University
    Jan 2009Jan 2011

    M.S. in Health Informatics

    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, College of Health Professions

    MS in Health Informatics (HIM) program is an applied graduate degree that focuses on the design, development, and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care.

    Jan 1998Dec 1998

    Oracle Developer Suite & Java programming

    John Bryce
    Jan 1998Feb 1998

    Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Core Technologies.