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Jun 2009Nov 2009

Senior Database Administrator

Earth Technology Integration

Contracted to migrate GIS databases from Windows platform to Solaris, (UNIX), environment.


•Created source to target data migration scripts from MySQL 3.1 to Oracle 10G.

•Configured UNIX Crontab to execute RMAN scripts and TAR backup files to external disk.


•Participated in requirements meetings and provided implementation strategies.

Environment:UNIX, Solaris, Windows, Oracle 10g, OEM, MySQL, RMAN, Toad

Feb 2008Nov 2008

Senior Database Administrator

Guitar Center Corporate

Served as a key corporate resource of over 100 multi-vendor, high-volume Production, Development, and Test databases for the World’s largest retailer of musical instruments with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually, with 309 retail outlets in 43 states, and Musician’s Friend Inc., (North America’s largest volume web, and catalog databases.)


•Collaborated with cross-functional team managers to complete over 15 Oracle, MySQL, Essbase, and  Netezza Production database upgrades with no impact to production timelines.

•Planned and installed corporate-wide Oracle software patches and applied Critical Patch Updates to meet PCI compliance for Musician’s Friend Production databases.

•Revitalized visibility of MySQL Shipping Order Fulfillment system.Upgraded database, stabilized parameters, streamlined I / O, and developed High Availability solution.

•One of two DBA members entrusted with the implementation of Oracle 10g Grid Control deployed as Corporate-wide Database Management System.

•Recovered several Production Oracle RAC 10g and 9i instances after power outage caused system and database crashes.

•Installed Oracle Database Vault for PeopleSoft Payroll system to satisfy SOX requirements.


•Provided input for DBA Group during weekly Change Management meetings.

•Maintained High-level performance tuning, and troubleshooting of less than obvious performance problems.

•Provided DataPump, Export, and Import Production data refreshes to non-production databases for development purposes.

•Managed Metalink service request, opened, logged, and closed Technical Assistance Requests (TAR), to resolve software bugs and production database issues.

Environment:AIX, SUN Solaris, UNIX, Red Hat Linux, Windows, Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, Oracle 10g, 9i RAC, Oracle 10g Grid Control, Oracle Enterprise Manager, DataPump, Recovery Manager (RMAN), Oracle Application Express (Apex), Oracle HTML DB, Oracle Database Vault, MySQL, Hyperion Essbase, Netezza, VPN, Status and Change Management.

Jun 2005Dec 2007

Senior Database Administrator


Lead DBA for the KCET Fundraising Application used to manage annual donations over $7 million.


•Developed tape backup scheduling system that provided multiple recovery paths utilizing RMAN hot and cold backups integrated with Veritas NetBackup GUI calendar scheduler.

•Directed and performed an eight hour system-wide crash recovery of the KCET Fundraising Application Server, (SUN Solaris Enterprise 4500), and all Oracle Production, Development, and Test databases after an unexpected citywide power loss on September 12, 2005.

•Profitably led company into high tech performance environments after completing six-month organization-wide migration project.Independently structured, managed, and facilitated implementation of all hardware, software, and databases directly associated with the KCET Donor Fundraising Application system.


•Managed and delivered monthly Production refreshes to non-production databases.

•Created integrated PL/SQL functions, procedures, and enhanced application performance for KCET Fund Raising Application.

•Maintained terabyte databases in Production, Development, and Test environments.

•Provided production definition and resolution support for all active online applications.

Environment:Solaris, Windows (2000, NT, XP), Oracle 9i, 8i, Oracle Developer 6i (Forms, Reports), Toad, Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas NetBackup, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Recovery Manager, FileMaker Pro

Oct 2004Feb 2005

Senior Database Administrator

5 Square Systems

Contracted to design and create terabyte-class Oracle-based Data Marts for the first fully integrated Web-based Sales Process Management System of the retail automotive industry.


•Installed Oracle 9i and created physical database for Data Warehouse implementation.

•Upgraded Oracle 9i to Oracle 10G and automated monthly maintenance routines.


•Tested data extract, transport, and load, (ETL), procedures before database integration.

Environment:AIX, Linux, Windows (2000, NT, XP), OEM, Oracle 9i, Oracle 10G, RMAN

Jul 1997Aug 2004

Database Administrator

Core Software Technology

DBA and Database Developer for geo-spatial data management, and visualization solutions for defense, intelligence, and civilian communities.


•Contributed to $250 million annual revenue growth to ImageSat International as member of 5-person software team credited with the design and implementation of the first worldwide fully integrated e-commerce and distribution system for geo-spatial data.

•Remotely installed 15 Oracle 8i distribution databases in 10 countries worldwide.


•Independently completed over 30 Oracle, MySQL, and Sybase Production installations, and implemented physical standby database environments for High Availability Solutions.

•Established Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA) standards for corporate-wide Oracle environments.

Environment:Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, DEC VAX/VMS, Windows, UNIX and Linux, Oracle 9i, 8i, 7.x, MySQL, Sybase, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Partitioning, Oracle Spatial Cartridge, Oracle Application Server, Oracle HTML DB, Oracle Designer


Jun 1985Jun 1989

Bachelor of Science

Southern Oregon State College

First student to graduate with an Honors Degree in Computer Science at S.O.S.C

Dean's List

President's List

President of Men's Tennis Team

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities

Certifications and Training

Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators

Oracle Server Performance,

Oracle Tuning & Developing Complex Queries,

Oracle Tuning Oracle Applications,

Oracle Spatial Data Cartridge


Robert Zawarski

Robert Zawarski and I worked together side-by-side for seven years at Core Software Technology. 

Robert is now Director of Information Technology at Earth Technology Integration.

Omar Haikal

Omar Haikal is best described as the "Einstein" of Oracle comprehension and knowledge.  Ask this man anything... anything about an Oracle database and the answer you will receive will not only blow you away... but more than likely... it will overload your brain circuits!  I have had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Omar and will never forget the weekly... sometimes daily pop quizes he would bombard me with.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones is the most complete Oracle Database Administrator I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  His ability to correctly resolve even the most complex issues in the least amount of time is what I strive for on a daily basis.

Professional Strengths

·Work independently with little managerial oversight as a part of the IT organization.

·Expert in UNIX shell scripting (ksh, sh, bash, csh) for proactive server alerting.

·Track login and security controls for SOX and PCI requirements.

·Expert in SQL and PL/SQL (Complex Queries, Views, Procedures, and Triggers).

·Monitor and address database server performance issues.

·Proactively plan for increased capacity and scale accordingly.

·Backup/Recovery solutions with Recovery Manager, (RMAN), and Veritas NetBackup.

·High Availability, (HA), solutions:Standby, Failover, and Veritas Volume Manager Disk Mirroring.

·Oracle Enterprise Manager, (OEM), Grid Control implementation.

·Daily support, of multi-terabyte Real Application Clusters (RAC), ASM, and Load Balancing.

·MySQL experience including installations, upgrades, Master / Slave HA implementation.

Professional Summary

Oracle DBA with 12 years of comprehensive experience consistently entrusted to drive production database environments across diverse data sources.Outstanding background in day-to-day support, sizing and refreshing for multiple environments, performance testing, monitoring, and resolving technical issues including RAC support, and load balancing.Specializing in Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, and 7.3.4 database installations, upgrades, and patch management including dependable Production MySQL experience.  Comfortable working with performance DBA teams in database and applications performance analysis, diagnosis, and tuning (Query Optimization, Storage and Network performance, CPU and Memory tuning).

Technical Skills

Databases:Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, 7.x, Oracle RAC 10g, 9i, MySQL 5, 4, 3.x, Essbase, Netezza, Sybase

Languages:SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX Shell (bash, csh, ksh, sh), HTML, JSP, C, BASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal

Platforms:UNIX and Linux, (AIX, Solaris, HP-UX), DEC VAX/VMS, MS Windows

Tools:Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM), OEM 10g Grid Control, Oracle HTML DB, Application Express (APEX), Recovery Manager (RMAN), Oracle Partitioning, Oracle Spatial, Oracle Database Vault, Oracle Label Security, Oracle Developer6i, Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas NetBackup, Toad, Exceed, Putty



Author, “Concepts of Computer Animation”Southern Oregon State College


Have Installed, upgraded and migrated Production and Test MySQL Databases for Musician's Friend during high-profile Shipping Order Fulfillment project.  Upgraded database, stabilized parameters, streamlined disk I / O, and developed High Availability solution with Master / Slave implementation.
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle 11g
Along with Installation and Administration duties, have received certified Oracle training in Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators
Oracle 10g, 9i, 8i, 7.3.4