To apply my broad range of IT skills in a fast-paced and
challenging environment. To assist in the more efficient and
creative use of technology to fulfill the changing needs of an
active user base.
Comfortable in all areas of Information
Technology. Extensive experience in setup and configuration of
Oracle database servers versions 8.0 through
10g Revision 2. Considerable experience in setup, configuration
and performance tuning of Oracle application server
versions 9i and 10g, including Oracle Business Intelligence
Suite. Troubleshooting, tuning,
backup and recovery and upgrading
of Oracle databases. Experience designing and implementing
Oracle Data Warehouse technology. Setup and
maintenance of Sungard SCT Banner student
information system, Oracle Financials and
Oracle Forms servers. Setup and maintenance of
SalesLogix database on Oracle. Database
administration tools used include Oracle Enterprise
Manager, Spotlight on Oracle, and
TOAD. Experience configuring and using
MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and
FileMaker Pro databases. Experience with
relational and dimensional database design.
Setup and administration of Solaris systems
for a variety of tasks. Additional experience setting up and
administrating Linux, x86 (intel) Solaris, Macintosh OS
X, and various distributions of BSD.
Installation and maintenance of many common UNIX applications
(e.g. Apache, Sendmail, Majordomo, BIND.) Familiar with all
facets of NIS networking in a cross platform
UNIX environment. Shell scripting for Systems
Administration tasks. Design and implementation of load
balancing and fail-over for
High Availability solutions. Practical application of
system monitoring techniques for accurate load
planning and evaluation of hardware needs across budget years.
Experience with Veritas File System on Solaris.
Experience installing, configuring, and administrating
Veritas NetBackup software.
Proficient on Windows and Macintosh
OS with experience using and supporting all major
versions both server-side and client-side. Familiar with design
and implementation of TCP/IP networking
including routing tables, DNS,
DHCP and Firewall. Knowledge
of binary logic and its implementation in computers. Basic
experience programming (C, C++, PHP.) Experience administrating
WebCT Campus Edition.
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH - March 2004 - Present
Oracle Database Administrator - Involved in
all areas of maintenance of the Sungard SCT Banner
student information system. Focus on database tuning,
backup, recovery and cloning. A focus on Data
Warehouse Architecture. Project management
on several projects involving diverse campus departments. Major
accomplishments include helping develop a versioning and
release system, deploying databases for several new
systems, development of a data warehouse and
other systems to support reporting needs.
Oracle Shell Scripting: Linux and UNIX Programming for Oracle,
Rampant TechPress - Publication Date: May 2007
Author - This book offers a background on UNIX
and Linux, a thorough tutorial on shell scripting and over 50
ready-to-use shell scripts all geared to the Oracle
professional. Specific attention is given to developing reliable
scripts for automating routine tasks.
Life After Coffee,
www.lifeaftercoffee.com - August 2005 - Present
Author - Sole author of this very successful
weblog. Accomplished a
Technorati ranking below 10,000 and over one million
hits in the first year of operation. Authored the
Caffeine WordPress Theme.
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH - Fall 2005
Adjunct Professor - Teaching Database
Administration, an upper division course in the Applied Computer
Science and Information Technology majors.
Boston University, Boston, MA - July 2003 - March 2004
Senior UNIX Systems Administrator -
Individually responsible for around 120 UNIX systems used for a
variety of tasks including GIS applications.
This environment includes an NIS domain, around
a dozen Solaris, Linux, SGI and
Macintosh OS X servers, and over 100
workstations. Primary platform is Solaris 8/9.
Supporting users in the Geography and Earth Sciences departments
as well as the Center for Remote Sensing. Responsibilities
include: server maintenance, upgrade, growth planning,
evaluation of requirements for new hardware, maintaining a lab,
account provisioning, email administration, application
administration, and UNIX desktop support. Major
accomplishments include design, implementation and
administration of Sun Ray systems in a lab
environment, successful integration of Linux in
our NIS environment, implementation of 7 new servers, and
maintaining an extremely high level of user satisfaction.
WebCT Inc., Lynnfield, MA - May 2000 - May 2003
Systems and Database Administrator -
Simultaneously held the role of lead system
administrator and sole database administrator.
Responsible for designing, configuring, and maintaining several
company-critical systems including Oracle 8i databases,
Oracle 9i databases, Oracle Finanacials Solaris 7, 8 and 9
servers. Areas of responsibility included production,
development and quality assurance environments. Evaluated
hardware requirements for new systems. Hardware used ranged from
Sun Ultra5, to Sun Enterprise 3500. Worked on setup,
configuration, upgrades and maintenance of WebCT Campus
Edition hosting servers while maintaining a 99.9%
uptime guaranty. Maintained, configured and supported custom web
application server running an Oracle back end with a Java web
server running on Apache/Tomcat front-end. Planned, setup and
maintained an Oracle Database for SalesLogix.
Performed a hosting server migration that
involved moving over 50 essential hosted servers over 3000 miles
while keeping downtime to a matter of minutes. Setup and
maintained an Arrowpoint Load balancing/failover
system to meet the demand for high availability.
Building and configuring WebTrends Enterprise Reporting
Server to analyze web site usage and volume.
Responsible for setup and maintenance of Veritas
NetBackup. On call 24x7 for emergency customer and
corporate system issues.
WebCT Inc., Lynnfield, MA - August 1999, January 2000
IT Contractor - Assumed all IT
responsibilities while the current IT manager took vacation.
Responsibilities included supporting roughly 80 users
on both Macintosh OS and Windows
platforms, ordering and receiving new hardware and
configuring desktop systems. I returned 5 months later
to assist the growing IT department to alleviate the work load
and allow them to continue to hire full time employees.
Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH - September 1998-May
Help Desk Manager- Involved in
building, training and managing a team of student
workers to offer computer support a campus community of roughly
4,000 users. Involved in hiring, time
management, project planning and personnel management. My team
provided walk-in, phone, and on-site support for faculty, staff
and students using Windows, Macintosh
and UNIX platforms.
Communication and Management Skills
Very strong trouble-shooting abilities with
excellent resource management. Outstanding ability to quickly
learn and understand new technologies. Self-motivated with
excellent time and resource management skills. Teaching
experience and a strong aptitude for simplification. Able to
teach to a wide variety of learning styles and technical
abilities. Strong ability to work independently or with teams as
either an active member or a leader. I have the ability to
achieve goals efficiently while maintaining a customer-oriented
Plymouth State University,
Plymouth, NH - 1996-2000
Solaris 8 System Administration I - September 2000
Bachelor of Science degree in
Interdisciplinary studies with focus in Applied Computer Science
Solaris 8 System Administration II - December 2000
Oracle Enterprise DBA Part 1A: Architecture and Administration -
Oracle Enterprise DBA Part 1B: Backup and Recovery - May 2002
Oracle Enterprise DBA Part 2: Performance and Tuning - December
Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration I - June 2005
References are available upon request.