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Robert B., OCP

Oracle Applications DBA
Certified Computer Professional
Certified Oracle7/8i/9i DBA
Senior Oracle Apps DBA
Senior Oracle DBA
Senior Principle Consultant



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Robert is an information management professional with 16 years of experience.  He specializes in Oracle Database Administration and in Oracle Applications installations and upgrades from versions 9.4.2 through 11i Release 10.2.  In addition, he excels in database and application tuning.  His skill set includes Oracle DBA and Oracle Applications DBA.






Professional Detail 


        Served as an Oracle Applications DBA at 25 different clients since May 1996. Responsible for installation, upgrades, patches, TAR support, database tuning, concurrent manager administration, cloning and Oracle Apps SYSADMIN functions. Duties included database creation, database tuning/reorganization, SQL statement tuning, backup/recovery, general troubleshooting, fire fighting, developer/integrator relations, script development, documentation and DBA training.  Specific Oracle Applications modules installed include AP, GL, AR, FA, PO, PA, QA, INV, OE/ONT, CM, HR/Payroll, BOM, MRP, WIP, BIS, FII, I Procurement and OPM. 


         Completed 2 12.0.6 to 12.1.1 upgrades


         Installed 12.0.4/12.0.6 at two clients, one of which is live, second goes live 1-Jul-09.


         Provided patching support for in 18 foreign languages, live on 9 languages.


         Installed 11.5.10, including Financials, Purchasing and Public Sector Financials.  Upgraded 11.5.9 to 11.5.10.


         Applied Supply Chain Management Family Pack J (11.5.10), which includes the PO and OPM modules.


         Migrated from a 11.5.9 Windows/Unix environment to 11.5.9 Linux


         Patched 11.5.9 RAC installation, including Financials and OPM modules.


         Installed and patched four 11.5.9 instances, including 9 foreign languages and Discoverer


         Upgraded and supported multi-country, multi-language 11.5.8 to 11.5.9 installation of virtually all financial and discrete manufacturing modules, including DP, ASCP, Call Center and Email Center.


         Performed 11.0.3 to 11.5.8 upgrade with migration from HP-UX to Linux Suse 7 SLES.


         Oracle 11i experience includes, 11.5.5 install and upgrade to 11.5.7 with the Forms, and Web Server running on Windows 2000/NT and the Database, Reports and Concurrent Mangers on a second Windows 2000 node.  Ran 3 instances on a two-node configuration.  Also performed an 11.5.7 install.


         Oracle 11i experience includes, 11.5.5 install and upgrade to 11.5.6 with the Admin, Forms, Reports and Web Server running on Windows 2000/NT and the database on an IBM AIX node.


         Oracle 11i experience includes, 10.7 to 11.5.5 upgrade on IBM AIX.  This is a 130Gig, heavily customized installation, including modules GL, AP, AR, FA, PO, HR/Payroll and OPM.


         Oracle 11i experience includes, 4 months installing and patching 5 instances of 11.5.4 on a Compaq Tru64 node, supporting 2 developers, 3 functional consultants and 50 users, implementing GL, AP, FA, INV, BOM, MRP, WIP, PO and I Procurement.  Developed automated process for nightly cloning of the Production 11i instance.


         Oracle 11i experience includes, installing 11.5.2 and then upgrading to 11.5.3, 4 instances run on 3 IBM AIX nodes. 


         Served as Lead DBA, managing 4 other DBAs and 25 instances on 7 different nodes with 215 remote locations spread across the country.


         Performed DBA services on a 7x24 Baan Financials and Manufacturing worldwide installation.  Performed over 2 dozen restores and time-based recoveries.  Concurrently managed 7 Baan instances, 5 Oracle HR/Payroll on AIX and 6 custom Internet instances running on Windows NT.


         Served as Technical Project Manager on 200G heavily customized Oracle Financials Database upgrade from 9.4.2 to 10.7.


         Performed numerous Oracle Database and Tools upgrades from RDBMS version 5 through


         Performed numerous application and database tuning assignments on Oracle Applications, legacy, custom and third party systems.


         Clients Include:


DRS Optronics (High Tech Manufacturing)    
05/08 6/09    Oracle Apps 12.0.6 Installation
11/05 6/09    Oracle Apps 11.5.9 Support/Prod Support

Avema (Pharmaceuticals)                               
09/08 05/09  Discoverer Installation

Linvatec (Medical Equipment)                        
12/07 6/09    Oracle Apps Patching Support, 18 languages

Benihana (Restaurant )                                               
03/08 4/09    Oracle OnDemand 12.0.4 Install


Metro Wastewater  (Water Treatment)            
11/05 12/05  11.5.9 Windows/Unix toLinux migration

Sabritec /SmithsInterconnect ( Defense )    
01/05 10/05  Oracle Hosted Oracle Apps 11.5.10 Install  

Lorain County ( County Government)            
12/04 11/05  Oracle Apps 11.5.10 Install, Support              

Flight Options ( Airplane Leasing )                   
06/04 11/05     Oracle Apps DBA/System Administrator 11.5.9 Install

Monona Wire Company (Wire Manufacturing )   05/04 12/05     Oracle Apps 11.0.3  Production Support

Pepsi Bottling Group                                       
04/05 07/05 Performed 11.5.9 to 11.5.10 upgrade
09/04 09/04  Conducted training on 11.5.9 cloning

Lake County ( County Governement )                     
05/04 11/04     Oracle Apps Installation Tuning

Pontis ( Manufacturing )                                        
06/04 12/04     Oracle Apps 11.5.9 Install support including OPM

Kinetic Concepts( Healtcare Manufacturing ) 
03/04               Oracle Apps Installation         
10/03 01/04  `Oracle DBA Support

Garmin International (High Tech Manufacturing)
04/03 08/03         Oracle Apps Installation and Upgrade

Talla-Com ( Defense Communications )                  
10/02   04/03   Oracle Apps Upgrade

Mems Optical ( High Tech Manufacturing )    
07/02 10/02  Oracle Apps Installation

Citrix Systems (  Computer Systems )             
09/02   Oracle Apps Install

Univ of Akron ( College of Business Admin )
08/02               Oracle Apps Installation

Corporate Systems ( Insurance )                                 
04/02               Oracle Apps Installation

Helena Chemical ( Fertilizer )                         
02/02 04/02 Oracle Apps Upgrade

Tropic Networks ( Networking Equip )                       
10/01 01/02  Oracle Apps Installation

Kulicke and Soffa ( Semiconductor Equip )   
09/00 05/01 Oracle Apps Install, Baan DBA Support

Hallmark ( Greeting Cards )                            
08/00 09/00 Custom Application Performance Tuning

Helena Chemical ( Fertilizer )                         
03/00 06/00 Platform Migration
10/98 10/99 Oracle Apps Install

Cable Systems Group  ( Billing )                     
10/99 03/00  Oracle Apps Upgrade

09/98 10/98  Oracle Apps Upgrade

12/96 06/97  Oracle Apps Install

Lancer Label ( Labeling )                                
10/99               Oracle Apps Installation Audit

Lockheed Martin ( Defense )                          
09/99 11/99  Custom Oracle Development

08/97 11/98  Custom Oracle Development

First Data Resource  ( Credit Card Processing )           
04/98 05/98 Oracle Apps Production Upgrade

04/97 08/97 Oracle Apps Development Upgrade

Metrobeat ( Entertainment Website )               
05/96 10/97 Remote DBA Support

Missouri Employers ( Insurance )                   
07/97  Oracle Apps Upgrade

Augsburg Fortress  ( Publishing )                    
06/97 07/97 Oracle Apps Install

American Tools  ( Hand Tools )                                 
02/97,05/97,09/97 Oracle Apps Tuning                                              

ATI ( Automatic Tellers )                                
03/97               Oracle Apps Installation Audit

Stemco  ( Manufacturing )                              
01/97               Oracle Apps Upgrade

Smith Industries  ( Defense )                          
11/96               Oracle Apps Upgrade

Williams Pipeline ( Gas Pipeline )                   
10/96               Oracle Apps Upgrade

British Petroleum ( Refinery )                         
09/96               Oracle Apps Install

Southwestern Bell ( Telecom )                        
06/96 08/96              Oracle Apps Install


         Oracle Database Administrator for a startup Insurance company for 1 year.  Established best practices and best procedures for database administration. Responsible for Software life-cycle support to include migration of all custom application changes through four different instances to production.  Responsible for data integrity, data security.    Also responsible for all installations and upgrades of ORACLE Financial systems, including ORACLE General Ledger and Accounts Payable, ORACLE*Forms 4.0 and 4.5, Pro*C, ORACLE*Designer 2000, ORACLE*Reportwriter and ORACLE Browser.  Served as Oracle Financials System Administrator and Developer.  Also served as the Assistant UNIX System Administrator.


         Programmer/Analyst Specialist in the ORACLE Development Group for 5 years for a major defense contractor.  Served as a full life cycle ORACLE Developer, from problem recognition through development, maintenance and documentation to application shutdown, with major emphasis on End User Support and Dataflow Automation.  Was concurrently responsible for 36 separate applications, spread across a dozen different management organizations.  Major application areas included Configuration Management, Data Management, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality Product Records.  Interfaced with other software packages including Project/2 Schedule Manager and DI-3000 Graphics Package.  Designed and implemented  standards for UNIX-based ORACLE systems.   Trained ORACLE Developers and End Users.


         Served as a Combat Systems Analyst in Mission Analysis for 3 years at a major defense contractor.  Conducted computer-assisted analysis on various weapon systems in all areas of modern combat.  This includes scenario development through result presentation.  Code work included writing, modifying, debugging, documenting, and training new individuals on large-scale computer models, in Fortran, Pascal, C and Basic.


         While serving as a Lieutenant in United States Naval Reserve, served as the Administration Officer, responsible for the administrative needs of a unit of 130 men, leading a division of 24 men.  As the Executive Officer for a reserve unit, was responsible for training, administration, leadership and management of 35 men from 10 different specialty areas.  As the Officer/Enlisted Training Coordinator, organized and tracked the training for 14 officers and 22 enlisted men.  While on Active Duty, held various assignments including Asst. Operations Officer, Combat Information Center Officer and Deck Officer.


Technical Summary                                                                                                                     

Operating Systems

Linux Redhat , UNIX IBM RS/6000 AIX 5.2, HP-UX,  SuSe 7 SLES, Sun Solaris, Compaq Tru64, DEC UNIX/VMS, Windows 2000



Oracle Applications versions 9.4.2 through 12.1.1, Oracle Database v5/6/7/8/8i/9i/10gR2,, SQL*Forms, SQL*PLUS, PL/SQL,  SQR, ORACLE*Reportwriter, PVCS, PMCS, Oracle FailSafe, SQL Backtrack, RMAN, OEM, UNIX shell scripts, SQLNet, MKS Toolkit.


Professional Qualifications                             


B.A., Mathematics; University of Texas; Austin, TX
Graduate work in Computer Science

Certified Computer Professional Specializing in Business Information Systems and Data Resource Management

Certified ORACLE 9i/8i/7 Database Administrator