Edward M. Barlow
(914) 632 0222
Strong application developer and database administrator with primary skills in Sybase (all
areas), web based development (Perl/CGI), and in applications development (C/C++/perl).
Significant name recognition in the Sybase technical community. Excellent oral and written
communication skills (teaching, planning, and consulting). Primary developer on numerous
projects with significant experience in all areas of project life cycle including architecture and
planning, data modeling, system development (C/C++/Perl/Powerbuilder), system roll out,
system support, and user interface development. Expert level Sybase DBA and Systems
Administrator. Other areas of expertise include PowerBuilder, perl, 'C', 'C++', and Shell
programming. Chief production support for several production instances of Oracle, MySQL,
and Microsoft SQL Servers. I run the popular Sybase Shareware Web Site
Sybase SQL Server 10+ Years All aspects of development and administration including Open
Client, Open Server, System and Application Tuning
MS SQL Server 3+ Years
Oracle 2+ Years
C 12+ Years
C++ 3 Years 2 Years Full Time Development
Perl / sybperl 4 Years Significant module development. Many applications.
NT 5+ Years MS SQL Server and Sybase DBA. Significant GUI and C/C++
development under NT
UNIX 15+ Years System 5, SunOS, Solaris, BSD 4.3, Ultrix, Linux (own a Sun and
2 Linux systems)
Web Servers 3 Years Installed & configured 15+ web servers (Apache, IIS). CGI and
System Analysis 2 Years Built large trading model - Yourdon methodology.
Database Design 4+ Years Developed 8+ mid sized (20-75 table) database models
PowerBuilder 3 Years Developed 2 Applications (own a copy)
MASTER OF ENGINEERING, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, August
School of Electrical Engineering. Technical concentration in "Semiconductor Technology & Transmission"
and in "Lasers & Optics". Completion all first year courses for Cornell MBA program. GPA: 3.7.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, May 1984
Independent Consulting Nov. 1995 - Present
Sybase, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Unix, C++, Shell, Powerbuilder, Perl, Perl/CGI
Consulted at a variety of companies and governmental organizations. 4 long-term contracts noted below.
Clients for numerous short-term consulting assignments include the US Navy, Chase Manhattan Bank,
Tempest Reinsurance, Argus, Saloogee, Lehman Bros., and Turkey’s Ministry of Finance. Created Ed
Barlow's Sybase Stuff, a popular non-commercial Sybase web site (http://www.edbarlow.com ).
Developed an integrated Sybase systems administration toolkit that includes everything needed to easily
manage a large number of servers. This toolkit includes robust operations scripts, the popular free
Extended Stored Procedure library , (voted as the "best Sybase add on package" in a poll of
system administrators), a morning review package, and a robust system reporting interface. Developed a
perl module that simplifies web automation of operations and implemented 2 Intranet Based applications
using this library. Wrote and published several articles in database journals, spoke at several user group
meetings (London, Toronto, New Jersey) and at several Sybase Conferences. Developed and taught an
Advanced Database Administration and Sybase Security class.
⇒ Weiss Peck and Greer Mar. 2000 - Sept. 2001
Primary Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle DBA in mid sized production environment. In addition
to normal production and development duties, I was heavily involved in project planning, implementation,
and software development for several small projects including the development of several core perl
modules and several data feeds/loads.
⇒ Bankers Trust / IQ Financial Feb. 1998 - Feb. 2000
Chief Sybase DBA / Developer / Troubleshooter at a Bankers Trust spin off that developed Risk
Management Software. Managed Production and Development on 12 Sybase/NT Servers and 3
Sybase/Unix Systems. Senior troubleshooter responsible for tracking down and solving a variety of
problems. Development responsibility for a variety of small projects. Significant perl work including the
design and development of a web enabled perl / cgi back end used by operators to control the system.
⇒ PAWWS Aug. 1996 - Feb. 1998
Sybase DBA for company that makes a web based trading system. Significant performance and tuning
work on C++/perl application.
⇒ Time, Inc. Nov. 1995 - July 1996
Senior Database / Systems Administrator with Magazine Business Reengineering effort. Involved closely in
administration (Data center setup, definition, monitoring, and management) and application performance
tuning efforts (responsible for extensive stored procedure side tuning). 3 month contract extended twice.
J. P. Morgan Guaranty Trust Company Sep. 1992 - Oct. 1995
Senior Database Consultant , Sybase, Unix, C, Shell
Central Architecture Group, STIS Business Unit. Set up brand new UNIX / Sybase data center (1xSparc
2000, 1xSparc 1000, 7xSparc 10) in Delaware. Work involved training new administrators, installing &
configuring servers, developing policies & procedures. As System Architect, mapped application and
data replication requirements to Servers. Developed utilities to migrate data from mainframe to Sybase
and to move real time data between SQL Servers. Lead Database Administrator for instrument data
Central Data Warehouse Group Database Architect / consultant for project to merge various data
sources into single data warehouse. Involved extensively in design and setup of this warehouse.
Central Sybase Operations Group Senior internal consultant for business units moving applications to
UNIX / Sybase . Role involved server cost analysis, server setup, support definition, and extensive work
assisting application roll out. Defined and published key architecture documents defining Morgan Sybase
Servers (UNIX setup, Sybase Setup, Security, Backup Strategy...). UNIX & Sybase Systems
Administrator for 12 Sybase Systems in 8 business groups (both development & production). Managed
several consultants performing product evaluations (Sybase 4.9.2, Sparc 10's, and several outside vendor
packages). Evaluated Sybase Audit Server. Oversaw and assisted development and roll out of shell
based systems management package that performs backup, fail over, and system auditing. Conducted
over 60 technical interviews.
Developer ( February 1992 - September 1992 ) C, C++, PC Graphics
Developed a C++ PC based graphics adventure game called "Templar". Templar was a follow-on to a
large multi user freeware game named "Conquer" which I wrote between 1984 and 1992 (28000 lines of
'C' ). "Conquer" had 5 successful releases as freeware. Both games support basic rules based Artificial
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Senior Programmer Analyst ( July 1989 - February 1992 ) Sybase, C, Apt,
Primary developer and systems analyst for large Sybase database system, which manages the day-to-day
trading, and back end operations for a large New York money manager. Responsible for all aspects of the
project, including analysis, coding, maintenance, and end user support. Project includes 9000 lines of 'C'
Code, 30000 lines of Sybase SQL , 35000 lines of APT 4GL user interface code, and over 90 Database
reports. Additionally, I developed & maintained software to control nightly data transfers, taught internal
classes, and wrote toolbox of developer scripts. Created battery of reports to manage workloads and
productivity of portfolio managers.
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Member of Technical Staff ( September 1985 - August 1989 ) UNIX, C
Network Optimization Department. Designed, developed, and tested a 10000 line 'C' optimization module
that engineers private 800 service networks for large AT&T clients. Developed pricing library for Interstate,
Intrastate, and IntraLATA WATS services. Developed 'C' library of advanced math functions.
Rotational assignment to AT&T Bell Labs Marketing organization. Responsible for technical content of
visits to Bell Labs by high level operating company executives. Significant exposure to R&D efforts within
UNIX Workstation Development Department. Systems Engineer on technical team investigating potential
for AT&T to enter the high performance graphics workstation market in partnership with Silicon Graphics.
Participated in all aspects of implementation plan. Responsible for development of technical analyses of
competing vendors (Sun, Dec, Apollo) and for identifying software requirements. Acted as primary interface
to product management and marketing groups.
Cornell University ( September 1984 - May 1985 )
Teaching Assistant for senior level analog circuit design class and for graduate level lasers and optics
Bell Communications Research ( June 84 - September 84 )
Developed FORTRAN System to monitor traffic on "Party Lines" for market research purposes.
Home equipment includes 10 Base T Ethernet LAN connecting Sun Sparc Server running Sybase and 3
high end PC’s (2 NT Servers, 1 98/Linux) running Oracle, Sybase, and MS SQL Server. Own licensed
copies of Powerbuilder Enterprise, Cast Workbench, and SQL Programmer. Apache web server & perl
(both on NT & UNIX) used for current development. 800 Sat Math.