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Employment With 19 years of experience in a wide variety of positions and roles, from scientific
Objective programmer to managing consultant, I find myself at a point in my career where I
am looking for new challenges. I have spent much of my time in the industry
working with Oracle’s products beginning with Oracle 5 and continuing to the current
flagship - Oracle 10g and so it is my intention to find a hands-on technical position
with an organization that would benefit from the combination of skills which I have
acquired over the years.
My technical skills are in the design and development of large-scale database
systems. I have used these skills in roles as diverse as development DBA,
operational support analyst, technical team member and architect. This has given me
the chance to do such specific tasks as physically laying out tables, creating database
triggers, developing screens using Oracle Forms and designing and developing
complex data warehouses including creating ETL processes using custom written
software in various languages as well as using Oracle Warehouse Builder.
I have extensive experience in the consulting industry that has allowed me to gain
valuable skills in “client-facing” roles. This lets me be effective at gathering
requirements from business users and then synthesizing and presenting them back
to the business in a way that explains what are sometimes highly technical solutions.
This same experience gave me the tools to take those same requirements and turn
them into effective technical architectures and specifications which can then be used
by developers, including myself, to fulfill the expressed needs of the business.
Qualifications •19 years as a computer professional
•Outstanding hands-on Oracle Design and Development Skills
•Extensive Data Warehouse Design and Development experience
•Deep understanding of SQL and PL/SQL
•Superior presentation skills
•Experience in public and private sectors
•Broad range of operating environments – PC's to Mainframes
•Broad experience in various technologies – dumb terminal to WWW
US Visa Eligible to work in the United States under the terms of NAFTA
Language Write: English
Professional Senior Principal Consultant, Business Intelligence
Experience Oracle Mississauga, ON Feb 2006 - present
•Held a series of facilitated workshops aimed at providing line staff as well as
management up the to C-level an opportunity to provide input into the process of
developing a roadmap leading to a long term reporting strategy for a business
implementing Oracle E-Business suite.
•Designed and developed a series of ETL processes to allow for the addition of new
capabilities to a 15 TB data warehouse for a large retail organization in an
engagement that came in on time and well under budget.
•Tools: Oracle Warehouse Builder, Oracle 10g, PL/SQL, SQL
Adelphia Communications Coudersport, PA Sep 2005 - Feb 2006
•Lead ETL designer/developer, Co-Architect of 500 GB data warehouse for a large
•Mentored client staff in the effective use of various Oracle tools including PL/SQL
•Tools: Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g, Oracle WorkFlow, AIX, Sun Solaris
Port Wallis Technologies Dartmouth, NS Feb 2004 - present
•Owner/Operator of a consultancy focused on e-commerce for small business.
•Mostly small contracts implementing shopping carts, back-end payment processing
and the like to new or preexisting small business sites.
Oracle 10g, Python, VBA, VBScript, XML, XSLT
Senior Analyst – Business Intelligence
Medavie Dartmouth, NS Jan 2002 – Sep 2005
•Technical Lead of a team of developers and analysts responsible for the creation
and maintenance for data warehouse and reporting applications for a mid-size
health insurance company in a mixed Oracle environment.
•Design and development of SQL, PL/SQL, and Pro*C code, as well as the use of
Oracle Warehouse Builder to perform ETL functions for a 100 GB data warehouse.
•Determining and implementing partitioning strategies in consultation with DBA
•Migration of Oracle 7 database to 8i and then 9i including the migration of 500
Oracle Reports and 40 Oracle Forms to from Oracle Forms/Reports 6 to version 9i.
•Extensive use of Oracle Designer as a modeling and design tool.
Oracle 9i, Oracle Designer, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Warehouse
Builder, PL/SQL, PowerPoint, RUP, SQL, UML, VBA, XML, XSLT
DMR Consulting Halifax, NS Apr 1996 - Jan 2002
•Designed and developed a widely distributed, high availability, distributed Oracle
database. At the time it was one of the largest in Canada.
•Designed and developed a data conversion process to extract, transform and load
1 TB of data in a severely time constrained environment.
•Creation of UI design standards for a Power Utility.
•Design and development of mobile telecommunications billing system
•Design and development of an on-line system that implemented measures as
required by a youth criminal justice law using Oracle Forms and Oracle Application
•Physical Oracle DBA duties for several clients on an as-needed basis.
• Management of consulting assignments ranging in size from 1 to 15 consultants
and having values in excess of $1,000,000.
•Tools: C, C++, COBOL, DB2, Easytrieve, Excel, Lotus Notes, MS Project, Oracle
8, Oracle Designer, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Perl, PL/SQL, SQL, XML, XSLT
Informatique le Phare Aylmer, QC Apr 1995 – Apr 1996
•Designed and developed electoral mapping application written using Oracle with
portions acquiring data from Access and Foxpro databases.
•Data Analysis using Powerplay and Impromptu.
•Designed and developed Telecommunications fraud application for a major long
•Tools: C, C++, Cognos DSS suite (PowerPlay, Impromptu), Crystal Reports,
Excel, FoxPro, MS Access, MS Project, Oracle 8, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports,
Perl, PL/SQL, PowerPoint, SQL, VBA
Business Development Leader – Software Development
Nutat Technologies Ottawa, Ontario Apr 1994 - Apr 1995
•Oversaw the preparation of bids for government and private sector contracts.
•Management of multiple teams of software developers.
•Design of rules engine for telecommunications fraud detection.
•Design and creation of Decision Support tools
•Oversaw the creation of and delivered presentations containing highly technical
information to various types of audiences.
•Acted as Oracle DBA for various clients as required.
•Tools: C, C++, Cognos DSS suite (PowerPlay, Impromptu), Excel, MS Project,
Oracle, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, PL/SQL, PowerPoint, SQL
Statistics Canada Ottawa, Ontario Apr 1988 - Apr 1994
•Operational Database Administrator for corporate financial systems.
•Designed and developed Decision Support tools.
•Custom data analysis for financial systems
•Tools: C, COBOL, Cognos DSS suite(PowerPlay, Impromptu), IBM
Mainframe(JCL, ISPF macros, REXX), Oracle (various), Oracle Forms, Oracle
Reports, PL/SQL, SAS, SQL, TPL
Coastal Oceanography Lab Dartmouth, NS Sep 1986 – Sep 1987
•Created computer models of ocean current flow in North Atlantic
•Created graphical representations of radar data
•Tools: Fortran, CDC Mainframe, Cray Supercomputer
Education Bachelor of Computer Science
Acadia University Wolfville, NS May 1988
Programming •C Professional
Languages •C++ Journeyman
and •Cobol Professional
Professional •CSS Professional
Skill level is one
of: •HTML Professional
Beginner •Java Beginner
Expert •Oracle Designer (up to 9i) Expert
•Oracle Forms (up to 9i) Expert
•Oracle Reports (up to 9i) Journeyman
•Oracle Warehouse Builder Professional
Operating •Microsoft Windows (various flavours)
•Unix (various flavours)
•Oracle RDBMS – all versions up to 10g
Other Skills •System analysis and design using both structured and OO methods
and •Business Analysis with Use Cases
Certifications •Design of relational databases of all sizes
•Oracle Database Administration (all versions up to and including 10g)
•Presentation creation and delivery
•Project Management – both “waterfall” and Rational Unified Process
•IT Service Management Foundations Certificate
•Software Quality Assurance