DON SHADE 395 Hopi Place Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 517-5186 ...
395 Hopi Place
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 517-5186 mobile
Successful, results-oriented IT professional with over 20 years experience realizing
executive vision and strategy through technology. Has solid experience with Oracle, Java,
database design/modeling and enterprise system architecture. A track record of leading
implementations that contribute to revenue growth, improved business efficiencies and
increased service levels. Pivotal technical resource to both major organizations and
startups, with an extensive background supporting Coors Brewing Company, Oracle, EDS,
Compaq, ESPN and Edmunds.com.
• Outstanding leadership, presentation and communication skills.
• Innovative contributor, with a solid commitment to client satisfaction and the ability
to execute on multiple priorities within fast-paced environments.
• Successfully leverages comprehensive business and technology knowledge
delivering business data architecture, application development and administration of
• Creates high-performance teams recruiting best talent, communicating clear goals
and providing enriching jobs.
MBA, University of Colorado, 1987
BS, Business Information Systems, University of Colorado, 1984 magna cum laude
Allegory, Inc., 1993 to Present – Database Architect.
Primary Data Architect and Entity-Relationship Modeler for a large Customer Data
Management and B2B E-commerce Web application. Used Rational Software Architect,
Requisite Pro, Oracle Designer and Embarcadero ER/Studio along with significant UNIX shell
scripting to support multiple development teams--both on and off shore--while following an
agile development process.
Installed and tuned Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on 10g and 11g on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, Solaris 10 over ASM and NFS.
Architected an air taxi reservation system with functionality similar to Expedia.com, but for
on-demand, per-seat jet charter flights. Implemented an XDoclet/Ant build environment
employing heavy code generation (of Model POJOs, Hibernate/Spring DAOs, Struts Actions,
Forms and Menus). Supports i18n internationalization, role-based security and user-defined
CSS themes. Used Middlegen, XDoclet, Hibernate Tools, Tomcat 5, MySQL 5 and Oracle
10g, DWR, Script.aculo.us, and Google Maps API.
Developed collaborative web service product to facilitate effective search engine marketing
campaigns. Integrated large product catalogs with search engine marketer's SOAP API.
Used HttpClient, Axis, XStream, JAXB, and Google AdWords API.
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Developed an innovative AJAX-based high-availability, high-performance parametric search
engine using J2EE and open-source software (OSS). Deployed using SOA, this application is
decoupled from legacy enterprise applications enabling horizontal scalability. Used JBoss 4,
XStream, Hibernate 3, Xalan, DWR, Rome, Log4J, Java Threads, Session Beans, JMS, AJAX
Led the performance tuning engagement for a high-profile Oracle applications customer.
Identified database and application bottlenecks using Oracle Trace (tkprof) and custom
Statspack reports. Achieved significant results with some processes reduced from several
hours to just a few seconds. Delivered a 60-page report describing our findings and
Lead Data Architect, Application Developer and Database Administrator for full life cycle
Sales application for one of the nation's largest Mining Companies. Designed a data model
for customer and contract management and invoicing system. Co-managed with client
manager, assessed team skill deficiencies for training plan. Developed project plan.
Implemented an application development methodology using generated code, prototyping
and user involvement. Programmed extensively in Oracle Forms and PL/SQL under ORACLE
V6 and V7 on HP9000 HP-UX with the aid of Oracle Case Tools. Developed several UNIX
Korn shell scripts for database administration processes.
Built real estate site on Linux servers using Oracle Designer, Application Server and Java.
Served as data architect for popular consumer automotive infomediary site. Used Designer/
2000 to design database for subscriber information and surveys. Developed automatic
outbound e-mail process using Oracle triggers and Unix Korn shell background processes.
Developed Web application processes using MS Visual C++, PL/SQL, Website Web server
and Oracle Web Application Server on Oracle V7 for Windows NT. Experienced with Java
and JDBC. Extensive use of Designer/2000 to generate Oracle Forms 4.5 modules and
Oracle Web Application Server applications.
As contract Database Administrator, solved numerous Oracle database emergencies
requiring performance tuning, database re-design, archiving and system audits.
Served as on-call production Oracle Database Administrator for major database marketer.
Was responsible for backup and recovery of 35 database instances containing three
terabytes of data running on 17 UNIX servers – SUN and HP. As senior Oracle DBA, was
tasked with database optimization and performance tuning, database sizing, developing and
implementing backup and recovery procedures, database migration and monitoring.
Developed numerous Korn shell scripts for unattended monitoring and alert. Installed many
new and upgraded versions of Oracle.
Successfully tuned several database applications using database monitoring tools such as
Oracle Enterprise Manager, tkprof, Patrol and Server Manager. Developed UNIX shell
scripts to assist in gathering performance statistics and to make dramatic improvements in
Corporate Express, Inc., 2002 to 2005 – Database Administrator/Architect.
On-call DBA for very large, high transaction and high value database instances. As
production DBA, was responsible for error-resolution, performance tuning, change control
and disaster recovery planning and implementation.
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Served as database administrator and data modeler for service-oriented architected J2EE
order status application. Modeled data requirements using Embarcadero ER/Studio.
Generated EJB persistence layer classes using the Middlegen open-source code generator
and deployed to the JBoss Application Server.
Conducted performance benchmarks and evaluation between MySQL, PostgreSQL and
Oracle to select best open-source database platform for Corporate Express.
As member of corporate technical architecture organization, developed high performance
data access object (DAO) persistence layer for service-oriented architecture (SOA)
applications. Used JBoss, JBossCache, Hibernate, JDBC, Oracle, Eclipse and layered J2EE
Design Patterns to build scalable e-commerce Web applications.
Primary database administrator responsible for tuning an enterprise-wide data hub
supporting a wireless proof-of-delivery solution for 1,600 drivers across 29 distribution
centers nationwide. Application tracked the real-time delivery of 75,000 orders per day.
Collaborated with independent software vendor to implement high-return/low-risk changes
to J2EE application running under JBoss Application Server. Employed extensive knowledge
of Oracle JDBC tuning techniques along with 16 years experience tuning Oracle database
Oracle Corporation, 1988 to 1993 - Managing Principal Consultant.
As data architect, led the logical modeling and physical database design for Fortune 1,000
clients. As database administrator and developer, delivered performance tuning services,
rapid application development and software project audits. Client industries included:
brewing, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, insurance, aerospace and utilities. Led
high-performance teams in the development of complex data models and client-server
Project leader in the development of an engineering configuration management application
for a large Air Force missile support organization. Developed project plans. Monitored task
completion. This project required extensive data modeling and development using
SQL*Forms, PRO*C and DCL command procedure development. Used ORACLE V5 for VAX
VMS and CASE*Dictionary V4. (1988-1989)
Data architect and technical project manager of a thirteen-member design and development
team while implementing a large insurance company's pension application. Was responsible
for project estimation for the sales proposal. After awarded, prepared project plans and
reported on progress. Prepared weekly status reports. Tracked task dependencies.
Managed critical path tasks, assigning additional resources where needed. Assessed team
member skills for remedial training and task assignments.
Reviewed developers code to determine percentage completion vs. plan. As working
manager, designed a data model consisting of over 400 entities. Also, during this 18 month
project, developed an approximate 10,000 lines of complex C code using embedded SQL
(PRO*C) and SQL*Forms user-exits. Used ORACLE V6 for SUN SPARC and CASE*Dictionary
Chief data architect of a major public utility’s Customer Information System. Converged
this customer’s data model from a blank page to a concise but significant data model
consisting of 200 entities. Organized the analysis team by segmenting the domain model
into subject areas that could be assigned to small teams. (1991-1992)
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One of only ten worldwide Oracle consultants chosen to lead the ORACLE Version 7 Alliance
Program during which the functionality and performance of the alpha version of the
ORACLE7 RDBMS was tested. Later, taught internal Oracle employees the architecture and
new functionality of ORACLE Version 7.
MiniScribe Corporation, 1987 to 1988. Management Information Systems
Manager. Managed the Information Technology organization for a leading disk drive
manufacturer. Supervised a staff of eleven while controlling a $2.5 million Information
Systems budget. Conducted formal performance reviews for direct reports, set quarterly
goals and presented quarterly IT plans to CFO and staff. Responsible for determining IT
expense allocation charged back to 16 product groups.
Amfac Health Care, 1985 to 1986. Systems Analyst. Consulted with customers to
define marketing information systems requirements for the nation's sixth largest
pharmaceutical distributor. Participated in all system life-cycle phases as a member of a
team implementing a nationwide HP3000 minicomputer network.
Hewlett-Packard Company, 1984 to 1985. Programmer Analyst. Developed
distribution applications for the Direct Marketing Division, a distributor of computer
equipment and consumable products. Designed and implemented an automated shipping
system and supported an order fulfillment application that processed an average 3,000 line
U.S. Air Force Academy, 1979 to 1983. Accounting Manager. Trained and motivated
a staff of five direct reports. Conducted annual performance reviews, prepared budget
reports, computed employee travel claims, disbursed accounts payable and administered a
$68 million annual payroll. Received the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious
service. Held Secret security clearance.
Private, instrument-rated pilot and aircraft owner with over 1,300 hours of flight time.
Database Oracle 5 through
Middlegen Eclipse PL/SQL
ER Modeling HTML/CSS Hibernate MySQL
MacOS Apache Tomcat Oracle Designer
XML/Axis/SOAP VMWare Embarcadero C/C++
XDoclet/Ant UML Struts Spring CVS/ClearCase
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