Full CV available on request.
A hands-on SQL Server
Database administrator and support analyst with over ten years experience. Wide ranging skills with a wealth of
technical and commercial skills acquired through a range of assignments. Results orientated creative problem
solver with an aptitude for learning.
Working towards MCTS
– SQL Server and MCITP – Database Administrator qualifications.
world expertise in MS SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005 and 2008 implementations
including; installation, configuration, administration, security, database
backup, performance monitoring, and disaster recovery.
in the creation and maintenance of; T-SQL, stored procedures, triggers, indexes,
replication, scripting, import and export of data, and database schema
on experience of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
with the use of SQL Server tools including those bundled with SQL Server;
SQL Profiler, tuning wizards, DTS, and 3rd party tools
including ERWin, and DBArtisan.
change control, and release support for existing applications.
project life cycle experience; including configuration management and
and support of Java based applications based on the Silverstream
application server technology.
facing website support and maintenance using Dreamweaver and Fireworks MX.
disaster recovery implementation, testing, and documentation.
knowledge of Windows based servers and communications technologies.
and adaptable approach to tasks
effectively as an individual or contributing as part of a team
troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Server technical lead for corporate website project. This involved working alongside
in-house and 3rd parties with regards to requirements, implementation,
testing, and on-going support. (Honda UK)
maintenance and support of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 cluster configurations
hosted by Honda Europe. (Honda UK)
Server technical lead for upgrading entire Honda UK SQL Server 2000
infrastructure to SQL Server 2005. Implemented as in-place and side by side processes using in-house
project methodology. (Honda UK)
existing development and database change control procedure to enhance data
integrity. (Suzuki GB PLC)
an existing custom Oneworld interface for use
within a web browser environment using T-SQL and Silverstream, a Java
application server technology. The streamlining resulted in lowering training and support costs. (Suzuki GB PLC)
a variety of reports using T-SQL and Crystal Reports allowing the dealer
network and head office staff to have current information, enabling decisions
to be made. (Suzuki GB PLC)
as a team member to re-platform an existing dealer facing vehicle warranty
system to use a web browser using Silverstream. (Suzuki GB PLC)
Database Administrator – First Central
Insurance Management, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Working as Database Administrator
managing 8 MS SQL Server instances ensuring availability and resilience. MS SQL Server implementations; 2005 and
2008 in single instance installations in non-clustered environments on physical
and virtual infrastructure.
Provide day to day support to business
units, application support team and integration team.
Working alongside suppliers and
supplier database administrators to implement infrastructure, database, and
data changes, and troubleshoot issues.
Produced documentation for
standardisation of company SQL Server installations, security and ongoing
Development of additional reports
using SQL Server Reporting Service technology.
Technologies: MS Windows Vista, 2003 and 2008. MS SQL Server 2005 and 2008, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting
Services, Redgate SQL Backup, MS Office.
Nov 2006 – May 2010
SQL Server Database Administrator - Honda Motor
Europe ISD, Langley, Berkshire
Sole SQL Database Administrator managing
over 40 MS SQL Server instances ensuring availability, capacity and
resilience. MS SQL Server implementations;
2000, 2005 and 2008 in single and multiple instance installations, and in high
availability, clustered and non-clustered environments.
day to day support to development and support teams to; resolve issues, regular
maintenance, SQL and server optimisation, database creation, rollout support, SQL Server transactional
replication and linked server for SQL Server to SQL Server communication and
SQL Server to DB2 client connectivity Supporting systems used by dealers, UK
and other EMEA head office staff.
Creation and maintenance of SQL
Server standards, procedures, and other support documentation.
Liaising with in-house and 3rd parties to resolve
connectivity, security, hardware, and software compatibility issues.
Working within a SOX environment and responsible for the
promotion of SQL Server objects and scripts to environments, including the
execution of corrective action scripts in a production environment.
DBA lead to plan, budget, evaluate risk, and implementing on upgrading
existing SQL Server 2000 environments to SQL Server 2005.
Disaster recovery coordinator for
Honda UK SQL Servers. Involved in
the recovery plan documentation for the SQL servers, relevant storage,
communication, and selected applications. Involved in the invocation in a test environment as part of DR testing.
Technologies: MS Windows XP, 2000, and 2003, MS SQL Server 2000, 2005
and 2008, T-SQL, SQLDelta, MS Office, Lotus Notes, DB2 Client Tools, Orion
Aug 2006-Sep 2006
Database Support Analyst - Identex Ltd, East Grinstead, West Sussex
analyst using Microsoft SQL Server 2000, T-SQL, third party, and in-house
tools to manipulate and cleanse external data sources to ensure
deliverables match requirements.
Technologies: MS Windows XP, MS SQL Server 2000, T-SQL, MS Office,
Database Co-ordinator - Suzuki GB PLC, Crawley, West Sussex
for SQL Servers serving head office and field based staff, automobile,
motorcycle, ATV and marine dealer network and multiple Microsoft SQL
Servers running versions 7 and 2000.
1st line support to head office, field based staff, and
suppliers, and 2nd and 3rd line support to dealer
network with regards to application defect resolution, change controls,
testing, and deployment.
include day to day support, regular maintenance review, SQL and server
optimisation, disaster recovery planning and testing, and custom database
closely with head office staff, suppliers, and customers to ensure that
development requirements are met for data requests, reports and change
database integrity, security, performance, and application issues are
resolved within acceptable timescales.
in a number of high profile projects in both full and partial lifecycles
developed using; Java, Silverstream application server, T-SQL, and Crystal
and maintained standards and procedures documents to support department
Technologies: MS Windows NT, XP, 2000, and 2003, MS SQL Server 6.5, 7,
and 2000, T-SQL, Crystal Reports, CA ERWin, MS Office, MS Access, Java, Tridion
R5, Silverstream 3.7, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks MX, HTML, Embarcadero
DBArtisan, Veritas BackupExec, Visual Basic, IIS, JD Edwards Oneworld.
Engineer - EASAMS Engineering Systems, Borehamwood, Herts.
as a team member sub-contracted out to the Radar and Countermeasures
division of GEC-Marconi, Stanmore. Reviewing of design documentation, coding,
testing, delivery, and producing associated documentation in a timely
in the development, testing, and delivery of military specification code
written to company ISO9001 standards.
with prototype database design and development of an in-house metrics
Technologies: SunOS Unix and X Windows, MS Windows, MS Office, Ada, Teamworks,
MS Access, Visual Basic
In 1997 created company websites for two companies based in Hampshire;
“Easy networks” and “Captain Packaging”. This involved gathering requirements, development, testing, and
Technologies: MS Frontpage, MS Office, IIS
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005, and 2008.
Project Management Methodology (HPMM)
Tridion DialogServer Publication Development Course and Tridion
Edwards Technical: CNC Foundation and System Administration
– 1997 University
of Portsmouth, Hampshire - BSc(Honours) Computing
– 1996 University
of Portsmouth, Hampshire - BTEC HND Computing
– 1994 Haywards
Heath College, West Sussex - 2 A-Levels, inc. Computing (B)
– 1992 Oathall
Community College, West Sussex - 10 GCSE’s, 1 RSA, and 1 Pitman.
Photography (Canon Professional Services member)
Paintball (United Kingdom Paintball Sports Federation member)
References are available upon request.