#164 Valencia Road, Chancery Lane Terrace, Christ Church, Barbados
Experienced Database Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Performance Tuning, T-SQL, Backup and Recovery, Software Installation and Testing. A self-motivated individual, who is able to perform well under pressure, a team player and who brings to the table solid capabilities in areas such as problem solving and communication. Strong information technology professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Management Information Systems: Change and Development from The University of Manchester.
University of Manchester (2011-2015)
Masters of Science (MSc) Management Information Systems: Change and Development. The accumulation of the modules within the programme, which included but not limited to “Organizational Development and Change”, “Issues in the Management of Information Systems” and “Fundamentals of Information and Information Systems”, all emphasized on becoming a hybrid manager. I also acquired skills and knowledge in effective planning, development and implementation of information systems.
University of the West Indies (2001-2005)
Bachelors of Science Degree: Computer Science and Management with Upper Second Class Honours.
Barbados Community College (1998-2000)
Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Studies. Last year internship: Barbados Investment and Development Corporation. Internship projects: finalizing the computer programme used in the Employment Survey System, and also assisted with the updating of the databases in the division which will be used to generate the Directory of Manufacturers and Service Companies.
SQL Server 2000/2005/2008
Backup Exec 16
SQL Profiler/Dashboard/Performance Monitor
Certificate of Completion: Professional Development, from Teesside University.
Certificate of Completion: Designing High Availability Database Solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (2788A), from New Horizon Computer Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Certificate of Completion: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (2790A), from New Horizon Computer Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Certificate of Participation: Building and Leading High Performance Teams, from Barbados Productivity Council.
Certificate of Completion: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database (2779B), from Advantage Caribbean Institute in Barbados.
Certificate of Completion: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database (2780B), from Advantage Caribbean Institute in Barbados.
Database Administrator, Government of Barbados Treasury Department (2008-present)
Managing and maintaining the database infrastructure which supports the Financial and Human Resources systems.
Providing technical support to end-users by troubleshooting and resolving system related issues.
Responsible for data integrity.
Performs systems backup/recovery procedures.
Ensures that systems procedures (including disaster recovery plan) are fully documented and kept up-to-date.
Monitors database activity.
Performs installation and maintenance of the DBMS including resolving data sharing conflicts.
Maintains data files and control procedures for networked computing platforms.
Monitors the use of database resources.
Works with the software suppliers to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the resolution of all database related issues.
Provides second level support to users of the system.
Answers Help desk calls, categorizing assignments and providing immediate response to user requests.
Assists in conducting training classes and seminars in the use of the various modules.
Performs any other activities as may be assigned from time to time.
Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of various Government websites.
Oversees the development of web content and the maintenance of the web server and database.
Automating the development of scripts, reports and DTS packages.
Installing/Configuring/Maintaining new SQL installations.
Controlling and assigning privileges to ensure end user access to databases are authorized and authenticated.
Installation of SQL patches and service packs to Development and Production SQL environments.
Migrations of software environments, Sybase to SQL 2005/SQL 2005 to SQL 2008.
Computer Programmer, Chefette Restaurants Limited (2007-2008)
Worked creating applications using Lotus Notes as the Front-End system using SQL Server 2000
Provided support to managers if they are unable to complete a task within an application or if there are any logical or technical problems with any of the applications.
Computer Programmer, Certegy Card Services Caribbean Ltd (2006-2007)
Responsible for internal or external change request from clients.
Ensure adequate testing is performed in order to maintain integrity of databases affected
Manage change request in a manner consistent with the Company’s procedures
Maintain isolation of changes requested by separate clients
Accomplish changes in a specific time period, notifying the senior programmer/analyst of any issues or problems arising out of the changes and maintaining documentation of those changes.
TutorTraining Manager, Computer Resource and Training Centre (2005)
Responsible for a full range of training manager duties which included the development of courses, preparation of exams and mid-term test, grading of exams and mid-term test, scheduling of time tables and the preparation of management reports.
Learning new skills via various forms of online or in-house training, e.g. Webinars
Socializing with friends and family.
Organizing events and activities for the office.
References available on request.