Assignment History


  • IBM UDB DB2, UDB Replication, HADR
  • DB2 Utilities, DbArtisan
  • MS Access, Word, Excel, Project, Power Point
  • Database Administration, Operational Implementation, Database Design, Performance Monitoring and Tuning
  • Maintenance script design and implementation, Performance Tuning
  • Korn Shell, Perl, Sed, Awk, HP/UNIX, IBM AIX


Assignment History


Major Insurance Company, Toronto, Ontario


DB2 LUW DBA (DB2 LUW 9.7 )


May 2011- Present


  • Project DBA for large project
  • Provide application development DBA services
  • Performance tuning
    • Review and recommend index changes
    • Review and advise on SQL performance problems
    • Monitor DB2 System during performance testing
    • Make recommendations for database configuration changes to optimize performance


Software Company, Palo Alto, California

DB2 LUW DBA (DB2 LUW 9.7 )

November 2010- Febuary 2011

  • Worked remotely from Toronto office
  • General database support
    • Support developers for DB2 issues
    • Backup, restore and move development databases as required
    • upgrade and install various instances to DB2 V9.7
  • Performance tuning
    • Review and recommend index changes
    • Review and advise on SQL performance problems
    • Monitor DB2 System during performance testing
    • Make recommendations for database configuration changes to optimize performance

Major Canadian Bank, Toronto, Ontario

Production Deployment DBA  (DB2 UDB 8.2 – 9.x on LUW)

October 2009 – December 2009
Febuary 2010 – October 2010

  • Deploy database changes in the production environment
    • Ensure that all processes and procedures are followed
    • Deploy changes to production
  • Participate in projects representing production deployment

Major Insurance Company, Toronto, Ontario

Development DBA  (DB2 UDB 8.2 on AIX and Windows)

April 2005 – September 2009

  • Provided development support for a large insurance company
    • write and analyse java stored procedures
    • support QC cycle for application

Lottery and Gaming  Company, Toronto, Ontario 

Database Administration (DB2 UDB 7.2 )

July 2004 – March 2005

  • Lead development DBA for conversion of warehouse from Microsoft SQL Server to UDB
    • Primary responsibility to monitor and tune database and SQL using DB2 Snapshot and Event Monitoring
    • Make recommendations to improve  performance
    • determine initial settings for all dbm/db configs for data warehouse and datamarts
  • Lead performance tasks for ETL (Datastage), and Cube building (Cognos)

Major Insurance Company, Toronto, Ontario

Development DBA  (DB2 UDB 7.2 on AIX, OS/390 DB2 V6)

May 2002 – April 2004

  • Project DBA for Java web application
    • Development DBA for large web application using Java – US Group Pensions 401K site
    • Develop, build and maintain development database build process using Jakarta ANT (XML processor)
    • Develop and maintain extract and load process (ETL) from OS/390 DB2 to UDB application database using korn/awk/sed scripts as well as java programs
    • Develop and maintain various Java programs and java stored procedures
    • Participate in overall database design and load process design
    •  Provide UDB development support as required for programming groups
    • UDB Performance tuning using DB2 native tools
    • Troubleshoot application problems in the database
    • Provide consulting expertise to database group members as required
  • Participated in many follow-on projects for the US Group Pensions 401K site
    • PIN/CTI project converted IVR security from unsecured mainframe process to secure LDAP process (MS Active Directory)
    •  Provided DBA support for many small enhancement project
  •  Provide coaching and technical expertise to DBA group
  • Assisted in troubleshooting activities for other US Group pension applications
  • Write and analyze complex SQL to provide reports on application data to business

Financial Institution, Toronto, Ontario

Database Administration (DB2 UDB 7.2 on AIX)

April 2002 – May 2002

  • DBA support for UDB DB2 applications
  • Provide DBA development support for SEDI application re-architecture
  • Review performance statistics and make recommendations
  • Script process for database tablespace reconfiguration
  • Write various korn, sed and awk utility scripts for DBA group
  • Assist with application changes and analysis as required

 Major Wireless Telco, Etobicoke, Ontario

Database Administration (Sybase 11 and 12/MS SQLServer 6.5 and 7.0/DB2)

Apr 2000 – December 2001

  • Primary support for numerous Microsoft SQLServer 6.5 and 7.0 servers
  • Primary support for numerous Sybase ASE 11/11.9.2/12 servers on HP/UX
  • Secondary support for OS/390 DB2 applications
  • Provide application development support for Sybase ASE and MS SQLServer projects
  • Write and maintain various UNIX scripts in Korn and Perl
  • Provide coaching to employees to improve database skills
  • Participated in Sybase ASE upgrade from 11.0.3 to 11.9.2
  • Provide 7/24 database support for Sybase ASE, Microsoft SQLServer and DB2
  • Performance and tuning services for SQL and databases


Major Financial Institution, Toronto, Ontario

Database Specialist (UDB)

November 1998 – Apr 2000

  • Project DBA for Business Banking Platform project (IBM Universal DB2 on AIX)
    • Managed multiple environments for various aspects of project
    • Applied database updates as supplied by vendor
    • Assisted with application problem determination
    • Provide 7/24 on-call support for production application
    • Troubleshoot production data and database problems
    • Provide after-hours support for production application
  • Perform installations and upgrades to UDB 5.2 as required
  • Tested UDB Replication facility for disaster recovery
  • Performance and tuning issues with UDB v5.2
    • Assisted with SQL and database tuning exercise
    •  Review SQL and table structure to provide optimum query performance
    • Database performance monitoring
  • Developed various support and management scripts in Perl/Korn/Awk/Sed scripting languages

Major Wireless Telco, Etobicoke, Ontario

DB2/Sybase Database Analyst

September 1996 – November 1998

  • Sybase Database Analyst on HP/UX
  • Conversion of database software from 11.02 to 11.03
  • Analyze and recover data from corrupted databases
  • Performance tuning in Sybase environment using sp_sysmon and other tools
  • Project DBA for Master Customer Profile project
    • 50b Sybase database
  • Support various Sybase production and development systems
    • 30b Data Warehouse
    • 360 Gb Message Processing System (primary support)
  • Maintain and develop various support scripts (Korn Shell and Perl)
  • Support for MVS/DB2 database management (@ 300Gb)
    • Assist application developers in problem resolution
    • Participate in application projects
    • Reorg, backup, table maintenance
  • 7/24 oncall support for batch and online applications (Sybase and DB2)

Major Wireless Telco, Etobicoke, Ontario

MVS System Programmer

February 1993 – September 1996

  • Implemented IBM 3495 ATL and SMSTAPE
  • Analyze MVS system performance using RMF/SMF and make changes to achieve optimum performance
  • Collect Capacity Planning data and produce reports for management
  • Produce and maintain MVS System Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Primary support for TMS, all data management products including ICKDSF, DFSMShsm and DFSMSdss
  • Perform general Storage Management duties
  • Perform general Performance Management duties


Major Financial Institution, Toronto, Ontario

Technical Analyst

August 1989 – February 1993  

  • DASD Fastwrite implementation project
  • I/O tuning of DASD subsystem and devices
  • Cache tuning and analysis
  • Documentation of I/O subsystem monitoring procedures
  • Primary support for DMS/OS
  • Major participant in the STK 4400 Automated Cartridge System implementation
    • Assisted in long term vault implementation
    • Wrote programs to interface ACS and TMS
    • Participated in overall implementation
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