SQL Server database specialist

I am a database professional with breadth and depth gained with several blue chip companies which include Microsoft (10 years), LogicaCMG, Reuters, Cambridge University, Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest, ASOS, Deutsche Bank, X4i.


I have extensive SQL Server experience as development and production DBA from 1994 to present, including all versions of SQL Server from 4.2 to 2012. Extensive experience with Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, SQL Server Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services. Experienced in programming with Visual Basic, VBA, Visual C++, C#, ASP.Net, Transact SQL, SharePoint. Additional skills include production of business, functional and process specifications, data modelling and database design. Testing skills include creating various types of test plans and experience of testing a wide range of systems. Project managed various implementations, including various Microsoft.com implementations in several European countries.


Key technical achievements include recent migrations, and recent system implementations which were very successful with very low post implementation problems and high customer satisfaction. Other successes involved identifying key architectural problem which saved unnecessary project development time, various performance tuning problems, successful large scale data migrations which occurred on time in various European countries.


As a contractor I have performed many long term contracts which involved multiple renewals and re-engagements. Microsoft - 19 renewals and 2 engagements (10 years total), X4i - 7 renewals and 2 engagements (2 years total), Cambridge University 7 renewals (2 years total), Deutsche Bank 4 renewals (3 years). 

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