Technical Team Lead Databases, Australian Research Council
Information Technology and Services | Canberra Area, Australia, AU
I have been a Database Administrator/Developer since 2004, specializing in Microsoft SQL Server. I am also an experienced leader, having lead database teams since 2006. I'm passionate about Agile software development, and am a Certified Scrum Master.
Microsoft SQL server is my speciality, having installed, configured, tuned and monitored SQL instances from SQL 2000 through to 2014. I've had good times with PostgreSQL as well.
I've lead the design of many databases supporting high performance web and desktop applications, as well as warehouse databases supporting cubes. I'm well versed in code optimisation techniques, preferring to improve efficiency over (just) adding more resources. I'm very standards driven, believing that defining reusable patterns makes each subsequent task easier and improves quality.
I am well versed in the Microsoft BI stack. I have designed and implemented tabular and multidimensional models in SQL Server Analysis Services, written many SQL Server Integration Services packages for system migrations, cross application communication and fuzzy data analysis, and designed and deployed hundreds of professionally presented reports for internal and external stakeholders using SQL Server Reporting Services.
I am a Certified Scrum Master, and I actively champion the creativity and ownership that the Scrum framework brings to ICT projects.