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Looking for a challenging position as an Oracle/SQL Server/MongoDB/Postgresql DBA/Consultant


  • Extensive experience of 15+ years in IT industry at various positions/levels.
  • Extensive experience of installation, upgrade, administration, migration, troubleshooting, implementation and support of Oracle 19c / 18c / 12c / 11g / 10g / 9i / 8i databases on AIX, HP-Unix/Linux and Sun-Solaris servers as an Oracle DBA
  • Supported Development, Testing/QA, Training and Production environments
  • Expertise in database Backup/Recovery and Disaster Recovery procedures.
  • Expertise in Performance Tuning tools ADDM, AWR, ASH, STATSPACK
  • Effectively worked with Management, Clients/End Users to produce user and technical documentation
  • Experience of Unix shell scripting
  • Well versed with MS-Azure and ORACLE Cloud technologies
  • Extensive Coding, Design and Requirements Analysis experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Adaptable and self-motivated, ready to learn and work on new technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; and a quick learner of new technologies
  • A good organized team player and team leader, like to work in a challenging environment, mentor junior DBAs/developers and work to help them managing their workload and making sure the SLAs / Project deadlines are met.















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Senior Database Administrator

  •  TD Canada Trust
  •  Aug 2020 - Aug 2020

 Planned, Installed, configured and upgraded Oracle server software and related products RAC and non-RAC both with ASM.
 Supported DEV/SIT/BAT/PAT & PROD environments for different projects – AML, Filenet
 Upgraded and migrated oracle 11g databases in DEV, SIT, PAT & PROD to 19c using data-pump export/import.
 Upgraded and migrated databases from physical (non-cloud) environments to cloud environ-ments
 Assisted in database administration and management of Oracle database systems on Exadata.
 Upgraded and migrated oracle databases 12cR1 on Linux to 12cR2 OCAC - Exadata machine using datapump export/import.
 Downloaded and managed scripts using source code version control systems like GitHub, MKS (PC Integrity)
 Created and Managed Grid/ASM, RAC databases comprising of multiple nodes on AIX, Linux and Solaris systems
 Refreshed/Cloned DEV/SIT/BAT/PAT & PROD environments for project teams using datapump export/import, RMAN active database duplication and restore
 Used SQL*Loader as per requirement.
 Developed Shell scripts to automate different database tasks.
 Hardening of the databases across environments related to security and auditing as per TD standards.
 Created and modified databases, objects, BIG/Small encrypted - non encrypted tablespaces, services, datapump directories etc.
 Enforced and maintained database constraints to ensure the integrity of the database
 Coordinated with different teams e.g. Unix, AIX, SAN, and Network for database build and sup-port.
 Experience of managing Oracle12c on Cloud such as OCAC, Rackspace and VMWARE.
 Monitored users, tablespaces, memory structures, logs and alerts.
 Configured Oracle RMAN Online/Offline/Full/Incremental with Tivoli.
 Planned and carried out RMAN database backup and recovery in different PROD and Non-PROD environments as required from time to time.
 Performed Application and database tuning, worked with Developers helping optimized SQL per-formance using ASH, statspack, OS Statistics
 Performed Application and database tuning, worked with Developers helping optimized SQL per-formance using AWR/ADDM, sql profiles.
 Setup and Managed Standby databases - Data Guard for performing both planned and un-planned switchovers and failovers
 Rebuild Standby/Disaster Recovery (DR) environments using RMAN - incremental backups, RMAN active database duplication.
 Provided on-site and off-site support in all environments.
 Collected, managed and analyzed statistical data and produced reports for capacity planning
 Monitored the databases, and appropriate action was taken on the alerts
 Performed diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of database issues
 Worked with Application Team(s) for new Deployments/ Enhancements
 Engaged Oracle Support to work with and resolve Critical Sev1 & 2 issues
 Analyzed and applied quarterly patches in DEV/SIT/BAT/PAT and finally planned and applied those patches in the production environment during maintenance window
 Analyzed and developed improvements to DBA Services, Processes and Practices
 Effectively worked with Management, Clients/End Users to produce user and technical docu-mentation e.g. ASDP Docs.
 Participated and conducted annual Disaster Recovery (DR)/Business Continuity/Contingency Plan (BCP) testing
 Responsible for testing, patching, troubleshooting, optimization and maintenance of SQL Server 2012/2014/2016 databases
 Install and setting up SSIS, SSAS and SSRS servers, deploy SSIS/SSRS packages and pro-jects.
 Checked and monitored database replication, log shipping, mirroring, backup/ restore and maintenance jobs.



  •  Quaid-i-Azam University
  •  Jul 2021 - Present

Master's in Computer Science

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