Steve C, OCP


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Steve C, OCP, MCP


Steve C is an Oracle certified professional with over 20 years of progressive hands-on technical experience and nearly a decade managing mission-critical Oracle databases.  He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and is proficient in SQL Server 2005. 


Steve is a highly technical database administrator with skills in managing very large Oracle databases, skills in using Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) for high availability, and he is also a quantitative expert, proficient at advanced modeling, simulation and statistical analysis techniques. 


Steve has extensive experience developing and deploying decision support systems for executive management using Oracle Business Intelligence Suite.

He is skilled in assessing business requirements for use of Oracle Dashboard and the other components of OBIEE.


In his roles as a lead technical DBA, he has managed Oracle security (using virtual private databases and role-based security) and he has experience with Oracle data warehouse technology.


Steve is also an experienced UNIX Systems Administrator, performing critical UNIX system admin duties, knowledgeable in all areas of UNIX administration including installation and configuration, security and multi-tiered UNIX architectures. 


He is a multi-faceted expert with significant experience using Oracle Application Server technology, performing all of the duties of an Oracle Application Server DBA and leveraging his technical skills with application server extension technologies including HTML, JSP, JavaScript, CSS, Apache and Tomcat.  He also has experience as a developer using Apex (HTML-DB), SQL*Forms and SQL*Reports.


Steve has a Masters degree in Software and Information Systems from Regis University, and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University.  He has also completed all Ph.D. coursework for his pending doctorate in Mathematical & Computer Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines.


A former senior U.S. Military officer, Steve is a graduate of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, earning his wings as an attack helicopter pilot.  He has over 1,000 hours of operational aviation unit experience with Apache and Cobra attack choppers and won an Army senior aviator award for his piloting skills.





  • MS Software and Information Systems, Regis University, 2008 completion, Denver, CO
  • All but dissertation, Ph.D. Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • MS Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • BS Aerospace, US Military Academy, West Point, NY




  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Skills Summary:
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Solaris, HP, AIX, Windows

  • Languages/Tools:  SQL, PL/SQL, C/C++, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Oracle Dashboard, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Application Server, OBIEE, Apache, Tomcat, Oracle APEX, Oracle BI Publisher

  • Databases: Oracle (11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, 8, 7), SQL Server 2005/2000, familiar with MySQL

  • Training: MCSE, UNIX administration, database administration, test automation


Professional Experience:


Senior Database Administrator, Aug 2007 Present

  • Administer 10+ production and development databases
  • Provide support for databases located at the corporate office
  • Provide technical expertise in administration & development for DBAs/developers
  • Review and manage changes to data via formal change control process
  • Architect and execute migration across platforms and versions


Senior Database Administrator/Manager, Jan 2006 Aug 2007

  • Manage the database services team
  • Perform Oracle OLTP database & data warehouse administration and development
  • Optimize data warehouse/processing code used for reporting purposes
  • Perform SQL Server database administration for an MSSQL-based application
  • Supervise and perform production, processing and reporting of email campaigns
  • Train and mentor junior DBAs
  • Migrated production and data warehouse databases from 8i to 10g
  • Implemented a multi-node RAC architecture on Linux


Database Administrator (Contractor), Nov 2005 - Dec 2005

  • Performed database administration and development
  • Implemented virtual private database/application context code
  • Administered Oracle Application Server (Banner SCT student admin ERP)



Software Engineer (DBA/Developer), Jun 2000 Aug 2005

  • Performed database administration on UNIX & Windows platforms
  • Modified and wrote original code for complex UNIX and Windows-based applications that use Oracle Forms. Migrated Forms 6i to Web-based 9i/10g versions.
  • Performed UNIX system admin duties such as installing packages and patches, installed Web servers
  • Provided tier I and II support for customers
  • Taught user and administrator-level courses for company products, covering topics such as database administration, UNIX shell scripting, and environment setup
  • Developer for a Web-based configuration management application, using HTML, JSP, JavaScript and CSS



District Manager, Oct 1997 Jun 2000

  • Recruited, trained, and supervised 30 independent contractors 
  • Communicated with customers to resolve complaints and service issues 
  • Processed financial and contract-related paperwork
  • Performed duties as the zone manager (next higher level) as needed



Design Engineer, Aug 1996 Jun 1998

  • Project managed fire protection systems design and installation in new and existing construction sites

  • Designed architectural plans to meet national and local fire protection standards and life safety code using a proprietary CAD program and AutoCAD


US Army

Army Officer, US, Europe, Korea May 1981 - Jan 1997

  • Experience in leadership, management and operations positions
  • Operational aviation unit experience with Apaches, Cobras and other rotary wing aircraft (senior aviator award)
  • Nuclear surety, weapons assembly/disassembly/transport, and operations in field artillery units
  • Senior analyst/project leader of cost and operational effectiveness studies using modeling, simulation, statistical analysis, and cost analysis (Operations Research Analyst)
  • Wrote and tested code for a simulation program used in analytic studies. Studies typically included detailed research, investigation of alternatives, creative problem solving, and presentation of findings via a formal report or briefing for general officer/senior-level decision-makers.
  • Winner of a professional society award for best study of the year
  • Served as the primary supervisor of plans, training, and operations for a 2000-person organization
  • Developed and implemented strategic and tactical plans; coordinated and planned training involving newly fielded systems; and supervised and directed daily operations



Training Courses


  • Solaris System Administration I & II
  • MCSE & MCDBA courses, Front Range Community College and Intense School (online)
  • Oracle University, Introduction to SQL & PL/SQL and Administering the Oracle9i Application Server
  • Mercury Interactive, TestSuite (WinRunner and TestDirector 7i)
  • Amerinfo Software Training, Oracle8i DBA Course