I am a technical, highly enthusiastic and driven SQL Server specialist with 10+ years working experience. I initially started as a SQL Server developer and moved up through development, test and production administration roles to specialised architect and team leader roles. I have a broad knowledge including virtualisation and server infrastructure. I currently (and in the past) support SQL Server estates ranging from SQL 7, 2000, 2005, 2008 ,2008 R2, 2012 and 2014 for a wide variety of organisations, industries and countries.

Skills summary:-
• Design, implement and support very large transactional SQL environments
• Design, implement and support of high availability systems for SQL Server
• Design, implement and support of high levels of security within SQL Server
• Design, implement and support of SQL Reporting Services (including load-balanced frontend servers)
• Planning and implement large scale upgrades and patching of the SQL Server estate
• Planning and implement job and batch management through the SQL Server estate
• Planning and implementation of large scale archiving and partitioning
• Support of clustering, replication and mirroring on SQL Servers
• Implementation of SQL standards, code reviews and change/release procedures
• Writing and reviewing of TSQL
• Performance tuning
• Troubleshooting, problem resolution and fault finding
• Mentoring of junior DBAs and developers

Past and current clients are:-

 UBS Switzerland

Chaucer Insurance

  Collingson Group

Hiscox Insurance

Just Retirement

KMPG

MergerMarket

Schroders

Talbot Underwriting