Miguel Anjo’s resume

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(updated April 2015)


Full name Miguel Anjo Carvalho Email miguel@anjo.pt
Birth date 15.02.1979 Phone +41 79 264 88 63
Nationality Portuguese Blogs http://anjo.pt


Databases 13-year experience Oracle DBA (RDBMS 8i-12cRAC, DataGuard, RMAN, GoldenGate, Security), MySQL
Programming & Web PL/SQL, SQL, Perl, Shell scripting, Java, C, Apache, PHP, HTML, XML
Tools MS Project, UML, CVS, BMC Remedy, MS Visio, Sybase PowerDesigner
Platforms Linux, AIX, Solaris, Unix, Windows
Languages Portuguese – native/C2; EnglishFrench – fluent/C1; German, Spanish – work knowledge/B1
Personal skills Cooperative team member and facilitator. Highly motivated, fast learning and concerned about fulfilling the objectives. Best practices evangelist.
Certifications Oracle Certified Professional – Database Administrator 9i, 10g, 11g;
Oracle Certified Expert – Real Application Clusters Administrator 10g
Oracle Certified Implementation Specialist – Real Application Clusters 12c


Sep/10 – present Senior Consultant, Trivadis, Switzerland
  • Oracle Database consultant for several multinational clients in industry, services, banking and education.
  • Nespresso (main client):
    • Coordination of DBA team;
    • Expert Oracle RAC and DataGuard;
    • Responsible of GoldenGate replication for 20 production databases.
  • Areas of expertise: RAC, high availability, Security, GoldenGate, best practices, documentation.
  • Installation, migration, upgrades and administration of Oracle databases.
  • Work with developers to improve programming for database usage.
  • Part of Trivadis ‘Oracle security’ expert team; definition of security best practices.
Jun/10 – Sep/10 Assistant Vice-President, Merrill Lynch (Suisse) / Bank of America, Switzerland
  • Senior Database Administrator, responsible for 20+ databases, developers support and DataGuard configuration.
Apr/04 – Mar/09 Staff member, CERN – European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Switzerland
  • Senior Database Administrator at the Physics Databases section of IT department.
  • Responsible for LHC Computing Grid database and LHCb experiment database
  • Installation and implementation of the first Oracle RAC at CERN as Proof of Concept
  • Administration and optimization of multiple production 8-node Oracle RACs on Linux using ASM on SAN
  • Deployment and maintenance of several 2 to 8 node Oracle RACs on Linux using ASM on SAN.
  • Meetings facilitator, best practice coordinator. Scripting of proactive monitoring; patch installation; usage reporting.
  • Past: Oracle AS maintenance, RDBMS 1st line procedures documentation, RAC tests, migration 9i-10g.
Sep/03 – Mar/04 Trainee at Database Group, CERN – European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Switzerland
  • Management of a service for European Data Grid project. Development of high availability solution using DNS switch.
  • Testing and documentation of procedures for the installation and deployment of Oracle Application Server 9i.
Aug/02 – Jan/03 Junior Researcher, Media Team Oulu, Finland
Jul/01 – Sep/01 Summer Student Database Group, CERN – European Lab for Particle Physics, Switzerland
Feb/01 – Sep/02 Part-time Webmaster, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Sept/00 – May/01 Part-time Oracle Developer, Pedro Nunes Institute, Coimbra, Portugal
Jul/96 – Feb/04 Part-time Web Developer/Editor, A Telefonia Virtual, Portugal


Sept/97 – Feb/03 Licenciatura in Computer Engineering (5 year degree), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Areas of study

  • IT Management and Strategic Planning
  • Database Administration
  • Distributed and Parallel Programming
  • Reliability and Quality Control
  • Intelligent Data Analysis
  • Network Communication Protocols
Thesis title: Personal Virtual Storage in Context-Aware Systems


Project Management Institute
June/2014 PMI Project Management Professional
Mar/15 Oracle 12c RAC Certified Implementation Specialist
Dec/12 Oracle 11g Database Administrator Certified Professional
Mar/09 Oracle 10gR2 RAC Administrator Certified Expert
Nov/05 Oracle 10g Database Administrator Certified Professional
Oct/04 Oracle 9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2006 & 2008 Personal Awareness & Impact + Follow-up (3 + 2 day course)
2005 Communicating Effectively (2 day course)


Swiss Oracle User Group magazine
Dec/14 7 significant changes to user access control and privileges in Oracle 12.1
Oct/13 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
Oct/12 Oracle GoldenGate, short usage review (prize of best article)
Trivadis TechEvent, Zürich, Switzerland
Sep/14 Application Security (behind Oracle roles and profiles)
Mar/14 Oracle Database Vault and Privilege Capture
Sep/13 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
Apr/13 Stop using shared OS accounts to administer Oracle databases
Sep/12 Oracle DataMasking: what, when, how
Apr/11 GoldenGate, Yet Another Replication Tool and much more.
International Symposium on Grid Computing, Taipei, Taiwan
Mar/08 Techniques for Implementing & Running Robust and Reliable DB-centric Grid Applications
RAC & HA Special Interest Group, UK Oracle Users Group, London, United Kingdom
Feb/08 DBA experience in multi-RAC environment
Feb/08 Using DataGuard for hardware migration


ProVelo Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Mar/12 – present Board member of the Geneva cyclists’ interests association. IT responsible
World trip
Apr/09 – Apr/10 Travel, mainly by train, through 20 countries and using Couchsurfing.org (‘worldwide network to make connections between travelers and the local communities they visit’)
Silhouette Fitness Centres, Geneva, Switzerland
Sep/05 – Mar/09 LesMills Body Combat (aerobics) instructor
Groupe SIDA Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Apr/06 – Mar/09 Volunteer for AIDS prevention
Create Switzerland, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Oct/03 – Feb/04 Entrepreneurship course
Computer Science Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jun/01 – May/02 Management Laboratory Board of Directors member
Jun/00 – May/01 Management Laboratory General Assembly Secretary
Jun/00 – May/01 Board member of Computer Science Student Representatives
5th Management and Information Technology Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal
2001 Organizer and media relations coordinator


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