Miguel Anjo’s resume

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(updated December 2017)


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


Databases 15-year experience Oracle DBA (8i-12cRAC, DataGuard, GoldenGate, Security), MySQL
Programming Shell scripting, web programming
Platforms Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows
Languages EnglishFrench – fluent/C1; German, Spanish – work knowledge/B1; Portuguese – native/C2;
Personal skills Cooperative team member and facilitator. Highly motivated, fast learning and concerned about fulfilling the objectives. Best practices advocate.
Certifications PMI – Project Management Professional
Oracle Certified Professional – Database Administrator 9i, 10g, 11g;
Oracle RAC Certified Expert and Security Implementation Specialist


Sep/2010 – 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; primary contact of the client;
    • Responsible of GoldenGate replication for 23 production databases.
  • Areas of expertise: RAC, high availability, Security, GoldenGate, best practices, documentation.
  • Architecture, planning, installation, migration, upgrades and administration of Oracle databases.
  • Part of Trivadis ‘Oracle security’ expert team; definition of security best practices.
Jun/2010 – Sep/2010 Assistant Vice-President, Merrill Lynch (Suisse) / Bank of America, Switzerland
  • Senior Database Administrator, responsible for 20+ databases, developers support and DataGuard configuration.
Apr/2004 – Mar/2009 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
  • Definition and implementation of database security standards – auditing, roles and profiles
  • Administration and optimization of multiple production 8-node Oracle RACs on Linux using ASM
  • 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/2003 – Mar/2004 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/2002 – Jan/2003 Junior Researcher, Media Team Oulu, Finland
Jul/2001 – Sep/2001 Summer Student Database Group, CERN – European Lab for Particle Physics, Switzerland
Feb/2001 – Sep/2002 Part-time Webmaster, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Sept/2000 – May/2001 Part-time Oracle Developer, Pedro Nunes Institute, Coimbra, Portugal
Jul/1996 – Feb/2004 Part-time Web Developer/Editor, A Telefonia Virtual, Portugal


Sept/1997 – Feb/2003 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
Oct/2015 Oracle Database 11g Security Certified Implementation Specialist
Mar/2015 Oracle 12c RAC Certified Implementation Specialist
Dec/2012 Oracle 11g Database Administrator Certified Professional
Mar/2009 Oracle 10gR2 RAC Administrator Certified Expert
Nov/2005 Oracle 10g Database Administrator Certified Professional
Oct/2004 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)


RedStack magazine, DOAG + SOUG magazine
Mar/2016 Cloning solutions – a practical overview (translated for both French and German editions)
Swiss Oracle User Group magazine
Dec/2014 7 significant changes to user access control and privileges in Oracle 12.1
Oct/2013 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
Oct/2012 Oracle GoldenGate, short usage review (prize of best article)
Trivadis TechEvent, Zürich, Switzerland
Sep/2015 Overview: database cloning solutions
Mar/2015 Client example: Goldengate for upgrade from 32bit to 64bit
Mar/2015 12c new Security Features + Proxy users – client example
Sep/2014 Application Security (behind Oracle roles and profiles)
Mar/2014 Oracle Database Vault and Privilege Capture
Sep/2013 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
Apr/2013 Stop using shared OS accounts to administer Oracle databases
Sep/2012 Oracle DataMasking: what, when, how
Apr/2011 GoldenGate, Yet Another Replication Tool and much more.
International Symposium on Grid Computing, Taipei, Taiwan
Mar/2008 Techniques for Implementing & Running Robust and Reliable DB-centric Grid Applications
RAC & HA Special Interest Group, UK Oracle Users Group, London, United Kingdom
Feb/2008 DBA experience in multi-RAC environment
Feb/2008 Using DataGuard for hardware migration


ProVelo Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Mar/2012 – Jun/2016 Board member of the Geneva cyclists’ interests association. IT responsible
World trips
Jul/2016 – Jun/2017 Travel 13’000km by bicycle across Europe and South America
Apr/2009 – Apr/2010 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/2005 – Mar/2009 LesMills Body Combat (aerobics) instructor
Groupe SIDA Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Apr/2006 – Mar/2009 Volunteer for AIDS prevention
Create Switzerland, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Oct/2003 – Feb/2004 Entrepreneurship course
Computer Science Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jun/2001 – May/2002 Management Laboratory Board of Directors member
Jun/2000 – May/2001 Management Laboratory General Assembly Secretary
Jun/2000 – May/2001 Board member of Computer Science Student Representatives
5th Management and Information Technology Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal
2001 Organizer and media relations coordinator


Available upon request