Miguel Anjo’s resume

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always ready for new challenges

(updated April 2024)



Full name Miguel Anjo Carvalho Email miguel@anjo.pt
Birth date 15.02.1979 Phone +41 79 264 88 63
Nationality Swiss, Portuguese Blog https://anjo.pt/keyword-oracle
    Location Bern


Databases 23-year experience Oracle DBA (8i-23c, RAC, Cloud, DataGuard, GoldenGate, Security), PostgreSQL, MySQL
Programming Shell scripting, web programming
Platforms Linux, AIX, Windows
Languages EnglishFrench – fluent/C1; German, Spanish – work knowledge/B2; Portuguese – native/C2;
Personal skills Cooperative team member and facilitator. Highly motivated, fast learning and concerned about fulfilling the objectives. Best practices advocate.

PMI – Project Management Professional
Oracle ACE Associate
Oracle Database Certified Professional (OCP);
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Architect Associate
Oracle Database Cloud Administrator Certified Professional
Oracle Base Database Services Certified Professional
Oracle Cloud Database Migration and Integration Certified Professional
Oracle RAC Certified Expert
Oracle Security Certified Implementation Specialist
MySQL Heatwave Implementation Associate


12.2024 – present Senior Consultant, Tradeware, Switzerland
  • Oracle Database consultant and primary contact for several clients in industry, services, banking and education;
  • Architecture, installation, migration, administration and automation of Oracle databases; technical project manager;
  • Main projects:
    • Oracle DB platform creation automation; Oracle DB migration self-service 
09.2010 – 11.2023 Senior Consultant, Trivadis, Switzerland
  • Oracle Database consultant and primary contact for several clients in industry, services, banking and education;
  • Architecture, installation, migration, administration of Oracle databases; technical project manager;
  • Main projects:
    • BKW (3-years, 20-100%): performance improvements on critical applications; Upgrade project 11g-19c; technical lead during internal team replacement;
    • Nespresso (7-years, 50-100%): Coordination of DBA team; primary contact of the client; administration of 300+ RAC DBs and GoldenGate replication for 23 production databases;
  • Teacher of Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Security and Goldengate courses;
  • Part of Trivadis ‘Oracle security’ expert team; definition of security best practices; security patch testing
06.2010 – 09.2010 Assistant Vice-President, Merrill Lynch (Suisse) / Bank of America, Switzerland
  • Senior Database Administrator, responsible for 20+ databases, developers support and DataGuard configuration.
04.2004 – 03.2009 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.
09.2003 – 03.2004 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.
08.2002 – 01.2003 Junior Researcher, Media Team Oulu, Finland
07.2001 – 09.2001 Summer Student Database Group, CERN – European Lab for Particle Physics, Switzerland
02.2001 – 09.2002 Part-time Webmaster, University of Coimbra, Portugal
09.2000 – 05.2001 Part-time Oracle Developer, Pedro Nunes Institute, Coimbra, Portugal
07.1996 – 02.2004 Part-time Web Developer/Editor, A Telefonia Virtual, Portugal


09.1997 – 02.2003 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
06.2014 PMI Project Management Professional
05.2018 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Architect Associate
10.2015 Oracle Database 11g Security Certified Implementation Specialist
03.2015 Oracle 12c RAC Certified Implementation Specialist
12.2012 Oracle 11g Database Administrator Certified Professional
03.2009 Oracle 10gR2 RAC Administrator Certified Expert
11.2005 Oracle 10g Database Administrator Certified Professional
10.2004 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
03.2016 Cloning solutions – a practical overview (translated for both French and German editions)
Swiss Oracle User Group magazine
12.2014 7 significant changes to user access control and privileges in Oracle 12.1
10.2013 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
10.2012 Oracle GoldenGate, short usage review (prize of best article)
Trivadis TechEvent, Zürich, Switzerland
09.2015 Overview: database cloning solutions
03.2015 Client example: Goldengate for upgrade from 32bit to 64bit
03.2015 12c new Security Features + Proxy users – client example
09.2014 Application Security (behind Oracle roles and profiles)
03.2014 Oracle Database Vault and Privilege Capture
09.2013 Data Redaction & Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
04.2013 Stop using shared OS accounts to administer Oracle databases
09.2012 Oracle DataMasking: what, when, how
04.2011 GoldenGate, Yet Another Replication Tool and much more.
International Symposium on Grid Computing, Taipei, Taiwan
03.2008 Techniques for Implementing & Running Robust and Reliable DB-centric Grid Applications
RAC & HA Special Interest Group, UK Oracle Users Group, London, United Kingdom
02.2008 DBA experience in multi-RAC environment
02.2008 Using DataGuard for hardware migration


Grünes Bündnis Bern, Switzerland
11.2020 Candidate for the Bern city parliament (Stadtrat)
Mobility carsharing cooperative, Switzerland
03.2021 – present Delegate of the Bern Mittelland-Emmental-Seeland Region
03.2019 – 02.2021 Alternate Delegate of the Bern Mittelland-Emmental-Seeland Region
ProVelo Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
03.2012 – 06.2016 Board member of the Geneva cyclists’ interests association; IT responsible; organizer of cycling travel workshop
World trips
07.2016 – 06.2017 Travel 13’000km by bicycle across Europe and South America
04.2009 – 04.2010 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
09.2005 – 03.2009 LesMills Body Combat (aerobics) instructor
Groupe SIDA Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
04.2006 – 03.2009 Volunteer for AIDS prevention
Create Switzerland, University of Geneva, Switzerland
10.2003 – 02.2004 Entrepreneurship course
Computer Science Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal
06.2001 – 05.2002 Management Laboratory Board of Directors member
06.2000 – 05.2001 Management Laboratory General Assembly Secretary
06.2000 – 05.2001 Board member of Computer Science Student Representatives
5th Management and Information Technology Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal
2001 Organizer and media relations coordinator


Adventure travel, cycling, ski touring, mountaineering


Available upon request