Brian R. Hitchcock 
650-391-8205 (iPhone) 
510-475-7498 (home) 
brianhitchcockdba@gmail.com, www.brianhitchcock.net, brian.hitchcock@oracle.com
 
Summary: Fusion Middleware Administrator with experience supporting both FMW and Fusion Applications. Eighteen years working with relational databases. Secret clearance. Sixteen years DBA experience with Oracle 11g/10g/9i/8i databases on Solaris/Linux. Demonstrated results supporting, patching and troubleshooting WebLogic Server, Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications R12/11i and various database issues. Developed and executed processes supporting SOX audits of Oracle Applications environments. Fifteen years presenting and publishing experience. Oracle Certifications for WebLogic 11g System Administration, Oracle Applications R12/11i and DBA 11g. Comprehensive experience in database administration tasks including 24/7 support of mission-critical production systems. Proven ability to work remotely within globally distributed project teams. Comfortable presenting complex technical information to various audiences. Frequent speaker and published author on topics covering Oracle FMW and DBA issues, please see www.brianhitchcock.net.
 
Key Competencies: 

--WebLogic Server, OCA WLS 11g

--Fusion Middleware Administrator
--Fusion Applications Administrator (development)

--Oracle Applications R12/11i DBA, OCP DBA R12/11i

--Oracle Database Administration, OCP DBA 11g

--Performance Tuning

--Presentation and Publication 
--Working in large and small teams 
 
Technical Summary: 
--WebLogic Server: 10.3.5, Upgrade, Installation, Configuration, OCA WLS 11g
--Fusion Middleware: Administration, Patching, Troubleshooting

--Fusion Applications: Patching, Environment setup and configuration

--Oracle Applications: R12/11.5.10.2, Cloning, Patching, Troubleshooting, OCP R12/11i DBA

--Oracle RDBMS: 11g/10g/9i on Solaris/Linux, OCP DBA 8 through 11g, Tuning, NLS Conversion

--SOX Audit of Oracle Applications environments 


Recent Presentations/Publications Please see www.brianhitchcock.net for a complete listing:

Oracle Identity, Access Manager 11g for Admins, NoCOUG Journal Vol 27, No 3, August 2013 (Book Review)

Oracle Core: Essential Internals, DBAs/Developers, NoCOUG Journal Vol 27, No 2, May 2013 (Book Review)

Oracle Siebel CRM 8 Installation/Management, NoCOUG Journal Vol 27 No 1, February 2013 (Book Review)

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Arch/Management, NoCOUG Journal Vol 26 No 3, August 2012 (Book Review)

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Admin Handbook, NoCOUG Journal Vol 26 No 2, May 2012 (Book Review)

Managing Oracle Fusion Applications, NoCOUG Journal Vol 26 No 1, February 2012 (Book Review)

Exadata -- Embracing Change -- What is Familiar and What is New?, May 2011, NoCOUG
Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata, NoCOUG Journal Vol 25 No 2, May 2011 (Book Review)

MySQL -- Would  You Like Some Transactions With That Table?, November 2009, NoCOUG

Plain Speaking, NoCOUG Journal Vol 23 No4, November 2009 (Interview)

The Manga Guide to Databases, NoCOUG Journal Vol 23 No3, August 2009 (Book Review)

Oracle on VMware, NoCOUG Journal Vol23 No1, February 2009 (Book Review)

Books:

Sybase DBA Companion, Russian Translation, 2000 Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-652389-7

Sybase DBA Companion, 1997 Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-652389-7

Sybase Database Administrator's Handbook, 1996 Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-357477-6


Experience: 
 

Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA, Fusion Apps/FWM Administrator, DBA (2/2010 to Present) 

 

Principal Service Delivery Engineer Oracle On Demand Fusion Middleware (2/2013 to Present)

--Fusion Middleware Administrator. Provided general System Administration support for multiple customer FMW environments. Planned and executed FMW patching, configuration and troubleshooting. Supported WebLogic Server administration, configuration and troubleshooting. Supported environments that include Oracle Identity Management (OIM, OAM, OID). Part of a team supporting these systems around the world. Prepared and presented training presentations for my group.

 

Principal Service Delivery Engineer Application Operations: Federal On Demand (4/2011 to 1/2013)

--Fusion Applications Administrator. Embedded with Fusion Apps development group to configure, patch and troubleshoot development environments. Extensive experience with WebLogic Server managed server failure modes and resolution. Worked with Fusion Applications migration team supporting Fusion Application environments used to develop the processes needed for customer migrations. Produced and presented weekly Fusion Apps training sessions to my group. Secret clearance.

 

Principal Database Administrator GIT Service Operations: Federal On Demand (2/2010 to 3/2011) 

--Refresh 11i/12 Oracle Application environments on Linux. Upgrade, install WebLogic Server 10.3.3. Support existing database environments from Sun after Oracle acquired Sun in February 2010. Secret clearance.

 

Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park, CA, DBA for Oracle Applications and Oracle Databases (2/95 to 1/2010) 
 
Senior Database Administrator, IT Operations (3/2005 to 1/2010) 
--Oracle Applications DBA for secure environment (SunFED) installing, configuring and troubleshooting 11.5.10.2 production and development systems. Configured and supported Business Continuity for 11i using DataGuard Physical/Logical Standby 10g and rsync for apps tier. Documented process for cloning and db refresh of 11i and used process to train other DBAs. Supported extensive SOX compliance auditing efforts of the multiple 11i environments. Extensive experience planning and executing patching of Oracle Applications, including Daylight Savings Time (DST) and Critical Patch Update (CPU) patches.

 
Senior Development Database Administrator, Demand Creation System IT (5/2000 to 2/2005) 
--Oracle DBA for development groups supporting Oracle Applications 11.5.9 for Configurator, NetGenesis, i2 StoreFront, InterWoven and other third party applications. Implemented and tested database changes for application releases ensuring the production release was stable and predictable. Resolved numerous database performance issues using STATSPACK. Executed Unicode conversion and resolution of multiple performance issues for Siebel CRM databases. Resolved National Language Support issues, wrote PL/SQL code to detect multi-byte character data in existing single-byte database.
 
Senior Development Database Administrator, Sun World Wide Operations IT (5/99 to 4/2000) 
--Oracle DBA for development databases supporting development groups. Databases supported 
were used for the development, test and staging of i2 Systems Rhythm Collaboration Planner (RCP) and 
Active Data Warehouse (ADW). Installed Oracle RDBMS in chroot environments. Tested and resolved issues 
with existing Oracle cold/hot/export backup scripts. 
 
Senior Development Database Administrator, Sun Corporate Resources (3/98 to 4/99) 
--DBA for Oracle and Sybase production and development systems that supported department applications 
tracking real estate holdings for Sun. Designed, installed, supported Oracle8 multi-master replication 
between US, Holland and Singapore sites. Handled all Technical Support issues with Oracle and Sybase 
for the entire group. Responsible for management of all 24x7 support issues with central DBA group. 
 
Development Database Administrator, SunService Information Resources (2/95 to 2/98) 
--DBA for Sybase and Oracle development servers that support the developers and support teams for 
applications used throughout Sun Microsystems. Ongoing support of the implementation team for 
application that tracks service orders for Sun hardware/software. 
 
SYBASE INC., Production Sybase DBA, Corporate Information Systems, Emeryville, CA (10/93 to 1/95) 
--DBA for production and development environments. Servers supported mission critical business 
applications tracking sales, inventory, tech-support, marketing, legal and education. Provided 24-hour 
pager support for production systems in a rotation with other DBAs in the group. 
 
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Sunnyvale, CA (7/81 to 9/93) 
--Sybase Database Administrator 8/90 - 9/93, Antenna Design/Analysis 7/81 - 7/90 
 
Rockwell International, Downey, CA (6/80 to 6/81) 
--RF Test Engineer developed, supervised EMC/EMI test procedures for space shuttle orbiter payload bay. 
 
Education: 
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g System Administrator

Oracle Certified Professional DBA (OCP DBA) 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, 8; Applications R12/11i DBA 
M.S., Electrical Engineering Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California 
B.S., Electrical Engineering University of California, Davis, California