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Gary
gary.zarkis@gmail.com
904-505-8513
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Database Administrator/Developer
20 years experience W2
08/05/2021
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Summary

Accomplished IT professional with extensive experience in development, technical support, and proactive monitoring on numerous platforms as a Developer, Trainer, LAN Administrator, Database Administrator, and as a Technical Support Engineer. Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.

Core Competencies

Technical Support | Developer | Data Analytics | Cross-Functional Collaboration | Automation | Testing | Implementation | Program Management

Technologies

Cloudera Hadoop 5.16 ecosystem (Impala, Hive, BDR, Navigator, Redhat Linux), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, VISIO, E-Mail Platforms (MS Outlook, Lotus Notes), Borland Turbo C, IBM C Set++, Turbo Pascal, IBM OS/2 REXX, Visual Studio – Visual Basic.net, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2019, MariaDB, MySQL, SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Active Server Pages, Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2008/2012, IBM OS/2

Experience
Manager Database Admin
Banking/Financial
Feb 2001 - Oct 2020
  • Developed Microsoft Visual Studio Basic .NET stand-alone application which provided enterprise wide SQL Server monitoring for more than 800 servers for all business within Prudential. Updated and improved this application regularly during tenure.
  • Provided SQL Server technical support for many businesses within Prudential.
  • Installed, configured High Availability SQL Server solutions using, transaction replication, database mirroring, and SQL Server Always On.
  • Provided technical support for Cloudera Hadoop Analytics for several business units.
  • Designed and implemented MariaDB disaster recovery servers for all Hadoop Clusters in the enterprise utilizing asynchronous row-based replication.
  • Led Database Engineering Group reviewal of SQL Server versions for SQL 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2014, and 2016 including installation automation, feature identification & testing, monitoring updates.
  • Performed SQL Server tasks for many business units. Backups, Database Maintenance, Performance Tuning, Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation, Testing Business Continuation, Audits, Tracing.
  • Developed, architected, and implemented programs for migrating Image Workflow documents and images from one media to another. Developed migration/re-archival application in Microsoft Visual Basic, developed Active Server pages for monitoring application progress, performed validation by downloading the Enterprise catalog from MVS and converting from EBCDIC to ASCII.

Additional Experience

Decision Consultants | IBM OS/2 Contractor

Computing Power | Developer

Prudential | Trainer and Developer

Duval Federal Credit Union | Technical Support

United States Air Force | Cryptologic Linguist

Auditing Data Replication Database Backups Disaster Recovery Performance Tuning SQL Server .NET Database Maintenance Hadoop MariaDB Server Monitoring SQL SQL 2000 Technical Support Visual Studio Pages IMAGE Analytics
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Education
Bachelor's in Management Information Systems
University of Maryland University College 1987
Certifications
AWS Certified Database - Specialty
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer | MCSD – Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
Certified OS/2 Engineer
Certified Document Imaging Architect
Skills
.NET
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Analytics
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Auditing
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Data Replication
2020
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Database Backups
2020
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Database Maintenance
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Disaster Recovery
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Hadoop
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IMAGE
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MariaDB
2020
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Pages
2020
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Performance Tuning
2020
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Server Monitoring
2020
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SQL
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SQL 2000
2020
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SQL Server
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Technical Support
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Visual Studio
2020
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Linux
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Lotus Notes
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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MS Power BI
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MS Project
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MS Visio
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MySQL
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Pascal
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Problem Solving
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Program Management
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RedHat
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Rexx
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Visual Basic.NET
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Windows
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Windows Server
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