Tom Robbins
9025 Cyrus Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 297-8990
robbins@halcyon.com
www.halcyon.com/robbins
 

Technical Skills
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Platforms:                 NT, Unix (HP-UX, Sun)
Methodologies:         Yourdon/DeMarco, Zachman
PeopleSoft:               PeopleTools, Tuxedo, Application Upgrader
Oracle:                     DBA, SQL*Plus, Pro*C, Pro*COBOL, Forms
Networking:             SQL*Net over SPX/IPX, TCP/IP; general TCP/IP troubleshooting
Languages:               Shell scripts (ksh), perl, C, COBOL, BASIC
 

Education and Other Training
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M.B.A., at Seattle Pacific University
B.A., at University of Washington.
Oracle Tools, DBA, Tuning, Parallel Server, from Oracle Corporation
PeopleTools, Data Mgt Tools, HR, Benefits, Payroll, from PeopleSoft Corporation
BANNER Student functional/technical courses, from SCT Corporation
Coursework in Computer Science and Information Systems Mgt, at Seattle Pacific University
Instalment Lending, Negotiable Instruments, etc, from American Institute Of Banking
Data Warehouse Design, seminar given by Ralph Kimball at Data Warehousing Institute
Zachman Framework Concepts, lectures given by John Zachman at Seattle Pacific University
 

Experience
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Washington Mutual Bank:  Nov 99 to Present.
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Served as Technical Lead for a group of Peoplesoft developers, consultants, and
Oracle DBA's; served as Technical Architect for HRMS 7.5 upgrade.  Instituted Service
Level Agreements; diagnosed Pay Calc performance problem, reducing run time by 50%;
worked with outsourcing vendor to install Unix database servers and Web servers; served as
technology champion and configured Web Server and Jolt Relay for Peoplesoft 7.51 Java
Client Web Self-Service application.
 

CIBER Information Systems: Oct 96 to Nov 99
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On location at Washington Mutual Bank:
Oracle DBA/Technical Architect for the following projects.  All of these required me to serve
as technology evangelist for Oracle and Unix in a heavily MVS-oriented environment.
        Finance Data Warehouse Project
        PeopleSoft HRMS Project
        Recon-Plus Automated Account Reconciliation Project

In addition to the normal Oracle DBA tasks and tuning successes, I have coached
the data security staff in an MVS-oriented shop about Oracle/Unix/NT security,
designing security architectures for three Oracle-based projects on both HP-UX and NT.
 

On location at CIBER Office:
Taught classes for new CIBER consultants on "Conducting Effective Meetings"
 
 

Washington Mutual Bank: November 1995 to Oct 1996
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Oracle DBA/Technical Architect

Provided full technical infrastructure support to a data warehousing project,
including Oracle database administration, Unix system administration, system
integration of a client/server application using SQL*Net over tcp/ip and spx/ipx.

Served on Data Security Architecture committee. Chaired a work group tasked
with defining requirements for DBMS engines for large Intel-based applications.
 
 

Seattle Pacific University: 1989 to 1995
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Computer Systems Project Manager/Oracle DBA

Responsibilities:
- provide technical leadership to the Applications Support Team within the central
  systems department, as well as to Computer Services Managers in functional departments.

- provide training to same group: Oracle tools, query optimization, programming stds.

- develop and administer data access security policy for administrative systems.

- install, tune, manage Oracle databases; install new releases from software vendor,
  including coordinating the re-implementation of local changes to software package.

- develop tools for monitoring the database and benchmarking performance.
 
 

United Administrators, Inc.: 1987 to 1989
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Systems Analyst

Modified health insurance systems to comply with COBRA and other changes in customer
and regulatory requirements.

Served as team leader on a project to select a DBMS.

The environment was VAX/VMS, programming in COBOL. Interesting mix of old and new
systems: some well-structured systems, some classic cases of spaghetti code.
 
 

Seattle Pacific University: 1981 to 1987
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Sr. Systems Analyst/Project Leader

Full project responsibility for developing a system to replace an existing,
inflexible accounting system, including requirements definition, design, testing,
documentation, scheduling, supervision, and progress reporting, all in a database/4GL
environment, using structured methods.

The modules developed included general ledger, accounts payable, purchasing, budget
management, budget planning, and student accounts receivable. The system was robust,
flexible, reasonably efficient, and was in production for over ten years.

Other responsibilities included technical support, including installing new releases
of system software, maintaining and developing local utility programs, directing the
efforts of the third party hardware maintenance company, and training users in database
concepts, accounting concepts, and operating system utility programs.
 

U.S. Army Reserve: 1984 to 1986
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Information Mgt Office, Ft Lawton, WA
Programmer/Analyst

Supported a personnel tracking system using PC/Focus, as well as a system that
tracked Summer Camp/Active Duty orders. I performed evaluations of other DBMS products.
 

Carpenter and Shipwright: 1977 to 1980
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Various employers: self-employed, Todd Shipyards, Lake Union Dry Dock, et al.

Home remodeling and maintenance, as well as keel alignment on new ship construction;
repair of decking and hull sheathing on wooden ships
 

Peoples National Bank: 1972 to 1977
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Operations Officer. Responsibilities included the operations function of a medium-sized
retail bank branch; leadership and supervision of a staff of twelve, including training, hiring,
firing, salary reviews, and performance appraisals. Additionally, I handled customer
disputes and made instalment loans.

Manager, Transportation Department. The department was a 24-hour operation, with a
staff of 20. Our function was to transport all the paper that moved between the operations
center and a network of over 100 branches.
 

Public Speaking
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Jan, 1989              DPMA (Evergreen Chapter), speech on "Hidden Schools of Management"

Mar, 1994            SCT Users Group, led a problem-solving session of 300 users
                             interested in value-based security.

Jan - Nov, 1998   Instructor for CIBER Consulting Skills Workshop, "Conducting
                            Effective Meetings"