Shad Rich – Oracle Applications DBA

Technical Skills


  • Oracle E-Business Suite Versions 11.5.X, 12.0.X, 12.1.X, 12.2.X
  • EBS Modules – BEN, FIN, HR, INV, IRC, ONT, PAY, WSH, MSC, others.
  • Oracle Demantra
  • Oracle Internet Directory
  • Oracle Discoverer
  • MarkView for Oracle Applications
  • Cognos Financial Planning


  • Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, 12c  (Standalone, RAC, Data Guard)
  • SQL Server (Some Experience)
  • MySQL (Some Experience)
  • PostgreSQL (Some Experience)

Operating Systems

  • Linux:  Red Hat, Oracle Enterprise Linux, SUSE
  • UNIX:  Solaris, HP-UX, AIX
  • Windows

Programming Languages

  • SQL, PL/SQL, Bash, Perl, HTML, Java, T-SQL


  • Oracle SQL Developer
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle Forms, Reports, Workflow Builder
  • SQL*Plus, SQL*Loader, RMAN, Data Pump, TKPROF, LogMiner, SSMS

Work Experience

4/2011-Present    Shadandy, LLC    Seattle, WA
Managing Partner, Senior Oracle Applications DBA

  • Provide expert Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite implementation, upgrade, and support services.

Recent Projects

  • Supported Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Accounting Hub implementation for mid-sized insurance company. Fully automated EBS cloning procedure. Improved backup and recovery processes..
  • Implemented and supported Oracle E-Business Suite and Demantra for e-commerce retailer.
  • Implemented and supported Oracle Database Appliances, ZFS Storage Appliance, and Exadata for e-commerce retailer.
  • Stabilized SQL Server data warehouse and ETL processes for mid-sized marketing firm.
  • Implemented Oracle Application Management Pack for Fortune 500 retailer.
  • Installed and upgraded OBIEE for small manufacturing company.
  • Installed and configured Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for small manufacturing company.
  • Upgraded Kofax MarkView to latest available version for Fortune 500 retailer.
  • Perform part-time remote Oracle DBA and Oracle Apps DBA monitoring and support for various companies.

11/2009-3/2011    Blue Gecko, Inc.    Seattle, WA
Senior Oracle Applications DBA

  • Lead Oracle Applications DBA for all e-Business Suite clients.
  • Designed and implemented OID 11g for large online retailer.
  • Performed 11i to R12 upgrade on time and on budget.
  • Performed R12 implementation on time and on budget.
  • Performed data center migrations for several clients.
  • Implemented Amazon EC2 for e-Business Suite development and testing environments.
  • Scripted and performed e-Business Suite clones for all clients.
  • Built out multiple Oracle physical standby databases.
  • Designed and implemented Oracle backup and recovery plans using a variety of technologies.
  • Rotated on-call support for all e-Business Suite and core Oracle database clients.

2/2007-11/2009    Nordstrom, Inc.    Seattle, WA
Senior Oracle Applications DBA

  • Lead Oracle Applications DBA for a production 6TB HR/FIN instance.
  • Supported and maintained 4 load-balanced forms/web nodes and 6 concurrent processing nodes that used two shared application file systems.
  • Analyzed and successfully performed HR Rollup patch upgrades for a system that supports ~40,000 employees.
  • Designed and implemented Self-Service HR in the DMZ.
  • Managed and cloned 10 full-sized development and testing environments.
  • Primary Apps DBA resource supporting project to consolidate AP systems into Oracle AP.
  • Upgraded Discoverer 4i to Discoverer 10g.
  • Performed SQL and technology stack performance tuning.
  • Patched and supported MarkView for Oracle Applications.
  • Evaluated Oracle RAC as a high availability solution and had the technology approved by an architecture approval committee.
  • Installed and supported 2-node ASM RAC cluster for Sterling Order Management for a website generating more than a billion dollars in revenue.
  • Implemented and supported Oracle Enterprise Manager to monitor 200+ databases.
  • Consolidated multiple RMAN catalogs into a single instance.
  • Rotated on-call support for every production Oracle database in the enterprise.

6/2004-2/2007    Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.    Tucson, AZ
Oracle Applications DBA

  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite versions 11.5.9 and 11.5.10+.
  • Patched, configured, and maintained production, development, and testing instances.
  • Enhanced and maintained 11i clone procedure.
  • Enhanced and maintained 11i disaster recovery procedure.
  • Monitored and tuned iAS, Forms, Reports, and Concurrent Manager.
  • Moved the concurrent tier off the database tier and implemented the shared application tier file system to reduce patch downtime.
  • Successfully implemented iRecruitment, HR, Payroll, Benefits, OTL, MSCA, and Discoverer 10g.
  • Securely implemented iRecruitment in a DMZ using a reverse proxy and SSL.
  • Successfully upgraded Oracle Applications from 11.5.9 to
  • Successfully upgraded Oracle Applications database from to
  • Worked with Oracle Support to solve open Service Requests.
  • Supported the development team and enforced change control.


2002-2004    Texas Tech University     Lubbock, TX
M.S.B.A., Management Information Systems

1997-1999    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center     Lubbock, TX
B.S., Clinical Laboratory Science

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