Kerri Robberts

Profile Synopsis

I graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 Bachelor of Science degree and joined Oracle as a technical consultant DBA. I rapidly gained commercial experience in consulting and rapidly developed my knowledge of Oracle applications, including being the lead DBA for three different projects.

I moved to London after Oracle, and my first role involved leading the success migration from Oracle 9i to 10g (database and application server) and implementing Dataguard into a RAC environment with ASM on two different major projects, the go-lives being within a fortnight of each other. The latter of the two was executed from start to finish within a six week period. I have also increased my hardware knowledge, as well as general Linux/Unix administration skills. I have challenged myself to increase my knowledge of RMAN, ASM, and Dataguard.

My current role with Linedata UK Ltd is further developing my skills as a production DBA working on ASP environments in the finance sector. I am eagerly working towards becoming a well-rounded DBA, to be able to resolve any support issues from the ground up, including gaining experience in shell and Perl scripting to further aid system monitoring.

Technology Summary

Product Competencies: RAC, ASM, Clusterware, RMAN, Dataguard, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite (11i, R12), Application Server 10g, Oracle Enterprise Linux, BEA Web Logic,  APEX, Essbase, Discoverer, OBIEE, BI Publisher


Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g, 11gR2, ODBC, MySQL, Relational Databases


Windows (including Windows Server ), Linux  (Redhat, Oracle Enterprise), Unix (AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris)


LANs, WANs, VPNs, Routers, Firewalls, TCP/IP, VMware, Samba, Nagios, SSH, NFS


MS Office , Open Office, Oracle SQL Developer, Mercury Win Runner, Oracle


SQL, PL/SQL, Perl, shell, HTML, PHP, AJAX, CSS, JavaScript,  XML, XPATH, XSLT, Java,

Oracle Tools:

Sql*Loader, AdPatch, oPatch, Datapump, External Tables, Grid Control, Oracle Support

Professional Experience

Linedata UK Ltd
Technical Consultant DBA

(January 2011 – Present)

  • Providing support to company’s customer base, performing system implementations and upgrades. Supporting ASP solutions, ensuring systems are effectively monitored and maintained.
  • Providing support to development teams, ensuring users have access to required systems and providing technical resource for required hardware and software technologies.
  • Maintaining system backup and recovery strategies. Implementing new hardware according to standards.
  • Maintaining Oracle environments. Performing standard database administration tasks to ensure systems are available and performing effectively.
  • Provide scripts to automate and/or improve adhoc/regular processes or monitoring functions. Investigate new technologies and provide technical resource for new technology implementations and on-going support.
Oasis Medical Solutions
Consultant Production DBA

(June 2010 – January 2011)

  • Implementing Oracle Dataguard 10g in RAC & single-node systems with RMAN; both physical & logical standbys
  • Monitoring backups and creating scripts for monitoring standby databases.
  • Providing 24/7 (on-call) production support including troubleshooting hardware and software issues and performing general DBA daily duties.
  • Implementing Oracle 10g database and Oracle 10g Application Server
  • Upgrading from Oracle 9i to Oracle 10g
  • Oracle 10g database cloning to create test environments from production
  • Logging service requests with Oracle Support and applying patch suggestions.
  • Lead DBA for two successful Go-Live projects where the deadlines were two weeks apart
Oracle Corporation Ltd
Technical Consultant

(August 2008 – June 2010)

  • Joined as part of the graduate scheme and undertook an intensive graduate technical boot camp.
  • Trained as an Oracle database administrator, whilst working remotely on customer systems; a role that required excellent customer service and time management skills.
  • Completed both the Oracle 11g: Database Administrator and Oracle 11g: RAC Administration courses, as well as Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators for Oracle E-Business Suite (Level 3 and DBA training).
  • Participated in many projects as a technical consultant; specialising in database administration.

Oracle Project Experience

DWP-CPS, Blackpool
Consultant Applications DBA

(February 2010)

  • Made key contributions to the Oracle RAC administration and Oracle E-Business Suite tuning as part of the volume and performance-testing phase.
  • Provided timely and accurate responses to all technical tasks, and distributed new knowledge back to the Oracle community.
  • Integrated seamlessly with the extended Oracle team onsite
Remote Consultant Applications DBA

(October 2008 – March 2010)

  • Provided DBA services to both internal and external customers; including patching, troubleshooting, hosting, installing, maintaining, and upgrading both test and production customer solutions.
  • Provided excellent standards of customer service whilst supporting multiple customers concurrently. Liaised with both UK and offshore colleagues in Hyderabad.
  • Substantially involved in three main projects as the lead DBA. This role required liaising with the project manager on a regular basis to keep them up to date on progress, as well as identifying team members’ strengths and areas of expertise, then delegating and organising work efficiently within the team to ensure the achievement of project deadlines.
Environment Agency
Lead Consultant Applications DBA

(October 2008 – October 2009)

  • As lead applications DBA, completed a very successful upgrade from Oracle E-Business Suite R12 to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1. To achieve this on time, efficient communication and task management was required with both the customer and the offshore Oracle team.
  • Cloning of test environments from production environments on a regular basis.
Lead Consultant Applications DBA

(February 2009)

  • Coordinated the successful installation and integration of several applications, including Application Express, Oracle Database 11gr1 (including data vault, advanced security, and partitioning modules), Oracle 11gr2, Application Server 10gAS (including SOA Suite, Web Services Manager, OC4J).
  • Successfully overcame several issues, including server failure, to release the demo to the customer within the very short timeframe.
Porterbrook Leasing
Lead Consultant Applications DBA

(October 2008 – October 2009)

  • As the lead applications DBA, successfully managed the complex installation of Oracle R12 E-Business Suite, which incorporated Hyperion Essbase, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
  • Liaised with the project manager to establish exactly which deadlines and products were required.
  • Personally installed the R12 E-Business Suite module, whilst managing the installation of the other components by the offshore team.
Applications IT
Consultant Support Analyst

(June 2006 – June 2007)

  • Joined as part of Oracles Industrial Placement programme for a sandwich year in her 3rd year of university.
  • Provided first class support, customisations, and modifications for an internal implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite, whilst working towards strict deadlines. This included some upgrade customisations from R11i to R12.


Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset


Bachelor of Science in Internet Communication Systems


Dissertation: “An investigation into improving user satisfaction by increasing the functionality  of the existing computer based rail booking system”
  • Dissertation passed with 1st class marks.
  • White paper assignment on mobile networking awarded top mark of 85%.
Modules: Network configuration and security, web development, business systems development, computer architecture, databases, web usability.
Concurrent Employment with Studies:
  • Motor Retention Advisor, LV= (2005 – 2008):  Providing excellent customer service to motor insurance customers during renewals. Increasing sales by up-selling and recommending additional products. Training up new colleagues on the processes and system, through buddying.
  • Senior Support Analyst, Barclays (July 2007 – September 2007):  Providing first line IT helpdesk support for internal customers. Resolving incidents raised by customers. Training up new colleagues on procedures and processes.

Full, clean UK driving license

SC clearance

References available on request

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