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Nasir Raheem

345 Leland Avenue 650-204-9096

Palo Alto, CA 94306
Innovative, results-driven Senior Enterprise Data/Infrastructure Architect, Syst
ems Integrator, Database Administrator & IT Manager with 28+ years of broad expe
rience supporting major organizations (Wells Fargo Bank, Microsoft, FMC Corporat
ion, McDonnell Douglas, Pacific Gas & Electric, Network Appliance), start-ups an
d dotcoms. Extensive expertise as a leader and contributor to data warehousing,
database design, database administration and high availability solutions for co
mplex systems. These systems comprised of very large Data Warehouse databases (5
-20 Terabytes) supporting massively parallel ETL processes & ERP applications u
p to 250 million transactions per day.
- Outstanding team-builder who combines talents in cross-technology and staff le
adership to design, deliver and maintain advanced systems/applications.
- Proficient working with functional department managers to perform business ana
lysis and effectively translate business requirements into technical architectur
e that achieves strategic objectives.
- Articulate in tackling advanced technical topics with customers / vendors.
- Developed & implemented methodology to build highly available, highly scalable
and highly secure intra-net application using Oracle Real Application
Clusters, Data Guard and RMAN.
- Well-versed in use of NetApp "snap mirror" product for Data Replication and Di
saster Recovery
- Adept at performance tuning and configuring ERP Applications such as SAP, Orac
le and PeopleSoft
- Implemented Total Quality Management (TQM) methodology to capture software dev
elopment & maintenance metrics to improve Information System processes.
- Vast experience addressing large platform issues, structuring key processes, a
rticulating design decisions towards a highly effective technical
architecture to solve business problems
- Proactive problem solver, implementing solutions with careful consideration to
the bottom line, long-range goals, feasibility and ease of use.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
M.S., Management Science & Engineering, 1980
Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
M.B.A., Information Systems, 1987
Adjunct Faculty in Information Systems at Golden Gate University
Enterprise Data Architecture/Design Project Management
Consulting Services Data Warehousing/Data Modeling
Systems Integration OLAP Decision Support Systems
On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) Software Configuration Planning
Data Mining Client Relationship Management
Performance Benchmarking / Tuning Database Administration
Business Continuity Planning High Availability Implementation
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Oracle v7.3, 8, 8i and 9i
Oracle Master of Technology
Oracle Web Application Server Administrator
Certified UNIX Specialist
Certified Eligible Training Provider - Microsoft, Oracle, UNIX (California)
Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer (State of California)

DBTech Consultants, Inc. 04/1998 - Present
Information Tech. Consultant ( Mgr. / Lead positions) 10+ years
A proficient database-centric infra-structure architect who has developed high a
vailability, highly scalable and high performance intranet applications.
Provides hands-on leadership to diverse client architecture, development, migrat
ion, training and project management initiatives.
Clients: Wells Fargo Services, WebTV (Microsoft), Intuit Corporation, GetSmart,,,, Homestead Technologies, Inc. (now Intuit
Corporation), Network Appliance, Inc.
Key Project Accomplishments:
Network Appliance, Inc:
- Architected storage infrastructure for large mission critical PowerUP system r
unning SAP on Oracle 10g database.
- Tuned performance of Oracle databases for PowerUP staging, Phoenix, Smart, Tru
Comp and Siebel 7.5 applications.
- Set up monitoring alerts using IGNITE toolset for PowerUP staging data-bases.
- Developed scripts using NetApp SAN LUNs to clone staging databases from produc
tion in Business Systems Intelligence (BSI) environment.
- Developed remote data replication across staging environments using NetApp Sna
p Mirror technology.
- 7X24 Support of multiple 10 Terabytes Development / QA / Staging & Production
Databases supporting Enterprise Data Warehouse / OLAP (eBI) environment
running on Oracle on AIX.
Wells Fargo Services:
- Architected & implemented a massive data conversion of bank cards, lines and l
oans, (home equity and business) from IBM Mainframe to Oracle.
- Designed, developed and integrated key system processes across multiple UNIX s
- Implemented infrastructure for large mission critical OLTP application.
- Performed benchmarking / trouble-shooting of "Real Time" System Integration of
Supreme (IBM) with You Owe Me (Oracle / UNIX)
- Implemented High Availability Business Resumption Servers using Oracle Data Gu
ard cascading to multiple Business Resumption sites
- Developed methodology for capacity projections for high volume systems
- Developed I/O sub-system plan utilizing SAN to migrate large databases from EM
C disk arrays to faster Hitachi-9500 disk arrays.
- Developed UNIX/PL-SQL monitoring scripts to provide integrated snapshots of UN
IX / Oracle performance metrics.
Homestead Technologies, Inc (now Intuit Corporation):
- Architected/ Implemented high availability business system using Oracle Data G
uard & RMAN on Sun Clusters.
- Developed Oracle database / system monitoring & maintenance plan to minimize "
top wait events" which scaled the business application 2-fold without any
additional hardware.
WebTV (Microsoft Corporation):
- Managed a team of Oracle DBAs. Developed an asynchronous data replication arch
itecture to balance the OLTP peak- load across multiple databases.
- Implemented infrastructure for High Availability system using Symantec's Netba
ckup and Oracle RMAN / Data Guard
- Performed extensive performance tuning for Oracle ERP Application and Implemen
ted a high availability fast fail-over system using HP-UX Multi-Guard
- Built real-time interface for feeding data into data warehouse from various ch
annels using Informatica toolset, SOAP and XML messaging.
- Developed training curriculum to support a smooth and efficient transition fro
m SQL Server to Oracle 9i.

Network General Corp., Menlo Park, CA 08/1997 - 04/1998

Manager, Business Systems Administration Services 9 months
Managed a team of Oracle DBAs, Application Administrators, System & Network Admi
nistrators to support Oracle Application running on Sun Enterprise - 10000
Key Project Accomplishments:
- Designed and developed the infrastructure for an Integrated Control center usi
ng Compuware's Vantage product suite for integrated real time monitoring of
Network, Unix and Oracle DB performance bottlenecks.
Electronic Arts, San Mateo, CA 09/1995 - 08/1997
Manager, Systems Administration 2 years
Managed a team of UNIX Administrators and Oracle DBAs in developing and configur
ing I.T infrastructure to support a large ERP Application.
Key Accomplishments:
- Recognized as a vital contributor in managing the smooth transition from UNIX
& Oracle-based business systems to the Microsoft platform.
- Awarded performance bonus and Super Hero Team Award for leading team through a
successful cutover from legacy system (TOLAS on VAX/VMS) to Oracle
applications 10.6 on HP-UX 10.0.
- Headed build of a robust development, integration test, quality assurance and
production environments.
- Implemented a Data Center to monitor Network, Unix and Oracle DB performance b
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA 06/1993 - 09/1995
Distribution System Division/Information Services Division 2 years 4 months
Project Manager (1995)
Consulting Systems Engineer (1993 - 1994)
Key Accomplishments:
- Built infrastructure for performance monitoring, and tuned the system based on
extensive pre-production benchmarks for TellerVision (now called
StoreVision) transactions from branches to the primary and secondary StoreVision
databases on HP-UX K400.
- Performed data modeling, designed and implemented a Universal Data Warehouse r
epository for Wells Fargo Teller Operations.
- Received Performance Award for developing disaster recovery procedures and con
figuring Oracle 7.1 server to support 1.5 million transactions per day.
- Spear-headed the effort to build a viable data architecture to house the Data
Warehouse for OLAP functions.
- Led development of a data warehouse for Smart Engine data marts that would mar
ket Wells Fargo products at the point of service. Oversaw team consisting
of Oracle DBA, data administrator, data warehouse analysts and C/C++ developers
- Designed, developed and implemented the Teller Vision database, enabling all r
etail banking branches to switch to paperless banking. Automated General
Ledger Operations for Retail Banking for the first time.
Held Technical Architect, Lead and Project Management positions with FMC Corp.,
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, Battelle Columbus Labs, Pacific Gas &
1979 - 1993 Electric and Stanford University.
Key Accomplishments:
- Developed, authored and implemented data-driven software maintenance methodolo
gy, encapsulating data and process into re-usable code modules. -
Recognized with a Total Quality Management (TQM) Award for DB2 administration.
- Performed extensive data modeling for the Purchasing and Labor (Office & Shop
Floor) in the form of Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs). Developed an
Integrated Data Architecture for the IS Application which was used to develop th
e OLTP data bases.
McDonnell Douglas:
- Received "recognition award" for performing TPC benchmarking for Oracle, Ingre
s, Informix and Rdb on variety of platforms (HP-UX, VMS, UNIX, Sun) for
NASA's Shuttle Payload Data Management System.
- Created an integrated data architecture (Enterprise Model) using Prokit Workbe
nch for integrating 15 different functions of NASA's Shuttle Payload Data
Management System. This effort involved extensive data and process modeling.
- Pacific Gas & Electric: Received Pride of Performance Award for establishing S
ystem Power Values, requiring development of an analytical methodology for
an integrated database solution.
- Pacific Gas & Electric: Planned, analyzed, designed and implemented the On-Lin
e Analytical Processing (OLAP) application using Oracle EXPRESS for
Decision Support System. This was used for developing PG&E's short & long term p
lanning scenarios.
Databases: Oracle 10g/9i/Oracle8i/7 (including Oracle Applications 11i/10.6sc Sy
stem Administration), Oracle 9i/10g RAC, SQL BackTrack,
OpenVision/NetBackup, Sybase SQL Server, Gupta SQLBase, MS SQL Server, DB2, IMS,
Web Servers: BEA WebLogic, Oracle 9I Application Server
System Integration: IBM MQ Series Manager, Informatica PowerExchange, Oracle Gat
eway for IBM UDB.
CASE Tool: ERwin, KnowledgeWare Application Development Workbench, Intersolv Exc
elerator Toolset, Bachman Re-engineering Toolset, Prokit Workbench,
Platforms/OS: Windows 2000/NT, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, MVS/TSO, VM/CMS, CICS, Dynix
System Monitoring: Compuware ServerVantage, TOAD, Patrol, OpenVision, GlancePlus
, Oracle Enterprise Manager, TIVOLI
Languages: C, COBOL, PL/1, FORTRAN, UNIX Shell Scripts, SQL, JCL, DCL, REXX
Project Management: QWIKNET, TIMELINE, MS Project, MACProject