Thomas Saviour 

Bangalore,  9972584505/080-41607812


Apply my 18+ years of Oracle DBA experience and 20+ years experience in IT and be an expert in Oracle Database Technology and related functionality, specially in Database Service Delivery, Application and Database fine tuning, Implementing database implementation and operational standards, Automating, Team Management etc.


20+ years of experience in Software Industry with Team management, planning and implementation of infrastructure, standardization, Databases Administration, database implementation, backup and recovery, performance tuning, Database Design, Database Server-side Programming, ERP Systems, Shell scripting etc. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with expert knowledge knowledge in Oracle database technical areas.

Professional Certification and trainings

Oracle 12c New features, 2015

Exadata, Oracle Corporation, 2014

Goldengate, Oracle Corporation, 2014

PMP Trained, 2011

ITIL V2 Certified, 2009

OCP (Oracle Certified Professional – 9i DBA): Oracle Corporation, December 2003

OCP (Oracle Certified Professional – 8i DBA): Oracle Corporation, December 2001

Oracle DBA 8i, SQL Star International, Bangalore – 2001

Oracle Developer – Atheeb Training Center, Saudi Arabia, – 2001

Oracle ERP – WIP Oracle Corporation, Saudi Arabia, -1999

Oracle ERP Services, Oracle Corporation, Saudi Arabia, -1999

Windows NT Administration, CompuBase, Saudi Arabia- 1999

4GL Oracle, STED Project, Calicut – 1996

Academic Degree

MCS (Master In Computer Science), St Joseph’s College Devagiri, Calicut, 1995

B.Sc. (mathematics) – Govt. Collage, Kasaragod, Kerala, 1993


Oracle DBA Team Management (Technical)

Performance Tuning

Oracle RAC

Oracle Exadata

Oracle Database Administration, Networking, Backup & Recovery etc

Unix and shell programming

Application development support


Technical Knowledge

Oracle DBA

Oracle 7/8/8i/9i/10g/11g/12c. (Installation, Database Configuration, Tuning, Backup and Recovery, Networking), Oracle CRS, Oracle ASM, 10g RAC, Exadata


Oracle, Sybase, Image (HP3000), SQL Server, Informix

Operating Systems

Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, Linux, RM- Proliant Unix, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, SCO Unix, HP3000 MPE-IX, HP Unix, Linux


Professional Experience


Current Company (Technical Lead DBA– Aug-07 – till date)


  • Manage the database service delivery (Technical)  including incident and change management
  • Manage Oracle database technical areas – RAC, Data Guard, replication, Exadata etc
  • Manage escalated technical issues and identifying solutions
  • Build and implement Oracle standards, operating procedure, alerting etc
  • Guide and lead the Oracle DBA resources in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Boston, New York
  • Plan and Implement migrations, application implementation,   server implementation, Application releases etc with application team spread across US, Europe and Asia.
  • Develop and implement database best practices and standardize database operations
  • Manage interviews for DBA hiring
  • Participate in architectural meetings to setup optimized and highly available system solutions
  • Among the top 10% performers in the company.



IBM Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Sr. Oracle DBA Consultant – 05/07 – 07/07)


  • Develop application migration and database implementation strategy
  • Manage the go-live activities – Oracle 10 RAC, CRS, Dataguard, RMAN, TSM etc
  • Implement backup and recovery strategy


LogicaCMG Pvt Ltd (Sr Oracle DBA/ Team Lead – –  10/03 –04/07)

In all the (four) appraisals got Rating 2“Exceeds Expectations”.



  • Lead Staff Manager for DBA community for all DBAs in LogicaCMG India.
  • Staff Manager for 15 Staff from various projects
  • DBA Core group member for LogicaCMG worldwide ( 10 member team)
  • Most Senior Oracle DBA in LogicaCMG and support other projects for hiring resources
  • Conduct trainings and support training department for selecting training vendors in Oracle Database.  Support the training department in training fresher


Project Responsibilities

Global Telecom, Prague, Czech Republic (Sr DBA / Team Lead- 04/06 – 04/07)

  • Manage the 10 member Bangalore team in Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Manage the DBA activities for a large development project including research and development – Oracle 10g RAC, Linux Cluster, CRS, ASM etc
  • Support the customers  ( Orange US, MTS Russia, Orange France, Orange Romania etc) around world for any Oracle DBA issues


Britannia Airways,  Luton, UK(DBA Team lead / Support Manager –  09/2003 – 04/2006)

Britannia Airways is one of the biggest holiday flying airlines in Europe.  I was responsible for

  • Transitioned the DBA support activities to Bangalore consists of oracle , SQL Server and Sybase databases along with 120 applications
  • Supervise the 24X7 DBA and application support activities from offshore support
  • Manage the SLA and other support related functions
  • Report the higher management about the performance of the team
  • Manage Customer visits with the SDM
  • Performance review for the team members
  • Monitor and control Change Management, Problem Management and Incident Management with respect to SLAs.



P&O Nedlloyd Pvt Ltd  (Sr. Oracle DBA   – 01/03 – 30/ 09/2003)


P&O Nedlloyd Pvt Ltd is the major shipping company head quarter in Landon UK.  Its operation span over 140 countries consists of 150 vessels for container transport.  The P&O Pune back office is responsible for IT support for the internal customers world wide.  Got two data centers in Landon and Sydney consists of 140+ servers, 150+ production databases and 500+ test/UT databases.



  • Focal point of Asia specific Database operations consists of 35+ production databases and 60+ Test databases with other junior DBAs.
  • Monitor day to day operations and support in production environment (24X 7 support)
  • Database performance monitoring and resolutions
  • Monitor database growth and storage estimation
  • Database move/re-organization between the nodes
  • Installation/migration/patches/configuration/export/import etc
  • Database backup/recovery
  • Application development support


Wipro InfoTech , Bangalore, India (Customer: South Indian Bank) 

(Oracle DBA  – 04/2002 –  01/03) On Contract

Worked as an Oracle DBA in customer site (South Indian Bank Ltd) of Wipro InfoTech.   South Indian Bank Ltd, is one of the major public limited bank in India with 390 branches and 70 extension counters all over India.



  • Manage the databases independently and give support to the Bank for round the clock under the Wipro FM (Facility Management)
  • Install Oracle Database software and configure Database, Listeners and Clients etc.
  • Database space management – Space usage, Tablespace wise, Space fragmentation, free space fragmentation, export-import etc.
  • Monitoring the memory performance and tune the memory, I/O etc as and when necessary
  • Escalate the any database related issues to the vendor to solve the problems.
  • Develop and implement the ISO 9001 procedures with the help of Wipro FM team.
  • Monitor the offline cold backup using Netbackup from Veritas.
  • Testing and Implementation of Veritas BLI backup, Veritas Netbackup for Oracle, Veritas database edition – VxDBA.
  • Develop, Implement and administer of the backup/restore policy in the Bank.


Saudi Lighting Company Ltd, Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Programmer/Analyst/Database support                                             02/1998  – 10/2000

Oracle Database/ERP

  • Solving the Functional and Technical problems, supporting users with the help of Oracle Support Center, MetaLink
  • Maintain reporting and testing database in Oracle ERP environment.
  • Monitor Oracle Database backups / Export/Imports etc
  • Assist the senior DBA on Oracle Database administration and System Administration and do the work independently while he was absent.

Pentagon softwares, Kerala, India

Programmer/ Analyst                                      06/1995 – 12/1997



  • System and Process Design – Functional and Technical
  • Preparation of the functional specification and reviews with users.
  • Database Design – Normalizing the database, constructing database objects like tables, views, synonyms, sequences, triggers, and stored procedures, and tuning of the database
  • Coding, Reporting and troubleshooting


Personal Information

Date of Birth               : 26th June 1971

Sex                               : Male

Marital Status              : Married


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