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Ryan Gower

Ryan Gower

Senior Database Administrator


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Introduction to Python

Data enthusiast, embracing the beauty of numbers and algorithms.

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Data Manipulation in SQL


Introduction to Relational Databases in SQL


Introduction to Python

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Other Certificates

Oracle Oracle Database 12c R2 Administrator Certified Associate

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My Work Experience

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Glytec | Jan 2021 - Dec 2023

Senior Database Administrator

• Administer highly available SQL databases and webservers for 100+ healthcare organizations, including performing application updates and cloud migrations • Build and maintain automated processes to maintain and deploy on-prem and cloud infrastructure using PowerShell and XML • Design and develop database schema changes to meet requirements of internal stakeholders • Maintain VPN tunnel and SSO infrastructure (ADFS and Azure SSO) to provide hosted services to clients
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Epic | Feb 2020 - Nov 2020

Storage and Backup Engineer

∗ Administered storage and backup infrastructure for 90+ hosted healthcare organizations --- Audited and standardized legacy backup systems for organizations to meet more recently-defined SLAs --- Performed regular failovers between datacenters to test DR procedures and infrastructure --- Automated and optimized processes for common storage and backup tasks using PowerShell/vRO ∗ Developed meaningful KPIs in Splunk’s ITSI platform for monitoring health of storage and backup infrastructure and display overall team success ∗ Led cross-team data protection group and organizes restore testing efforts to validate and document restore procedures for key failure domains of storage infrastructure

Epic | Jun 2019 - Feb 2020

Cogito Systems TS Team Lead

Managed three team members, helping them to identify new opportunities and avenues of growth ∗ Headed a workgroup focused on identifying development issues and performing version testing for our application’s integration with Oracle Database ∗ Led regular meeting of SMEs to determine new strategies for performance, business continuity, and disaster recovery for large database instances

Epic | Jun 2016 - Feb 2020

Technical Services Engineer - Cogito Systems

∗ DBA and System Administrator Experience --- Led performance exploration of Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure and tested on- premise-to-cloud high availability viability --- Administered and maintained internal SQL and Oracle RAC testing and development databases --- Provided technical support and performance tuning/troubleshooting for 80 large clients using Oracle Database for reporting (all >1TB, some >30TB) --- Designed and headed project to provide sizing and capacity requirements for organizations using Oracle’s Exadata appliance ∗ Virtualization Experience --- Built and administered a nested VMware ESXi environment for documentation purposes --- Helped clients plan physical-to-virtual migrations of their reporting infrastructure ∗ Customer Support Experience --- Primary Technical Support Engineer for 6 healthcare organizations, secondarily supported 400+ others --- Resolved issues in ETL processes between InterSystems Cache, Knowledge Based Systems KB_SQL, and Oracle and SQL Server RDBMS platforms --- Extensive cross-team communication with implementation, development, QA, and documentation teams

R.T. Edwards & Associates, P.C. | Jan 2016 - May 2016

IT Intern

Helped users with day-to-day issues. Resolved issues related to the QuickBooks software suite, as well as other basic IT troubleshooting tasks (installing printers, managing backups, contacting vendors for direct support, etc.)

University of Texas at Dallas | Mar 2014 - May 2016

Student Worker - Office of Information Technology Help Desk

connection support, as well as creating service tickets for campus technicians.

Working Solutions | Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Intern, Contractor Support Analyst

Worked remotely to assist end users with application issues, mostly centered around issues with VPN connections and Windows client errors.

TETRA Technologies, Inc. | May 2013 - Aug 2013

Summer Intern


West Texas State Bank | May 2012 - Aug 2012

Summer Intern

Provided technical support to users. Also helped full-time staff with research on database systems and hardware support.

My Education

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Bachelor's degree, Information Technology and SystemsThe University of Texas at Dallas | 2016

About Me

Ryan Gower

Hey there! I’m Ryan, and I’m looking to solve interesting database and infrastructure-related challenges. Currently working my way through refreshing my knowledge on lower-level SQL and Python tasks.

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