Jim Morrissey

Freelance Database Expert & Database Programmer

Location:Westminster, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Jim Morrissey
9511 Garrison Court ? Westminster, CO 80021
jpm8202@comcast.net ? (H) 303.862.6967 ? (C) 973.668.2047

Qualifications Profile

Results driven, technically sophisticated professional with extensive experience in database, data warehouing, networking, Linux/Unix, virtualization, hardware, programming, scripting, benchmarking, and technical sales. Highlights of Expertise:

• Thorough understanding of databases, hardware, and SMP/MPP parallel architectures
• Ability to scope, define, and execute proof of concepts (POC’s) independently
• Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
• Translating technical concepts into business advantages
• Solid understanding of data warehousing and associated processes (ETL/ELT, BI, analytics)
• Programming experience in major languages and operating systems
• Shell scripting, sed, and awk
• Linux socket programming in C
• Database related competitive analysis and product differentiation

Technical Proficiencies:

Tools: Netezza, Teradata, Oracle, Greenplum, Informix, PostgreSQL, Solaris, Linux, TCP/IP, VMWare, VirtualBox, C/C++, Java, shell, sed, awk, PHP, SQL, R, Samba, Apache, MS Office Suite, Open Office Suite

Professional Experience

Oracle Corporation 2010 - Present
Principal Systems Consultant

Hired into the North American Public Sector Hardware Tech Pillar Team as one of seven individuals providing deep and diverse technical proficiency to field sales consultants. Personal area of expertise is in Exadata, Exalogic, and data appliances. Area of responsibility includes federal, state, and local government, as well as K-1 through 8.

Teradata Corporation 2008 – 2010
Benchmark Analyst./Senior Systems Engineer

Worked in the benchmarking center to provide tools and intelligence on how to make appliance benchmarking simpler, faster, and more cost effective. Proposed a benchmarking lab solution using a master scheduler and a set of custom written base scripts to achieve this goal. Authored a number of papers comparing and contrasting alternate vendor solutions to Teradata. Worked with documentation and product management teams to identify product deficiencies and reduce customer learning curve. Actively participated in many sales calls to best position Teradata in an account. Worked in mid-market appliance sales as a senior systems engineer competing directly with other data warehouse appliance vendors.


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Greenplum Corporation 2006 – 2008
Senior Systems Engineer

Use knowledge of Postgres, MPP database architectures, and past experience with competitor product offerings to differentiate the Sun/Greenplum Data Warehouse Appliance solution. Responsibilities included benchmarking, poc scoping, presentations, RFP responses, and customer training. Started up the Asia Pacific territory, and subsequently supported Greenplum’s NYC activities.

Netezza Corporation 2003 – 2006
Senior Systems Engineer

Prospect presentations, proof of concept scoping, assessment, benchmarking and implementation, teaching formal product training classes, troubleshooting, installing, upgrading hardware and software, integrating third party applications, network integration and troubleshooting, writing programs for data extraction, transformation, loading, ODBC/JDBC interfaces, and validating SQL result sets against legacy databases like DB2, Oracle and Informix. Heavy use of Unix shell scripting, sed, awk, and C. Took Netezza’s first US customer from POC to production. Closed significant prospect accounts for a total of $13.5M including first F500 U.S. retail customer. Started and supported European and Australian markets internationally.

Kabira Technologies Inc. 2000 – 2002
Lead Systems Engineer

Informix Software Inc. 1996 – 2000
Senior Systems Engineer

Aston Brooke Inc. 1994 – 1996

PSE&G 1990 – 1994
Lead Engineer

Education and Training

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
15 credits of postgraduate work towards MS in computer science.

University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering, August, 1989


U.S. and Irish passports and citizenship. Prior military service.
Skills (2) Rating
Database Programming