My background is as a software engineer, which prior to becoming certified for SQL Server, included 11 years as a Windows C++ developer at PricewaterhouseCoopers and 8 years as a software developer, database developer and Oracle DBA at Seven Telematics.

The latter included significant Oracle PL/SQL development as well as full installation, administration and support of their Linux-based Oracle 11g RAC cluster.


After leaving Seven Telematics at the end of 2015, I took time off during 2016/17 to combine a career break with the study of Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS and SSAS.

Following this I worked full time at IQVIA in Brighton as a SQL Server database developer with a focus on ETL.