Hi, I’m Douglas Correa, database administrator and developer with years of experience knowledge in ITIL process, leadership and team training. Highly motivated and ambitious, able to give timely and accurate advice, guidance, support, and training team members. Complete understand the security requirements of the business, measures, monitor and continuously improve performance process.


  • Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting specialist
  • Understand the concepts of current hardware systems, RAID and SAN, NAS commonly used in fault tolerant production environments and Windows Server operating systems
  • Ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve live database systems issues and to manage database maintenance plan activities including backups, indexing, integrity and consistency checks.


08/2019 – current Database specialist at Merck KGaA

07/2018 – 07/2019 Database administrator at Wayfair.

Implementation of HA & DR solutions available within SQL Server (FCI, Log Shipping, Mirroring,
Availability Groups, etc.)
Solving performance issues
Helping engineers reviewing code and discussing improvement methods
Supporting and prompting resolution of production issues
Monitoring and analyzing systems performance data.

08/2016– 05/2018 Professional at Healthways as Sr. Mgr, Database Architecture, and Development.

As a database team leader handle all architecture and development change with the team.
Improvement performance process and best practices configuration for database servers.
Automating processes using Powershell, the company had significant time gain to employees, since manual processes were executed monthly to collect information from databases.
Database cloud migration to AWS, using Powershell could improve when necessary to create new environments on RDS and automating S3 copies from VPCs.

03/2016– Current Technical Writer at MSSQLTips.com, (USA)

Writing tips for help to solve real-world problems for the global SQL Server community.

05/2015– 07/2016, Senior Database Administrator at Grupo Columbia, Cotia (Brasil)

Change management and implementation improvements with new environments and users access control. Improvement performance process and best practices configuration for database servers.
Disaster and recovery projects to replicate data between branch offices in the country to protect data for each office.
The company minimized the adverse impact of incidents and problems on the business that is caused by errors within the IT infrastructure.
Implement integration between AD and the database, using Powershell and XML to use the same information from Windows Active Directory and the company’s systems

09/2014–05/2015, Database Administrator Specialist at ICE Cards, São Paulo (Brasil)

During a short period, I could work improving performance process and configuration of servers to reduce incidents
Data replication between organizational units.
Provide accurate information on configurations and their documentation to support all the other service management processes in the organization.

05/2013–08/2014, Senior Database Administrator at Metropolitan Life (METLIFE), São Paulo (Brasil)

Team leader located in Mexico to achieve better utilization of IT resources.
ETL process performance boosts to improve data update time and automate a new business process.
Planning and execution with the team to migrate databases located in the data center in Mexico to the new data center in the United States.
Migration database version from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to 2008 R2.

10/2007–04/2013, Database Administrator at Scopus (IBM), São Paulo (Brasil)

Team leader in various database projects to integrate systems.
Comprehensive knowledge in change management planning and user access control.
New access policies for each type of environments
Comprehensive performance boost and best practices configuration for database servers.

04/2005–09/2007, Database Developer at Oncomed, São Paulo (Brasil)

Planning methods of data extraction (ETL) to send management reports for sales, financial and administrative between branch offices.

01/2003–12/2004, Instructor

Colegio Liceo Guatemala, Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
Database structure and relational database lecturer
Universidad Mesoamericana, Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
Practical classes instructor in programming and mathematics laboratories


01/2005-06/2006, Master of Science Information Technology
Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil
01/1999-06/2002, Bachelor of Science Data Processing
Faculdade de Tecnologia da Alta Noroeste, Brasil
01/1996-12/1998, Technical Data Processing
Colégio Salesiano, Brasil


  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate SQL Server 2016 Development
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate SQL Server 2012/2014
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Database Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Network Fundamentals
  • Oracle Certified SQL Expert 11g


SQL Server 2012 Internals (SQL23)
Querying MS SQL Server 2012 (10774)
Administering MS SQL Server 2012 Databases (10775)
Developing MS SQL Server 2012 Databases (10776)
Implementing a Data Warehouse with MS SQL Server 2012 (10777)
Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (20465)
Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database (6231A)
Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database (6232A)
Database Workshop II Oracle 10g
Database Workshop I Oracle 10g
Linux Administration LPI
English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
German (basic)
Portuguese (native)

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