Consultant Profile: Greg M. Lucas

Location: London

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"I am an experienced lead Development DBA and agile developer with over 12 years experience in database design, development and mentoring gained mainly within the financial sector. My skills include advanced T-SQL, .Net (C#) and SSIS. I have particular interests in database change management best practice and in applying agile techniques, especially TDD, within the database development arena. With experience of both development and production, an in-depth knowledge of performance tuning and database change management, my quality driven approach and focus on deliverables would be an asset to any project or team."

You can also find Greg's blog here where he writes about agile database development practices, in particular test-driven database development.

Microsoft Certified Professional since November 1999
MCDBA since February 2001 (v7.0 on NT4 and SQL 2000 on Win 2000)
MCAD since October 2004 (C# .NET).



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Key Skills:

  • 11 years of Microsoft SQL Server experience from v7 up to and including SQL2008 R2
  • 10 years of T-SQL development, complex stored procedures, triggers, UDFs & CLR routines
  • 3 years of OO development with the .NET framework using mainly C#, NUnit and NMock
  • 6 years of ETL - data import & export using Integration Services (SSIS) and DTS
  • Deep understanding of query tuning, index optimisation and SQL Server internals
  • Extensive knowledge of full development life cycle & change management best practice
  • Wide-ranging experience of management and team leadership across multiple disciplines
  • Agile methods including Scrum, Test-driven Development and Pair Programming
  • Routine use of Visual Studio/Team System, VSS, Subversion, Tortoise SVN, TFS and tSQLt
  • General knowledge of investment banking, financial systems and markets, some derivatives

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent attention to detail; responsive to change
  • strong task prioritisation and planning skills
  • Highly motivated, proactive team player
  • Inspires, influences, leads by example
  • Exceptional people skills; builds good working relationships at all levels

Employment History:

Nov 2006 to Date:    Owner, Director and Principal Consultant, data-centric solutions ltd.

Oct 2005 to Dec 2006:    Senior Database Administrator, Aon Consulting Ltd. Farnborough
Senior Database Administrator within employee benefits consulting division of global insurance specialist. Providing secure online applications for employees of client companies to view personalised employee benefit information including pension contributions & valuations, health, protection and other benefits.

May 2001 – Oct 2005:    Database Administrator, MBA Systems Ltd. Winchester
Senior-level, production and development DBA within a financial software house and hosting provider serving the institutional and retail stock broking markets. The company utilises complex n-tier architectures to supply real-time, online financial news & market data, equity and derivative trading, order routing and STP systems.

Feb 2000 – May 2001:    Support Engineer, MarkCare Medical Systems Ltd. Hants
MarkCare wrote software used for the viewing and management of radiological images and patient records interfacing with a variety of radiography equipment and HIS/RIS systems for hospitals in the UK and throughout the world.

Pre-February 2000: This period constitutes an unbroken employment history since leaving school, mainly in hairdressing, including completion of an indentured apprenticeship and over four years running own salon. Points of interest during this time also include two years selling business telephone systems and six months as a barber working for NAAFI in the Falkland Islands – Discharge Certificate reads: “Conduct Exemplary”.

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