Adrian Cortinas

Plano, TX 75025 · (972) 698-4582 · adrian@cortinas.site

Senior Oracle Technical Architect, with over 12 years of experience in the retail space and a long track record designing and building infrastructure solutions to support Oracle Retail and E-Business Application Suites. Technologist with a passion for designing and build highly scalable and available environments in hybrid architectures. Enthusiast to learn and apply new technologies and methodologies that help reduce technical debt in the organizations.


Experience

Unix/Oracle Architect

Rent-A-Center

I'm responsible for developing strategic solutions that deliver on the vision while establishing Architecture standards for all Unix/Oracle and AWS RDS technologies and components (both Software and Hardware). I work closely with the Infrastructure, Windows, and DevOps teams, providing guidance and support for projects involving or depending upon the technology environment. In addition, I provide guidance and leadership to other staff members on technical policies and procedures. I performed proofs-of-concept to offer advice for migrating workloads to AWS for the Digital Transformation initiatives. Successfully led the effort to relocate Data Center's Unix and Exadata servers to the new Co-Location facility.

Jan 2020 – Present

Principal Oracle Technical Architect Consultant / Owner

OnSite DBA LLC

I provide expert knowledge advice (Subject Matter Expert) on Oracle Database Administration, Oracle WebLogic Application Server and Oracle Retail Applications during the Implementation Life Cycle and Post Implementation Support. I help design the platform architecture to meet customer's applications and high availability requirements, and I provide database and application troubleshooting and performance tuning support.

Highlights

  • Reduced environment creation by 60% with the use of automation scripts. Each environment consists in several clustered databases, 10+ WebLogic clusters, 10+ web servers, 10+ applications, including Oracle Identity Management & Single Sign On. From 10 days to 4 days.
  • Implemented Oracle DB Fail Over replication using Oracle’s Data Guard between Mexico Site and AWS. In case of disaster, AWS would become primary site. Backup strategy was put in place to backup database on AWS and reduce backup and storage cost overhead on Mexico’s primary site.

Projects

  • Kroger, OH
    Oct 2018 – Oct 2019
  • Tiffany, NJ
    Feb 2018 – Oct 2018
  • Neiman Marcus, TX
    May 2014 – Mar 2017
  • Bluestem Brands, MN
    April 2014
  • Express, OH
    Dec 2013 – March 2014
  • American Eagle Outfitters, PA
    Sep 2013 – Dec 2013
September 2013 - Jan 2020

Enterprise Architect

Neiman Marcus

I was responsible for leading the decommissioning and modernization strategy of the mainframe system to a cloud-based system. I provided SME on the underlaying Oracle Retail and WMS technologies including performance tuning, architecture and security design.

Mar 2017 – Feb 2018

Sr. Technical Infrastructure Consultant

OLR America Inc.

I provide expert knowledge on Oracle Database Administration, Oracle Application Server and Oracle Retail Applications during the Implementation Life Cycle and Post Implementation Support. During implementation time, I helped our customers with the hardware sizing (capacity planning) required to support the application before and after go-live. I also helped design the best architecture to support customer's applications and high availability needs, and I provide database and application troubleshooting and tuning support.

Projects

  • American Eagle Outfitters, PA
    Feb 2013 – Aug 2013
  • Fedex, TX
    Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Stein Mart, FL
    Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
  • A.C. Moore
    Jul 2009 - Dec 2009
  • Michael’s, TX
    Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
Jun 2008 – Aug 2013

Education

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas
Master in Administration - Major in Finance
2004 - 2006

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Facultad de Ciencias Fisico-Matematicas
Bachelor of Computer Science
1991 - 1995

Skills

Technologies & Tools
Responsibilities
  • Technical Infrastructure Architect & Lead
  • Performance Testing & Troubleshooting
  • Database Capacity Planning
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Training and Mentoring

Interests

In addition to being a technologist enthusiast, I enjoy watching SyFy TV shows & movies with my family, and when not traveling for work, I practice Tae-Kwon-Do.

On my spare time, I like coding programs & scripts to make my life easier.