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Giovani Santiago, AWS Database Migration Service Developer in Las Vegas, NV, United States
Giovani Santiago

AWS Database Migration Service Developer in Las Vegas, NV, United States

Member since October 4, 2014
Giovani is an experienced data professional with extensive expertise in data systems such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and DB2. He is also very familiar with the Microsoft BI stack including SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, Azure DW, and Azure DB. He also has AWS experience including RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, S3, EC2, CloudFormation, Lambda Functions, Step Functions, and VPC set up. He communicates very well and has worked in teams of all sizes.
Giovani is now available for hire



  • SQL, 6 years
  • SQL Management Studio, 6 years
  • PostgreSQL, 5 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • AWS EC2, 2 years
  • AWS Database Migration Service, 1 year
  • AWS Lambda, 1 year
  • AWS Step Functions, 1 year
Las Vegas, NV, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a script that saved a company team hundreds of hours of work.


  • Data Operations Engineer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Planview, Inc.
    • Migrated dozens of database servers from Oracle running on VMs to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.
    • Created step functions and lambda functions to perform database backup tasks.
    • Utilized Python with lambda functions to perform various AWS tasks via the Boto3 library.
    • Created and monitor RDS instances.
    • Implemented a region-wide disaster recovery strategy that copies RDS data over to the DR region.
    Technologies: AWS, RDS, Amazon Aurora, Lambda Functions, Step Functions, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Python
  • Enterprise Data Architect

    2015 - 2017
    Boyd Gaming
    • Built an Azure SQL and Power BI POC that was successful. On-prem data would be refreshed nightly into an Azure SQL database, and users could analyze the data via Power BI. The work was widely praised.
    • Built pipelines in Azure Data Factory with the data management gateway to transfer on-prem transactional flat files from into Azure storage. Polybase was used to read the transferred data from Azure blob storage into Azure SQL data warehouse tables.
    • Successfully built an ETL solution to have a new visualization tool consume data from properties running different systems under one data schema.
    Technologies: ETL, SSIS, SSRS, Data Pipelines, Azure DW, Azure DB, SQL Server
  • SSRS, PHP, and MySQL Developer

    2013 - 2014
    R5 Ensino Professional
    • Optimized tools used to put together the company product (teaching software). Discovered and implemented better components.
    • Created an output file for an already existing mouse macro program that automated the image upload process.
    • Created a PHP script to manipulate a Delphi file to extract and save a new file with the component position, a process that would have taken several months by hand.
    • Maintained a client panel with PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL.
    • Created internal reports utilizing SSRS and JavaScript chart libraries.
    Technologies: Delphi, MS SQL, MySQL, SSRS, SSIS
  • Data Warehouse Analyst

    2011 - 2013
    Western Funding, Inc.
    • Created a portal for branch managers to help rank clients at the click of a button, an improvement over the hour-long process that was previously required.
    • Created a reporting book used at every shareholder meeting to show gains/losses across all departments.
    • Supported an ETL process taking data from a 32-bit server into a 64-bit server.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server


  • Languages

    SQL, Python
  • Tools

    SQL Management Studio, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Tableau, AWS Step Functions, Boto 3, AWS CLI, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Microsoft Visual Studio, AWS IAM, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS)
  • Paradigms

    ETL, Database Development
  • Other

    Database Developer, Outsourced Developer, Software Development, Software Developer, AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Polly
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Oracle, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, AWS S3, AWS RDS, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB, SQL Server 2016, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Libraries/APIs

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