Joshua DeMelo, Developer in Austin, TX, United States
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Joshua DeMelo

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Oracle WebLogic Application Server Developer

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 22, 2019

Joshua is a disciplined and highly motivated senior Oracle Database administrator/information technology specialist with 20+ years' experience in the architecture and administration of complex databases for multiple information systems used in large campus environments and businesses, application design and development, data modeling, networking, and security; recognized for outstanding technical abilities in the field of information technology.


Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS, Banner
Signature Constultants
Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS, Banner
Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, Kafka Streams, Oracle RAC, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS...




Preferred Environment

PL/SQL, SQL, Oracle RDBMS, Ellucian Banner, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, Apache Tomcat

The most amazing...

...project I've completed is a process that can verify the synchronization of the original and replicated databases to the minutest degree.

Work Experience

Software Consultant

2018 - PRESENT
  • Architected Ellucian Banner 8 to 9 upgrade project resulting in quicker implementation and less stress for both the client and consultant.
  • Mentored two new client hires to perform maintenance and support of ERP and Oracle databases and middleware.
  • Resolved issues and provided simplified guidance on what appeared to be more complex setups resulting in reaching goals faster and more secure environments.
Technologies: Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS, Banner

Software Consultant

2017 - 2018
Signature Constultants
  • Performed all Banner 8-9 upgrades in support of the critical upgrade project.
  • Resolved issues that even the vendor was unable to resolve.
  • Created a solid lifelong partnership with in-house staff in support of their institution.
Technologies: Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS, Banner

Cloud Solutions Engineer/Application Administrator

2015 - 2017
  • Supported up to 30 different clients with their ERP systems, databases, and middleware environments.
  • Performed Oracle upgrades from 11g to 12c for several clients.
  • Transitioned new clients to the cloud engineering service.
  • Built strong relationship with clients resulting in a true partnership in support of their institutions.
Technologies: Middleware, OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, Kafka Streams, Oracle RAC, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS, Banner

Database and Application Administrator

2014 - 2015
Ithaca College
  • Automated weekly database clone process reducing the need for staff to do it manually.
  • Performed performance monitoring and tuning of Oracle databases.
  • Spearheaded project to modernize infrastructure environments.
Technologies: Shell Scripting, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE), OEMs, SQL, PL/SQL, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS

Solutions Architect

2012 - 2014
Pharos Systems International
  • Architected installs to suit client's requirements.
  • Provided training to clients and support to delivery engineers in the initial roll-out phase.
  • Created proof of concept (POC) installs within clients' environments.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server

Senior Database Administrator/Programmer Analyst Specialist

1998 - 2012
Cornell University
  • Architected Oracle Streams replication environment including a validation process that at the atomic level verified that the source and destination databases had data that were always in perfect sync.
  • Designed, built, and administered a cable management application using APEX and PL/SQL functions and procedures.
  • Designed and coordinated the development of a network usage-based billing application and served in the roles of technical lead and program manager.
Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Shell Scripting, Perl, OEMs, Apex, SQL, PL/SQL, Kafka Streams, Oracle RAC, RMAN, Oracle RDBMS

Banner 9 Upgrades

As a consultant, I was responsible for Ellucian Banner ERP Upgrades from 8-9. I was the principal architect of the plan to convert all ERP modules to the new version. Responsibilities included the actual upgrades, infrastructure installations, and setups, as well as mentoring new hires.
2005 - 2012

Courses in Oracle RDBMS

Oracle University - Various Locations

2002 - 2005

Courses in Programming Languages and Application Development

Learning Tree International - Reston, VA, Toronto, ON CA

2003 - 2004

Program Participant in Oracle RDBMS

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY

1997 - 2004

Courses in Computer Science and Astronomy

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

1996 - 1998

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

Tompkins Cortland Community College - Dryden, NY


RMAN, Oracle RAC, Kafka Streams, Banner, Apache Tomcat, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE)


Databases, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle RDBMS, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server DBA


Oracle, Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM)


Perl, Apex, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL


Agile Software Development


Ellucian Banner, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, OEMs, Shell Scripting, Middleware, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Web Applications

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