Leonid Draginsky, Software Developer in Westerville, OH, United States
Leonid Draginsky

Software Developer in Westerville, OH, United States

Member since June 18, 2020
Having spent over two decades working on increasingly complex projects—often as a tech lead for large (100+) teams—in healthcare, government, finance, hospitality, and manufacturing, Leonid is a software developer who can build products. Drawing upon his expertise in database development and optimization, he can handle critical tasks such as data processing performance bottlenecks, cross-platform processes/data migrations, and process design.
Leonid is now available for hire


  • Fiserv
    Python, Java, Databases, C#.NET
  • Anthem, Inc.
    Stored Procedure, SQL Stored Procedures, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle SQL...
  • Sedgwick CMS
    Visual Studio, C#.NET, Cross-platform, Triggers, PL/SQL, SQL...



Westerville, OH, United States



Preferred Environment

Linux, Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle RDBMS

The most amazing...

...thing moving a large operational datastore from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to Oracle 11; migrating from Oracle 10 on Windows to Oracle 12 on Linux.


  • Senior Application Analyst

    2020 - PRESENT
    • Implemented highly performant data processing.
    • Conducted third-party architectural reviews.
    • Performed third-party code reviews and analyses.
    • Built the system architecture.
    • Ensured data security.
    Technologies: Python, Java, Databases, C#.NET
  • Contract DBA (Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server)

    2019 - 2020
    Anthem, Inc.
    • Optimized the code for Oracle implementations supporting the client's internal and third-party process.
    • Optimized the code for Microsoft SQL Server implementations supporting the client's internal and third-party process.
    • Provided code reviews and improvement recommendations to the teams.
    • Implemented code to automate Oracle database maintenance processes.
    • Developed recommendations for next step performance troubleshooting steps.
    Technologies: Stored Procedure, SQL Stored Procedures, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle 12c
  • Senior Software Development Specialist

    2016 - 2019
    Sedgwick CMS
    • Developed and configured software tasks based on operational requirements in an Agile project/development environment using a legacy system.
    • Optimized the database process.
    • Shared my database expertise with the development team.
    • Moved the legacy reports/code from SQL Server 2008 to Oracle 18c.
    • Composed system documentation.
    • Mentored the junior staff.
    Technologies: Visual Studio, C#.NET, Cross-platform, Triggers, PL/SQL, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database 18c
  • Database Administrator — Consultant

    2015 - 2016
    Office of Ohio Secretary of State
    • Migrated the core system from Oracle 11gR1 on Windows to 12cR1 on Linux.
    • Administered to the Oracle APEX development environment.
    • Established the Oracle system migration process and schedule with virtually no downtime.
    • Optimized Oracle SQL and PL/SQL code.
    • Implemented a payment card validation process using PayPal web services.
    • Mentored in-house development and DBA teams.
    • Implemented a secure code deployment process.
    Technologies: Cygwin, Oracle SQL Developer, Toad, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle RAC, Oracle, SQL, Oracle SQL, Oracle 11g
  • Development Database Administrator (DBA)

    2012 - 2015
    JPMorgan Chase
    • Designed and configured an Oracle 11g development database.
    • Supported a geographically distributed team (100+ on/offshore developers).
    • Migrated the core database system from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 into Oracle 11g.
    • Built complex views, triggers, and stored procedures in Oracle SQL, PL/SQL in support of the development team.
    • Developed an upstream automated database code deployment scripting system.
    Technologies: Oracle RAC, Transact-SQL, SQL Stored Procedures, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle 11g
  • Software Developer

    2010 - 2012
    Exceptional Innovation, LLC
    • Found solutions to performance bottlenecks in the front-end (C#.NET) and back-end (Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014) layers.
    • Rectified SQL Server concurrency issues enabling simultaneous read and writes (by redefining process architecture emulating PostgreSQL transaction insulation).
    • Resolved external vendor errors in contractually supplied data (in Oracle - remotely).
    • Implemented Transact-SQL scripts enabling incremental deployment of functionality with transparent handling of partial/aborted runs.
    • Performed Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014 installation, configuration, and patching.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Transact-SQL, SQL, Web Services, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET, ADO.NET, LINQ to SQL, LINQ, Microsoft Visual Studio, C#.NET
  • Application Development Lead

    2004 - 2010
    JPMorgan Chase
    • Ported a legacy Microsoft Access business process to Oracle 10.2.
    • Developed a C#.NET data transfer utility with automatic process control and notification.
    • Wrote scripts for common Oracle administration tasks and data migration.
    • Implemented HTML and XML report generators.
    • Contacted the administration and provisioning of department-based oversight for remote Oracle environments.
    Technologies: Java, XML, HTML, Oracle SQL, Eclipse, IBM Rational, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, C#.NET, Toad, Oracle PL/SQL, SQL
  • Programmer/Analyst 4

    2002 - 2004
    State of Ohio, Department of Health
    • Developed a multiformat data loader (C# & Oracle 8i).
    • Implemented ETL process on Oracle 8i.
    Technologies: Delphi, ActiveX, COM+, JavaScript, Java, ASP, ASP.NET, XML, HTML, .NET, Visual Studio, C#.NET, Toad, SQL, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Delphi Programmer

    2001 - 2002
    American Electric Power
    • Developed and automated a station design system on Oracle7/8i in Delphi.
    Technologies: Oracle PL/SQL, SQL, ActiveX, Libraries, Delphi
  • Software Engineer

    2000 - 2001
    Managed Care Software
    • Developed an EDI module in Delphi to support HIPAA format (ASCII X12).
    Technologies: HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), X12, ASCII, Enterprise, Delphi
  • Software Engineer

    1998 - 2000
    EDICT Systems
    • Developed eCommerce (ASCII X12 standard) apps in Delphi 1/4/5.
    Technologies: HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), X12, ASCII, Delphi


  • Database Deployment Scripts

    When functioning as a database administrator—whenever it's my sole responsibility or in addition to my core development functions—I'm always implementing scripting containers that allow database code upstream deployment to be "non-event."

    The problem at hand is that when app deployment (be it in .NET, Java, or anything else) requires overwriting/replacing an executable file, deploying the database changes becomes an incremental process that that can't be done by "replacing" the old with new.

    This is often a risky part of any production deployment process as losing production data can be irreversible (or—at the very least—requires a complicated recovery process). I'm able to mitigate this issue by implementing progressive incremental testable deployment scripts. In every place, where I've established such a process, it is still in use long after my departure.

  • Oracle to SQL Server and SQL Server to Oracle Migration Guide - Pt. 3 (Publication)
    Migrating in either direction between Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database? Code migration tools, public synonyms, and change management are important to keep in mind.
  • Oracle to SQL Server and SQL Server to Oracle Migration Guide - Pt. 2 (Publication)
    Migrating in either direction between Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database? This round of pitfalls to avoid includes coverage of sequences, identity columns, and filtered indexes.
  • Oracle to SQL Server and SQL Server to Oracle Migration Guide (Publication)
    Migrating in either direction between Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database? There are some significant pitfalls to be aware of...


  • Languages

    SQL, T-SQL, Transact-SQL, C#.NET, Java, Python 3, HTML, XML, JavaScript, Stored Procedure, Python, Delphi, Python 2
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Tools

    Toad, LINQ to SQL, Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio, Oracle RAC, Microsoft Visual Studio, IBM Rational, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Cygwin
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Cross-platform, COM+
  • Storage

    SQL Server DBA, Oracle DBA, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, SQL Server Management Studio, Oracle SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle 11g, Oracle 12c, Relational Databases, ANSI SQL, SQLite, Oracle RDBMS, PL/SQL, SQL Stored Procedures, Databases
  • Other

    Oracle OEM 12c, Scripting, Oracle Database 18c, Triggers, Enterprise, ASCII, X12, HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Libraries, Web Services
  • Frameworks

    .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP, ActiveX, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, .NET Core
  • Platforms

    Oracle, Eclipse, Windows, Linux, Unix, Visual Studio Code


  • Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering
    1979 - 1984
    Petroleum Academy - Moscow, Russia


  • Certified Delphi 6 Developer
    FEBRUARY 2002 - JANUARY 2004

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