Working for Red Stack Tech

Hear from current Red Stack Tech employees…

Philip Brown – Red Stack Tech Professional Services Manager

Philip joined Red Stack Tech in 2012 as a Professional Services Consultant having previously worked for a number of smaller Oracle consultancies. Now as the Professional Services Manager, his role is to develop the capability of the professional services team in terms of technical skills and service delivery. Philip continues to undertake client facing roles, currently acting as the Group Database Architect for a global retailer. He’s responsible for the continued design and development of a program of strategic Oracle projects covering database security, migrations, upgrades and tooling.

As an active member of the Oracle community Philip was awarded Oracle Ace Associate status in 2015. He is a regular speaker at the UKOUG user groups and has had a number of articles published recently around Oracle Enterprise Manager which is his current specialism. If you’re interested in blogs relating to his work on Oracle Enterprise Manager check out the company blogsite http://www.redstk.com/author/philipbrown/ where you will find blogs on em12c, em13c and SavingYou15Minutes.

“Since joining Red Stack Tech I’ve been exposed to not only lots of technology but also great colleagues and opportunities. Within my first year at Red Stack Tech they had sent me to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 which was a fantastic experience. Every year they send engineers to both Oracle OpenWorld and the UKOUG Tech conference. Since then they have helped me become more involved in the Oracle community through presenting at UK technology events and helped me develop closer ties with Oracle. They actively want individuals to push themselves forward both internally and externally and even help others outside of Red Stack Tech do this through sponsoring #ClubOracle events.”

Svetoslav Gyurov – Red Stack Tech Managing Professional Services Consultant

Svetoslav Gyurov is a Professional Services Team Lead at Red Stack Tech. He has been working on high profile and challenging projects for enterprise customers in the UK. His main focus is on Oracle Exadata, High Availability, Performance tuning, database migrations, database upgrades, backup and recovery. For the past year Svetoslav has been heavily involved in Exadata projects, delivering installations of more than ten Exadata database machines, as well as installations of Elastic Rack configurations. In 2014 and 2015 he was honoured with the Employee of the Year Award at Red Stack Tech. In 2015 he was honoured with the prestige Oracle award of Oracle ACE. As of April 2016 Svetoslav is an Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Master.

Before joining Red Stack Tech, Svetoslav spent eight years working for a large system integrator on enterprise systems projects and technologies. During that time he got certified for HP Integrity, HP Superdome, HP-UX 11iv2/11iv3, Oracle OCP 9i/10g/11g DBA, Oracle OCM 11g, Oracle Linux 5/6 and Oracle Solaris 10.

Svetoslav is a regular speaker at Oracle user groups – UKOUG, BGOUG, SIOUG, Oracle Open World, #cluboracle

“It is a great place to work! I was very fortunate to start work as a consultant for E-DBA (now Red Stack Tech) three years ago. For that time I had a lot of successes – spoke at Open World and UKOUG, became team leader, became employee of the year (twice) and I worked on some big and challenging projects. I have also specialized in Engineered Systems, Exadata in particular and installed more than 12 units in 2015 myself. The team and the management are very supportive as well – I was given a chance to achieve the highest DBA certification and I’m very happy to say that I passed the OCM 11g exam in April 2016. I’m excited  and looking forward on what would be the next challenge.”

Simon Tee – Red Stack Tech Professional Services Consultant

Simon joined Red Stack Tech having previously worked as a consultant in Oracle’s Advanced Customer Services division. He has worked at a number of IT consultancies and across a range of industries including Banking, Government, Pharmaceuticals and Retail.

Simon now heads up a team of consultants in Professional Services, providing expert assistance to Red Stack Tech’s customers. His key specialism’s include Oracle RAC, Data Guard and Performance Tuning.

“When I joined in 2012 I was part of a team of 5 consultants in Professional Services. Today I’m now part of a team of over 20. I have seen the company go from strength to strength and undergo rapid growth in a very short period of time. In that time we have still managed to maintain our team ethos which has been one of the cornerstones of Red Stack Tech’s success.

 

Red Stack Tech place a great emphasis on personal development and I have obtained a number of industry accreditations during my time here as well as working on a range of new technologies.”

Mario Gonzalez – Red Stack Tech Professional Services Consultant

Mario joined Red Stack in 2014 as a professional services consultant, after a 17-year career with Oracle Portugal, on education, pre-sales and consulting roles. Since joining Red Stack he has participated in several Oracle technology projects, mostly around installations, upgrades and database migrations. Being one of the team members with Engineered Systems experience, he also has been involved on Exadata and ODA projects across several customers, of multiple activity sectors, executing deployments, patching cycles, and database migrations.

“Since joining Red Stack Tech I have been given the opportunity to obtain multiple certifications including: OCA 12c, 12c Database Implementation Specialist, RAC 12c Implementation Specialist and Exadata Implementation Specialist.”

Daniel Brame – Red Stack Tech Professional Services Consultant

Daniel joined Red Stack in 2012 as part of the Managed Services team where he helped provide remote database support for a wide range of customers. He has since moved into the Professional Services team and currently works in a client-facing role as a Database Consultant. His recent assignments have included Oracle upgrades, migrations, investigating database performance issues and work on Oracle Enterprise Manager.

“Working for Red Stack has given me the chance to gain a lot of new skills and get hands-on experience with different technologies. I started in the Managed Services team where things were fast-paced and the variety systems that I came into contact was far greater than would be the case in a typical DBA role. Since moving to the Professional Services team I have been involved in a number of really interesting projects using some of the latest Oracle technology, there is always something new. The company has taken an interest in my development, sending me on a number of training courses and also assisting me in gaining certifications.”

 

Jay PatelWorking for Red Stack Tech