van der Vyver - Oracle DBA - Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Martinus van der Vyver

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa


I have 30 years IT development experience of which 12 years are as Oracle DBA and are a Oracle Certified Profession (OCP)... For me, sql performance tuning is fun to do and I have tuned many sql to be optimal, including SFS and UIM (Oracle queries, DML). Development, Support database admin work done daily, really an expert by now


Oracle DBA

Work History

DBA - - versions 9i

Telkom SA

From December 2008

10g and 11g. Development and Support on Unibase, Oracle SFS (UIM) system

Oracle DBA

4C Group

January 2008 - November 2008

versions 9i and 10g. Development, Support and Customer (production) Support

Oracle DBA

Intec Telecom Systems

May 2001 - January 2008

versions 8.0.6, 8.1.7, 9i and 10g. Development, Support and Customer Support

Gen5 ITU Interconnect system development

Intec Telecom Systems

October 2000 - May 2001

Shoprite Checkers Pty Ltd

May 2000 - September 2000

on fruit and vegetable ordering subsystem.



April 1998 - April 2000

Visual Basic 6 course, develop contractor leave system and do analysis

Cape Town City Council

October 1997 - November 1997

Y2K and other maintenance and development done on COBOL on ICL mainframe - DDS / IDMSX used for property valuations system.. Develop and implement account print system on UNIX using Microfocus Cobol. Visual Basic 6 course, develop contractor leave system and do analysis for new Payroll Costing system, create relational databases for both PC-based systems (Oracle & Ms-Access).

Software support, 1 October 1997 to 30 November 1997
Telkom SA Ltd (Commercialized Dept Posts & Telecomms)
Windows NT, Database administration, software support (all Microsoft packages)
installation and support.
Miscellaneous support to programmers
Oracle and Db2 DBA support
NT server admin
Software evaluation and quality assurance

Analyst / Programmer


August 1996 - July 1997

Front end for high-speed line tester developed by Telkom electronic engineers to replace costly Firebird Testers. Technically advanced system.
Implementation April 14, 1997. DELPHI 1 on Windows 3.1 & Windows95, DELPHI 2 on WindowsNT., Assembler on FPG-array

Analyst / Programmer & Project Leader

Telkom Exploratorium

September 1994 - July 1996

Inventory, marketing and public relations system.
IEF 5.3 / COOL:GEN, WIN3.1 & WIN95, UNIX based Oracle dB, TCP/IP.

January 1989 to August 1994

Project Leader

SA Post Office's Main Accounts and Cash book System

This includes general ledger, cashbook daily transactions (188 different data types) for all counters / post offices, budget and sundry debtors etc. COBOL, ICL mainframe.


Computer Operator

October 1983 - December 1988

ICL VME 2988 & S3L80 mainframes operations. NETSAPO - NETworks of the South
African Post Office-network configuration and installation for TELEBANK and related
networks. Operations & Helpdesk

South African Government

December 1978 - September 1991

Qualifications & Certifications

Management Course

Pretoria University

University exemption

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