Dickson Kimani
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Dickson Kimani

Accomplished DBA, DW & BI Admin, Technical Writer, Project Manager

$25.00/hr

Nairobi, Kenya


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I am an accomplished, multi-faceted ICT professional who loves working ... moreremotely. A quick overview: • 11+ years' experience (and certification!) as a Database and Systems administrator, and a senior systems admin since 2005. Also experience in managing, tuning and administering Oracle 10g/ 11g and SQL Server 2005/ 2008/ 2012/ 2014 databases. • Skilled in Data warehousing, Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence. experience in cube and model management to implement advanced reporting, trend analysis and pattern matching business requirements, mainly for financial-services, healthcare and banking clients. Excellent understanding and implementation of client's BI needs using SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. • Windows Server and Linux admin, email administration on Exchange 2007/ 2010, and SAN implementation and administration on NetApp. Managed a team of 7, providing mission-critical IT services to a busy financial-services organization. This includes Oracle & SQL Server database administration, Windows & Linux server admin, and LAN & WAN setup and maintenance. Set up and implemented a complete ICT Disaster Recovery plan for a financial-services organization with 500+ employee, which resulted in a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) award for the org. 8+ years as an ITIL-certified ICT project manager. I act as a bridge between the technical ICT world and the 'real' world of clients who simply want technical solutions to business problems. Successfully oversaw and implemented two major recent projects - a mobile-payment and communication platform, and a workflow and document-processing solution, both for a leading healthcare provider. Finally, I am an excellent technical writer. Authored several articles and whitepapers on ICT, especially in the areas of database & systems administration and cloud computing. Also utilizes tech-writing and communication skills to better communicate with clients as a project manager and systems administrator. less

Overview

I am an accomplished, multi-faceted ICT professional who loves working remotely. A quick overview: • 11+ years' experience (and certification!) as a Database and Systems administrator, and a senior systems admin since 2005. Also experience in managing, tuning and administering Oracle 10g/ 11g and SQL Server 2005/ 2008/ 2012/ 2014 databases. • Skilled in Data warehousing, Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence. experience in cube and model management to implement advanced reporting, trend analysis and pattern matching business requirements, mainly for financial-services, healthcare and banking clients. Excellent understanding and implementation of client's BI needs using SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. • Windows Server and Linux admin, email administration ... moreon Exchange 2007/ 2010, and SAN implementation and administration on NetApp. Managed a team of 7, providing mission-critical IT services to a busy financial-services organization. This includes Oracle & SQL Server database administration, Windows & Linux server admin, and LAN & WAN setup and maintenance. Set up and implemented a complete ICT Disaster Recovery plan for a financial-services organization with 500+ employee, which resulted in a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) award for the org. 8+ years as an ITIL-certified ICT project manager. I act as a bridge between the technical ICT world and the 'real' world of clients who simply want technical solutions to business problems. Successfully oversaw and implemented two major recent projects - a mobile-payment and communication platform, and a workflow and document-processing solution, both for a leading healthcare provider. Finally, I am an excellent technical writer. Authored several articles and whitepapers on ICT, especially in the areas of database & systems administration and cloud computing. Also utilizes tech-writing and communication skills to better communicate with clients as a project manager and systems administrator. less

Dickson Kimani
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Dickson Kimani

$25.00 /hr

Accomplished DBA, DW & BI Admin, Technical Writer, Project Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Overview

I am an accomplished, multi-faceted ICT professional who loves working remotely. A quick overview: • 11+ years' experience (and certification!) as a Database and Systems administrator, and a senior systems admin since 2005. Also experience in managing, tuning and administering Oracle 10g/ 11g and SQL Server 2005/ 2008/ 2012/ 2014 databases. • Skilled in Data warehousing, Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence. experience in cube and model management to implement advanced reporting, trend analysis and pattern matching business requirements, mainly for financial-services, healthcare and banking ... moreclients. Excellent understanding and implementation of client's BI needs using SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. • Windows Server and Linux admin, email administration on Exchange 2007/ 2010, and SAN implementation and administration on NetApp. Managed a team of 7, providing mission-critical IT services to a busy financial-services organization. This includes Oracle & SQL Server database administration, Windows & Linux server admin, and LAN & WAN setup and maintenance. Set up and implemented a complete ICT Disaster Recovery plan for a financial-services organization with 500+ employee, which resulted in a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) award for the org. 8+ years as an ITIL-certified ICT project manager. I act as a bridge between the technical ICT world and the 'real' world of clients who simply want technical solutions to business problems. Successfully oversaw and implemented two major recent projects - a mobile-payment and communication platform, and a workflow and document-processing solution, both for a leading healthcare provider. Finally, I am an excellent technical writer. Authored several articles and whitepapers on ICT, especially in the areas of database & systems administration and cloud computing. Also utilizes tech-writing and communication skills to better communicate with clients as a project manager and systems administrator. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Windows development server admin

    Jul 2015 - Present
    Job in progress

    26 hours

    $25.00 / hr
    $645.84 earned

  • Writer Wanted for SQL Server Blog

    May 2015 - Present
    Job in progress

    40 hours

    $20.00 / hr
    $796.67 earned

  • Technical writer

    Mar 2014 - Present
    Job in progress

    175 hours

    $15.00 / hr
    $2,620.00 earned

  • Technical Blog Copy Editor Wanted

    Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
    No feedback given

    1 hour

    $20.00 / hr
    $26.67 earned

  • Technical Writer

    Jun 2013 - Mar 2014
    No feedback given

    60 hours

    $25.00 / hr
    $1,504.16 earned

  • IT Infrastructure / /consultant ( hardware and software)

    Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
    5.00

    39 hours

    $25.00 / hr
    $975.00 earned

  • Freelance Writers - IT Website Content

    Nov 2010 - Apr 2013
    No feedback given

    97 hours

    $11.11 / hr
    $1,076.24 earned

  • NSF Grant / SBIR Proposal Writer

    Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
    No feedback given

    11 hours

    $14.44 / hr
    $219.29 earned

  • PAID TRANSCRIPTION TEST - $2 FOR 8 AUDIO MINUTES

    Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
    4.00
    Fixed Price

  • Copy editor for IT article

    Aug 2009
    5.00
    Fast work with strong attention to detail and quality. Dickson provided technical insight, where most other writers are quite weak, he is able to inject IT knowledge into his writing. Great work !
    $21.11 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Automotive writing: Nissan Skyline GT-R profiles

    Aug 2009
    4.85
    Excellent work. Thanks for your efforts.
    $11.11 earned
    Fixed Price

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NameScore (out of 5)Time to Complete
UK English Basic Skills Test4.90Top 10%15 mins
MS SQL Server 2000 Test3.00Above Average27 mins
SQL Test3.10Top 20%35 mins
MS Word 2003 Test3.75Top 10%29 mins
Windows XP Test4.00Top 10%19 mins
Email Etiquette Certification4.15Top 30%13 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test4.60Top 10%19 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)4.90Top 20%6 mins
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