CV for Steve McElhinney


"Steve reported to myself over a period of almost two years, where Steve performed the role of Ingres DBA and Application Developer. Steve also has extensive Unix skills which were invaluable to the role he carried out for us.


Steve is a very goal-orientated person and was always focused on getting the job done, as well as continually assisting and supporting others. Steve is also very dedicated and always went the extra distance, often thinking his way around obstacles to get a successful conclusion.


I remember once when we were under pressure to deliver a major upgrade of our key systems, which required many late evening and weekend activities - Steve not only gave of his own time freely, but also ensured that the detailed plan was managed and adhered to. We would not have got this project completed in time and successfully without him.
I strongly recommend Steve and would be delighted to work with him again."
Clem Prendergast, Lombard Ireland [2014]
"Steve joined our team as a contractor when a member of staff was on secondment; he quickly proved to be an invaluable member of the team drawing on his years of experience to review, streamline and improve our Ingres and AIX environments. His contribution to several key projects relating to the upgrading of mission critical systems was essential to their success. I would have no hesitation in employing him again if a position arose."
Andrew Price, Dept of Business Innovation and Skills [2010]
"We brought Steve into the team to cover a medium term absence. I was looking for someone who could fit in to a small Ingres DBA team and use their experience to review our support procedures. Steve quickly proved his worth in this role and also brought benefits to the team as a mentor to some of the less experienced members honing their Ingres, UNIX and scripting skills."
David Morgan, DTI Insolvency Service [2006]


"Steve worked for me over a period of 3 years. He quickly developed the initial role of Ingres DBA into one also covering programming and end-user-support on a previously unknown application system. He is quick to learn and very dedicated and gained the respect of all those with whom he worked. I would certainly recommend him for other such roles - he would be a valuable asset to any company."
Jane Wilson, Caterpillar UK [2005]
"Steve worked for me as a contractor for 18 months having initially been taken on as an Ingres DBA.  He is exceptionally versatile and was soon performing a Solaris Unix Admin role as well as DBA. He was a valuable member of the team and I would have no hesitation in employing him again if a vacancy arose."
Gordon Penny, Integris Sunbury [2001]