"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 strongly recommend Steve and would be delighted to work with him again."
Clem Prendergast : Head of IT Financial Services Sector, 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. [2010]

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Curriculum Vitae for Steve McElhinney

Ingres Database Administrator - UNIX/Linux Application Support
Jan 2020


UNIX/Linux Support, Ingres DBA contractor with more than 20 years experience.

I am based in Dublin & London (Wimbledon), but happy to work UK Wide or overseas.



Ingres DBA with experience of Ingres 6.4, through Ing II 2.6 & Ingres 9/10/11 in a production env.

In-depth Application Support experience across a variety of systems.

Solid UNIX/Linux System Administration background, including Shell scripting.



Banking / Finance experience, IT Implementations - SEPA.

SQL scripting; Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance.

Web Skills, some SQL Server & Basic DEC/VMS experience including DCL.



Soft skills: Attention to detail; self-starter; usually manage get the user community on-side!






2016-Present Agilisys, London.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX Support, Academy Revs & Bens, Capita Housing.

                (Ingres 11, RHEL 6.x)


2015         Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dublin.

                Role: Credit Risk Application Support.


2013-2014  Lombard Ireland, Dublin.

                Role: SEPA Implementation, Application Support, Ingres DBA.

                (Ingres 2.6, HP-UX 11.11)


2011-2013  SEO Perspective, London.

                Role: Linux Administration, Web/Mail Admin

                (Linux Centos 6.3/RHEL 6.3)


2008-2010  Dept. Business Innovation and Skills  (BIS)., Birmingham.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX and Support of in-house applications / Prophecy

                (Ingres 9.2 Ingres II 2.6, AIX 5.2)


2006-2008  TNT Post, Netherlands (Den Haag).

                Role: Ingres DBA

                (Ingres II 2.0 and 2.6, HP-UX 11.11)


2005-2006  Dept. Trade & Industry, Insolvency Service, Birmingham.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX and Application Support

                (Ingres II 2.5 and 2.6, AIX 5.2)


2002-2005 Caterpillar Uk Plc, Peterborough.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX and OPENdoor Payroll application support

                (Ingres II 2.0, AIX 4.3)


2001         BNP Paribas, Marylebone, London.

                Role: Ingres DBA/Support, 2nd Line Helpdesk

                (Ingres II 2.0 and 6.4, Digital UNIX/Tru64, DEC/VMS)


1999-2000 Intregis (now Steria), Sunbury.

                Role: Ingres DBA for OPENdoor, UNIX System Admin, 2nd line Helpdesk

                (Openingres 1.2 and 6.4, Solaris 7, HPUX)


1998         W. S. Atkins, Epsom.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX and OPENdoor Pay & Personnel support

                (Ingres 6.4, Solaris 6)


1997-1998 Metropolitan Police Service, Putney.

                Role: Ingres DBA, UNIX System Admin; 2 Prophecy Classic installations

                (Ingres 6.4, Sequent Dynix v204)


1993-1996 Radius Computer Services (now Civica), Watford.

                Role: Prophecy Classic consultant; install, support, upgrade, bug fixes.

                (Ingres 6.4,  DEC/VMS, Various UNIX flavours: Digital UNIX, HPUX, DRSNX)


1990-1993 Dairy Crest Ltd, Thames Ditton.

                Role: Ingres 4GL Programmer; Ingres 6.3 DBA; UNIX System Admin

                (Ingres 6.3, DEC/VMS, DRSNX v4)


1987-1990 London Borough Merton.

                Role: Application Support Programmer (VME COBOL, IDMSX, SCL)


1980-1987 British Telecomunications, Croydon, Surrey.

                Role: Telephone Engineer; Telephone Exchange Mntce. / Cable installation





BTEC Telecomunications (Sponsored by BT)


IT Professional training includes:

 Ingres SQL/ABF Programming              C Programming

 Managing Ingres databases                UNIX Shell Programming & Utilities

 Ingres System Administration             UNIX System Administration

 Ingres Performance Tuning                 UNIX Performance Tuning



Personal Details


Status: Single

Nationality: British Citizen

Current Clean UK Driving Licence

Email Address: steve@serpost.net



Thanks for taking the time to view my online cv. I have attempted to make this web-cv more readable by using highly summarised descriptions especially in the 'Employment' section. If you would like more information/clarification or would like to have my full cv emailed to you, please contact me.