Matt Selph

[email protected]  •  (478) 290-2599  •  Bonaire, GA

Senior level IT professional and architect with 15 years of critical systems implementation and management in both on-premises and cloud environments. Seeking a role where I can lead a team of engineers to design, develop, and implement secure solutions using a cloud-first strategy. 


Research Management Consultants, Inc.
September 2017 - Present

Senior DBA in charge of the Electronic Official Personnel File (eOPF) for the United States Government at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Macon, GA.  Accessed by all U.S. Government personnel worldwide.

  • Designed and implemented hot standby databases with failover capacity
  • Ensured maximum performance and uptime for worldwide customers
  • Worked with executives up to and including the Chief Information Officer of OPM
  • Secured public-facing databases according to U.S. Government requirements

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Programmer Analyst 3 / Sr. Oracle DBA
June 2012 - September 2017

Promoted to senior DBA and architect role. Continued prior responsibilities and lead a small team consisting of another DBA and Systems Engineer. 

  • Architected and delivered cloud-based solution for USAF customer. 
  • Directed full rebuild of classified systems environment as a result of a catastrophic failure. 
  • Architected a migration solution to Amazon Web Services (AWS) resulting in a proposed 97% cost reduction and elimination of two data centers 
  • Wrote Python to support open source search solution 
  • Designed, built, and deployed a clustered enterprise search solution utilizing Apache Solr, Apache Zookeeper, and Lucidworks Fusion, serving over 4,000 users worldwide 
  • Upgraded a 2 TB Oracle 11g database to Oracle 12c across server platforms, utilizing a logical standby for minimal downtime 
  • Performed characterset migration of mission-critical Oracle 11g database and upgraded to Oracle 12c with minimal downtime 
  • Mentored employees 
  • Ensured contractual KPI's were met 
  • Migrated Oracle 11g databases to Oracle 12c with minimal downtime 
  • Migrated six Oracle Linux servers to Red Hat with minimal downtime 
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures to support access of USAF PLM data 
  • Explored NoSQL database model using MongoDB for web-based PLM data 
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Systems Engineer 2
October 2010 - June 2012

Brought on to manage improvements to classified and unclassified database infrastructure, consisting of primary and standby Oracle 10g and 11g instances, as well as SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008R2 servers at multiple locations including a remote warm site. Ensured redundancy through installing and utilizing Oracle Data Guard.  

  • Managed over 10 TB of data in Oracle and SQL Servers, driving mission-critical applications accessed worldwide by U.S. Air Force personnel 
  • Ensured contractual KPI's were met 
  • Secured databases in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations 
  • Implemented multi-site high availability solution 
  • Migrated 18 SQL Server 2005 databases to SQL Server 2008 
  • Tuned Oracle and SQL Server database instances to achieve less than 5 second web application query response times to all worldwide users 
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures to support web-based access of U.S. Air Force data by deployed military, civilian, and contractor personnel worldwide 
  • Developed enterprise reports 
  • Supported development, alpha, beta, and production Oracle and SQL Server databases 
  • Worked with development team to assist in designing database models
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MIS Manager
February 2003 - October 2010

Department manager for newly built distribution center supporting over 300 stores in the Southeast region.

  • Managed hourly employees tasked with various Tier 1 IT and operational support tasks 
  • Lead DBA and HP-UX Administrator, acting as the lone support engineer on call 7x24x365 
  • Managed departmental budget of just under $1 million 
  • Lead a project to develop a web application accessed by corporate management including C-level executives 
  • Maintained 99.95% system uptime 
  • Using RMAN, designed and implemented backup recovery strategy and procedures for production databases at all locations 
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures and shell scripts to support developers' custom software 
  • Designed and tuned Oracle databases to support custom software
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect

  • Associate Level
  • Professional Level in-progress

Oracle Certified Professional

  • Oracle 10g, 11g, and 12c

Comptia Security+



  • HP-UX v11.11



Saint Leo University, 2006 - 2007


Georgia Southern University, 2000 - 2002
BBA, Management Information Systems


Middle Georgia College, 1998 - 2000
Associate of Business Administration



Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, Oracle 8i, Oracle High Availability, Migration, and Performance Tuning, SQL Server 2005-2012, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows Server 

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure

Architecture of cloud-based solutions 

SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python, Javascript, node.js, Flask, CSS, Perl, sed, awk

The future starts today...not tomorrow.

Pope Saint John Paul II