Richard Basile

Hands-on platform engineer experienced in leading mission critical projects, designing and developing platform solutions in the cloud, data architecture, and database engineering.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aurora
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • Elasticsearch
  • DynamoDB
  • Terraform
  • Databricks
  • Google Big Query
  • Cassandra


2017 AWS Certified Developer - Associate
2016 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
2009 Oracle Certified Professional, DBA, Oracle 9i/10g
2000 Oracle Certified Professional, DBA, Oracle 7.3/8/8i


McGraw-Hill Education, Columbus, Ohio
April 2022 to Present Principal Engineer, Analytics Knowledge Services
Work across MHE portfolios and directly with agile teams to leverage current developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to develop reusable, scalable, and extensible core capabilities which deliver competitive advantages to MHE's products by enhancing student, instructor, administrator, and parental experiences and outcomes.

May 2018 to March 2022 Lead Engineer, Platform Engineering
Lead engineer managing database engineering in Oracle, Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and Google Big Query and supporting cloud strategy, data architecture, and engineering of platform solutions across enterprise and authoring services.

Halo Communications, Columbus, Ohio
2017 to 2018 Senior Data Architect
Senior data architect and database administrator for secure clinical communication and scheduling platform with 24x7 uptime, HIPAA compliance, and HITRUST security requirements.

McGraw-Hill Education, Columbus, Ohio
2013 to 2017 Senior Database Architect
2012 to 2013 Contract Database Engineer
Senior database engineer and architect for online education platform.

Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio
2010 to 2012 IS Technical Specialist
2008 to 2009 Senior Programmer Analyst

Worthington Industries, Columbus, Ohio
2007 to 2008 Oracle Developer and DBA (Contract)

Nationwide Financial, Columbus, Ohio
2004 to 2007 Oracle Developer (Contract)