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Job Description
Job Title Sr. SQL Database Administrator (DBA)
Job ID 652638
Location Phoenix,  AZ
Other Location
Description Career Evolutions is searching for an experienced Sr. SQL Database Administrator (DBA) for a premier private university in Phoenix AZ.  It is a contract to hire full-time position with salary >100K and a great benefit package available.

You will be responsible for database engineering, as well as support/develop SQL Server databases and work with Infrastructure DBA to ensure the performance, availability, and security of the databases. 

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of successfully delivering and maintaining Database Management, MSSQL Server, SQL Programming, Database Security, Requirements Analysis, Problem Solving, Promoting Process Improvement, Data Maintenance, Database Performance Tuning, Process Improvement, Large System Implementation, Database replication, and Good understanding of Windows OS administration.
Role Description 
  • Optimize SQL performance, partitioning, indexing, stored procedures and DTS packages
  • Maintain and support the University's business critical database servers
  • Ensure that database systems are operating at acceptable performance and availability levels
  • Provide 24/7 support and troubleshooting for business critical database servers
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems of SQL development
  • Establish monitoring thresholds for database systems
  • Establish physical database parameters, including file system layout and performance requirements
  • Assist in developing and testing disaster recovery procedures and plans for Microsoft SQL applications
  • Execute database backup and recovery operations, database patching and upgrades, and implementation of database security policies
  • Maintain and enhance database maintenance routines
  • Manage patch deployment and migration for SQL Server, including testing procedures and release/change management processes
  • Manage capacity planning activity for database systems including storage usage
  • Complete platform upgrades and migrations, monitor performance and coordinate actions
  • Ensure compliance with, maintaining, and enhancing standard practices and processes
  • Assist Infrastructure DBA with routine performance and availability testing on database servers to ensure scalability, resiliency, and capacity of all applications
  • Provide expert level database administration support to 3rd party vendors, developers and others as needed
  • Integrate SQL systems with third-party tools and environments
  • Partner with project technical leads and development teams to execute technical solutions in line with customer expectations and company strategic goals
  • Work closely with System Administrators & Application Development teams to support architecture/operational practices
  • Interface with application providers to assist in optimizing third party applications
  • Provide support for applications with database troubleshooting
  • Provide and manage data replication services as needed
  • Minimum 9 years of related experience with at least 5 of those years using SQL Server in a DBA/equivalent role
  • In depth SQL Server DBA experience including clustering
  • Extensive knowledge with SQL Database Replication
  • Extensive work experience with Snapshots using NetApp storage technologies
  • Exceptional knowledge of SQL Monitoring tool – IDERA
  • Good Performance tuning and trouble shooting skills are mandatory
  • Good customer service attitude and willing go on-call and help the team as needed are mandatory
  • T-SQL coding and PowerShell coding is a must
  • Workable knowledge of Storage and Hardware and Network components used in DB clustering
  • Implementation Knowledge on SQL Mirroring and log shipping
  • Knowledge with SQL 2012 – Always On to implement HA and DR solutions
  • Experience managing multiple MS SQL 2000/2005/2008 RDBMS on large systems
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service
  • Practical experience in managing the internal and external and MS SQL database security, maintenance plans, and disaster recovery
  • Experience with Transactional SQL (T-SQL) and SSIS Packages
  • Experience with SQL Server reporting services, SQL Server Analysis Services, PerformancePoint Server and ProClarity
  • Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects
Preferred Qualifications 
  • DBA experience supporting of large enterprise-wide high availability databases and data warehouses
  • BI/ Data warehousing experience on Microsoft tools is a huge asset
  • My SQL (5.1.X – 5.5.X ) and MS SQL (2005, 2008 / T-SQL / SSIS / SSRS / SSAS ) experience
  • Experience managing multiple MS SQL 2000/2005/2008 RDBMS on large systems
  • Oracle experience 

Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401K savings plan, Education Tuition Program of up to 100% of tuition costs and a generous holiday and paid time off package. 

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