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Job Description
Job Title Sr. SQL DBA
Job ID 661542
Location Phoenix,  AZ
Other Location
Career Evolutions is searching for an experienced Sr. SQL Database Administrator (DBA) for a fast-growing publicly-traded private university in Phoenix AZ.  It's a full-time direct-hire position with salary >$100,000 and a great benefit package including Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401K savings plan, 100% Tuition Waiver Program and a generous holiday and paid time off package. 

This position also brings you refresh excitements such as…
You get to join an amazingly fast-growing, well-established and well-known premium university which gives you a solid career record;
You will be part of a big family to work with a group of absolutely fantastic people with cutting edge technology to make impacts and take the organization into the next level;
You will enjoy a rewarding career with vibrant spirit to make students, staff and faculties have enriching and positive educational experience;

You will enjoy an outstanding enterprise-level benefits with which you save more money, enjoy more flexibility, and take care of your family short-term as well as long-term;
and… and… and…

Responsibilities (MS SQL Server): 

We're looking for a Rock Star... an A-player who can jump right in and hit the ground running.  You should have a proven track record of successfully delivering and maintaining Database Management, MS SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012, Database Security, Requirements Analysis, Problem Solving, Promoting Process Improvement, Data Maintenance, Database Performance Tuning, Process Improvement, Large System Implementation, Database replication, Data clustering, and Good understanding of Windows OS administration.
  • Responsible for database scripting, setting the configuration of both and SQL Server
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL development
  • Assist infrastructure DBA with routine performance and availability testing on database servers to ensure scalability, resiliency, and capacity of all applications
  • Provides expert level database administration support to 3rd party vendors, developers and others as needed
  • Optimizes SQL performance, partitioning, indexing, stored procedures and DTS packages
  • Establishes monitoring thresholds for database systems
  • Works evenings and weekends, as required, providing support and maintenance for systems, providing 24/7 support and troubleshooting for business critical database servers
  • Establishes physical database parameters, including, file system layout and performance requirements
  • Manages patch deployment and migration for SQL Server, including, testing procedures and release/change management processes
  • Works closely with System Administrators & Application Development teams to support the architecture/operational practices
  • Assists in developing and testing disaster recovery procedures and plans for Microsoft SQL applications
  • Interfaces with application providers to assist in optimizing third party applications
  • Manages capacity planning activity for database systems including storage usage
  • Provides and manages data replication services as needed
  • Provides support for applications with database troubleshooting
  • Executing database backup and recovery operations, database patching and upgrades, and implementation of database security policies
  • Partnering with project technical leads and development teams to execute technical solutions in line with customer expectations and company strategic goals
  • Integrating SQL systems with third-party tools and environments
  • Responsible for database engineering, as well as build, run, and help provide strategic technical direction for the department.
  • Work with the infrastructure DBA to ensure the performance, availability, and security of the databases
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience with at least 5 of those years using SQL Server in a DBA/equivalent role
  • DBA experience supporting of large enterprise-wide high availability databases and data warehouses is REQUIRED
  • In depth SQL Server Database Administration experience including clustering, replcation, log shipping and mirroring is REQUIRED
  • Knowledge of MS SQL 2012 RDBMS on large systems is REQUIRED
  • Experience managing multiple MS SQL 2005/2008 RDBMS on large systems.
  • Good Performance tuning and trouble shooting skills are mandatory
  • Good customer service attitude and willing to go on-call and assist the team as needed are mandatory
  • T-SQL coding and PowerShell coding is a must
  • Exceptional knowledge of SQL Monitoring tool – IDERA
  • Workable knowledge of Storage and Hardware and Network components used in DB clustering
  • Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects
  • Extensive work experience with Snapshots using NetApp storage technologies
  • 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
  • Knowledge with SQL 2012 – Always On to implement HA and DR solutions
  • Experience with Transactional SQL (T-SQL) and SSIS Packages
  • Having working experience with both and MS SQL Server databases install
  • Having BI/ Data warehousing experience on Microsoft tools is a huge asset as well.

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