Job Description :
Position:- Senior MS SQL Database Administrator
Location:- Phoenix, AZ
Duration:- Contract Role

Job Description:-
Who are we looking for?
Senior Database Administrator with good experience implementing and Managing Large and complex Databases for Critical Applications. Individual should be passionate about technology, multi skilled and willing to work in a 24 X 7 support model under stringent SLAs
Technical Skills:
The person should have sound knowledge and Hands on Experience on the following:
Support and Administer SQL Server database instances effectively, efficiently and independently
Expertise in managing multiple SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012 instances on medium to large systems
Very good knowledge of Windows OS and its related command Good knowledge of T SQL and query tuning , Performing tasks related to installation and configuration of SQL Server and SQL Clusters.
Enough expertise to identify and recommend changes/improvements to the build process. Proficient in performance tuning, backup, recovery, security, patching, upgrades and high availability.
Knowledge of SCOM as a database monitoring tool desirable.
Expertise in building and supporting HA/DR solutions namely Clustering, log shipping, mirroring and replication.
Knowledge on the latest 2008 and 2012 database features Resolve moderate to complex (P1, P2 and P3) incidents and problems effectively and in a timely manner Providing 24X7 production support and available for escalations Responsible for performing root cause analysis and long term fixes

Process Skills:
Design :knowledge to meet the business as well as operational objectives Works closely with the business units to maximize the efficiency of the design by aligning to the current objectives as well as providing new insights into alleviating any complexities Defines and adheres to standard engineering designs, templates, processes and procedures for delivering projects that follow organizations reference architectures Provide design options and strategies (i.e. option a/b/c) that cater to specific business driven requirements Proactively utilizes knowledge of the business units in an effort to maximize the efficiency of the solution Leverages industry’s best practices and applies them consistently in developing and/or re-engineering designs
Assessment and Strategy: Provides subject matter expertise to maintain the appropriate lifecycle for the technologies in scope, including technology risk, refresh, migration and retirement Analyzes systems performance, modifying parameters to improve throughput and effectively utilize system resources. Monitors resource usage, making required adjustments as necessary Follows proper well established Change Management procedures Responsible for accurately estimating, planning, and executing Network related activities. Relays detailed information to Network and Project Managers Establishes and maintains strong collaborative relationships with internal and external strategic partners as well as critical IT infrastructure service providers Evaluates and provides in depth analysis and recommendations towards the selection Network Engineering and Operations tools Identifies key areas for improvement and develops a plan to align to strategic objectives. Assists leadership by making recommendations in