MS SQL Database & System Administrator

Razor Consulting Solutions is a people-first technology company whose culture is driven by intelligent, motivated, and results-oriented professionals. Our mission is to provide innovative solutions, flawless execution, and transparent integrity to every one of our customers and business partners.

We are looking for a MS SQL Database & System Administrator to join our team to oversee and maintain cloud architecture, application software, and the database system ensuring data is available, protected, and accessible 24×7. This role will support a broad range of responsibilities including database administration, maintaining system security and data integrity, performance monitoring, and backup and data recovery. The ideal candidate has a passion for technology and the latest cloud innovations, experience with MS SQL Server and Azure (Microsoft .NET a plus), eagerness to learn, ability to quickly adapt to change, and a strong troubleshooting business acumen. This individual will be based in Fargo, ND.

Key Responsibilities

  • Database Administration:
    • Execute database operations including optimization and scaling of SQL resources, database partitioning and sharding, troubleshooting, and monitoring security configurations.
    • Provide 24×7 on-call remote database support to resolve issues and insure availability.
    • Test and leverage latest technologies finding optimal ways to store and access data.
  • Security: Detect weaknesses and vulnerability of the network and applications either directly or via third party engagement to minimize risks.
  • System Administration:
    • Monitor all systems preventing small problems from turning into big problems.
    • Drive alignment internally regarding password rotation, network monitoring, resource utilization monitoring, and dashboards.
    • Deploy and monitor security patches and other updates as needed.
  • Azure/Cloud Optimization:
    • Create backup and recovery plans and procedures based on industry best practices.
    • Test and ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the client’s Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives.
    • Determine the most effective way to increase performance when issues arise, such as server configuration changes, hardware purchases etc.
    • Find new ways to use platform functionality to drive innovation.
  • Build Automation: Automate the application deployment to respective environments.
  • Performance: Monitor system’s health and performance ensuring high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, and security.
  • Assist with other Razor Consulting Solutions day-to-day business as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of database or system administration experience.
  • 2+ years Microsoft SQL Server database experience.
  • General security knowledge.
  • Understanding of database design, implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  • Proficient with backups, restores, and recovery models.
  • Experience with cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS (Azure or AWS certifications a plus).
  • Ability to work independently, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Exceptional problem-soling and critical thinking skills in stressful situations.
  • Ability to accept and give constructive criticism in a team environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing code for web, desktop and/or mobile applications.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript/VBScript.
  • Experience debugging, testing, and troubleshooting code.
  • Knowledge of Web Development (CSS, SOAP/RESTful, Web Services, ASP.NET, C#).

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