Job title: Database Administrator (MS SQL Server/Azure)

Company: Targray

Job description: is a major international provider of sustainable commodities and supply chain solutions, with a leading presence in the , r, , and sectors. Established in 1987 in Montreal, Canada, the Company has been headquartered in the nearby city of Kirkland since 2008. It operates branch offices, warehouses and rail terminals in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, India, China and the U.A.E.Targray is one of North America’s fastest-growing commodity trading houses, with over 1B USD in annual sales. It has appeared on Deloitte’s prestigious Best Managed Companies list for 5 consecutive years. In 2019, it made its debut appearance on the FP500, Financial Post’s ranking of the 500 largest corporations in Canada by revenue. Since 2020, it has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work® institute.For more information, visit:Database Administrator (MS SQL Server/Azure)Gurugram, Haryana, IndiaFull TimeInformation TechnologyEntry LevelCompany OverviewTargray – Building sustainable solutions for a world in transition.Established in 1987 in Montreal, Canada, Targray is a global leader in the sourcing, transportation, storage, trading and distribution of commodities and advanced materials for a broad range of industry sectors. Our supply solutions help reduce the world’s carbon footprint while enabling our customers to create safer, more reliable products for consumers.
Targray has operations in 11 countries and over $1B USD in annual sales. In 2019, the company made its debut appearance on the FP500, Financial Post’s ranking of the top 500 corporations in Canada by revenue.

  • Great Place to Work® | Best Workplaces in Quebec (2020, 2021)
  • Deloitte | Best Managed Companies (2019 – 2022)
  • EY Canada | Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year (2016)
  • HSBC | International Business Award (2012)
  • Profit 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada (2006, 2009)

Job SummaryAs a part of our continued expansion in its technology organization, Targray is seeking to hire a Database Administrator (MS SQL Server/Azure) to join our Risk and Data Technology team based at our India Office Gurgaon, Haryana. This role will be responsible for managing both on-premises and cloud-based database environments, with a focus on Microsoft Azure services.Responsibilities

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  • Maintain and improve database deployment and update processes. Ensure compliance in related tasks with company and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Design and plan database architectures for both on-premises and Azure cloud environments, considering scalability, high availability, disaster recovery, backup, and data resilience.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage on-premises databases and Azure cloud-based database services, such as MS SQL Server, Azure SQL Database
  • Monitor and optimize database performance for optimal query execution times, response rates, and resource utilization. Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and inefficiencies including query tuning, physical and logical database improvements (memory, VLF, file layouts, partitioning, reporting vs. transactional data /schema separation etc.)
  • Implement robust security measures for on-premises and cloud databases to protect sensitive data. Adhere to industry best practices and compliance standards to ensure data confidentiality and integrity.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks for on-premises and cloud environments, including database backups, patching, and data replication. Respond to and resolve database-related incidents and issues promptly.
  • Set up database performance and health monitoring – resource utilization, resource contentions and limits management, scaling and capacity planning.
  • Create and test disaster recovery plans for both on-premises and cloud databases to ensure data availability in case of system failures or outages.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand their database requirements and provide technical support for database design, performance, and troubleshooting.
  • Assist in designing and implementing hybrid cloud solutions that involve seamless data movement between on-premises and Azure cloud environments.
  • Migrate existing on-premises databases to MS Azure, creating data pipelines and ETL using MS Azure services and technologies.
  • Building required data pipelines for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from various data sources using Cloud and SQL technologies and supporting them.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in on-premises and cloud database technologies and contribute to improving database practices within the organization.


  • University degree (B.Tech./MCA) in computer science or computer application.
  • 5+ years of proven experience administering on-premises and cloud-based database solutions in Microsoft Azure.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and other relevant Azure data services.
  • Proficiency in SQL query optimization and troubleshooting performance issues in both on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Strong understanding of database security principles and data protection techniques for on-premises and cloud deployments.
  • Familiarity with disaster recovery and backup strategies for on-premises and cloud-based databases.
  • Monitor database activity and usage and allocate necessary resources to function optimally.
  • Data warehouse concepts (Implementation of ETL pipelines, data integration components)
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule to support/maintenance of the SQL Environment whenever required (i.e. system implementations and maintenance may be performed in off hours).
  • Adhere to timelines and quality of the assigned task.
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple assignments.
  • Must have excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.


  • A competitive remuneration plan and an excellent working environment in a growing multinational organization.
  • Beautiful, spacious, and modern workplace environment.
  • Flexible work arrangement policy.
  • Generous company-wide profit-sharing plan.
  • Off-site Team Building and experiential development.
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Insurance for Self.
  • Free Medical Insurance for Self and Family.
  • Weekly Team Lunches.
  • Gym Benefits.
  • Corporate Team Fun Activities.

Diversity & InclusionDiversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We are committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. When people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana

Job date: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 03:11:19 GMT