Client First Technologies Azure Database Engineer Remote Remote · Full time

Client First Technologies is currently seeking a forward-thinking Azure Database Engineer who will work with a team to build a set of SQL-based solutions deployed to multiple Azure environments. A successful candidate will leverage their skills with T-SQL, Azure SQL, command-line tools, and Azure infrastructure to create a sustainable framework for continuous integration and continuous deployment.


This is a full-time or remote position located in Washington, DC. CFT offers a competitive benefits package and collaborative work environment with a strong company culture. Veterans and military spouses are encouraged to apply.



  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Azure Database services, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse/Databricks.
  • Developing build and release scripts for SQL solutions using a state-based or migration-based approach.
  • Utilizing DACPAC, ARM templates and/or Bicep files to automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration.
  • Integrating security practices into the CI/CD pipelines, ensuring access to resources apply the principle of least privilege.
  • Configuring backup and recovery procedures.
  • Documenting build and deployment processes and policies in markdown files.
  • Communicating with the CFT team and client leadership about development tasks.



  • 3-5 years of professional IT experience performing tasks directly related to Azure SQL
  • Proficient with SQL Package, sqlcmd, and/or mssql-cli command-line utilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft T-SQL
  • Relevant certifications from Microsoft are highly preferred
  • Experience with PowerShell is highly preferred
  • Must be able to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy with cross-functional teams
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Occasional travel and overtime may be required


Required Clearance

  • The ability to successfully satisfy a Government Tier 2/Moderate Risk Background (or equivalent – e.g., DoD Tier 3/Secret).


COVID-19 Protocols: As a Federal contractor, CFT is required to comply with COVID-19 protocols applicable to the agency, facility, and location. All COVID-19 requirements are in line with government policies and CDC guidance applicable at the time.

CFT is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Discrimination nor harassment are tolerated.