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Database Developer

Build powerful databases using specialised software programming languages.

What's it like to be a Database Developer?

A Database Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the design and implementation of computer databases. They commonly use programming languages like C, Node, PHP, Python, SQL and Ruby to build or manage a database.

Tasks and duties

  • Designing database systems.
  • Creating and updating database documentation.
  • Gathering project requirements by liaising with stakeholders.
  • Analysing project requirements and designing solutions and features.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
  • Modifying and documenting the program code to correct errors.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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Database Developers commonly work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. They work in the IT department of tech–driven organisations in a broad range of industries. They may also work freelance servicing a list of clients.

What can I earn as a Database Developer?

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The most common salary for a Database Developer is between $95k and $110k
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How to become a Database Developer


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It is possible to work as a Database Developer without formal qualifications, but employers may prefer candidates with qualifications in the field of computer science. You will need to be able to demonstrate your technical competencies to an employer.

  1. Complete a qualification in computer science with a focus on software development. This could be a certificate, diploma or a bachelor degree.
  2. Consider completing further qualifications focussing on one or more relevant programming languages.

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How do Database Developers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Database Developers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
4.0
Variety of work
3.0

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Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Transaction analysis
The good things
As a database developer we work on different field from where we get data. Those data came from bank account transaction, hospital medical data, work log/order, financial transactions, credit card tra...
The challenges
Need to upgrade skills based on market trend to update yourself.
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