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SQL Developer

Specialise in the SQL programming language to update, retrieve and manage data as an SQL Developer.

What's it like to be a SQL Developer?

SQL Developers specialise in the design, testing and implementation of software using the SQL (Structured Query Language) programming language. SQL is designed to update or retrieve data from a database, and is widely used in business and database administration, particularly enterprise-scale businesses that store and manage massive amounts of data.

SQL Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Determining project requirements by collaborating with clients and team members.
  • Designing solutions and features that meet the specific project requirements or objectives.
  • Write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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SQL 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.

SQL Developers may be employed at companies where new software is created, at digital agencies or within the IT department of a business. Like other Software Developers, they may also work freelance on a contractual basis.

What can I earn as a SQL Developer?

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How to become a SQL Developer


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It is possible to work as a SQL Developer without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in computer science may be advantageous.

  1. Complete a qualification such a Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Software Development.
  2. Consider completing an internship program while studying. This will provide you with hands on experience as well as mentorship from experienced Software Developers.
  3. Complete an online or in-person course or “coding camp” specialising in SQL.

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Latest SQL Developer reviews

Latest reviews from 6 SQL Developers surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
SQL Developer is a interesting job and I like it very much
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
SQL Developer is a very important role in my department, working with data is very interesting thing.
The challenges
You have to learn many new technologies, sometimes the work is very boring and you need to be very paitent.
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Oct 2018
Senior Sql developer is for someone who enjoys challenges and most importantly loves data
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Intelligence
The good things
There is always new challenges and being able to overcome these challenges is so rewarding
The challenges
Quick thinker to come up with a solution when require
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