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Database Developer

Design, implement, and maintain programs that enable users and administrators to update, retrieve, delete, or arrange data within a specific database.

What does a Database Developer do?

As a database developer, your role is to develop and maintain databases across the organization while ensuring data availability. You are responsible for providing database and application solution strategies. Everyday work includes creating database architecture, communicating with clients and authorities to understand the requirements and features, creating database manuals, designing data organizational methods, giving technical support, and training database users and administrators. You function as technical architect and expert in the subject of enterprise-related software.

As a database developer, you are in charge of data collection before creating a database. You work with new and existing databases. Other responsibilities include designing methods of management and ways to easily access data saved in databases. You coordinate with consultants to work on improving functions.

Most database developers have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or a computer-related subject. You must have a good understanding of Visual Basic, Java, and SQL, as well as experience with particular database systems including Oracle, PeopleSoft, and SAP.

You are expected to be organized and proactive, find ways to solve problems, communicate well both orally and in writing and work well with a team.