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How to Become a Database Developer

Author: Chris Alex /Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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Before diving into the “how”, let’s first understand the “what” – What is a database developer? Someone in this role could be described as an IT professional whose main responsibility is to work on database technologies. This person may develop new functionalities for the database, while also ensuring new projects are created to properly handle the data. From testing and maintaining databases of existing websites to identifying system bugs and resolving them to simplify and enhance user experience, database developers cover many roles within the industry. Because companies heavily rely on databases to compile statistics in various departments (customer retention, finance, inventory management), developers are greatly needed to help maintain the organization and efficiency, while breaking down the information, providing more insight and context. It is the job of the database developer to understand the limitations of the system and how to properly develop the backend of the organization’s database.

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A bachelor’s degree is preferred to enter into this field as it endorses and outlines the developing skills that a future employee may have to an employer. It confirms that you have been introduced and likely proficient in important areas such as, programming languages, database design, and operating systems. While experience in a classroom is in highly noticed and recommended, there are other ways to become professional in this industry.

Many developers choose to earn a certification during their professional time, but these are especially important to those who do not have a degree or experience in the field. Due to this, there are various certifications one can obtain, with the most popular being Structured Query Language, or SQL – In order to earn this specific certification, Microsoft SQL Server examinations must be passed.

In addition to education, creating a database portfolio of your up to date development work and programming skills would help you standout again other applicants and / or current employees. As true in many industries, a portfolio highlighting your best work can only benefit in a hiring position – Employers love to see how you have taken your knowledge and implemented it into great work with noticeable results. If you are looking to start a career in this booming area of work, we at SNI, hope you find this information useful and a kick-starter off to a successful future ahead.


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Chris Alex
Chris Alex

Chris Alex

Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets.

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Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets. He is a multi "Reach for the Stars (both Chairman's Club and President's Club)" Winner and he prides himself in having a high level of ethics while providing his clients with the highest level of service possible.


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