Senior database developers are responsible for creating, managing, and coding databases and their features, as well as leading a group of database developers to define functionality, create concepts, and brainstorm the technology that is best suited to the project at hand. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to manage a team and resolve technical issues as necessary, and they typically work in an office environment and use a personal computer to complete database tasks such as designing according to company needs, writing scripts for execution, and debugging code. They must work well with other developers in a team setting to create databases in a timely manner, but also on their own with minimal supervision.
Senior database developers must follow strict privacy and security guidelines when designing and creating databases for different sets of users, and they also establish rules and assign passwords for different levels of security and encryption. They must organize data in a readable way and store keys and data sets in memory-efficient ways, and some may also attend technology training or help coach junior developers in coding and specifying which codes run more efficiently in different circumstances. They must be proficient with database storage needs and know how to scale different database scenarios as necessary, and they also meet with clients and follow-up during the testing process to listen to performance concerns before deployment.
A bachelor's degree in software development or a related field and experience in database development are required for this position, and database certifications are also helpful.
Senior Database Developer Tasks
- Support application of business intelligence and marketing automation solutions.
- Educates development team members on the database structures and how to develop efficient query code.
- Develops database schema to carry out the goals of the business.