Remote MySQL developer jobs

At Turing, we are looking for talented MySQL developers to work with the best U.S firms. If you are passionate about database technologies, here’s your chance to accelerate your career by working with the best minds in the industry.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Build reliable and effective database tables and structures
  • Write optimized SQL queries and maintain legacy systems
  • Create database triggers to implement in automation
  • Maintain data quality and security
  • Improve SQL operations and implementations
  • Identify, isolate and fix database issues and malfunctions
  • Coordinate with developers to improve applications and introduce best practices
  • Analyze and recommend new database products, services, and protocols
  • Provide data management support
  • Ensure database systems run efficiently

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, IT, or relevant field
  • 3+ years of experience as a MySQL Developer (rare exceptions made based on skill-level)
  • Proven experience in creating efficient database structures
  • Ability to write optimized queries, views, and maintain high standards of data quality and integrity
  • Understanding of network-related issues, like performance and security
  • Proficiency in installation and configuration of MySQL
  • Expertise in review and resource planning on production systems
  • Familiarity with NoSQL database systems, such as MongoDB and CouchDB

Preferred skills

  • Experience in agile/scrum methodology
  • Knowledge of .Net Framework, JavaScript, HTML, and Oracle
  • Outstanding analytical and organization skills
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

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How to become a MySQL developer?

Today, MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems. It is also one of the most used databases in Web Applications. Many tech giants use it in their tech stack (e.g., Facebook, Uber).

You'll be able to extract and manipulate data in advanced ways if you have excellent SQL abilities. You will also be able to carry out your analysis, visualizations, and modeling to the next level. Writing efficient and scalable queries is becoming more and more important for companies that work with petabytes of data.

Remote MySQL developer jobs have increased over the years. One of the important reasons is that software development changes every year. New technologies come in and the scope for related jobs increases. You can be a top MySQL developer if you learn how databases help companies achieve their goals. There is no doubt that MySQL provides a stable and well-paying work opportunity.

What is the scope of MySQL development?

SQL is one of the most extensively used computer languages globally. It enables an organization to protect sensitive data and allows many people access to the stored data.
The future scope of MySQL developer jobs is not confined to IT industry; it can be found in retail, finance, healthcare, science & technology, the public sector, and, in short, everywhere. All businesses require a database to store their information. Obtaining a position as a MySQL developer can be a profitable career decision. So, if you've been thinking about making the switch, now is the moment.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a MySQL developer?

MySQL developers are IT professionals in charge of all aspects of database administration across all settings, focusing on performance troubleshooting, analytical issue solutions, and business customer support.

The major responsibilities when you land remote MySQL developer jobs are:

  • Look for ways to increase the performance of SQL operations and implementations
  • Assist with production, quality assurance, training, demos, and development environments (with and without replication)
  • Disaster recovery plans for the production database environment should be designed, implemented, and monitored
  • Identify database performance bottlenecks and fine-tune database and SQL queries
  • Maintain database availability, dependability, and security in production and staging settings
  • Perform capacity planning for database growth
  • Ensure data integrity and data error detection
  • Create data structure, entity relationships, and data flow diagrams
  • Create database reports that are tailored to individual requirements
  • Work with other database developers to evaluate system performance and make necessary changes

How to become a MySQL developer?

Learning a new technology is similar to learning a new spoken language or reading. You must first understand why you want to get hired for MySQL developer jobs and then do your best to use the technology in a real-world setting as quickly as possible. Nothing can replace the working experience, because you will be applying your knowledge and learning from the mistakes you make. Also, make sure to apply with an insightful remote MySQL developer resume to have a better chance of getting hired.

Following are some pointers to help you find remote MySQL developer jobs:

  • Find out exactly what MySQL is used for, and then pick a project where you can put the technology to work right away.
  • After you've thought of a project that would benefit from MySQL, do your best to create at least a minimal version of it. Creating a simple website that allows users to click a button, which then increments a number counter whose value is kept in MySQL, is an example (tracks the number of times the button has been clicked).
  • Let's say you went as far as writing the HTML + PHP that implements the button, but you got stuck trying to figure out how to show the number counter using data from MySQL or how to save the counter value into a MySQL database after clicking. This is where you start looking through the documentation. You'd eventually figure out that you had to first set up the MySQL database before connecting your PHP code to it. Finally, you'd probably search up documentation on how to INSERT a value into a table you created in MySQL, and how to SELECT data from the table.
  • The objective is that you'll only read MySQL documentation when you're stuck, and you'll only read up on syntax and concepts you need. Rather than reading something you'll never use and forget in a few days, you'd immediately apply the new knowledge and remember it. It's challenging to know what you need to learn until you need to know it.
  • You can build more complicated features that use advanced MySQL ideas once you master MySQL basics.

Let's take a look at the skills and strategies you'll need to become a good MySQL developer:

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Skills required to become a MySQL developer

The first step to land remote MySQL developer jobs is to learn the core skills. Let’s dig into that now.

1. Database development

Database development is an important skill for securing MySQL developer jobs. The term "database development" refers to a complex process of developing and analyzing requirements in the form of raw data. Designing and developing data operations within a company's system takes a lot of time and work and companies require MySQL developers to get this done in the best way.

2. Query optimization

The process of selecting the most effective method of processing a SQL statement is known as query optimization. Since SQL is a non-procedural language, the optimizer can merge, restructure, and process data in whatever sequence it wants. Based on statistics acquired about the accessed data, the database optimizes each SQL statement. Experience with query optimization is a desirable skill for MySQL developers.

3. Stored procedures

SQL stored procedures allow us to write SQL queries that can be saved and run on the server. The fundamental goal of stored procedures is to mask direct SQL queries from the code and improve database operations like select, update, and delete data performance. Expertise in stored procedures is a must-have requirement for MySQL developers.

4. PostgreSQL

It's a remarkably reliable database management system, with more than two decades of community work to thank for its high levels of resiliency, integrity, and accuracy. Working knowledge of PostgreSQL would be an added advantage for MySQL developers.

5. SQL development

SQL development entails creating SQL databases, writing SQL database-interfacing programs, and writing and testing code. Tables, storing methods, views, and functions are frequently used in development. SQL development is an essential skill for securing MySQL developer jobs.

6. Database design

The structuring of data according to a database model is known as database design. The designer decides what data should be saved and how the various data parts should interact. The developers use this information to build databases and manage them via a database management system like MySQL.


In PL/SQL, you can use SQL data manipulation, cursor control, and transaction control statements, as well as SQL functions, operators, and pseudo columns. PL/SQL entirely supports SQL data types. You don't have to convert data types between PL/SQL and SQL. PL/SQL is a desirable skill for securing remote MySQL developer jobs.

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How to get remote MySQL developer jobs?

Software development is one of the most adaptable professions, as you can work from anywhere with a computer and Internet connectivity. If the employment allows, you can work from home or the beach! And that's precisely what remote MySQL developer jobs can offer you.

Working remotely requires you to be desirable enough for employers to recruit you regardless of distance or time difference. Stay on top of your technical skills and construct a productive work routine to land successful remote MySQL developer jobs.

Turing offers the best remote MySQL developer jobs that suit your career trajectories as a MySQL developer. Advance your career by working on challenging technical and business problems on the new technologies. Join a network of the world's best developers & get full-time, long-term remote MySQL developer jobs with better compensation and career growth.

Why become a MySQL developer at Turing?

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Long-term opportunities to work for amazing, mission-driven US companies with great compensation.

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Career growth

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Join a worldwide community of elite software developers.

Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top US firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top US corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their MySQL developers?

At Turing, every MySQL developer is allowed to set their rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we know we can find a secure and long-term opportunity to grow your MySQL developer career. Our suggestions are based on assessing the prevailing market conditions and the demand that we see from our customers.

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