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We, at Turing, are looking for talented remote senior SQL developers who will be responsible for architecting and building data solutions to operate and scale data in order to support the internal and external (client) processes. Get an excellent opportunity to collaborate closely with the best minds while working at top U.S. firms.

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Job responsibilities

  • Create database objects such as tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, functions, etc.
  • Take responsibility of tuning complex queries, procedures, and indexing strategies
  • Practice SQL Server best practice and guide junior developers in data modeling, database design, etc.
  • Run unit test to review code and suggest necessary changes
  • Develop solutions to deliver massive amounts of data in high transaction volume applications
  • Create Entity Relationship (ER) Diagrams to the proposed database
  • Contribute in finding the root cause of any problem in production and work closely with DevOps to resolve operational issues
  • Work with QA teams to ensure the highest quality software delivery to clients
  • Participate in multiple projects simultaneously and share feedback with stakeholders
  • Communicate with the delivery and product teams effectively

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5+ years of experience in Software/SQL development (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration and SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Exceptional ability to read and write advanced T-SQL code, performance tuning, index analysis
  • Good understanding of SQL code unit testing strategies
  • Excellent working experience in Excel VBA, Oracle, and SQL Server
  • Sound knowledge of designing scalable data models and normalization principles
  • Solid understanding of performance tuning tools like SQL plan explorer, Tuning Wizard etc.
  • Fluency in English language for effective communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Familiarity with Java, HTML/CSS, JSP, ASP, and ASP.NET
  • Experience in tuning indices and database performance testing
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and DB2/UDB2
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

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How to become a Senior SQL developer?

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a database programming language that is abbreviated as SQL. It shows you how to query tables and other objects and allows you to deal with data in tables (views, functions, procedures, etc.). This language is used by most databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB (with certain additions and modifications). SQL is a database management system that allows you to input, remove, and update data. Objects in the database can be created, destroyed, or changed.

SQL was formally acknowledged as a standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986, and SQL was declared as the database standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987. With a few exceptions, all of the most well-known databases currently comply with these standards. SQL is a computer language for creating and modifying database objects.

What is the scope in SQL development?

SQL is a massive database management system. Senior SQL developers are employed in a variety of industries, including retail, finance, healthcare, science and technology, government, and the public sector, to name a few. A database is required for all firms to keep their data. Senior SQL developers, unlike other parts of the IT industry, have distinct career prospects and growth criteria. Second, SQL experts' career prospects may differ based on their location, level of experience, and technical skills. You can work from home whenever you're assured of your job obligations and technical abilities. You might also work as a database administrator, system manager, or SQL specialist if you so want. The market may give tempting increases when it comes to functional expertise or experience.

The vast majority of Senior SQL developers are database professionals or have substantial database programming expertise. There are numerous varieties of SQL, depending on the platform you're using, but they all perform the same fundamental functions: retrieve, add, update, and remove database data.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Senior SQL developer?

A Senior SQL developer is a person who creates databases and SQL queries using SQL applications. Senior SQL developers are usually referred to as SQL Database Administrators or SQL Experts. The basic task of a developer is to do CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, and Delete the operation). SQL can conduct a large range of more complex tasks in addition to these basic procedures. An SQL server developer is in charge of developing SQL database-interfacing programs as well as constructing, maintaining, and administering SQL databases. They're also responsible for assessing a company's or organization's data management and input needs, as well as assisting in the development of systems to organize, store, and retrieve that data.

The Senior SQL developer's responsibilities include data security and database application documentation development. They must also build SQL queries that link to other programs, as well as scripts, functions, triggers, and procedures that help with application development. A Senior SQL developer is also responsible for database testing, bug repairs, and performance issues, as well as providing solutions for corrective actions to be taken. They also offer database authorization, system memory management, and routine database backup, recovery, and upgrade services. A Senior SQL developer's day-to-day activities and responsibilities include:

  • Design, development, and upkeep of SQL databases
  • Assuring the database's performance and stability
  • Database tables, structures, schemas, and vocabularies
  • Ensure data correctness, integrity, and security
  • Documentation for database applications
  • Developing SQL queries that may be used with other programmes
  • Providing databases or granting permission
  • Scripts, functions, triggers, and procedures are created to help in the development of applications.
  • Testing and fixing databases and bugs respectively.
  • Creating solutions for remedial measures
  • Taking care of typical activities like database backups, recovery, and upgrades

How to become a Senior SQL developer?

A Senior SQL developer job requires a combination of formal education (usually at a college or university) and practical experience. It has been proven that certifications improve a developer's employability and salary. To understand more about how to become a Senior SQL developer, keep reading. Most developer positions, including MS Senior SQL developer jobs, need the following steps.

Almost all jobs in the area require Senior SQL developers to have programming and database management expertise. Senior SQL developers must have a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems (CIS), or a related subject.

Working with database systems on a regular basis is a must for a successful career as a Senior SQL developer. Job requirements for Senior SQL developers will most likely entail many years of experience and, in some cases, certification for higher-paying positions. Recent grads may be able to get entry-level jobs as programmers or developers.

By looking for a good SQL variant, you may learn how to get SQL certified. Two related qualifications that need a passing score on an exam are Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and Oracle PL/Senior SQL developer Certified Associate. To apply for remote Senior SQL developer jobs, you'll need a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems (CIS), or a closely related major.

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Skills required to become a Senior SQL developer

The first step is to start learning the abilities you'll need to land high-paying remote Senior SQL developer jobs. Let's look at some of the things you should be aware of.

1. Database of information

They use the database as a layered architecture for creating services by separating business logic and interfaces. The database makes data administration easier. It's used to develop logical and physical models for relational databases.

2. SQL

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is a database management and access system. To create complex queries, you'll be able to employ temporary tables and table variables. To provide dynamic reporting solutions, they write SQL for MS SQL server reporting services.

3. T-SQL

Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is a SQL extension that adds a slew of new statements to the language. It's used to filter data from legacy systems using complex T-SQL expressions.


It is an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) technology from Microsoft. You may clean and merge data from many sources before storing it in a repository. It is responsible for creating and implementing SSIS application solutions for the company's various business areas.

Developers must have excellent analytical abilities in order to comprehend the needs of clients and build software that fits those needs.

5. Procedures

Procedures provide the actions that must be completed in order to finish a job. It's comparable to a team's action plan for completing their tasks. It's akin to a map that can save you from getting lost or roaming aimlessly when you're trying to accomplish something. When a corporation adheres to procedures, it promotes positive conduct and sets a good example.


SQL Server Reporting Services, or SSRS, is a set of tools for creating, managing, generating, and delivering structured reports and dashboards (containing tables in the form of data, graphs, photos, charts, and so on).

7. Methodologies in Business

A business process is a set of activities carried out by employees in order to create a high-quality product and present it to customers. A business process may also be described as a set of actions conducted by a company in order to achieve a specified goal. Clear goals with quantifiable outcomes are required in business operations.

8. Java

It's a server-side programming language that allows developers to "write once, run anywhere" with their apps. It's strong, fast, secure and easy to use. The reuse of code is possible with this object-oriented programming language, which lowers development expenses. Java is used in a variety of applications, including Android apps, internet and application servers, gaming, and database connection. Users may quickly switch between the two programming languages since they are so closely related.

9. Windows

The Windows operating system, which is a collection of operating systems that manage the computer, was invented by Microsoft. Each Windows edition comes with a desktop with a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows users to open their files.

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How to get remote Senior SQL developer jobs?

Athletes and developers share a lot of similarities. To thrive at their craft, they must practice effectively and regularly. They must also work hard enough to enhance their skills over time. In this regard, developers must focus on two crucial things in order for that progress to occur: enlisting the help of someone more experienced and effective in practicing approaches while you're practicing, and using more competent practice methods. As a developer, you must know how much to practice, so make sure you have someone to help you and watch for indications of burnout!
Turing provides some of the best remote Senior SQL developer jobs available, all of which are suited to your career objectives as a front-end developer. Working with cutting-edge technology to solve complex technical and business issues can help you expand rapidly. Join a network of the world's best developers to get a full-time, long-term remote Senior SQL developer job with higher pay and professional advancement.

Why become a Senior SQL developer at Turing?

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Career growth

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Exclusive developer community

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 Senior SQL developers?

Turing's Senior SQL developers are able to set their own rates. Turing, on the other hand, will suggest a salary at which we believe we can provide you with a fulfilling and long-term opportunity. Our recommendations are based on our research of market circumstances and our perceptions of customer desire.

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