What are SQL Server Developer Responsibilities?

Couple of weeks back I published What are SQL Server DBA Responsibilities? After that blog, while I was writing notes for the section Learn SQL Server, I thought, why not post a blog that lists out the responsibilities of a SQL Server Developer too.This would also complete the topic of what responsibilities of these 2 positions (DBA and Developer) under my new section Learn SQL Server.

  • Create Entity Relationship (ER) Diagrams to the proposed database
  • Create database objects such as tables, views, stored procedures, Triggers etc.
  • Maintain referential integrity, domain integrity and column integrity by using the available options such as constraints etc.
  • Identify columns for Primary Keys in all the tables at the design time and create them.
  • Create functions to provide custom functionality as per the requirements.
  • Be aware of potential blocking, deadlocking and write code to avoid those situations.
  • Endure that the code is written keeping in mind any security issues such as SQL Injection.
  • Develop reports in SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Design, Develop and Deploy SSIS Packages.
  • Identify and write best possible code in case of new deployments or when rewriting code when migrating to newer version of SQL Server.
  • participate in discussions involving the application creation and understand the requirements and provide the back-end functionality for the applications.
  • Participate in development and creation of Data warehouses.
  • Create cubes in SQL Server Analysis Services.

Since I primarily work as a SQL Server Database Admin, I might not be able to give an exhaustive list covering all responsibilities of a SQL Server Developer. If you feel something is missing, please feel free to post a comment.

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15 thoughts on “What are SQL Server Developer Responsibilities?

  1. Hi Bru, Now I want to start my career as sql sever developer. what should I take prerequisites for that. please advice me

  2. Hi, I have been working on MS SQL server from the past 2 years.
    My roles are creating objects(tables, views,procedures,functions,triggers,indexes etc… ) in database, testing, creating jobs, automate jobs, reports generating by the help of templates, load excel or .txt files into database(tables) , generate pivot tables, pivot charts ..

    please let me know am i call sql developer or not. if you say yes please send me one updated experience resume to my mail ID:

    Thanks &Regards,
    Sudha CH

  3. HI, Mr. Bru,
    I want to start my career as sql sever developer. what should I take prerequisites for that. please advice me. I don’t have any programming experience, i have been in a Software support
    role for about 4yrs for a Logistic service company .I get to use sql lightly at this point, Use it to check out
    information in table, creation of database, deletion of records, taking manual backup, restoration . I have also completed my dot net courses from NIIT (C#, VB.net, Asp. Net and Sql Server) but now i am stuck at very serious stage where i am totally blank. I am unemployed from next month. so pls. guilde me what can i do for perfect sql developer.

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