Senior SQL Developer/Architect

Gravity IT Resources

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Job:  Senior SQL Developer/Architect
Location: Remote
Job Type: Contract
Referral Bonus: $100/Month

Must be US Citizen / Green Card Holder
**No 3rd Parties**

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior SQL Developer/Architect with brokerage or online trading experience to join our client on a contract basis. This remote position requires a SQL expert who not only possesses a deep understanding of SQL but also has a proven track record in designing, developing, and optimizing complex SQL queries and database structures within the context of brokerage or online trading systems. As a Senior SQL Developer/Architect, you will play a pivotal role in modernizing our client’s legacy SQL Server system, enhancing its efficiency, performance, and scalability.


  • Utilize your expertise in SQL development within brokerage or online trading systems to design, develop, and optimize complex SQL queries and database structures.
  • Collaborate remotely with software engineers, data analysts, and other stakeholders to understand the unique data requirements of brokerage and online trading environments, translating them into efficient SQL solutions.
  • Analyze and refactor existing SQL code specific to brokerage or online trading, identifying performance bottlenecks and areas for optimization while ensuring data integrity and security.
  • Work with database administrators to devise indexing, partitioning, and data storage strategies tailored to the demands of brokerage and online trading platforms, resulting in optimal query performance.
  • Create and maintain documentation for SQL development best practices, coding standards, and performance optimization techniques relevant to the context of brokerage or online trading.
  • Lead remote discussions on database architecture, leveraging your industry-specific insights to recommend efficient data models and schemas that align with modernization goals.
  • Perform comprehensive performance tuning, profiling, and remote monitoring of SQL queries and database systems to proactively address performance challenges.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in SQL development, adapting relevant techniques to enhance the modernization journey of legacy systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 8+  years of proven experience as a SQL Developer/Architect, with a strong emphasis on brokerage or online trading systems.
  • Deep knowledge of SQL standards, query optimization, indexing, and partitioning techniques tailored to brokerage or online trading environments.
  • In-depth understanding of database architecture, data modeling, and design principles specific to financial services, brokerage, or online trading.
  • Hands-on experience with performance tuning tools and techniques relevant to brokerage or online trading data.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling you to decipher complex legacy code and optimize it for efficiency and performance.
  • Proficiency with database systems used in brokerage or online trading, such as SQL Server, and familiarity with relevant NoSQL solutions.
  • Excellent communication and remote collaboration skills, especially in conveying technical concepts to distributed teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering successful modernization projects within brokerage or online trading contexts.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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