Opposite to a front end developer, a back-end developer is responsible for keeping a website functioning with features that are not visible to website visitors. More specifically, a backend developer works on data storage, security, and writing the web services and APIs used by the front end.
A full-stack developer typically has strong knowledge of both front and back ends. A full stack developer can create the architecture of your website while also making it appealing to visitors.
Both a front-end and back-end developer are necessary for creating a logical and fully functioning web-based application. If your team currently has no developer, you may find a full-stack developer the best choice, depending on your hiring budget, timeline and goals.
Depending on the type of project you are undertaking, some skills and requirements may vary, however, there are fundamental skills and conditions that all developers must have to be successful. The right candidate will have a mix of both hard and soft skills.
The right candidate will be able to write strong, clear code that can be easily updated and that can be used on cross-browsers. This is extremely important to build from the ground up so you do not need to hire teams of people to correct legacy code later on.
Errors happen! However, even the slightest mistake can lead to an application becoming non-functional. A developer must have strong attention to detail and the ability to spot issues and fix them.
Once your company determines the fundamentals of the role, it is important to compile this information, alongside the company details, into a comprehensive job listing.
Your job listing should include the following:
Once you have eliminated the unqualified, you can start scheduling interviews.
Face-to-face interviews conducted in person or on video are essential to gauging a candidate’s knowledge and creating an understanding of who they are on a personal level. It is also the time to sell yourself and the benefits of the company. Due to the technical knowledge of the role, it is best if applicants complete a paid assessment or sample project
Below are a handful of curated questions that you can ask a candidate to assess their skill level:
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