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  • US$65 hourly
    I provide major tech companies, including FORTUNE 500, such as Microsoft, Upwork Internal Team, GE, and Fujitsu, with high-quality technical content that fits their business goals. My background is in electrical engineering and cybersecurity. I've written many API and SDK documentation. I hold Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ITIL, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and two master's degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management. I am proficient in JSON, YAML, REST APIs, HTML, and C. Examples of tools used: Confluence, Markdown, Zendesk Guide, Swagger IO, Git, Readme, Stoplight, etc
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    API Documentation
    Technical Writing
    OpenAPI
    Academic Writing
    SEO Writing
    YAML
    RESTful API
    Blockchain
    ICO White Paper
    GraphQL
    Writing
    API
    Research Papers
    Content Writing
  • US$85 hourly
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    API
    RESTful API
    Front-End Development
    OpenGL
    Rust
    Django
    Microsoft Windows
    JavaScript
    C++
    Python
    Qt Framework
    C
    Electron
  • US$18 hourly
    You are trying to change the world with your business. So am I. I don't sell you my programming skills, I achieve your business goals. I love to be on the edge of technology, learning new stuff and playing around with it. BUT I always try to achieve the goal in the most quick and easy way. This is what really matters. Not forgetting about the project's architecture of course. It must be flexible and maintainable. My Expertise:- * Proficient with core Python and its libraries * Great understanding of Web Frameworks such as Django, Flask * Extensive knowledge of React JS, Redux, Redux Saga * Efficient with API Integration * Multiple computer language abilities, C++, Python, HTML, Java, CSS, JavaScript * Highly worked with SQL and NoSQL databases * Strong communication skills * Enthusiast in AI/ML, dedicated to building intelligent solutions using advanced technologies. In blockchain projects, I have worked with: Solidity for smart contract coding Web3.js for Ethereum interactions Metamask wallet for transaction execution Truffle framework for dApp creation Ganache for local testing and data storage So I am seeking opportunities to build applications to show my expertise and delivering the product in-time. You will get perfect end result of work on time and you will be satisfied with the end product with "Quality Work"! Feel free to contact me anytime. Cheers.
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    Redux Saga
    RESTful API
    Redux
    Python
    Node.js
    Flask
    React
    MongoDB
    MySQL
    Django
    Amazon Web Services
    webpack
  • US$35 hourly
    As an experienced Python Django developer, I have built numerous web applications that are scalable, secure, and user-friendly. I have a strong understanding of Django's Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture and have worked on all aspects of the development process, including requirements gathering, database design, front-end development, and deployment. My expertise includes developing REST APIs, integrating third-party libraries and APIs, and working with various front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue.js. I am also well-versed in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which allows me to create responsive and engaging user interfaces. I have worked with clients across various industries, including e-commerce, healthcare, and education, and have delivered solutions that meet their unique business needs. I am committed to delivering high-quality work and ensuring that my clients are satisfied with the end product. If you're looking for a skilled Python Django developer who can help you bring your ideas to life, look no further. Let's discuss your project and see how I can help you achieve your goals. Python, Django, Angular, React, Vue, Typescript, HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap, Javascript, Jquery, Nginx, UWSGI, ASGI, Restful API, Django Rest Framework, AWS, EC2, Digitalocean, Docker, GIT, Scrapy
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    Ubuntu
    Angular 10
    RESTful API
    NGINX
    AngularJS
    Django
    HTML
    JavaScript
    Python
    TypeScript
    React
    CSS
    RESTful Architecture
    Responsive Design
  • US$75 hourly
    I am a multi-disciplined programmer with over 10 years industry experience. I am an expert at multi-paradigm programming (functional, object-oriented, and logic paradigms), and use the paradigm that is most appropriate for the problem. I study programming languages as a hobby. I am pretty much language agnostic — I don't care too much what language I use, or even if I know it prior to the project — but I do prefer languages that are conducive to a multi-paradigm approach, such as Clojure, Scala, Python, etc. I enjoy learning new things, and am constantly honing my skills. I seek software development jobs that will both exercise the skills I already have, as well as help me develop new skills.
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    RESTful API
    ClojureScript
    .NET Framework
    HTML
    Clojure
    SQL
    Java
    CSS
    Python
    JavaScript
  • US$38 hourly
    Implementing your idea into a product that can be accessed in every browser. Intuitive, easy to use, and responsive, optimized for every device. A web application is what I can build for you to increase your business. What can I do for you? - Convert your idea into a Product that can increase your business - Create and deliver web applications from scratch - Fix bugs and optimize your existing project to make it run faster - Add new features on application you already have My top skills: - Angular - JavaScript / ES6 / TypeScript - RxJS, NgRx, NgBootstrap, Angular Material - RESTful API - NodeJS - ExpressJS - PostgreSQL - HTML5 / CSS3 / SCSS / SASS - GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab I'm looking for clients that seeks quality over quick-and-dirty solutions. Feel free to contact me! Best regards!
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    API
    RESTful API
    Web Development
    SQL
    CSS 3
    HTML5
    Node.js
    JavaScript
    TypeScript
    MongoDB
    Angular
  • US$125 hourly
    FHIR certified. Mirth Certified. Jitterbit. 16 years building complex HL7, FHIR API, csv, flat file healthcare interfaces. Standard services include: - affordable price to setup your Athena, Epic and Cerner dev code accounts and build necessary FHIR api calls as an automated Postman collection including the Oauth requirements( this gives your team a jump on healthcare deep integration) or setup Mirth integration engine with pre-built channels. - setup an efficient process for you to convert or map csv, HL7, or database fields to FHIR resources and then deliver to Azure, AWS, GCP, sftp, REST or any application - setup process so you can convert incoming FHIR resources to any data format for your application to ingest. - HL7 v2 integration of all types including: ADT, VXU (vaccine), ORU(imaging or lab), ORM(imaging and lab orders), SIU(scheduling), DFT(charges), MDM(docs), RDE(medications) and many other types of HL7.
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    InterSystems Caché
    Athena Software Penelope
    Epic Systems Medical Software
    Oracle
    FHIR
    Mirth Connect
    Healthcare Interoperability
    Health Level 7
    API Integration
    RESTful API
    SQL
    Web Service
  • US$30 hourly
    Passionate programmer, ever hungry to learn and earn. I have a CAN DO attitude and i am a dedicated learner. EXPERIENCE : 9 Years Backend Skills : * Java * Grails * Node * Groovy * Spring * Hibernate * AWS Frontend Skills : * Javascript * React * Redux * AngularJs * HighCharts * Html * Sass, Less Databases : * Mysql * Mongo * Elastic Search * Snowflake
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    Agile Software Development
    Elasticsearch
    RESTful API
    Software Architecture & Design
    Web Development
    React
    AngularJS
    Grails
    JavaScript
    Java
    HTML5
    MongoDB
    Spring Framework
    AJAX
  • US$35 hourly
    I pay attention to details and strive to ensure a great communication. If we work, you can count on me. Top technologies I've recently used, am good at and would like to work with: Front-end: - Redux, Redux Toolkit - RTK Query, SWR, Apollo GraphQL Client - React: -- Next.js (both App and Pages routers) -- CRA, React Router - CSS Modules, Tailwind CSS (also Headless UI and Tailwind UI) Back-end: - Nest.js (for both RESTful and GraphQL APIs) - TypeORM, Prisma - Apollo GraphQL Server Tools: - VS Code, Git, Nrwl Nx - Reverse proxy: NGINX - Automation: Docker, GitHub Actions - Testing: Jest Infrastructure: - DBs: PostgreSQL, Redis, Mongo DB, Neo4j - PaaS: Digital Ocean, AWS, Heroku, GCP, Vercel, Ionic Appflow
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    Apollo.io
    API Development
    NestJS
    Tailwind CSS
    API
    TypeScript
    Node.js
    React
    RESTful API
    GraphQL
    Next.js
    Docker
    JavaScript
    PostgreSQL
    Redis
  • US$45 hourly
    Capable professional with a proven history of enhancing business operations. Proficient in problem-solving skills. Well-coordinated in addressing problems, investigating root causes, and implementing successful resolutions. 17x Salesforce Certifications ✅ Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II ✅ Salesforce Certified Integration Architect ✅ Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Architect ✅ Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer ✅ Salesforce Certified Application Architect ✅ Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer ✅ Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I ✅ Salesforce Certified Javascript Developer I ✅ Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator ✅ Salesforce Certified Services Cloud Consultant ✅ Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant ✅ Salesforce Certified Experience Cloud Consultant ✅ Salesforce Certified User Experience Design ✅ Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder ✅ Salesforce Certified Administrator ✅ Salesforce Certified AI Associate ✅ Salesforce Certified Associate 10 Salesforce SuperBadges: * Advanced Apex Specialist * Apex Specialist * Data Integration Specialist * Lightning Web Components Specialist * Service Cloud Specialist * Process Automation Specialist * Security Specialist * Business Administration Specialist * Lightning Experience Reports & Dashboards Specialist * Aura Components Specialist
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    Salesforce Sales Cloud
    Salesforce CRM
    Salesforce Lightning
    Apex
    Salesforce App Development
    Salesforce Service Cloud
    Salesforce
  • US$150 hourly
    Hey there, My name is Jonathan and I offer services as a fractional CTO, full-stack developer, and personal privacy consultant. Let me tell you a little bit about how I got here... I've been working with the web stack since I was young but started out my career about 12 years ago when I started working with WordPress and front-end development. I was able to use those skills to land myself a job at a Silicon Valley tech startup as a front-end engineer. I worked across the web stack using the EmberJS and Rails frameworks. Eventually, I was offered a role as the CTO /technical co-founder of a Real Estate Tech startup. I jumped at the opportunity. It was there that I developed skills as a backend developer, infrastructure architect, and as well as a leader. I built our SAAS application from the ground up and worked across the stack implementing agile methodologies and business processes across multiple domains. We grew that company over the course of 4 years and successfully exited in 2021. After my exit, I stayed with the company leading development and product management. We grew the team from 2 developers to 7 and worked to scale the product and infrastructure. My work included scoping technical projects, leading daily standups, code reviews, creating and managing tickets, and holding interviews for both product and development. Currently, I work as a Fractional CTO. I use the skills I've learned to help bolster teams with a seasoned software development mind. My skills range from infrastructure to full-stack development, building development teams, leading a development team from the product or dev side. I also dive deep into the business side: setting up processes, implement best practices, reducing costs, and more. I specialize in taking products from 0 to 1 or idea to inception as well as jumping in to take over projects stuck in development hell in order to get them back on track so that they deliver on time and on budget.
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    Amazon S3
    Laravel
    Amazon EC2
    PHP
    DevOps
    MySQL
    IT Consultation
    RESTful API
    Amazon Web Services
    React
    Front-End Development
    Git
    Vue.js
    SaaS
    JavaScript
    Bootstrap
    HTML5
  • US$60 hourly
    I develop web apps and sites using Laravel, Vue, Tailwind. My forte is to take over existing PHP project with legacy, performance issues and chaotic development cycles and put it all in order: resolve issues, implement new features, introduce proper code practices. If you have just an idea, I will help create a project roadmap with clear timeline. I like working closely with product owner, only this way I can deliver what you really need, not in the end of project but starting from day 1. I believe good code is one that is easy to change and maintain. If you want to build: - a Marketplace; - a SaaS; - a membership restricted website for something; - a backend for mobile or web app; - API for something; - anything that is not CMS but a web app; let's talk! I like and prefer asynchronous communication on project. However sometimes it's necessary and I will happy to meet you in Zoom. Seeing your idea be successful is more important to me than getting your business, so if you're not certain whether I can help you, contact me, and I'll help you figure out who can. Recent works: - Backend for app - Top-25 in Food & Drinks on App Store Denmark - Crypto prices monitoring system - Ad server - Multi-level marketing and affiliate program engine - Ride-sharing app for drivers and riders 🇺🇦
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    Cryptocurrency
    Database Design
    API Development
    RESTful API
    Database Architecture
    Web Development
    HTML
    JavaScript
    PHP
    MySQL
    Vue.js
    HTML5
    CSS
    SaaS
    Laravel
  • US$75 hourly
    ‼️FREE consultation is provided! (see below). I am a motivated and dependable full stack software developer graduated from UC Berkeley🐻 with double major in Applied Mathematics and Economics. I have comprehensive skills in multiple technologies (listed at the end of description). 🚀🚀🚀 As a fast and dedicated explorer with a growth mindset, I am constantly looking to advance myself and expand my technical knowledge. 💪💪💪 With many years of experience in working with clients and leading teams from various backgrounds, I put stress on responsibility, communication, and efficiency. 💻💻💻 Previously, I worked as a full-stack software engineer team lead at Camping World, which is a publicly traded company, and as a lead technical teaching assistant at Hack Reactor. 🧩🧩🧩 *** FREE consultation service: I am more than happy to share my years of experience in helping clients build web/mobile applications from the ground up, including but not limited to, setting up MVP, choosing tech stack, scoping out practical plan/timeline, estimating budget, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact me for this free service and we can together turn your idea into reality.*** ==================== • Front End: JavaScript | TypeScript | HTML5 | CSS3 | Tailwind CSS | React | React-Native | Angular | Vue.js | jQuery | Next.js | Ionic • Back End: Node.js | NestJS | Python | Django | MongoDB | MySQL | PostgreSQL | ORM | GraphQL • API Integrations: ChatGPT | Stripe | Azure | Google | Zoom | and more... • DevOps: Amazon Web Services (AWS) | Firebase/GCP(Google Cloud Platform) | Azure | Docker • Testing: Mocha | Chai | Jest • Developer Tools: Git | npm | Webpack | Babel | Agile Methodology | TDD | Nginx • Design: Adobe XD | Figma | Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator
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    ChatGPT
    AWS Lambda
    WordPress
    Database
    JavaScript
    Amazon EC2
    ExpressJS
    Angular
    Firebase
    React Native
    RESTful API
    CSS 3
    AWS Amplify
    React
    Node.js
  • US$65 hourly
    Hi, I’m a Top Rated Plus Full Stack Developer with a 100% Job Success rate on Upwork. With extensive experience in React, ReactNative, Angular, Vue, Node, and GraphQL, I specialize in building high-quality, user-friendly applications that are both beautiful and functional. I have experience working on both small and large codebases and I am able to take over and integrate myself into established projects easily. In addition to being a developer, I am also experienced in project management tools such as Asana, Jira and Trello. Why Choose Me? • Diverse Skill Set: Proficient in React, ReactNative, Angular, Vue, Node, and GraphQL, ensuring versatility in project development. • Effective Troubleshooter: Adept at managing multi-disciplinary projects and solving complex problems efficiently. • High-Quality Products: Dedicated to developing projects that are professional, fast-loading, and user- friendly. • Seamless Integration: Experienced in working with both small and large codebases, ensuring smooth integration into existing projects. • Full End-to-End Development: Skilled in overseeing projects from initial planning to final delivery. • Project Management: Proficient in using tools like Asana, Jira, and Trello to ensure project timelines and goals are met. My Skill Set Includes: • Frontend: ReactJs, Redux, Webpack, Babel, ES6/ES7, Angular, Vue, React-native • Backend: Node.js, Express.js, GraphQL (Apollo) • UI Libraries: Semantic, Material, Ant Design • Deployment: AWS, Heroku • API Integration: Experience with third-party APIs like OneSignal • Code Management: GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab • Project Management: Asana, Jira, Trello, Pivotal Tracker
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    React Native
    Amazon ECS
    NoSQL Database
    GraphQL
    ExpressJS
    AngularJS
    TypeScript
    API Development
    React
    Vue.js
    RESTful API
    Node.js
  • US$30 hourly
    I am Muoi Nguyen (Teddy), Top Rated Plus, Senior Developer. Over 6 years of experience, I have been providing the following services: ✅ Web app development ✅ ETL Pipeline ✅ API development and integration ✅ POC and MVP development ✅ Cloud development ✅ Automation and crawling pipeline. Frontend: React JS, Next JS, HTML5/CSS3, SCSS, Bootstrap, Tailwind, JavaScript, jQuery, d3.js. Backend: Python, Django, Flask, Celery, NodeJS, MySQL, Postgres, REST API, Apollo GraphQL, Express, MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ. Devops: Kurbenetes, Docker, AWS, GCE, DO, Heztner My advantages: (1) Good planning for the project. (2) Excellent communication skills with clients to make sure requirements are well-achieved. (3) Delivering a well documented and clean code. (4) Use of latest technologies. Why trust me? Quick Turnaround time. 99% Positive reviews. 6+ years of experience in this field No project is too small or too big, and I guarantee you will be satisfied with my work, as are my current repeat clients. Thank you for watching my profile. Some of my clients: Care, ihousedesign, atworkph, vinnytroia, vaartani, godealco, sportskred, ruoomsoftware, monjaco, sternpinball, chartubate, intelligenteye.
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    SCSS
    Tailwind CSS
    Kubernetes
    RESTful API
    TypeScript
    Docker
    Celery
    Django
    Node.js
    React
    Elasticsearch
    Flask
    JavaScript
    Python
  • US$45 hourly
    I'm an expert symfony developer (15+ years in symfony framework) with extensive experience in building high quality sites. Having 16 years of experience range from building responsive mobile sites that work well cross-browser to building scalable sites for the industries like Hospitality management with membership as well as social media integration, Staffing, Financial, Real Estate, Travelling, Mobile recharge, IPTV and ISP recharge, Online Magazine, Online Store, Job Portal and Portal for Online Video etc. I would like to work on projects with a team (or individually) that cares about creating beautiful and usable interfaces. It's important to me to build long term relationships with clients, so I'm primarily looking for long term projects. I am flexible with my working hours and I'm happy to work closely with any existing freelancers you work with. I look forward to hear from you!
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    Laminas
    Docker Compose
    PhpStorm
    JavaScript
    Symfony 4
    jQuery
    PostgreSQL Programming
    Doctrine ORM
    MySQL Programming
    RabbitMQ
    Docker
    NGINX
    RESTful API
    PHP
    Symfony
  • US$85 hourly
    I am an experienced professional with 5+ years of team management, operations management, and process development experience. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for administering all day-to-day operations to allow for maximum company success, as well as for evaluating and enhancing company processes and effectively operating across a wide variety of other areas such as sales, programming, and accounting, I have a history of contributing to company growth throughout my career. Professional focal points include operations strategic planning, P&L ownership, document management, programming, sales development, accounting management, financial analysis, audit management, software development, and project management. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, negotiation skills, as well as business acumen, operations analysis, issue resolution, recruitment management, integration management, and product management to support efficiency and maximum returns. Recently, I was the Chief of Staff with Atlas Lane. Under my leadership, I monitored and directed all day-to-day operations of the business and a team of 20 employees. I also developed and documented company processes and conducted and completed all company and client accounting. In addition, I liaised with senior leadership and various other personnel and teams to ensure the company’s operational support structure was driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.
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    RESTful API
    Stripe
    Heroku
    Django
    Minimum Viable Product
    PostgreSQL
    Python
    JavaScript
    HTML5
    Docker
    jQuery
    Bootstrap
    CSS 3
  • US$20 hourly
    🚀 Top-Rated Software Engineer | Certified Solutions Architect | AWS Expert | Agile Developer | Symfony | Laravel | PHP Specialist 🚀 I'm a highly skilled software engineer and a certified Solutions Architect with a deep passion for creating cutting-edge software solutions. With a robust background in software development and AWS certifications, I've proven my ability to architect and build efficient and scalable solutions. 🏆 What Sets Me Apart: ✅ AWS Certified: I have a solid foundation in cloud computing, AWS services, and software development, ensuring that your projects leverage the full power of the cloud. ✅ Security Expertise: My profound knowledge of security fundamentals guarantees that the solutions I design are fortified against potential threats. Data security is my top priority. ✅ Agile and Rapid Development: I thrive in the agile world, focusing on rapid development, reusability, and scalability to meet the demands of today's fast-paced environment. ✅ PHP Specialist: When it comes to PHP development, I possess the skills and expertise to excel in any project. 🛡️ Your Security is My Priority: I recognize the paramount significance of data security and maintain a steadfast dedication to infusing security measures into every project, effectively mitigating risks, and elevating data protection. I ensure robust security measures including authentication, authorization, encryption, and data integrity. 🚀 Delivering Excellence: My adaptability to project requirements allows me to deliver exceptional results. Collaborating with cross-functional teams and understanding business objectives enables me to translate ideas into elegant software solutions. I'm well-versed in popular PHP frameworks such as SilverStripe, Laravel, and Symfony, and I'm an expert in MVC architecture, database management, and API integration. 🕒 On-Time Delivery: Clear requirements specifications and attainable deadlines are key to my success. By thoroughly understanding project objectives and constraints, I effectively plan and execute tasks, ensuring timely delivery. My commitment to delivering high-quality work remains steadfast. 🤝 Let's Collaborate: I'm excited to contribute my expertise and dedication to the success of your projects. Together, we can make your software development endeavors a resounding success. Reach out, and let's get started!
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    Amazon S3
    AWS CloudFormation
    DevOps Engineering
    Web Service
    Software Architecture & Design
    Website Customization
    Symfony
    Laravel
    RESTful API
    Git
    PHP
    SilverStripe Framework
    API Integration
    MySQL
    Custom PHP
  • US$50 hourly
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How to Hire Top Back-End REST API Developers

How to hire top back-end REST API developers

Whether your goal is to set up the basic back-end APIs needed for any app to function or to build the public APIs that will let you plug into the lucrative API economy, back-end REST API developers are here to help. 

So how do you hire back-end REST API developers? What follows are some tips for finding top back-end REST API developers on Upwork.

How to shortlist back-end REST API professionals

As you’re browsing available back-end REST API consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the professionals you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Technology fit. You want a back-end REST API developer who understands the back-end technologies behind your API project. 
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., writing APIs for an ASP.NET back end).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular back-end REST API developer.

How to write an effective back-end REST API job post

With a clear picture of your ideal back-end REST API developer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample back-end REST API job post titles:

  • Back-end REST API developer needed with Node.js expertise
  • API integration for an ecommerce website
  • Back-end REST API development help with a fintech app

Back-end REST API project description

An effective back-end REST API job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From third-party integrations to public APIs, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain technologies or developer tools, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Back-end REST API developer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of back-end REST API developer job responsibilities:

  • Write APIs that integrate front-end features with back-end resources and business logic
  • Implement integrations with third-party APIs
  • Design, implement, and maintain data storage solutions
  • Test and validate API implementations

Back-end REST API developer requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in back-end REST API developers, such as:

  • Back-end REST API
  • Web development
  • Back-end development
  • Desired technology stack

Back-End REST API Developers FAQ

What is back-end REST API development?

Every app has a front end and a back end. In order for these two halves to communicate with one another, there needs to be a standardized API (application programming interface) for sending and receiving data. REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architectural style for creating these standardized APIs. APIs can be used to link a client to its back end or the server side of a third-party app. 

How much does it cost to hire a back-end REST API developer?

The first step to determining the cost to hire a back-end REST API developer will be to define your needs. Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

Cost factor #1: project scope

The first variable to consider when determining scope is the nature of the work that needs to be completed. Not all back-end REST API projects are created equally. Pulling data from your social media accounts through a publicly available API will take less time than building your own custom analytics API. 

Tip: The more accurately your job description describes the scope of your project, the easier it will be for talent to give you accurate cost estimates and proposals.

Cost factor #2: back-end REST API developer experience

Choosing the right level of expertise for the job is closely tied to how well you determined the scope of your project. You wouldn’t need an advanced developer to write basic APIs to link your single-page app (SPA) with its back end. On the other hand, creating a public API for your SaaS (software as a service) app from which your customers will be able to programmatically extract data for their own services will require a seasoned developer who can ensure the security of your application.

Beyond experience level, you need to consider the type of experience the talent possesses. The following table breaks down the rates of the typical types of back-end API developers you can find on Upwork.

Rates charged by back-end REST API developers on Upwork

Level of Experience Description Hourly Rate
Beginner Entry-level expertise in back-end fundamentals: database solutions (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g., nginx, J2EE, Node.js), cloud solutions (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), server-side languages (e.g., Java, Python, PHP), and RESTful API development.  $30-50+
Intermediate Beyond fundamentals, specialization in industry-specific API use cases (e.g., Shopify API for ecommerce).  $60-90+
Expert Full-stack development expertise (front end and back end). Experience leading teams of developers to carry a product through the SDLC (software development lifecycle). Capable of writing secure, enterprise-level public APIs for commercial products.  $100-120+

Cost factor #3: location

Location is another variable that can impact a back-end REST API developer’s cost. It’s no secret that you can leverage differences in purchasing power between countries to gain savings on talent. But it’s also important to factor in hidden costs such as language barriers, time zones, and the logistics of managing a remote team. The real advantage to sourcing talent remotely on Upwork is the ability to scan a global talent pool for the best possible person for the job. Location is no longer an obstacle. 

Cost factor #4: independent contractor vs. agency

The final variable regarding talent cost is hiring an independent contractor vs. an agency. An agency is often a “one size fits all” model, so you’ll often have access to a designer, a project manager, an engineer, and more. When hiring individuals you have total autonomy regarding who is responsible for which part of the project, but you’ll need to source each of those skills separately.

The trade-off between hiring individuals vs. hiring an agency is the level of administrative overhead you incur personally in coordinating tasks among all members of the team. Project scope and personal preference will determine which style is a better fit for your needs.

Common back-end REST API developer mistakes

Unencrypted APIs: You should always use some form of encryption for your APIs. At a minimum, SSL or TLS should be used to encrypt any data flowing through your APIs. Insecure APIs are a common access point for data breaches. People often liken APIs to gateways, but they are more like tunnels that ensure information can travel only between two points. Failing to use encryption would be like leaving the maintenance access door to your tunnel unlocked, allowing a malicious third party access to your traffic or to go somewhere the public is not supposed to be able to reach. 

Nondescript error codes: It can be tempting when writing lots of APIs to return the generic 400 Bad Request error code. But as is often the case in life, taking shortcuts and cutting corners can lead to headaches further down the line. Poorly scripted API error messages are a recipe for increased support tickets and rising blood pressure for the poor developer who has to address them. And for customer-facing APIs, it can lead to bad press and poor user reviews. 

Oftentimes, simply taking the extra step to use the appropriate standard HTTP status code is enough to direct most developers to the source of the issue. 401 means the failure was caused by an authentication error, while 403 means the request was understood but the user didn’t have the right permissions. For cases where the standard error codes aren’t enough, however, it can be helpful to include a simple message or a link to a help page for more information on your site.

Not versioning REST APIs: The digital world is constantly changing. You need to make sure that your APIs remain up to date with the latest security and performance best practices, and sometimes that means making app-breaking changes on the back end. That’s why it’s important to practice versioning early on, especially if this is for a customer-facing API. This will allow you to take advantage of new data technologies and improving services while still providing service to slow adopters within your customer base. You can implement versioning in the request header or the endpoint URI. 

Tips and best practices

Use nouns instead of verbs when naming API endpoints

REST takes a resource-based approach to API development. The actions you can perform are strictly defined by HTTP methods such as GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE. Since actions on resources in HTTP are verbs, it makes more semantic sense to name your endpoints as nouns. So instead of calling GET /addUser123, calling GET /users/123 is preferred. The latter naming is better because anyone looking at your code can immediately tell that 123 is likely an ID for a single user from a collection of users. 

Save resources by filtering your queries

Speaking of resource collections, they can get pretty huge. Sites can have thousands of users, so how can we make our API calls more efficient? The answer is to make more-specific queries. You don’t need to pull the entire list every time the front end of your app needs a certain resource. You can use filtering, sorting, and paging to narrow down the number of results being pulled in an API request. 

  • Filtering lets you narrow query results by named parameters such as price or country. 
  • Sorting lets you pull results in ascending or descending order by a selected parameter such as date. 
  • Paging lets you place a limit on the number of results being pulled per view. 

Document your APIs

At the end of the day, whether your API is for internal use or in a customer-facing product, it’s important for others to be able to read and understand how to use it. API documentation is a skill in and of itself. Documentation should be well written and easy to navigate. It should clearly tell developers what they can and cannot do with your API, what specific commands they are able to make, and the preferred data format they should use. 

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