Back-End Developer job description template

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A back-end developer is a software developer who specializes in server-side, or database-side, programming and web application development. Back-end developers handle the coding that is not seen by the website visitor yet is responsible for helping to ensure that the front end (or what the website visitor sees and interacts with) works seamlessly with the overall functionality of the website.

In this section, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a back-end developer

The Job Overview

We are seeking a back-end web developer to join our web development team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining the server-side operation and functionality of the website. Your main tasks will include developing and maintaining our database layer, APIs, and other web services. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in modern programming languages such as Java, Ruby, and Python.

Responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities a back-end developer is expected to assume in their position:  

  • Be proficient in server-side development and optimization of data, including database creation and management and debugging
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Create user-friendly and intuitive interfaces
  • Create and analyze reliable and secure back-end functionality
  • Maintain, expand, and scale our website
  • Remain knowledgeable of emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Collaborate with front-end developers and web designers to match visual design intent
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a back-end developer:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in computer science, software engineering, programming, or equivalent
  • Proficiency with languages such as Java, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, SQL, and Python
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with the design and implementation of APIs
  • Understanding of code versioning tools such as SVN, Git, and Mercurial
  • Understanding of code management tools such as Subversion, Git, and Helix Core
  • Understanding of code deployment tools such as Jenkins, Capistrano, and ElectricFlow
  • Track record of successfully managing multiple company or customer websites
  • Excellent time-management and communication skills
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