What is a Django developer?
Django is a high-level, MVC-style, open-source collection of libraries written in Python and one of the most popular server-side web frameworks available. Django developers offer extensive knowledge of related software and web development in addition to programming experience, strong analytical skills, customer service experience, and familiarity with common programming resources.
How do you hire a Django developer?
You can source Django developers on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a Django developer.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview Django developers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of Django developer you need to complete your project.
How much does it cost to hire a Django developer?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced Django developer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their Django development services more competitively.
Rates typically charged by Django developers on Upwork are:
- Beginner: $20 per hour
- Intermediate: $39 per hour
- Advanced: $125 per hour
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.
How do you write a Django developer job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. 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 Django developer job post titles:
- Django-Python developer needed for fintech project
- Full-stack developer wanted for education start-up
- Expert developer who knows Django needed for front- and back-end programming
An effective Django developer job post should include:
- Scope of work: From integrating data storage solutions to implementing RESTful API design, 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 industries, types of projects, or environments, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Django developer job responsibilities
Here are some examples of Django developer job responsibilities:
- Design and develop company-impacting services using open-source and commercial technologies at scale
- Manage a variety of projects that vary in size and scope
- Interact with remote engineers to add features and fix potential issues
Django developer job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a Django developer. Here are some examples:
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline
- Analytical skills and data structure/algorithm fundamentals
- Proven expertise in GitHub/Bitbucket