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Dawn M.
$105/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • iOS Development
  • HubSpot
  • Agile Software Development
  • Android App Development
  • Templates
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Blog Development
  • CMS Development
  • Website Customization

** HubSpot Design Certified ** Recently recognized as a HubSpot Champion User Worked on many different types of applications and with many different technologies. Quickly learn new programming languages and technologies. Can also read and understand existing code to find and fix bugs. Have 26 years experience in IT. Have a Bachelors Degree in Math as well as an MBA. I have worked with many programming languages including COBOL, Visual Basic, C, C++ and Java. Currently working on projects utilizing Angular, JQuery, Java Script, CSS, HTML5, Hubspot and Flex. I am familiar with content management systems. I have worked on front end...

Anthony B.
$50/hr
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  • SQL
  • Web Design
  • Business with 1000+ Employees
  • Scripting
  • WordPress
  • Hybrid App Development
  • Cloud Database
  • Mobile App Development
  • Flutter
  • Python Script
  • API Integration
  • Apple Xcode
  • Android
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

I am a software developer who has served individuals and companies across the United States. For the past six years I have been designing responsive and innovative applications, websites, and scripts for clients in a diverse array of industries. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. My software developing skills are varied across disciplines and I specialize in web and mobile application development.

Brian L.
$65/hr
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  • Java
  • Java EE
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML
  • Spring Framework
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Java Servlet API
  • Jakarta Server Pages
  • CSS

I am an experienced Java developer with 15 years of industry experience. I have implemented solutions using Spring, Sling, Servlets, and JSPs, and most recently, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). I have been developing components, services, servlets, and implementing solutions in AEM for the past 6-years, in AEM versions 6.1 - 6.5 and AEMaaCS. In 2018, I was one of the winners of the Adobe Immerse 2018 Community Code Contest, as well as a presenter at the Adobe Immerse virtual conference, leading a discussion on Creating Custom ContextHub Stores and UI Modules in AEM. I also have solid experience working with various JavaScript frameworks...

Broc T.
$35/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • jQuery UI
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • Genesis Framework
  • WordPress Theme

Need a website built from an existing design or do you need uplifting and maintenance done for your current one? Then I'm your guy. I am a web developer with over 10 years experience. Wordpress development, static website to Wordpress conversion, and theme development are my specialty. I am proficient in: - Wordpress (specifically the Genesis framework but I can work with any framework) - PHP - HTML5 - CSS3 - Javascript (ES6) - jQuery - Bootstrap - REST APIs I will work with you on a personal level, maintaining clear communication, to make sure you get the results you are looking for!

Jeff J.
$85/hr
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  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • WordPress Development
  • Landing Page
  • WordPress Theme
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Shopify
  • Web Development
  • API Integration
  • API

My goal here on Upwork is to make sure that my clients are 100% satisfied with the work that I perform and that their solutions are built to increase usability, revenues, and user experience. I am a Full Stack Web Developer with skills in WordPress, Shopify, Magento, PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, XML, AJAX, REST, SOAP, Site Migration, and more! Currently, I have 15+ years of experience in the programming and development field. I am very self-directed when it comes to web development. I'm organized and have all of the skills that are needed to take any web project from start to finish.

Biruk A.
$45/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Laravel
  • Django
  • Angular
  • React
  • Android
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • DevOps
  • GitHub
  • ExpressJS
  • Socket.io
  • Graphic Design
  • Automated Deployment Pipeline

I am an experienced Full Stack Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. I am skilled in JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, and C (Programming Language). Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Addis Ababa University. I am very passionate and hardworking, with a penchant for meeting deadlines and solving problems. I believe in frequent communication with clients and stakeholders.

Phong T.
$40/hr
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  • Python
  • Database
  • Linux
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Extraction
  • Bash Programming
  • Django
  • Backend Rest API
  • SQL
  • API
  • Flask
  • Web Development
  • API Integration
  • Data Scraping

Thank you for considering me and reading about me and my work. I have over 8 years of rich experiences in Software development My major skills are: ✅ Programming languages: Python(Advance), Java, Shell script ✅ Database Design: MySQL, Postgresql, SQL Server, SQLite, NoSQL ✅ System Automation: Scrapy, BeautifulSoup, Selenium ✅ Web Application Development: Django, Flask, RESTful API ✅ Project management Toolkits : Github, Gitlab, CI/CD I like building scalable and clean backend architecture. Rest be assured about quality work as reputation is most, prior concern for me Let's connect via chat and discuss the project in detail. Waiting to...

Andreu B.
$100/hr
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  • Python
  • C
  • C++
  • SciPy
  • Python Numpy
  • Linux System Administration
  • Qt
  • Django
  • DevOps
  • JavaScript

Data analysis and algorithm development in: Python, C, C++ and Linux systems. Specializing in developing algorithms from the ground up as well as improving existent code-bases for optimal performance and memory usage. Database optimization, both in SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (DynamoDB, MongoDB). AWS architecture design and setup: EC2, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, Kinesis, ECS, CodePipeline. Basic frontend knowledge: Javascript, Typescript, React, d3.js In the data visualization and analysis fields I use Python with pandas and numpy, as well as R and the library d3.js for complex interactive visualizations.

David R.
$150/hr
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  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Django
  • GraphQL
  • UX Design
  • Single Sign-On
  • JavaScript
  • Golang
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • HTML5
  • Website Development

I'm a full-stack engineer with many years experience in large companies, small companies, and building sites by myself for clients. My services include but are not limited to: - Consultation to discuss architecture and design of your project. - Interviewing other engineers you are considering hiring. - Tutoring in many web development topics. - Pair programming. - Building and deploying a new custom web application from scratch. - Adding new features or fixing bugs in existing web applications. - Design mocks and prototypes of what you hope to build, using Figma. - Planning and/or implementing a database architecture (or changes to the...

John S.
$75/hr
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  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL Programming
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • Website Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing Strategy

I know you'll probably get a bunch of low-ball bids, but do you really want to risk this project on somebody because they are the lowest bidder? Probably not. You can avoid pitfalls and save yourself time, energy and hassle if you choose a quality developer. You want peace of mind, knowing that the job will be done right the first time. But if anything does go wrong, you want to know that your developer will stand by his/her work and complete the project with integrity. I have over 5 years of website development experience, which includes: building and maintaining websites, search engine optimization, developing marketing strategies,...

Keith David B.
$90/hr
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  • HTML
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • NoSQL Database
  • MySQL Programming
  • Swift
  • PostgreSQL Programming

I have been developing software for over 14 years. I specialize in React Vue Node/Javascript HTML, CSS PHP NoSQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL I can provide good references and I guarantee that you will be satisfied with my results. I will make sure that I earn your 5 star rating!

Zachary K.
$70/hr
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  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ethereum
  • Blockchain
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Vue.js
  • Django
  • Node.js
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • CSS 3
  • Twilio API
  • jQuery

- 21 Years Field Experience - 100% Work Guarantee - 24/7 Emergency Service Software and Communications generalist. TECH: Experienced developer (PHP, SQL, Laravel, React, Javascript), and manager (tech lead, software project, program and product manager, release manager, production support manager). I've brought several startups to market (InsideScores), established an extremely successful affiliate program, and managed many start-to-finish software projects. Sectors include real estate, finance, transportation, corrections, and gaming. My BA is in Finance/Real Estate. Thanks for your consideration!

Mark D.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • C#
  • ASP.NET
  • JavaScript
  • .NET Framework
  • Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL
  • Web Development
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • MySQL
  • DevExpress
  • Desktop Application
  • Windows Forms

Microsoft Certified with 13+ years of full-time, professional experience as a programmer/developer in various fields such as Engineering, Higher Education, Human Resources, Accounting, and Manufacturing. Languages and frameworks include C#.NET, ASP.NET MVC, VB.NET, PHP, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, WordPress. Expert knowledge in SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, and SQLite. Please consider allowing me to be part of your next project. I look forward to the opportunity of making you my next satisfied client.

Shahzeb M.
$50/hr
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  • Python
  • Excel
  • Zapier
  • Flutter
  • Selenium
  • SQL
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

Software Engineer + MBA with 5+ years of experience in creating world-class software solutions for clients! 💻 Owner of Upwork agency 🏢 - Techanzy (100% JSS) 45+ projects completed on Upwork with 5/5 Rating 👍 10+ projects managed as Agency owner and delivered with 5/5 Rating 👍 5+ enterprise projects completed outside of Upwork 📀 500+ hours worked on Upwork with a 5/5 Rating 5 💻 My expertise involves connecting & integrating multiple systems to deliver a completely customized software solution for a targeted problem. As a result of this - I have experience in a wide range of technologies: 🛠 Automation Python | Powershell | Selenium -...

Thomas W.
$78/hr
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  • HTML5
  • PSD to HTML
  • CSS 3
  • PHP
  • Web Hosting
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Shopify

• E-Commerce website developer • Digital marketing strategies and project/campaign management • Shopify Certified Partner/Developer • Bronto email marketing development • Responsive Design & Mobile Web Device Strategies • ADA Accessibility Audits • Integration of third party web services • E-Commerce strategies and metrics • Strong development background • SEO optimization and keyword targeting “Thomas is a team player--assisting with all aspects of managing an online eCommerce business, including web development, web strategy, site analytics, page optimization and email coding.” ~Casey D. I am a US based, English as a first language,...

Vahan G.
$29/hr
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  • WordPress Plugin
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • WordPress Multisite
  • WordPress Theme
  • PHP
  • Custom PHP

I am a disciplined and detail-oriented person with proper communication skills and appropriate educational and working background. I am a very goal-motivated developer and will integrate with any project in strict deadlines by showing excellent final results that meet the client's needs and requests. I have 4 years of experience in PHP, WordPress ( theme/plugin development ), MySQL (programming and database architecture), API integrations. Moreover, I have experienced in Node.js and socket implementation. Please find below the detailed list of my skills. • PHP (native or Laravel) • WordPress (plugin/theme development, full website...

Prince C.
$50/hr
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  • Java EE
  • Spring Framework
  • Spring Boot
  • Python
  • Java
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Database
  • Firebase Cloud Firestore
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Firebase
  • Angular
  • React

I started off my career 14 years ago and spent most of it developing software in Java. In the last couple years I have transitioned to Go as my primary language of choice. I enjoy working on many other programming languages and framework like NodeJS, Angular, React, Svelte and have dabbled a bit with Python here and there. My preferred database of choice is Postgres but I’ve worked with all types of relational databases and NoSQL databases. Although Java is still very much in my DNA, at the moment I am more focused on offers where Go is the primary language of choice. For me, Go offers a more pleasant developer experience. During my...

Giang L.
$50/hr
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  • Grails
  • Apache Groovy
  • Hibernate
  • Spring Framework
  • Java
  • jQuery
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • JDBC
  • J2EE
  • Asterisk

Full stack developer with lots of experience in Grails, Java, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring, Struts, SpringBoot. Professional and academic background on architecting and building Multi-Tenant Software as a Service. Over the last 11 years, I have worked on variety of projects including web sites/Web applications, Enterprise applications, SAAS and Cloud, Microservices, Mobile Applications My skill sets include: * Languages: Java, Groovy, SQL, C, Ruby, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP * Frameworks Grails, SpringBoot, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, Hibernate, Hadoop, Spring, YII, Laravel * Libraries/APIs Java Collections, jQuery UI, jQuery, JAX-RS, Google...

Iskandar B.
$200/hr
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  • Flutter
  • Serverless Computing
  • Python
  • Telegram API
  • AWS Lambda
  • Google Maps API
  • QuickBooks Online API
  • TypeScript
  • Node.js
  • App Development
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • API

I'm a highly skilled Top Rated Plus full-stack App Developer. I’m specializing in Flutter for the frontend and AWS serverless stack for the backend. That gives my clients very fast features to user delivery time and infinity scaling. I'm building: - Web Apps - Cross Platform Mobile Apps - Serverless architecture design Technologies I’m working with: Flutter, Serverless, Cloudformation AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, ApiGateway, Cognito, AWS Batch processing, Python, TypeScript, Node.js, Dart

Nikunj B.
$35/hr
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  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • WordPress
  • Node.js
  • AngularJS
  • Spring Framework
  • MongoDB
  • SQL
  • CSS 3
  • Amazon ECS
  • Website Development
  • Java
  • PHP
  • React
  • Shopify

TOP RATED ON UPWORK + 100% JOB SUCCESS I am Web Developer with over 9+ years of professional experience in Web Application Development. My Experience: ✔ Developed 20+ enterprise level website ✔ Developed 100+ e-commerce website ✔ Developed 350+ CMS website Tools & Technologies: ✔ Shopify Theme Development and Customization. ✔ Shopify App integration and Custom app development. ✔ Wordpress Theme design and Customize ✔ ACF Plugin and Many more plugin Customization. ✔ Java, Spring, Hibernate, Node and Angular JS, Asp.net, and MVC ✔ REST APIs integration ✔ MY SQL, Mongo DB, SQL Server, Oracle ✔ AWS EC2, AWS s3, AWS SES ✔ Work with many...

Dylan D.
$75/hr
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  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Java
  • J2EE
  • PHP
  • MySQL Programming
  • Node.js
  • AngularJS
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Beautiful Soup

My skill set involves full stack app development, designing server side code, automation software, games with C#, Unity. and building front end applications. My mastery in Web Scraping and Web Automation with Python/Selenium make me an excellent fit for any data collection application. I am a great fit for a large variety of applications. I genuinely love building technology and solving problems in this field. Please don't hesitate to reach out in regards to my potential candidacy for your project. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Dylan

Royce E.
$175/hr
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  • Python
  • VBA
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Project Risk Management
  • Algorithms
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Algorithm Development
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Coding Art
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Research
  • Forex Trading
  • Investment Research

Hi! Upwork uses my first name, Royce, but I go by Aaron (my middle name). I am a quantitative /systematic trader that also helps others with all things related to running algorithmic trading systems. This includes tasks such as system modeling/backtesting, data collection/storing, signal processing based on technical indicators, portfolio and position risk management, etc. My past and current clients include investment/financial advisors, portfolio managers, CTAs, and professional traders. I also work with individuals that are just getting started in trading. Check out the testimonal below to see what an active client who manages around...

Gleb S.
$35/hr
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  • Python
  • PHP
  • C

PHP/Laravel Python/Django/Flask Linux Javascript/React/Typescript Web app development, web scraping, back-end dev, chat bot dev Deployment (Nginx, AWS, Google cloud platform) DB systems: SQLite, MySql, NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB)

Sergey K.
$63/hr
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  • Android App Development
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Android
  • Android SDK
  • Android NDK
  • iOS
  • iOS Development
  • iPad App Development
  • Swift

For 9 years of working in mobile development, I helped more than 100 companies and individuals to grow, enhance, and maximize investments from their apps, include such apps like Fitbit, CamFind, Pure and others, you can find more examples in my portfolio. I had to work with projects at various stages of life. This experience helps me to review the current project process quickly, identify areas of need, and provide defined and strategic feedback to improve existing business processes to achieve project goals. Also, I provide service after the completion of the project. In my projects, I apply modern technologies which make the...

Thomas K.
$63/hr
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  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Shopify
  • WordPress
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Landing Page
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Webflow
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Responsive Design
  • Node.js
  • Heroku
  • Web Application

My peers frequently say that I am an efficient and diligent Full Stack Developer. After beginning my career informally through thirteen years of independent learning, I have completed the Software Engineering Certificate program from Flatiron School and a minor in Software Engineering from Harvard University Extension School. I am highly skilled in: Javascript, Python, and Ruby. I am familiar with: WebFlow, Shopify, Polaris, Wix, Squarespace, WordPress (Themes: Divi, Avada, WPbakery). I most enjoy working with: Ruby on Rails, React.js, Angular.js, Vue,js, Flask, and JAMstack. I specialize in designing and building optimized...

M Bilal A.
$30/hr
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  • Magento
  • Magento 2
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS

I have 9 years of experience in Magento development that includes 6 years of experience magento 2. I have worked on many successful projects in Magento with different clients all around the world. I have experience with many third parties integration in Magento that also include microsoft dynamics nav integration.

Calvin S.
$60/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • PSD to WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS 3
  • Website Development
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • Shopify Templates
  • Web Development
  • Theme Development

Maybe you have been in business for years. Or you just started a new business. Either way, every company needs a professional website to stay competitive. If your current site needs a refresh or you are starting from scratch. My job is to elevate YOUR company with a website that is secure, beautiful, loads fast and represents your brand.

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How to Hire a Software Developer

With more and more businesses becoming digital, the demand for developers has only increased over the last few years. And with the recent impacts of Covid-19, more companies need developers who can help develop and build their online businesses. However, hiring the right developer can be confusing and complicated. With the proper process and understanding of your company's needs, finding the right developer for the job can be easy. So, today we’ll discuss how to find and hire the right developer for your business.

6 Steps on how to hire a software developer

An important aspect before hiring a skilled developer is to understand what your job entails. There are many developers with varying skill sets—some are coders, and others are engineers. Finding a good developer will require you to understand the differences between developers to understand their skill sets better. Luckily, there are independent professionals available, so it isn’t too difficult to locate a qualified developer for your project.

1. Identify what tasks you need from a developer

The most crucial step is to figure out what tasks require a developer. These tasks can range from basic design tasks to more complex solutions such as web code or security. Below are some common tasks that require a developer.

  • Basic to intricate web design
  • Develop and maintaining WordPress websites
  • Application creation and maintenance
  • Develop applications to analyze large sets of data
  • Backend security and system checks
  • Setting up and integrating new technology
  • Database creation and maintenance

2. Understand what type of developer you need

Understanding the type of developer you need is the second crucial step. Developers are different and their skill sets reflect that. Below are common types of developers and the problems they can help you fix.

Front-End Developers

A front-end developer specializes in programming visual user interfaces, including aesthetics and layouts of a program or browser. This developer requires a high-level understanding of design principles more than computer science. They spend much of their time tweaking visual presentations of user interfaces and dealing with browser compatibility issues. A front-end developer helps determine how a website looks to the user and resolves common problems like the browser not loading correctly, incorrect font resolution, cache load, and incorrect stack ordering.

Back-End Developers

A backend developer specializes in the implementation of functional core logic alongside the performance and scalability of software for the end user. This developer utilizes Python, C++, Scala, Ruby, Perl, etc. to create web applications that integrate a wide array of services such as database creation, database storage, caching systems, logging information, and email systems. Ultimately, a back-end developer ensures that a website works correctly. Common issues that a back-end developer will resolve include fixing a site or browser if any aspect of it breaks or stops working.

Full-Stack Developers

A full-stack developer is a hybrid of a back-end and front-end developer. This developer is proficient in handling databases, building user-facing websites, and can work with clients through any planning phase of a project. A full-stack developer is the jack-of-all-trades developer—able to fulfill tasks and solve problems on the front-end and back-end of a website or application.

Web Developers

A web developer is a software engineer who specializes in creating websites. This developer has a varying level of skill with front-end and back-end development. A web developer’s primary role is to develop and produce websites. These developers usually have limited HTML and CSS skills, but they’re not as specialized as back-end or front-end developers. 

WordPress Developer

A WordPress developer is a subtype of a web developer that works exclusively in WordPress. WordPress is an online content management system, and WordPress developers utilize the site’s plugins and interface to design and create web applications. These developers are different from traditional web developers who create a website from scratch utilizing WordPress’s themes and scripts to produce content.

Mobile Developers

A mobile developer writes code for applications that run on consumer mobile devices and tablets. This developer works exclusively with mobile systems and is proficient with framework software such as Java, Swift, and Objective-C. A mobile developer can assist with launching and maintaining a mobile application.

Graphic Developers

A graphic developer specializes in writing software for rendering, lighting, shadowing, shading, and managing scenes. These developers are critical for integrating technologies in gaming and video production. A graphic developer requires advanced knowledge in math and computer science, along with knowledge of framework systems.

Data Scientist Developers

A data scientist developer writes software programs that help analyze data sets to assist organizations. These programs comb through analytics and statistics to provide comparison and predictive modeling for the future. In essence, a data scientist uses data and statistics to visualize growth, assist with machine learning, or predict trends.

DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer is an IT professional that oversees code releases. DevOps is a software development strategy that bridges the gap between developers and IT staff. The purpose is to release small features very quickly and incorporate feedback as soon as it is received. A DevOps engineer has a fundamental understanding of this system and works with other developers to build, integrate, and administer back-end software and distributed systems.

CRM and MarTech Developers

A CRM developer specializes in systems that collect user and consumer data. These developers are tasked with improving customer satisfaction and sales through representatives, account managers, and sales representatives. The purpose of Customer Relations Management is to use data to improve the customer experience. CRM developers are a great resource for small businesses to be able to adapt quickly and learn to implement changes to satisfy their customers.

Security Developers

A security developer specializes in creating systems to test the security of software systems to discover exploits and fix security flaws. This developer generally functions as an ethical hacker of sorts to penetrate systems to identify vulnerabilities. Security developers use scripting languages like Python and Ruby and must be well-versed in C and C++ code. Security developers are crucial to any company with sensitive data in their hands as they protect a company and its customers from harm.

Quality Assurance (QA Engineer)

A QA engineer is an engineer or developer specializing in determining if a product function or not. QA engineers require a basic understanding of computer code such as C, C++, and other scripting languages are equally beneficial. For development purposes, websites and code always contain bugs or flaws. If left unresolved, these flaws can cause more significant problems down the road, so a QA engineer tests the website or software to see what the issues are so that the developers can fix them.

3) Where to find a developer

Today, there are a large number of resources available to find the right developer for you. This ranges from job hiring sites to in-demand talent platforms such as Upwork to old-fashioned word of mouth/recommendation. Whether you want to hire a developer for short- or long-term projects, there are plenty of resources, both offline and online, that can aid you in your search.

In-demand talent platforms

Talent platforms are self-service applications that allow job seekers and employers to find each other. Sites like Upwork allow independent talent and companies to quickly locate one another for both short- and long-term projects. The advantage of talent platforms is that it improves national and local searches for talent, streamlining this process.

Job hiring sites

Job hiring sites are websites that function as a job posting board. An employer posts a job on the website, and independent talent reviews the job and submits their application. The advantage of a hiring site is accessibility and ease of use for both the employer and talent looking for work. 

Word of mouth

Outside of technology, word of mouth is still quite impactful. Sometimes just spreading the word about a job or position can yield excellent results from personal recommendations and references. Recommendations and referrals are still an essential part of any business and maintaining these relationships help foster goodwill in any industry.

4) Interview your developer

When looking for a developer, it’s best to understand your immediate needs. As an employer, you want to follow a developer’s skill set and their ability to communicate. An ideal developer should be transparent in their work and have the skill set for your current job with the flexibility for other work.

  • Skill set: Understanding a developer’s skill set, is crucial. By asking questions about their field, you can better understand their abilities and limitations. And if they have limits on their skills, perhaps you can assist or train them. This should be your primary concern—whether they can do the job required or not.
  • Communication: Clear communication is a must in an industry. Asking questions that gauge a professional’s ability to communicate is vital for your company’s growth.
  • Transparency: Asking questions that help understand an independent professional’s transparency and their ability to communicate is a great start. All workers need to be transparent to create a healthy work environment.
  • Ask for references: As stated previously, recommendations and references drive any industry. Speaking to an independent talent’s references allows you to better understand that person from different perspectives. A company may speak highly of their ability or point out problematic behavior. When interviewing talent, references are a great asset to see if they’re the right fit for you.
  • Ask for previous jobs: Previous job experience is another great tool to draw from. Understanding an independent’s previous job experience allows you to make an informed decision of their capabilities. Any talent can talk about their accomplishments and abilities, but job titles and references provide hard evidence of their actual abilities and skills.

Examples Interview Questions to ask before hiring:

  • What kind of developments are you currently working on?
  • Describe any problems on your last project and how your developer skills solved it.
  • Have you worked on projects that are similar to this?
  • Web development can be technical; how do you communicate with non-technical co-workers on your projects?
  • Tell me about a time you’ve had negative feedback and how you handled it.
  • What do you believe are the greatest challenges to working on the front-/back-end?
  • Can you find the error in this code?
  • How technical is my project and what timeline do you believe would be accurate?

5) Choosing your developer

After your interview, you should have a better picture of your potential hire. Before hiring this individual, you should consider carefully how they fit into your company. To do this, you need to balance their skill set and expertise against your budget, and the time constraints of the job they are expected to complete.

  • Skill set: Does their expertise fit your job or company? There’s a wide range of developers available and it’s important to understand your immediate needs. While it may seem attractive to hire an overqualified developer, it’s best to hire the skill set and expertise you require.
  • Interview: The interview should provide insight into the independent professional’s abilities. How well did they do in their interview? Do you see yourself working with this individual moving forward? These are the questions that the interview should provide a clearer answer to.
  • Budget: How well does this individual fit into your budget? Before hiring any individual, see if they’ll work within your budget moving forward.
  • Time to complete: As stated previously, understanding limitations is important. Many projects have strict time constraints and additional help is required to complete a project on time. Your independent talent needs to be able to assist with this in a timely manner.

6) Onboarding your developer

Now that your developer has been hired, you need to train them in their daily tasks and introduce them to the team members they’ll be working with. This process is commonly referred to as “onboarding” and it helps new hires integrate into their environment at a comfortable pace.

Intro to the business and the company culture

Every company operates in a unique way, so introducing a new hire to the company and culture is crucial for making them feel included and comfortable. The team is one of the most important aspects of a company. Introducing an independent professional to the team is critical for making them feel comfortable. A healthy team creates a positive work environment for all individuals and can help to achieve difficult goals as well.

Processes

Part of the onboarding process is understanding the processes of the company. Every company operates differently and so an independent professional must become accustomed to your processes and overall flow.

Goals

Goals serve an important function in keeping independent talent motivated. Understanding their goals can be beneficial for you and your team so you can better understand their motivations and sometimes even assist with them. This only strengthens your relationship between your talent and your company.

Timelines

Timelines are a great way to track progress and provide a visual end goal. As stated previously, transparency is critical for success and having timelines allow all team members to be transparent about their work. Timelines also create realistic expectations about what work needs to be completed and what work has already been achieved.

Developers are a valuable asset to any company but hiring the right one can be difficult. You must understand your needs as a company and understand which developer is the right fit for you. Explore Upwork’s remote talent platform for instant access to the top developers from a truly global talent pool.

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