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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.

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.

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 🏢 - 3SW Engineering (100% JSS) 30+ 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 📀 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 - Web Scraping | Autoit - Click Emulation |...

Mykola C.
$60/hr
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  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Sass
  • jQuery
  • Git
  • Web Design
  • Ecommerce Website
  • HTML
  • API
  • Adobe XD
  • JavaScript
  • Ubercart

Full cycle web development. From Business card website to eCommerce and custom projects. Make high quality web sites. Individual design template. Convert it to drupal responsive theme. Set up the necessary functionality (make custom module if need). Experience: - since 2011 in drupal development (D6, D7, D8, D9) - working with contrib modules and creating exclusive modules - web design experience (psd templates and drupal themes) Technology: - Drupal - PHP - MySql, Oracle, MariaDB - CSS3, SCSS, Compass, Breakpoints, Gulp - HTML5 - Javascript, Ajax, jQuery - Git (Git Flow) - Linux (SSH, FTP, Apache, Nginx, MySql, Php, OpCache, Memcache,...

Jeffrey M.
$100/hr
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  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Gatsby.js
  • Shopify
  • Contentful
  • React
  • API Development
  • Node.js
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • PHP
  • UX & UI
  • MySQL

I am a senior web and full stack developer with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in responsive web and application development for startups and small to medium size businesses. My skill set includes wide-ranging expertise in WordPress, Drupal, Javascript frameworks such as React.js and Gatsby.js for headless CMS implementations, Node, Angular, Bootstrap, Shopify, RoR, Ruby, Django/Python and other platforms. Extensive expertise in UI/UX, digital marketing, google analytics, adwords and SEM, makes me a virtual one-stop shop -- throw in impeccable attention to detail and very conscientious communication, and you get unusually fast...

Royce E.
$160/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...

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...

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)

Daniel H.
$60/hr
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  • WordPress
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP

I am a web developer with a particular focus on Wordpress sites that are mobile friendly and fully responsive. I am experienced in Wordpress development, the bootstrap framework, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, CSS3, and HTML5. I have a keen eye for design aesthetic and like to build websites that perfectly align with the clients brand. I am a strong communicator, and I like to clearly understand the goals and requirements of the client before beginning any project. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mark D.
$45/hr
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  • 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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Vidya T.
$40/hr
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  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Website Customization
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML
  • Web Development
  • Angular 4
  • WordPress Theme
  • MySQL Programming
  • WordPress Development

This is Vidya working as a WordPress/Frontend developer for the past 7 years. Developing modern and functionally rich websites is what I do, elevating clients' business by transforming the old sites into modern WordPress themes is what I am experienced in. My Skillset includes and not limited to WordPress, Drupal, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, SASS, Angular, React, JQuery, PHP, PSD to HTML and MySQL Always ready for an interesting project, I start with understanding what the Client needs then I explore various options like themes and plugins which will help to deliver the project as soon as possible and meet or exceed client expectations.

Alexey C.
$16/hr
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  • WordPress
  • Laminas
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • MySQL
  • WooCommerce
  • HTML
  • WordPress Plugin
  • jQuery
  • API Integration
  • Website Development
  • Git
  • Database Architecture

Detail-oriented WordPress Developer with extensive experience with WordPress plugins and widgets. Well versed in many other programming languages. Delivers well-made projects on time. Core Qualifications: - E-Commerce experience - WordPress theme and plug-in development - Experience with search engine optimization (SEO) - Sociable - Skilled at helping clients troubleshoot - Self-directed - Team player Technical Skills: - HTML5 - CSS3 - SASS - Javascript - PHP - SQL

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!

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...

Oleg S.
$59/hr
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  • Android
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Firebase
  • Native App Development
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • User Authentication
  • In-App Purchases
  • User Profile Creation

A self-taught, purposeful, and enthusiastic software engineer with 6+ years of practical experience, specializing in Java, Android, Kotlin, automated testing, Team Leadership, and Agile methodologies. I head the Android department in New Line Technologies and my responsibilities include developing and supporting software, communication with customers, mentoring subordinators developers. I have extensive experience in * the independent development of Android projects from scratch to app release on Google Play. * e-commerce projects. * multi-media projects: live video streaming (using RTMP, UDP), video processing in real-time, video...

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.

Matthew C.
$250/hr
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  • Forex Trading
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Stock Option Agreement
  • Bot Development
  • Python
  • VBA
  • Data Analysis
  • Marketing Data Analytics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Project Risk Management
  • Financial Risk
  • Finance & Accounting

With years of personal and professional trading/investing experience, particularly within the cryptocurrency space, not only can I provide the highest of quality development, but can also act as a trusted source of knowledge to provide feedback and recommendations on strategies and projects alike. Not only is trading, investing and developing my favourite pastime, but it has funded my ambitions to travel globally and work remotely. This has given me a great deal of experience and expertise working and dealing with clients from all around the world, from up and coming individual traders to 10 figure international firms. My hourly rate is...

Mayte M.
$50/hr
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  • Odoo
  • Python
  • English
  • Odoo Development
  • Odoo Administration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounting Basics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Castilian Spanish
  • GitHub
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Asana
  • GitLab
  • API Integration
  • Postman

I am a Senior Odoo developer with a Degree in Computer Science, +10 yrs of experience in web development and +8 yrs experience as Odoo developer; I have been the leader developer for Gold and Silver official Odoo partners implementing on +8 different companies; highly specialized developing Odoo, from v7.0 (former OpenERP ) all the way to Odoo v15.0 and more than 90 modules developed. Experience with Odoo.sh, AWS and self hosted version. I have worked with teams to implement Odoo in several companies; with more than 90 modules developed 100% myself, ranging from API interfaces, accounting, project management, manufacturing, fleet, sales,...

Aakash V.
$40/hr
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  • MySQL Programming
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • Laravel
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • On-Page SEO
  • Infusionsoft Development
  • CSS 3
  • Node.js

Hello Sir/Mam, Nice to meet you. In a hurry, dear? Just have a look at the Profile Video, it got most of the things covered. Looking for a Developer who can build your website/mobile app awesome and flashy? I won't mind recruiting me after viewing my portfolio ;). Jokes apart, I am a Full stack Developer who leaves no stone unturned in getting your work done quick and reliably. My Speciality is Front-end Developement. Well, that's defined by the work I do. Have a look at some of my best work, below. Respecting your time, I only put my best work. Your Welcome. ;) **You can throw any design at me, and In no time, It would be reality. I can...

Tomasz J.
$99/hr
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  • Django
  • Python
  • AngularJS
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • Web Development
  • HTML5
  • Website Development
  • CSS 3

Your online business presence is super important in the modern world. New technologies emerge every month, websites get hacked or become slow and not compatible with modern devices. That is where I come in. My full stack skills will make your website fast, reliable and easy to expand in the future. I provide multiple services that include: - designing and implementing websites, ranging from simple marketing sites to complex web-apps - improving performance and modernising legacy applications - hardening your site's security using the latest standards - deploying to production, with SEO optimised, HTTPS enabled - integrating payments,...

Jonathon K.
$65/hr
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  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MySQL

I'm a tech-enthusiast with both front- and back-end experience using a variety of technologies. I have experience designing, developing, and maintaining small and enterprise level applications using various development tools and languages to meet the unique project requirements. I also maintain several linux servers and am well versed with AWS cloud infrastructure.

Andy J.
$125/hr
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  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • Content Management
  • Website Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • PHP
  • Responsive Web Design
  • jQuery

Top rated Upwork contractor. I specialize in responsive, mobile friendly WordPress websites, creating custom themes as well as modifying existing themes, plugins, and writing custom code needed to achieve my client's goals. I also have extensive experience integrating the WooCommerce shopping cart system for e-commerce websites, as well as working with the WordPress REST API. Over the past 12 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML5/CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript, including sites for startup companies, small businesses and individuals. I enjoy developing, coding and maintaining clean, professional, easy to navigate...

Anastasiia P.
$28/hr
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  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Yii2
  • Laravel
  • API Development
  • API Integration
  • Vue.js

Skilled and effective PHP backend developer. Capable of solving non-standard problems, fast learner and relatively nice person. Advanced English writing and speaking. PHP: - Laravel - Yii2 - Codeception - PHPUnit - REST API development JS: - JQuery / Vanilla - Vue 2/3 - AlpineJS - NodeJS + Express - Apify + Puppeteer

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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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