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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.

Biruk A.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • 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.

Yevhenii B.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Android App Development
  • JSON
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Gradle
  • Android
  • Android SDK
  • Native App Development
  • Firebase
  • Kotlin
  • Android Room Persistence
  • Retrofit
  • Model View ViewModel
  • Tablet

Android Developer from Ukraine (UTC+2), with 8+ years of experience in designing and implementing Android applications. Deep expertise in Kotlin and Java for Android and Material Design Guidelines, skilled in mobile UI development, experienced with version controls such as Git, have great analytical and problem-solving skills. Android Jetpack; AndroidX; MVVM; MVP; MVI; MVC; Android Jetpack; AndroidX; MVVM; MVP; MVI; MVC; Company HR - please do not disturb.

Leonid L.
$15/hr
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  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • MySQL Programming
  • MySQL
  • Vue.js
  • Laravel
  • jQuery
  • Zoho Creator

I'm a web developer with 7 years of experience in the development of various projects My main skills are: construction and completion of websites on various framework and cms such as: Wordpress, Drupal, Django, Laravel, Vue and others. When working on a new project, I like to speak with my clients so that i can have understanding of their needs and vision of the project. And for me it is very important to respect deadlines

Romantsova A.
$30/hr
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  • MySQL
  • Vue.js
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • React
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • Android

Dear future client, I’m Anna, I have more then 6 years of web development experience. I'm a full stack web developer, proficient using: ✓ PHP ✓ CMS: WordPress, WordPress Multisite, ✓ Frameworks: Laravel, Codeigniter ✓ MySQL, MariaDB ✓ HTML5,CSS3 ✓ JavaScript (es5, es6), jQuery ✓ Vue.js, React.js ✓ Server Administration, Apache, Nginx ✓ Git, Webpack, Gulp, Composer ✓ API - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr

Malik Z.
$10/hr
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  • Odoo
  • Server
  • NGINX
  • Plesk
  • API
  • Data Migration
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Database

I am odoo open erp active developer. Odoo is frame work which handles business requirements such as purchase, sales, account, inventory, point of sales, HR and much more for fulfilling the daily routines of the business. My experience ranges from customization to module development and reports. Plus i have also been entrusted for setting up odoo environment on server for different companies. It's important to me to build long term relationships with clients, so I'm primarily looking for effective projects which will more enhance my career and growth. I look forward to hearing from you

Mohamed A.
$40/hr
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  • Joomla
  • Joomla Migration
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Website Development
  • CMS Development
  • Extension & Module Development
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Front-End Development
  • UIKit
  • Bootstrap
  • Moodle
  • AJAX

I'm working as Joomla developer since 2006. Throughout this long journey I became expert in developing all Joomla extension types that are efficient, complying with Joomla MVC standards, exactly meeting client and business requirements. My experience enables me to help customers to find the best solution for their problems, also I'm helping them to enhance/modify their requirements and the solution based on existing Joomla features they don't know about yet. Due to the large number of Joomla extensions I have developed, I know exactly how to customize any Joomla extension such that it keeps being update-able ,as much as possible, in case...

Don B.
$60/hr
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  • PHP
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Docker
  • Laravel
  • Django
  • Plugins for Wordpress
  • Git
  • NGINX
  • eCommerce

I work well in a variety of settings, I've designed and built bespoke eCommerce systems from scratch, I've worked within and extended open source applications and frameworks and have extensive experience supporting/extending/modernising bespoke legacy systems. I'm happy to work to the highest coding standards but can also work within deadlines and budgets and will help you find the right balance for your project. I'm comfortable taking the lead in planning and architecting your system, building smaller modules to spec if that's what's required, or debugging and upgrading your existing infrastructure.

Stanislav L.
$75/hr
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  • PHP
  • Magento
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Git
  • Magento 2
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • API Integration

I'm an independent Magento developer with over ten years of experience. During this time, I have been working on many projects, including one of the largest e-commerce stores in Ukraine. Recent projects were mostly related to migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2. I was a part of different team sizes (from 1 to 35 developers) and worked together with Magento core developers. I always use best practices in my development process and try to implement modern solutions. Thanks for your interest!

Jose Fernando G.
$48/hr
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  • Python
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • Business Analysis
  • Analytics
  • AngularJS
  • REST
  • Stripe
  • Scrapy
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Visualization
  • Python Pandas
  • Data Science

I have a Bachelor Degree on Information Systems Engineering from Univerisidad Tecnológica del Centro (Guacara, Venezuela) and a MBA with a concentration on IT/IS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, USA). Always in love with programming, I have had diverse work experiences: from working on multinational corporation in the US and Venezuela to Running my own eCommerce Business for 5 years and counting. With my experience, I have designed multiple web solutions for my own company (eCommerce based). Also, I have knowledge of multiples Business Areas: Purchasing, Logistics, Sales, Planning and so on which allows...

Hung P.
$30/hr
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  • Website Optimization
  • Web Development
  • WordPress
  • Node.js
  • Magento 2
  • Front-End Development
  • React
  • Laravel
  • PHP
  • SilverStripe Framework
  • Phalcon
  • CakePHP
  • CodeIgniter
  • Web Application
  • Custom PHP

Hello!!! My name is Henry. I am a senior full-stack developer. Over 12 years, I have built many different websites and management systems for small companies and large businesses. I am good in PHP & MYSQL, MongoDB, Redis (Remote Dictionary Server) and SQL server, HTML5 & CSS3, Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular 2x+, Vuejs, React JS, JavaScript and jQuery. I also have many experiences in Node JS, Golang and Python. I am familiar with many PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Phalcon, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Yii, Symfony, and Zend. Include integrating API, RESTful API, GraphQL, and 3rd Party Software into the website. I am also familiar with...

Oleksii B.
$25/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Plugin Development
  • JSON
  • jQuery
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • Web Development
  • AJAX
  • HTML5
  • WordPress Plugin
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • API
  • WordPress Development

Over 20 years experience as a web developer, and 10+ years experience as Wordpress developer makes it almost nothing that I can't do. Parts of my code were used in Wordpress 3.x core. Wordpress API, PSD-to-Wordpress, custom themes, custom plugins, sites from scratch. Ecommerce, payment solutions integration, website speed boost, high load. PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Wordpress, Woocommerce, Elementor, WPBakery, Gutenberg. Quality counts. If you want to invite me to your project, I will also consider general PHP projects, but Wordpress is preferred.

Ivan M.
$35/hr
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  • Android App Development
  • Android
  • Android SDK
  • Java
  • REST
  • SQL
  • SQLite
  • Git

Over 5 years of android/java development experience and over 15 in software development overall. I work with code every day, and I love my job. I have an incredible attention to detail and perseverance in getting the job done, and done well. When working on a new project, I like to speak with the clients, so that I can have a clear understanding of their needs and vision of the project. My experience and skills include: - Android Platform API: from 2.x to 7.x, fragments API, Location and Sensors API, photo and video capturing (incl. post processing), Bluetooth API, BLE API, etc; - Google API: Google Maps API, Geocoder API, AdMob, Google...

Michal T.
$50/hr
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  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress Malware Removal
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Elementor
  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Web Design
  • WordPress Development
  • jQuery
  • WordPress Theme
  • Page Speed Optimization
  • A/B Testing
  • WordPress e-Commerce

My name is Michal and I'm Eastern European Web Developer. Highly motivated Engineer (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science). I'm a big fan of WordPress but I also work on other platforms like PrestaShop, Joomla or just with HTML, PHP, CSS/LESS, MySQL. Building websites for more than 16 years. Positive attitude allows me to quickly solve problems encountered during the implementation of new projects. Skills: - Building custom responsive themes from scratch, based on provided Sketch / Figma / PSD files, - Any kind of provided theme customization, child themes, fixing bugs, responsive edits, creating mobile versions of current theme, - ACF...

Andrey V.
$40/hr
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  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • WordPress

Good day to you! I'm glad that you are visiting my profile! I'm the Front End Developer. I have about 7 years of experience in Web Development and Web Design. I'm specializing in CMS, mostly in WordPress and Shopify. I have solid HTML, CSS, PHP, JS/JQuery skills. I'm familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, and Figma. I'm working with Git. My main goal is to make you satisfied and happy with my work. I'm a responsible and honest freelancer, I always meet deadlines. Feel free to contact me with any questions or proposals.

Irina B.
$65/hr
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  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

I am a full-stack web developer with over five years of experience building state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, user-friendly websites and applications, carrying the development of their back-end and front-end codebases. Known for creating robust, high-speed web applications, I am confident I would be able to aid you in web development-related projects. In addition to my knowledge base, I actively seek out new technologies and stay up to date on industry trends and advancements.

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 • Shopify Certified Partner/Developer • Bronto email marketing development • Responsive Design & Mobile Web Device Strategies • 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, Web Marketing Developer who has worked with leading beauty industry device leader, music...

Brandon A.
$75/hr
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  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile App Development
  • Unity
  • Game Development
  • Sass
  • PHP
  • React
  • React Native
  • Node.js
  • WordPress Development
  • HTML
  • API
  • CSS

Full-Stack WordPress developer with 9+ years of experience, great feedback and high quality work! I can develop and customize a professional & modern website or app tailored for your business that attracts customers and gets your core message across. My specialty is in WordPress theme & plugin development. I can modify an existing template to fit your design needs and develop or modify custom plugins/apps to improve your website functionality. Aside from WordPress, I am also familiar with developing modern JS apps (including React,Node,Express, etc) as well as apps in PHP, JavaScript, mobile/game apps using Unity or ThreeJS, etc. If you...

Petar L.
$150/hr
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  • Java
  • Node.js
  • Kotlin
  • Android
  • Mobile App Development
  • Android App Development
  • NestJS
  • Software Architecture & Design
  • IT Management
  • Team Management

If you know exactly what you need, want urgent and high-quality solutions, and you are ready to pay for that, then I'm your guy. For my personal work, I work exclusively on an hourly rate, with no fixed price engagements. Contact me and let's do business.

Justin T.
$50/hr
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  • PHP
  • MySQL Programming
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • LAMP Administration

I'm an expert PHP Full-Stack Developer with more than 9 years experience in creating high quality database-driven websites. I specialize in PHP, MySQL, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS. I have never encountered a web development problem I couldn't solve and will always find a solution to your issue. I also have extensive experience in website administration and hosting, primarily in a Linux/Apache environment (Ubuntu and Red Hat), but also Windows Server with IIS, using SSH/RDP as well as web control panel interfaces like Cpanel and Plesk, and the all encompassing Amazon Web Services (AWS). I am interested in...

Bruno P.
$75/hr
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  • FileMaker Pro
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • JavaScript
  • Apple Xcode
  • Adobe XD
  • PHP
  • Database Design
  • Business with 100-999 Employees
  • API
  • API Integration
  • Database Maintenance
  • Angular
  • Web Application

A highly dedicated FullStack & FileMaker developer with strong UX/UI design abilities. I bring years of experience to the table that I’m ready to leverage to improve your business. I deliver a hands-on approach to the entire creative process meaning that each project is curated with the utmost attention from inception to final delivery. By following industry-leading guidelines, I successfully identify business drawbacks and provide a prime solution for all of them with the use of various technologies such as the entire Claris Pro Suite ( Connect, Pro, Studio ), FileMaker, HTML, CSS, Javascript, TypeScript, PHP, Swift, Angular, React, APIs,...

Stef S.
$100/hr
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  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • CSS 3
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Ecommerce Website
  • API Integration
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • Google
  • WordPress
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Web Development
  • Ecommerce

Hey there! I'm Stef ( yes, real name). I'm a native Californian living in beautiful Bucks County, PA. I've been a Systems Engineer and a Full Stack developer for over 25+ years. You name it, I probably have built it, been involved with it and or fixed it. I am well versed in • APIs • Database architecture • PHP • React • Angular • JavaScript • CSS • Sass • HTML5 • Applications and more. I'm not just a developer, I'm also a retired business owner of several online retail stores. I have hands on experience in everything from starting out to scaling up. These are just some of the platforms I work in: • Shopify • WordPress •...

Syed Sajid S.
$75/hr
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  • API Development
  • Node.js
  • WordPress Plugin
  • MySQL
  • SaaS
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Web Development
  • Nuxt.js
  • Vue.js
  • PHP
  • Laravel Developer
  • Lumen Micro Framework
  • Crowdfunding
  • CSS
  • Laravel
  • WordPress

Full Stack Mastermind with over 12 years of experience, crafting bespoke applications, SaaS solutions, and writing APIs like a boss. Specializing in PHP and Laravel, Wordpress wizardry, Node ninja skills, and Vue.js virtuosity, I can turn a database into a work of art with Nuxt. I code, therefore I am hilarious. With expertise in communicating with other APIs, I bring creativity and humor to every project. When I'm not busy saving the world from buggy code, you can find me on a quest for the perfect cup of tea or telling jokes that only developers will understand.

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...

Sandip M.
$25/hr
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  • Ionic Framework
  • AngularJS
  • Firebase
  • React Native
  • iOS Development
  • Push Notifications
  • Mobile App Development
  • Progressive Web App
  • Firebase Cloud Firestore
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Android
  • Swift
  • Apache Cordova

I started my development journey in 2016 as a Native Android developer and I have evolved my skillset in Ionic, Angular, and React as both Mobile and Web Developers. I love to build mobile and web apps using Hybrid technologies like Ionic/Angular and React Native. As I have experience as a Native developer so I can easily modify and create plugins. Coding is a passion and an essential factor in my life. Working with Web and mobile apps, I can be a precious asset for any organization in terms to provide a cost-effective solution, productivity, and efficiency for both Web and Mobile apps both. My objective for all my clients is complete...

Iskandar B.
$120/hr
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  • DevOps
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Automation
  • Serverless Computing
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Telegram API
  • QuickBooks Online API
  • Amazon S3
  • TypeScript
  • API
  • AWS Lambda
  • App Development
  • Flutter
  • Amazon DynamoDB

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

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.

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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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