Web Developer job description template

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A web developer is a programmer responsible for turning user stories, mockups, and web designs into functional websites. They use web fundamentals such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build, manage, and deploy web applications. Web developers might also use a variety of programming languages depending on your website's technology stack, including Python, PHP, and Ruby. A web developer must also ensure that the website is compatible with all devices and browsers.

This section will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a web developer. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a front-end web developer to build new web pages and improve our company website. The right person for this role will be proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. You will be responsible for building and deploying new front-end features to our WordPress website, handling the integration of plugins such as WooCommerce, and performing routine maintenance of our site.

Web Developer Responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities a web developer is expected to assume:  

  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code by using web development best practices
  • Create basic website layouts and user interfaces with HTML and CSS
  • Integrate data from various back-end web services and databases
  • Work with stakeholders to gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility of new features
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them to operations and activities
  • Collaborate with web designers to realize visual design intent
Web Developer Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a web developer:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, web development, software development, or related field 
  • Web development fundamentals, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Front-end JavaScript frameworks such as Vue, React, and Angular
  • Back-end frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and ASP.NET
  • Content management systems (CMSs) such as WordPress, Joomla, and Squarespace
  • UI/UX design experience
  • Working knowledge of graphic design 
  • REST API development
  • Relational databases such as MySQL
  • Agile and test-driven development best practices


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