Web Developers

Web developers program the code that informs a website how to function. They build websites that are user-friendly, meaning they are visually appealing and easy for users to navigate. Web developers are very familiar with web programming languages, including:

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
  • JavaScript (JS)
  • PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)

And they are working with frameworks such as:

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Contentful
  • HubSpot
  • Webflow
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • And many more…

E-commerce Web Developers

E-commerce web developers play a crucial role in ensuring that potential customers can easily navigate your online store, find what they’re looking for, and check out quickly and safely. Their range of skills, from back-end programming to front-end e-commerce web design, may vary depending on the type of store required.

The right developer or team of developers is capable of:

  • Designing a functional and visually appealing e-commerce storefront
  • Making it easy for customers to search and navigate and find what they want
  • Integrating tools used for marketing, shipping, inventory, accounting, and more
  • Understanding data and how to utilize data to improve the financial metrics of the website

E-commerce developers are working with platforms such as:

  • Magento
  • Shopify
  • BigCommerce
  • WooCommerce
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud
  • And more…

WordPress Developers

WordPress’s free, open-source CMS platform offers a wide variety of plugins and features and is the leader in user experience. It’s a platform that’s very familiar to a lot of web developers. The most valued skills for a WordPress developer include:

  • PHP or HyperText Preprocessor
  • CSS and HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Basic Photoshop, Figma, or Sketch
  • BootStrap
  • MySQL
  • Github and Bitbucket
  • SEO knowledge

Drupal Developers

Drupal has become a clear leader as an enterprise-level CMS platform for more complex work environments or projects tending to be on the larger side. The skills required for a Drupal developer include:

  • A firm grasp of PHP
  • Experience installing and building Drupal modules
  • Familiarity with Drupal theme development
  • A Grasp on version control with Git
  • Experience debugging and updating a Drupal site
  • In-depth knowledge of Drupal security

Mobile App Developers

Android Developers

The role of an Android developer is highly technical. They have to be proficient in coding and programming languages needed to write the apps. This requires intricate knowledge of:

  • Kotlin
  • Java
  • Expertise in UI/UX design
  • Understanding of Android Studio and developer SDKs

In addition to these technical skills, an Android developer must demonstrate attention to detail and be a team player capable of working with multiple departments in pursuing the best Android app possible.

iOS Developers

iOS developers are in high demand. Any company looking to reach the tens of millions of customers that use and love Apple mobile products needs iOS experts in their workforce. Here are the skills to look for in an iOS developer:

  • iOS development knowledge (Swift, Objective-C, XCode, etc.)
  • Expertise in UI/UX design
  • Understanding of Apple’s Xcode IDE

Hybrid Developers

Hybrid mobile applications have become more popular because the process is faster and cheaper than the native approach, and technologies (hardware, software frameworks, etc.) are prepared.

The three most popular frameworks for creating hybrid mobile applications are Ionic, React Native and Flutter. The skills required for developing a hybrid mobile app include:

  • JavaScript (or TypeScript)
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Mobile web optimization techniques
  • Platform-specific design and interface conventions
  • Domain-specific knowledge relevant to the app

Web App Developers

Back-End Developers

backendBackend frameworks are quintessential to application development. Finding the right backend framework can be quite crucial for developers to ensure optimal performance and scalability.

Popular frameworks are Laravel, Django, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and .Net.  The skills a back-end developer should possess include:

  • A basic understanding of front-end technologies HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Working knowledge of back-end development (configuration and administration and management of databases and servers)
  • Server-side languages (e.g., PHP, C#, Ruby, Javascript)
  • Database technologies (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc)
  • Security and authentication best practices
  • Experience writing RESTful APIs

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Front-End Developers

JavascriptThere are many front-end frameworks on the web to choose from, including Vue.js, React, and Angular, to name a few. Most run on JavaScript as their source language.

Front-end developers concentrate on the aesthetic user interface of applications and websites and also have programming capabilities. They are frequently referred to as “client-side developers” to differentiate themselves from back-end developers, who program what happens behind the scenes (like databases). Their skills include:

  • HTML & CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • TypeScript
  • Frameworks and Libraries
  • CSS Preprocessors
  • Responsive Design
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility

Systems and Data Engineers

Database Developers

A database developer specializes in designing and developing database programs and systems and maintaining and updating them regularly. They oversee project needs and guidelines and establish and implement test systems to identify potential risks and issues.

Critical skills a database developer should have are:

  • Ability to perform data modeling
  • Knowledge of a database programming language, preferably SQL
  • Knowing how to extract, transform, load various data types and sources
  • Experience designing and testing database plans
  • Awareness of how to optimize database performance

Data Engineers

Because data engineering represents a convergence of software engineering and data science, it helps to have skills from each discipline. In fact, most data engineers start as software engineers, given that data engineering relies heavily on programming.

Data engineers need to be literate in programming languages for statistical modeling and analysis, data warehousing solutions, and building data pipelines.

  • Database systems (SQL and NoSQL)
  • ETL tools
  • Machine learning
  • Data APIs
  • Python, Java, and Scala programming languages
  • Understanding the basics of distributed systems
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures

DevOps Engineers

In DevOps, the top priority is delivering high-value features in short periods via cross-team collaboration. As a result, a DevOps engineer needs specific interpersonal and technical skills to be successful — a mix of “soft” and “hard” skills. They need to understand and know how to utilize the following:

  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Version control
  • Continuous Integration servers
  • Configuration management
  • Deployment automation
  • Containers
  • Infrastructure Orchestration
  • Monitoring and analytics
  • Testing and cloud quality tools
  • Network protocols

Desktop Application Developers

For many high-end tasks, only desktop applications are powerful enough to meet a specific need. For others, a desktop application is required because the software needs to be isolated from the internet. The point is: that desktop development is still relevant.

Desktop developers typically use C++, Java, and C# all of which have different libraries for developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for desktop applications. However, it’s now possible to create full-featured desktop applications using web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.