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Sample back-end developer job description

The digital landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and [Company X] remains on the cutting edge with innovative website designs. We’re looking for a skilled back-end developer to join our team of creators who are consistently raising the bar for user experience. Working behind the scenes, the ideal candidate will have a unique blend of technical expertise, insatiable curiosity, and analytical mindset. This person should be comfortable working independently as well as with a team in the design and development of mission-critical websites, applications, and layers of infrastructure. Experience with JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, or MongoDB is helpful to succeed quickly in this role. The back-end developer will have an immediate effect on our business success as well as the success of our clients.

Objectives of this role

  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders, project managers, quality assurance teams, and other developers regarding progress on long-term technology roadmap
  • Create and maintain workflows with teams to provide visibility and to ensure workload balance for consistent visual designs
  • Develop and oversee testing schedules in client server environment, addressing various browsers and devices to ensure that content is displayed as intended
  • Produce quality code, raising the bar for team performance and speed
  • Recommend systems solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchased alternatives

Responsibilities

  • Write code and tests, build prototypes, resolve issues, and profile and analyze bottlenecks
  • Design robust APIs to support mobile and desktop clients
  • Manage and optimize scalable distributed systems in the cloud
  • Optimize web applications for performance and scalability
  • Develop automated tests to ensure business needs are met, and allow for regression testing

Required skills and qualifications

  • Excellent foundation in computer science, algorithms, and web design
  • Experience in writing highly secure web applications
  • Experience with core AWS web-enabling technologies
  • Growth mindset that challenges the status quo and focuses on outside-the-box ideas and solutions

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science
  • Experience in designing RESTful APIs, specifically for mobile apps
  • Experience in leading a team