Currently available Full-stack Developers

Bodor B.
Web developer with React, PHP, SASS Bodor B. Hungary 5 years $50/hour

Github repo https://github.com/smupyknight Full-stack web & mobile development Libraries & Frameworks – React.js, React Native, Laravel, Symfony, Express.js, Meteor.js, Sails.js, Koa.js, Loopback.io, Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails, Spring, Hadoop, Spark, Show more

  • #React
  • #Node.js
  • #PHP
Andrei V.
Tech Lead Manager Andrei V. Romania $80/hour

Andrei is an experienced software engineer who has a rich history of leading the development teams either from the position of manager or tech lead. He has been working with Node.js, Typescript, React, AWS, GraphQL, Kubernetes and many other Show more

  • #Node.js
  • #React.js
  • #HTML
Rafael F.
Full-stack Developer Rafael F. Brazil 10 years $64/hour

I'm a full-stack developer with 10 years of experience specialized on Wordpress and Woocommerce. My main tech stack is Javascript, Node.js, React, Material-UI, MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL, C#, PHP, Java (Android development), SQL Server, Redis, RabbitMQ Show more

  • #Wordpress
  • #Node.js
  • #React
Pedro M.
Senior full-stack developer (PHP, Python, JavaScript, MySQL, CSS) Pedro M. Campinas, SP, Brasil 15 years $45/hour

Senior software developer / team lead with passion for IT since early youth. He has led multiple teams, developed in many environments, from startups to major, SOx-regulated companies.  Show more

  • #PHP
  • #Python
  • #css
Swetang K.
Web developer Swetang K. Hayes, United Kingdom 6 years 45 USD/hour

I am senior Software Engineer, proficient in WordPress, WooCommerce, Angular, Javascript, jQuery, Opencart, MySQL, GIT, svn. I believe in quality of work, dedication, self learning and upskilling, teamwork as well as client on the 1st place approach. Show more

  • #PHP
  • #WordPress
  • #Angular 7
Norio U.
Web developer Norio U. Belgrade, Serbia 8 years

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  • #Shopify
  • #React
  • #MongoDB
Abderrahim K.
Full-stack Developer Abderrahim K. Alberta, Canada 9 years

I've been building websites and learning code for almost 10 years and am experienced in WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap 4, WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), and Google Analytics. I work on a variety of projects Show more

  • #WordPress
  • #HTML
  • #CSS
Malike Z.
Full-stack Developer Malike Z. Ontario, Canada 8 years

Malike is a Full-stack Developer with more than 8 years of experience, skilled in using technologies such Javascript, HTML/CSS, React, React.js, Angular, Angular 2+, Electron, Java, Laravel, Typescript, PHP, Ionic,...   Show more

  • #HTML, CSS
  • #Electron
  • #Laravel
Deng J.
Senior React and React Native guru with Node.js Experience Deng J. Toronto, Canada 6 years $42/hour

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  • #React.js
  • #Node.js
  • #Angular
Dmitry I.
Full stack developer with Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Dmitry I. Odessa, Ukraine 5 years $46/hour

I am a full-stack developer who has over 10 years of experience in web, mobile & software development. As a full-stack developer, I specialized in everything from front-end to back-end and have a general knowledge of Show more

  • #Node.js
  • #Angular
  • #React.js
Ji J.
Senior Blockchain developer Ji J. Hong Kong, SAR 5 years

I have been working as a web developer for 10 years. I am a full-stack web software engineer .I'm a professional who is easy to talk to and easy to work with. Sometimes I make jokes and Show more

  • #Laravel
  • #PHP
  • #MySQL
Bruno C.
Senior Software Engineer Bruno C. Sao Paulo, Brazil 7 years

Bruno is a Software Engineer with a solid experience in both desktop and web application development. He has worked over 7 years developing and implementing industry and financial software and over 3 years delivering technical training courses for Show more

  • #Node.js
  • #Electron
  • #Python
Ivica J.
Full-stack Developer Ivica J. Croatia 8 years

Ivica is a Full-stack Developer with more than 8 years of experience especially in JavaScript, PHP and Python. In the last three years he has focused on cross platform mobile frameworks, database administration and blockchain. He has Show more

  • #PHP
  • #Python
  • #MongoDB
Alexandar D.
Senior Full-stack Developer Alexandar D. Serbia 4 years

Alexandar is a senior full-stack developer working on projects related to mobile apps and web development. He is also focused on Blockchain development, dapps and Crypto trading. His tech stack includes: Native (vanilla) JavaScript, HTML 5/XHTML 5, CSS Show more

  • #HTML
  • #CSS
  • #React
Bobby P.
Full-stack Developer Bobby P. Rockville, US 30 years

I am a front-end/back-end architect & full-stack engineer with over 30 years of experience in web technologies and techniques. I possess a very strong understanding of design principles, as well as expert-level knowledge in web & Show more

  • #HTML, CSS
  • #Node.js
  • #Electron
Mia D.
Full-stack Developer Mia D. Denver, US 3 years

I am an accomplished full-stack development professional with education in full-stack web development best practices leveraged to create and execute innovative web development solutions in line with strict project requirements. I am able to create and maintain long- Show more

  • #Electron
  • #MySQL
  • #Node.js
Ilya S.
Full-stack Developer Ilya S. Moscow, Russia 11+ years

Ilya is a Full-stack JavaScript Developer, UI architect and experienced engineering manager, focused on building robust, well-bred and maintainable software. He is armed especially with ES6, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3, React, Angular, Node.js and Electron.  Show more

  • #HTML, CSS
  • #React
  • #Electron
Nicolas M.
Senior Software Developer Nicolas M. Brazil 5+ years

Nicolas is a Senior Web and Mobile Developer specialized in Wordpress, PHP, React and React Native. He has also an experience with technologies such HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, GraphQL, TypeScript or Angular.js. Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Wordpress
  • #CSS
Nikita A.
Full-stack Software Engineer Nikita A. Serbia 6+ years

I am a hardworking and analytical specialist who possesses strong problem-solving skills and a drive to learn new things. I am constantly looking to improve myself while growing in the computer science and technology fields. I pride myself on Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Django
  • #Python
Moaiz A.
Full-stack Software Engineer Moaiz A. Louisiana, United States 5 years

Moaiz is a software developer and a full-stack engineer with the interest of developing interactive web applications, and a fondness for creating new features and scaling infrastructure. He is proficient with unit and integration testing frameworks to ensure Show more

  • #HTML, CSS
  • #NodeJS
  • #Gatsby
David Z.
Full-stack Web Developer David Z. Idaho, United States 9 years

David is a Full-stack Developer with tech background in industry including FinTech, Education, Medical & Healthcare, E-commerce, Blockchain and Real Estate. He focuses on Full-stack Web Development and Mobile App Development, whereas he has been usually involved Show more

  • #Python
  • #Gatsby
  • #Next.js
Slavoljub M.
Full-stack Developer Slavoljub M. Serbia 5 years $46/hour

With 8+ years of experience, Slavoljub is a Software Engineer experienced in full-stack development of web applications and mobile. His strengths are in building high-quality websites, web apps, and mobile applications. Frameworks - React + Node.js (5 years) - Angular ( Show more

  • #Angular
  • #React
  • #Git
Dragan L.
Senior Full-stack Developer Dragan L. Montreal, Canada 7 years

I'm a highly experienced and motivated Senior Software Engineer/Architect with 7+ years of experience. My goal is to help companies build better products and services - SaaS, Platforms, Marketplaces, Web and Mobile Applications. I can be best described Show more

  • #PHP
  • #Java
  • #Python
Michael L.
Senior Full-stack Developer Michael L. Montreal, Canada 7 years

Michael is a Web developer with 7 years of experience working remotely in various locations to provide web development services. He possesses an in-depth practical and applicable knowledge of technical subjects from programming languages to modern frameworks for Show more

  • #PHP
  • #Java
  • #Python
Usman R.
Full-stack Developer Usman R. Toronto, Canada 6 years

Usman is analytical, problem-solving computer analyst and programmer seeking a position where he can apply his skills and knowledge to design and implement innovative and efficient technical business solutions.   SKILLS Software Languages:  C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Show more

  • #Java
  • #C++
  • #C
Louis Y.
Senior Full-stack Engineer Louis Y. Toronto, Canada 8 years 60 USD/hour

As a Sr. Front-End Architect (full-stack available) with around 9 years of solid experience, I had contributed to a few startups & enterprise companies like Virtually Human, Measure, Arthub365, Hexact, etc boosting them as the mass consumer services. Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Next.js
  • #Gatsby
Shane D.
Full-stack Developer Shane D. Tennessee, US 16 years

I am an experienced Software Developer. I have developed web pages using Django, PHP, HTML,CSS and JAVASCRIPT for over 20 years. I have participated in many Open source projects developing CMS systems such as Wordpress, textpattern, and Getsimple projects. Show more

  • #Django
  • #Kotlin
  • #Node.js
Souhaib A.
Full-stack web Developer Souhaib A. Remotely

Experienced in software development using C# and JAVA languages, highly skilled in .NET development   Show more

  • #Java
  • #C/C++
  • #Angular
Oluwagbemileke A.
Full-stack software developer Oluwagbemileke A. Nigeria

A.I is the future and that is where I am headed.  I see the world like an old doll in need of a new dress... I aim at giving the world a whole new look with technology. & Show more

  • #Angular
  • #MSSQL
  • #HTML
Matteo F.
Full-stack software Engineer Matteo F. Miranda Area, Venezuela

Computer Engineer. Passionate about software development. Interested in remote opportunities. Specialized in Programming Languages and Compilers, Artificial Intelligence, and Algorithm Design. Show more

  • #Java
  • #Spring
  • #C
George O.
Full stack developer George O. Nigeria

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  • #C#
  • #AngularJS
  • #HTML5
Moazzam W.
Full-stack mobile web Developer Moazzam W. Pakistan

I am Senior Software Developer with over 13 years of extensive professional experience in full software development life cycle (SDLC). Show more

  • #ASP.Net
  • #C#
  • #WPF
Csongor K.
Full Stack Flutter developer Csongor K. Utrecht, Netherlands

I am a freelance Flutter developer coming from web development background. In the past 5 years, I've built many custom backend and frontend web apps for my clients. Now I'm concentrating on Flutter because it is Show more

  • #Flutter
  • #HTML5
  • #CSS3
Leonardo M.
Full-stack web Developer Leonardo M. Remotely

I am a Full Stack developer with a lot of passion for programming ever since I was 12 years old. That led me to develop several systems in the automotive industry. My main skills are with the technologies .NET Core Show more

  • #C#
  • #React
  • #C
Abhishek S.
Full stack developer Abhishek S. Remotely

I am dedicated and passionate Software Developer with over 7+ years of professional experience in developing and implementing web applications, desktop & mobile applications using various technologies like ASP.NET MVC AngularJS, Angular 2-8, React, HTML/HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, Show more

  • #Angular
  • #React.js
  • #Kendo UI
Andrey K.
Full stack developer Andrey K. Remotely

I am professional Full-stack developer with many years of experience. Show more

  • #Node.js
Kamal S.
Full stack developer Kamal S. Remotely

I have got 7+ years of experience in software development and software maintenance with Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. I have used the latest versions of ANGULARJS, ANGULAR2-upto Latest (8), TYPESCRIPT, RXJS, SaaS, Azure Boards, Angular Material, Show more

  • #Angular
  • #Node.js
  • #CSS
Oscar H.
Full stack web developer Oscar H. Remotely

Enthusiastic Software Developer with 8+ years of JavaScript, Python, PHP, and Golang experience. I majored in Computer Science at the university for 3 years. In my free time, I love to contribute to open-source projects like React Native libraries. Show more

  • #Swift
  • #Java
  • #Python
Enrico B.
Full-Stack Laravel/Vue.js Developer Enrico B. Ticino, Switzerland 100

My first "skill" is commitment, perseverance and full respect of my employer. My second most important skill is communication, I believe people are the ingredients, and communication is the only way to cook these ingredients to make the Show more

  • #Laravel
  • #Vue.js
  • #Scrum
Shailesh H.
Fullstack Web and Mobile App Engineer Shailesh H. Surat, India 100

I'm remotely managing software product development, and service delivery for individuals, startups and established companies. I've successfully launched custom web marketplace, eCommerce platform and mobile apps. I'd love to be your service responsive full Show more

  • #React
  • #Flutter
  • #iOS
Mohd B.
Full Stack Web Developer Mohd B. New Delhi, India 100

Experienced Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Mean Stack, PHP, Nodejs, Angular, Amazon Web Services and Reactive Programming, API Development(REST/ SOAP). JavaScript Enthusiast, Skilled with DOM, OOJS, Promises, Prototypes, Show more

  • #PHP
  • #Node.js
  • #Angular
Alireza G.
Senior React / PHP developer Alireza G. Vilnius, Lithuania 5 years

I have more than 13 years of experience in Software Development, both web and mobile application. From 2018, I enjoy to use ReactJS and React Native in Front End and PHP in the backend. I also have self-studies and Show more

  • #React.js
  • #PHP
  • #HTML
Derek C.
Senior Javascript Developer (React, Node.js, Typescript) Derek C. Toronto, Canada 6 years $65/hour

I am an experienced software engineer who cares more about quality over quantity, more about meticulousness over hastiness. Over 8 years of experience has given me lots of chances of self-improvements, where I have grown to be a qualified Show more

  • #React
  • #Node.js
  • #Redux
Chris Y.
Senior React developer with blockchain Chris Y. Toronto, Canada 4 years $48/hour

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  • #PHP
  • #Python
  • #React.js
Andrey P.
Senior Wordpress & PHP developer Andrey P. Kharkov, Ukraine 4 years

Andrey is a senior developer with 5 years of software engineering experience. His tech stack includes: Wordpress, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, jQuery, Elementor and others.   Show more

  • #Wordpress
  • #PHP
  • #jQuery
Iulian C.
Full Stack Engineer Iulian C. Romania 2 years

JavaScript Back-End Developer in love with NodeJs and ReactJs. Skilled in the MERN + MeteorJs and also in Laravel/PHP + MySql. My main objective is to be responsible for everything I do and to be able to say without shame Show more

  • #Django
  • #NodeJs
  • #Laravel
János P.
Senior Software Engineer János P. Hungary 5+ years

Technologies: NodeJS, Java (Spring, Hibernate, MySQL), ES8, ES7, TypeScript, Docker, MongoDB, Postgres, Loopback.js, Angular.js, Vue.js, AWS, Docker, .NET Core 3., MariaDB, Express.js, Passport.js, Knex.js, Bookshelf.js. Show more

  • #NodeJS
  • #Java
  • #Spring
Darrion W.
Full-stack Developer Darrion W. Memphis 4+ years

I'm a Front-End Developer. I have a serious passion for UI effects, animations, and creating intuitive, dynamic user experiences. Writing code has become a part of my everyday life. HTML5, CSS, Vanilla Java, React/React Native, and Show more

  • #HTML5
  • #Java
  • #CSS
Marcelo B.
Leading React.js+Node.js engineer with AWS, Heroku Marcelo B. Lisabon, Lisabon, Portugalsko 20 years

Hard-working with 20+ years for creating elegant solutions in the least amount of time. Results-oriented multi languages programmer that develop several websites, ecommerce’s, app's, SaaS and CRM's. Looking to use my programming Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Node.js
  • #AWS
Guillermo C.
Senior Python developer Guillermo C. Las Vegas, USA 7 years

As a Full-Stack Developer / Architect, I am responsible for full lifecycle development of next-generation software, from initial requirement gathering to design, coding, testing, documentation and implementation, merging business and user needs into high-quality, cost-effective solutions while Show more

  • #Python
  • #Vue.JS
  • #NodeJS
Lucas Y.
senior django and react native developer Lucas Y. Toronto, Canada 5 years

Full stack developer with over 8+ years of professional experience in working both independently and on teams to build, deploy, and maintain complex web & mobile apps. Skill sets: • Front end development using Javascript frameworks - ReactJS, Angular, VueJS, Show more

  • #Django
  • #AWS
  • #OneSignal
Louis Y.
Senior Full-stack Engineer Louis Y. Canada 8+ years

As a senior full-stack engineer (front-end focused) with +8 years of solid experience, I had contributed to a few startups & enterprise companies like Virtually Human, Measure, Arthub365, Hexact, etc boosting them as the mass consumer services. My Show more

  • #React.js
  • #AWS
  • #Gatsby
Leo T.
Web Developer Leo T. USA 5+ years

After many colorful and rich experiences including military experience and academia, I decided to pursue a long-held interest in technology. I enrolled in General Assembly's three-month, full-stack web development immersive course to build the skills Show more

  • #React
  • #GatsbyJS
  • #HTML
Saleh M.
Full-stack and MERN Lead Engineer Saleh M. Romania

Graduated at "Politehnica" University of Timisoara as software engineer and followed Master program in information technology focused on object oriented code quality. Experienced as Java developer and currently working with JavaScript technologies. Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Terminal
  • #JIRA
Azat B.
Senior Fullstack Developer with Angular & .NET Azat B. Russia $50/hour

Azat is a senior full-stack developer who has been programming more than 11 years. His favorite technologies are Angular for frontend and C#/.NET for backend. Besides that he has been working with blockchain technologies such as ether, crypto. Show more

  • #C#
  • #Angular
  • #.NET
Leonardo Ardila Osorio
Senior Shopify developer Leonardo Leonardo Ardila Osorio Colombia 8

Leonardo’s programming skills are enhanced by his curiosity and imagination. The goal of his work isn’t just to complete a project. He wants to understand the process inside and out and maximize efficiency, dreaming of better Show more

  • #Node.js
  • #Vue 2
  • #Vue 3
Amir M.
Flutter developer Amir M. Tehran, Iran 5

Flutter (Andriod, iOs and web)Developer who has four years of experience in developing mobile applications. I am Flexible, Target driven, Goal-oriented, Team worker, Self-Motivation and Honesty. I am innovative and converting innovative ideas to design. Show more

  • #Flutter
  • #Dart
Steven M.
Senior MERN stack (Mongo, Express, React, Node) developer with Machine learning background Steven M. Albany, California 6 years

Senior Web Developer specializing in both frontend and backend development. Experienced with all stages of the development cycle for dynamic web projects such as MERN/MEAN/MEVN stacks, python frameworks(Django, Flask) and Laravel framework. Well versed in numerous programming Show more

  • #HTML5
  • #Django
  • #Python
Reza M.
Full-Stack Engineer, 10+ years of NodeJS ✮ JavaScript ✮ React ✮ Reza M. Dubai

KEY SKILLS Back End (JavaScript): Node.js, TypeScript, Express.js, REST API, Mongoose. Databases: NoSQL, SQL, MongoDB, MariaDB. Front End: CSS, Html5, React.js, GraphQL. Testing: Unit testing, Integration testing, Mocha.js, Chai.js, Sinon.js. Documentation: Swagger, JsDoc, Postman. Show more

  • #React.js
  • #Node.js
  • #PHP
Mohammad Reza Farahy
Senior Full-Stack Developer (Javascript, Node.js, .NET) Mohammad Reza Farahy Iran

My name is Mohammad Reza, and I'm a software engineer with 15+ years of experience in the full cycling of software development. I began coding via C and C++ and memory concerns about 18 years ago and nowadays Show more

  • #ASP.NET
  • #jQuery
  • #MongoDB
Saeed G.
Saeed G. Shahrekord County, Iran 10

The quick response and great performance of software has always been very important to me. I am looking for a new job opportunity to experience new challenges and solve new problems to result successful as a teammate. I hold BS Show more

  • #JavaSript
  • #PHP
  • #WordPress
Muhammad S.
Flutter developer Muhammad S. Karachi Division, Pakistan 5

Courteous and enthusiastic, always open to learning new technology and willing to try the latest things. I’m highly motivated and extremely passionate about development. I’m learning Data Science skills simultaneously and I intend to launch my Show more

  • #HTML
  • #Flutter
  • #C++

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How to Hire A Full Stack Developer (2021 Guide)

How to Hire A Full Stack Developer

Have you ever come across the term, "full stack developers" and been confused about what exactly it means, what they do, or what you can expect when you hire a full stack developer for your web development project? If this is the case, then perhaps this this guide on how to hire a Full Stack Developer in 2021 is for you. We are going to offer an overview of how to understand what a full stack developer does, important hiring tips, interview questions, and more so you can find the best full stack developer for you!

What is a Full-Stack Developer?

Firstly, the term “full-stack” as far as we can tell came about as a way to describe a group of programming languages and tools used to develop both front-end and back-end development of websites.

Here is a simple definition of full-stack development that makes sense:

“A full stack web developer is a person who can develop both client and server software. In addition to mastering HTML and CSS, he/she also knows how to: Program a browser (like using JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, or Vue), Program a server (like using PHP, ASP, Python, or Node), and Program a database (like using SQL, SQLite, or MongoDB)." -    w3schools

In simple terms, full-stack web developers are experienced pros that are hands-on, trend-led, and all-rounders in creating the best user experience and strategy in every stage of software development. Consider them your one-stop-shop for all your mobile development, front-end/ back-end development, and server operations needs.

What is the role of a Full Stack Developer?

Now that internet connections are readily available in most parts of the world and the subsequent rise in demand for web applications, more and more people would like to understand what a full stack web developer can do for them.

That old adage – jack of all trades, master of none holds true in a way when trying to elucidate the role of a full-stack developer. It's not an issue of capability. Full-stack developers have fantastic skills that make them competent in creating and maintaining elements needed for a web application to run successfully. The issue is with the consistency of approach, experience, and skills they have in the specific technology stack and in the proficiency of the various layers within each stack.

A note on Stacks and Layers in web development

Firstly, here are some popular web technology stacks that the best full stack developers could be aware of, which are:

- LAMP stack

- LEMP stack

- MEAN stack

- Django stack

- Ruby on Rails

Full-stack Layers:

- Front-end

- Back-end

- DevOps

Why all the fuss about stacks and layers you’d ask?

There are situations where mastery of all three Layers is not needed in full stack web development.

For example, In projects where only an API is the product, the front-end is of no use. Similarly,Back-end can be sacrificed in single-page applications (SPAs) or static pages. And in the same vein, managed hosting solutions makes the DevOps support needless.

Whatever your need, in any case, a full-stack developer is duty-bound to help you understand your requirements and recommend the most suitable solution.

Now that we have talked about stacks, next it becomes important to outline the specific roles, technical skills, and broad knowledge expected of full stack developers. For instance, talented full stack developers should be able to:

- Design, develop, and implement web application’s User Interface. These are the visual/graphic elements that users see and interact with.

- Build high-quality mock ups and design different application prototype

- Optimize web applications for maximum speed

- Design mobile-based features

- Acquire and manage servers

- Deploy and update applications during the development process

- Manage the capabilities of a system.

- Create and manage databases, caches, cloud storage, and proprietary cloud APIs.

As someone looking to hire a full stack developer, know that in the hiring process, you should make sure that he/she can do all of these stack development services for you. The bottom line is their roles would depend on what you want to achieve together. Next let's look at when is the right time to look for a full stack engineer for your next project, or when it could be better to hire only a back end developer or front end developer.

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When do you need a Full-stack Developer?

We hear many comments from prospective partners and tech companies that many people still feel that the investment in a full-stack web developer is a waste of money. To be honest, this may be true in some situations, but certainly not for most individuals or businesses with the intention of reaping substantial rewards from the web.

 A full-stack developer can be a great addition to your website development team, when:

Starting out

We’ve realized that getting software/web development projects off the ground and hiring developers who are full stack developers is a smart decision. Because of their vast knowledge, he/she can dig into their bag of tricks and produce a myriad of rapid development solutions on the fly as well as create a reliable software architecture that can be scaled in the future without hassle. This can help to quickly build a fully functional prototype early on.

You are short on budget

Don’t allow cash constraints prevent you from pursuing your goals. One way to get the most value for your money’s worth when you hier full-stack developers for full stack development. Earlier we likened one to a one-stop-shop, so, rather than hiring multiple experts, a full-stack developer brings a lot of skills to the table through their technical skills so that you can leverage to achieve your interesting projects while saving money.

You need a technical co-founder or partner

For non-techie individuals that would like to create a minimum viable product (MVP) or delving into the software market, hiring full stack developers makes so much sense. With their range, they’d oversee the technical bit of the business and double as your eyes and ears in a world that is strange to you.

Your web application is running slow and costing you traffic

Every day we receive complaints concerning slow running websites or applications that load slowly. And on many occasions, it is a full stack developer that saves the day. This is so because they can combine skills from various knowledge areas of software development - making them the pro-choice to optimize web applications for speed.

You need to expand your team

Another great instance where you would need to hire full stack web developers is when you need more hands or additional expertise to meet the demands of an application that has reached a certain scale. Additionally, this could also mean you have more projects to complete and would need more workforce. If you’re at this stage in your business/project getting extra hands, like hiring freelance full stack developers, would allow specialization within your team leading to efficiency and better results.

A Tech-Lead is needed

Finally, you would need to hire full stack developers to head and oversee a software/web application project. This particular role requires a candidate that has a competent knowledge of various tech stack and layers. Full stack web developers can fit this description nicely.

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We work with a lot of good full stack developers here. We need their services so much we’ve got our own team of professional in-house top talent spotters. Like a raised antennae, we’re actively searching, identifying, and recruiting the most qualified programmers.

So we know a thing or two about hiring the best-fit full-stack developers from even the murkiest pool.

A bit guilty about keeping all this expertise to ourselves, we decided to put together this free guide which introduces you to who a full-stack developer is, types of full-stack developers we have found to be relevant, and another trove of information to help you find an exceptional developer for your business, organization or one-of project.

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The smarter way to hire Full-stack developers: best practices and important qualities to look out for

Just as you shouldn't go to the ophthalmologist when you have a broken limb, you should also pay attention to the programmer you intend to hire - does he/she have the right skills that suit your needs?

Once you have made it clear why you need to hire a full stack developer, the question then arises: what should I consider before hiring a full stack developer?

Here are a few things to consider...

Be technology sure

Determine beforehand the kind of technology and technical skills you want to use for your project. This may require you to ask questions on forums and researching the best technology that suits your requirements.

And if you have no clue about the appropriate technology stack you will need, it is best to keep an open mind. As a rule, we strongly advise you to go over your points with your prospective hire.

Important qualities to look for in a full stack developer

Look for the following qualities below in your next full stack developer before you hire him/her. These characteristics would help to ensure you don’t regret your decision and you find the right software engineers for you.

The most important qualities that a full stack developer must have include:

Technical Skills and Proficiency

The prospective developer should be competent and show exceptional mastery in the following:

HTML/CSS

These are both front-end languages that allow programmers to design and implement how a web application will look and feel during use. Because the visual element is what the user will be interacting with - which plays a huge role in attracting and compelling user action, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of front end developers showing mastery of these programming languages.

JavaScript

Arguably the most widely used language for writing frontend and backend code for servers, JavaScript is an important tool in a full stack developer’s arsenal. The candidate you consider should demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of concepts and features like React and Angular as well as knowledge of the latest JavaScript technologies, frameworks, libraries, and tools.

Git and GitHub

Git allows full stack developers to manage changes during web application development. It is important the candidate is knowledgeable in basic Git commands, database technologies, and examples. A GitHub profile is compulsory where the hire would be working in a team.

Node.js

Node.js is a free open source server environment that runs on various platforms. It allows developers to write both client-side and server-side using only JavaScript. Dedicated full stack developers should have a grasp of this programming language

Backend languages

Some common backend languages are Ruby, PHP, Java, Net, and Python. A thorough understanding of one or more of these languages is needed for developers to work on the back-end of web applications/software.

Web architecture

Full stack development requires meticulous execution with an eye for details. The ability to structure codes, categorize files, structure data in databases, and perform necessary computational tasks are what separates exceptional full-stack developers from their peers.

Database storage

A full stack developer worth his/her salt should be adept in all the various processes required for data storage in a database for seamless retrieval later on.

Basic design skills

The aesthetics of a web application like we mentioned earlier is vital. Therefore, we strongly recommend you consider a full-stack developer capable of completing basic design principles, including UI & UX features.

Soft Skills

When you are looking for a full stack engineer, it is important to look beyond just their technical expertise, technical skills, and their ability to write quality code, but also to consider the soft skills that can make the difference between a bad and good full stack developer. For instance, a dedicated full stack developer should have excellent communication skills, understanding goals and be able to see the big picture of what the end user is going to experience, and be able to share knowledge with team members. An experienced team is one where back end developers, front end developers, and the full stack developers can communicate and share their knowledge about different technologies and scalable solutions to problems that may come up in the development process. They also should have good business logic and be able to work with the project manager or chief technical officer. Having a developer who can't work well with the project manager can cause many problems later down the line, which is why many companies prefer developers who are good team members. 

Hire Full stack developers interview questions

When looking for a full stack programmers to hire, there are several questions you should ask not only to help you but also to help the candidate and ensure all the party involved is happy at the end of the day.

These questions will be grouped into two sets: General screening questions and secondly, Industry-specific questions.

General full-stack developer screening questions:

Whether it is for developing mobile apps or a new website, this set of questions are generally of the know-your-candidate type without driving at job-related competencies.

- Please share your LinkedIn profile link.

- Do you have a GitHub profile? If yes, kindly share the link.

- What is your desired salary?

- How did you hear about this position?

- Who referred you? 

7 Pro-tips to help you hire a Full Stack developer

Because this is a new year, we thought we would offer a few tips to help you increase your chances of hiring the right full-stack developer in 2021.

Here are the tips that have helped us thus far:

Tip 1: Don’t get carried away with high-sounding ads. Why? Desirable coders and tech talent almost never look for work. In most cases, you will have to find them, so invest in them.

Pro Tip 1: Use independent platforms like Hiremotely that have done all the hard work validating top full-stack developers to identify some of the best candidates in the industry.

Tip 2: Always check the code the prospective candidate shares. Check their Github profile or ask them to share. You should delegate this task to an experienced developer if you are not one yourself.

Caution: If they don’t have any code to share, it is suggestive of a lack of competence, depth, and/or experience.

Tip 3: Always add a personal touch.

Action: This can be as simple as sending a personalized email where you talk specifically about why you would like to work with the person.

Tip 4: Do not embark on spamming LinkedIn, Social Media platforms, calling, and emailing lots of prospects. Instead: contact a few people in a thorough and personal way.

Tip 5: During the interview, ask open-ended questions.

For example, ask questions like "how do you feel about building a web application that saves a life?"

Warning: Leading questions are completely wrong.

Tip 6: Toot your own horn.

Blogging and spreading entertaining information on social media about your technical solutions and achievements can have a great impact on attracting the best developers out there. In some cases, this can inspire them to contact you or apply for a job with you.

Tip 7: Offer opportunities for growth.

Don’t come across as an employer that will hinder their career growth. Remember the best would like to improve on their craft. So, side with them.

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