Ever heard of the term Jack of all trades? The role of a full stack developer is kind of like that. How? Because they’re expected to know the basics of everything coding related. And how do you write a JD (job description) for this role? Read on to find out.
In this blog, I have written about everything you should know about hiring a full stack developer, right from writing a job description to posting it on the right channels. I have also added a template that you can download so that you can use it the next time you need to hire one.
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- Who is a full stack developer?
- What does a full stack developer do?
- What should you include in a full stack developer’s job description?
- Which are the best channels to post the job description for a full stack developer?
- Things to keep in mind while writing a full stack developer’s JD
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Who is a full stack developer?
In the world of coding, there are a variety of niches. Right from UI and UX, the front and back end application development, designing software, testing and debugging and so on.
Earlier I referred to a full stack developer as a Jack of all trades. This is because they are expected to have basic knowledge of all the niches that exist within the area of coding. They can assist in all the stages of software development and usually go wherever needed. They are expected to have versatility and work alongside all the levels of the software development team.
In the case of small companies that do not have very complex software or apps, they might just need a single front end and one back end developer. At the most, a single full stack developer may be needed. However, on the other hand, if it is a huge company with a very complex software and is capable of scaling and so on, they might need a whole team of full stack developers. These full stack developers will work together in managing the entire software.
What does a full stack developer profile look like?
So after we have seen the who, we will now have a quick look at what full stack developers do. Brief because, the details about responsibilities, day-to-day tasks, qualifications and other requirements are all mentioned in the template you can download now from here!
- Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
- Design client-side (front end) and server-side (back end) architecture
- Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
- Create security and data protection settings
What should you include in a full stack developer job description?
A full stack developer’s job description should include the following things
Don’t get carried away and start using words like wizard and guru. They are extremely generic.
Here, you need to think of functionality and searchability over fanciness! So keep it simple and use words that potential applicants are most likely to search for.
Research and understand the difference between various IT roles before you begin writing a Full stack developer job description
Some of the common IT roles tend to get mushed into each other while writing job descriptions. They include…
- Software engineer
- Front end developer
- Back end developer
- Product designer
- Software testing and debugging
Know the difference before you begin to write the JD.
Full stack developer job qualifications and requirements is an important part of the job description
Needless to say, you need to include the minimum candidate requirements while writing a job description. Minimum education qualifications, soft skill requirements, certifications etc.
You could also go a step beyond the basics – Suggest a few courses may be on Coursera or LinkedIn Learning, for potential applicants to do to make them better qualified and increase their chances of getting the role.
Full stack developer job responsibilities
Add a list of day-to-day tasks, jobs, duties and responsibilities of the candidate here
Which are the best channels to post the job description?
The best channels you should consider to share a full stack developer’s job description are
- Websites like Glassdoor or Naukri.com etc.
- Your own career page on your website (which you can create via Asanify too!)
- If you are considering freshers (whom you will obviously have to train), then you could also either
- Internshala -> hire interns on trial or probation and then take them on full-time if they work well
- College institutions that have B.tech or similar courses -> hire final year students and onboard them after they have graduated
Things to keep in mind while writing a full stack developer’s JD
Here are a few things to keep in mind while writing this JD
- Avoid linguistic errors such as typos and spelling mistakes
- Don’t use generic terms like full stack wizard etc. They might sound cool, but do nothing about telling the applicant what the role is about
- Add details and specifics wherever possible
- Share the JD in places potential applicants will look
They are expected to have basic knowledge of everything within the area of coding. They assist in all the stages of software development and usually go wherever needed.
The skills required are
1. Eye for detail
2. Analytical skills
3. Coding skills
As of now, the most commonly used languages by full stack developers are Python, PHP and Node.js
Yes, a fresher can take on this role