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What is a Full Stack Developer?

Full Stack Developers are highly skilled developers that can design both the front-end (i.e. the user end) and the back-end of a website.

A ‘Full Stack’ refers to all the layers of a website or application, and includes all the hidden architecture, databases, and servers that the end user can’t see.


What should be included in a Full Stack Developer job description?

As Full Stack Developers are responsible for both the front-end and back-end design of websites, they are excellent generalists that can straddle both worlds. As such, many organisations use them to translate between teams, or spot errors that a specialist may not notice. This means they have a broad set of responsibilities that may change depending on the current needs of the team or client with whom they work.

However, in general, it is their responsibility to:

  • Work with the client to define project requirements and objectives
  • Manage databases and servers
  • Work with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (and related frameworks) to craft client-facing sites or applications
  • Create prototype sites (i.e. minimal viable product)
  • Work with specialised developers and designers to create a fully-rounded product
  • Cross-platform optimisation

What skills and qualifications should a Full Stack Developer have?

Full Stack Developers straddle the line between designer and coder. As such, they need to have a good understanding of both web development and design practices.

While a tertiary education in computer science or software development is recommended, it is not necessary. Instead, Full Stack Developers should be able to demonstrate:

  • Familiarity with WC3 standards
  • Proficiency with front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, and any related frameworks
  • Proficiency with back-end languages: Python, Ruby, Java, PHP and .net, and any related frameworks
  • Experience working with and building databases; SQL/NoSQL, Oracle, MongoDB

Soft skills should include:

  • Customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Project management
  • The ability to translate complex ideas for non-tech staff/customers

How much does a Full Stack Developer earn?

$50,000 - $200,000

A Full Stack Developer salary is determined typically by the number of years of experience, soft and technical skills, and the scale of responsibilities in the organisation. To find out what a Full Stack Developer is earning this year, download our complimentary Robert Half Salary Guide.

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