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What is a React Developer

React, also referred to as ReactJS or react.js, is an open-source JavaScript library ecosystem for building user interfaces (UIs).

React Developers designs and builds UIs for apps and websites using React. They are a subgroup of Front-end Developers, and highly specialised.

They often work alongside other generalist Front-end Developers in order to build a fully functional website.


What should be included in a React Developer job description?

Much like other Front-end Developers, React Developers are responsible for the design and build of a website – as well as any ongoing maintenance or upgrades – but they do so using React.

Other essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work with the development team to discuss UI ideas
  • Identify web-based user interactions
  • Develop, build, and implement UI components
  • Troubleshoot interface software
  • Test codes and UIs prior to site launch
  • Monitor front-end performance
  • Create and update any technical documentation required
  • Stay up-to-date on latest developments within the field

What skills and qualifications should a React Developer have?

While it is not strictly required, a tertiary education in software development, computer science or mathematics is recommended. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of web technologies, in particular: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and front-end languages
  • Experience working with React tools
  • Experience building UIs
  • Knowledge of performance testing tools
  • Experience testing and debugging

Soft skills should include:

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail

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