A Web Developer is responsible for the coding, design and layout of a website according to a company’s specifications.As the role takes into consideration user experience and function, a certain level of both graphic design and computer programming is necessary. Once a website has been created, a Web Developer will generally assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the website. A Web Developer must have experience in the planning and the delivery of web applications across multiple platforms. A typical Web Developer job description should cover:Writing efficient codeCreating websites/a website using standard HTML/CSS practicesWorking closely with web designers and programmers to produce the websiteConstant communication with other colleagues in the business to develop and deploy their content – and ensuring there is a clear establishment of what can be created within what timeframeResearching different software programs, maintaining software documentationImplementing contingency plans in case the website goes downMaintaining and expanding/enhancing the website once builtManaging a team might also be part of the job role

Web Developer job qualifications and requirements

Although there are no formal educational requirements to become a Web Developer, experience in the field will be expected. Knowledge in the following is a requirement:HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScriptServer architectureExperience with server-side frameworks such as python, ruby, php, Java, ASP, ASP.NETExperience with database systems such as SQL and OracleA Bachelor’s degree in the following subjects should be included:Computer ScienceComputingAside from these skills, there are a number of qualities to be highlighted in a Web Developer job description to ensure the most suitable candidates apply:Thorough functional knowledge and coding experienceBasic knowledge of Search Engine OptimisationAbility to multitask with strict time constraints, budgets and business goalsStrong communication skillsManagement experience or examples that show ability to manage a team, should this role involve team management
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