What is the role of a web developer?
What is a web developer?
Web developers are responsible for designing and developing website applications and websites. They manage the functionality of a site, implementing new features and security measures. They oversee creating reliable and high performing web applications for a company.
Create reliable and high performing web applications and services
Managing the back end
Write programming code
Plan and test new applications
Test and analyse sites and applications
Troubleshoot and fix bugs
Run performance benchmarking tests
Test new features whilst ensuring old features still function effectively
Update web designers and developers on the progress and project updates
Document and communicate code with other developers
Typical tech stack:
The tech stack of developers will vary drastically based and depends on their area of specialism, however, most web developers are likely to be expected to at least be strong in understanding of:
Types of web developer:
front end developer
Full stack developer
BA degree in computer science, software engineering or web design/development
Have technical knowledge of languages, frameworks, and data management systems
High attention to detail
Strong teamwork skills and great level of independence also
Excellent communication skills
To progress in this role, it is necessary to obtain a higher skill level through qualifications from The Chartered Institute for IT in information security, software testing, IT management etc. You will then be able to progress to a more senior role as a developer after a few years in the job. You will have the opportunity to take on larger projects and work closely with clients or even manage a team yourself.