Understand your project
Starting from scratch or already started?
If you’ve already started the project, it’s easier for you to understand what’re you looking for. The decision about technologies and frameworks has already been made, so you just need to find a person who has experience in it. You can easily create a list of requirements and decide who fits your project the best.
When to choose front-end developer?
If you want to build static-content website with some basic contact form, then you can rely on front-end developer with only a small amount of experience. However, a fully interactive user interface will require more experience. Moreover, if you want things to be done quickly, you will have to find an experienced professional who understands a framework you use in depth. Also, if you already have a backend engineer, there is no need to hire backend or full-stack developer.
Here are some front-end libraries that can help you with dynamic content:
When to choose back-end developer?
Back-end developers are in charge of databases and APIs. They are not focused on presentation, but the functions on the server. So, don’t expect of them to draw or design anything, that’s not their job. If you already have front-end designer who’ve made the user-facing portion of a project, backend developer will connect data to the front end. Here are back-end technologies and tools that you might want to use:
When to choose full-stack developer?
If you want to build an app or website from scratch, then you should consider hiring a full-stack developer. They will take care of both front-end and back-end development and they should have extent knowledge and experience. They are very skillful, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are experts in any one part of the stack. Although full-stack developer might know how to finish your project well, it might be too much to handle for just one person.
As you can guess, salaries for front-end developers depend on a developer’s skill, experience, region, and whether they work remotely or in-house. IT recruitment agencies can help you define that price base on the tech stack you require.
Junior freelance developers are usually paid $41-60 per hour, while senior engineers are paid $61-80.
Now that you’ve defined the roles and skills of js developer, it’s time for hiring. But here is another challenge – where to find them?
Yes, you can put your job ad on websites such as Indeed or Glassdoor, or try to contact professionals on LinkedIn, but if you’re in the IT industry for a while now, then you know that it’s not an easy job to persuade them to change their job or even to answer your message on LinkedIn.
You can go to JS Conferences or meetups and try to get in contact with them in person, but there is a more convenient way to hire an A-level candidate and save money and time.
- IT recruitment companies can help you define your requirements for the role, do an interview with candidates and deliver you a short list of people suitable for your project. Once your project starts, you will be sure that you hire the person who can handle the project well.