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ASP.NET Developer Job Description Template

A customizable job description template for hiring world-class ASP.NET developers. Use this as the starting point for your next hire.

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ASP.NET is the name of a broad set of web-focused techniques, markup syntaxes, and tools based on the Microsoft .NET framework and languages. But it can also refer specifically to Web Forms, which is a visual drag-and-drop system for creating web sites. Web Forms can shield the developer from JavaScript and other browser details while performing most or all processing on the server. It is often used for data-intensive business applications with entry forms.

Because it is a very mature technology from the early 2000s, there is a formidable amount of legacy code in ASP.NET. A lot of that older code is not as performant or as scalable as desired and can have hacks, inconsistencies, and the overuse of dependent libraries and techniques. That complexity often calls for a developer with skill in simplifying and modernizing larger code bases, implementing more client-side behavior, and calling microservices.

An ASP.NET developer should be proficient in C# (and sometimes Visual Basic) and be familiar with databases and related technologies like ADO.NET and Entity Framework. They should also be familiar with JavaScript and jQuery, and one or more of the common third-party control libraries such as Telerik or DevExpress.

When hiring for ASP.NET-based projects, it is important to include a list of connected systems, the status of development, and the direction of future development. The position might need someone who can rewrite the whole application in a more modern system—perhaps MVC/Razor, or another ecosystem entirely, like Angular. Or it might require someone to maintain and debug complex form validations. These two needs would require quite different skill sets, so it’s best to have clear intentions.

The sample ASP.NET developer job description below is intended to be customized to help you write the perfect job ad—the first step toward finding and hiring the right match for your project.

ASP.NET Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{ Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting. }}

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced ASP.NET developer who will work on {{ modernizing, maintaining, and/or extending }} a code base of {{ describe your system’s main purposes }}. You will also be responsible for {{ reducing complexity, maintaining unit tests, creating integrations, and/or adding new features }}.

Daily tasks will include algorithm development; system-level problem solving; writing high-quality, non-duplicated, and documented code; database schema design; and implementing complex controls such as tabbed interfaces.

You will {{ be responsible for UI design | create pixel-perfect implementations of mock-ups provided by our designers}}.

Responsibilities

  • Selecting libraries and tools for {{ improving accuracy, improving DevOps processes, and/or implementing new features }}
  • Keeping web assets, including JavaScript and CSS files, organized and consistent
  • Improving accuracy by developing automatic unit tests and integration tests
  • {{ Add any other relevant responsibilities here }}

Skills

  • Proficient understanding of web verbs, JSON and XML protocols, style sheets, and other web techniques
  • Proficiency in {{ C# | Visual Basic, depending on the specific project }}
  • Experience using .NET {{ 4.5+ | Core }}
  • Experience with single-page apps and dynamic DOM modifications
  • Writing tests with {{ NUnit | XUnit | MSTest }}
  • Proficient knowledge in {{ MSSQL | MySQL | Oracle | other RDBMS }}
  • Experience with code-first {{ or schema-first }} ORMs {{ including Entity Framework }}
  • Understanding of scaling with stateless techniques
  • Experience with hosting in {{ Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, etc. }}
  • Familiarity with {{ Kendo UI | DevExpress | Syncfusion }}
  • Integrating web analytics tools {{ particularly Google Analytics, if applicable }}
  • {{ Make sure to mention any other frameworks, libraries, or other technologies relevant to your project }}
  • {{ List education level or certification you require }}
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