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Node.js Developer Job Description Template

A Node.js developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in JavaScript and/or variants of it, such as CoffeeScript, IcedCoffeeScript, etc. Node.js developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the Node.js application.

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A Node.js developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in JavaScript and/or variants of it, such as CoffeeScript, IcedCoffeeScript, etc. Node.js developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the Node.js application.

Writing a good job description and advertisement for a Node.js developer requires proper separation of concerns. When you are looking for an advanced Node.js developer, posting a generic web developer description in your job ad will bring numerous applications from people who are specialized in building front-end user interfaces, or web designers who have little knowledge about programming.

Node.js relies on the same languages and technologies that are used in front-end development work, which makes it difficult to distinguish between the two areas of expertise. This article will provide you with a sample Node.js developer job description that will help you write a perfect job ad, and assure that you easily find and hire the person that matches your criteria.

Node.js 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 you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a Node.js Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Integration of data storage solutions {{may include databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc.}}
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Skills And Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency with JavaScript {{or CoffeeScript depending on your technology stack}}
  • Knowledge of Node.js and frameworks available for it {{such as Express, StrongLoop, etc depending on your technology stack}}
  • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages {{such as Jade, EJS, etc depending on your technology stack}}
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors {{such as Stylus, Less, etc depending on your technology stack}}
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS3
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance {{Depending on the specific project}}
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs. desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • {{Make sure to mention other frameworks, libraries, or any other technology related to your development stack}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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