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Job Description for Web Developer

Most of the time, web developers work in an office. Web developers build the backbone of websites. Employers often require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, informational technology, or another relevant fields. However, some companies will accept candidates with enough years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree requirements.

They must have excellent oral and written communication skills. They must have good presentation skills. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must identify users’ and/or clients’ needs. They must make changes, as required by their clients and/or users. They must have strong consulting skills and have good problem-solving skills. Web developers must pay attention to detail and be able to meet tight deadlines. Since web developers typically build websites from the ground up, they need to know relevant programming languages, such as Javascript, HTML, and CSS. They must also have a general understanding of relevant hardware. They must make sure that their codes are free of computer viruses.

They often work with web designers. Web designers are more concerned with a website’s appearance, while web developers are more concerned with the technical side of said website. They must keep their skills up to date by reading relevant professional journals, attending workshops, and taking additional college course. They may have to train or coach new or more junior web developers. They may be required to travel to clients' offices or to visit vendors.

Web Developer Tasks
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.

Key Stats

1-4 years
5-9 years

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