How To Hire a Java Developer? A Comprehensive Guide for Employers and HR Managers

Who is a Java Developer?

As the name suggests, Java Developer is a person who specializes in programming in Java — the second of the most popular and widely used programming languages in the world.

Java — popular use cases

Due to the great versatility of this language, Java will work well for creating almost any application or program. It can be used for developing:

  • banking systems
  • insurance apps
  • stock exchange systems
  • mobile applications
  • social media platforms
  • Hibernate — to implement the database access layer
  • Spring — to application development
  • Maven / Gradle — to build and manage dependencies on other Java libraries
  • Lombok — to faster writing
  • JUnit — to prepare unit tests of applications

Java Developer — responsibilities

The responsibilities of a Java Developer also depend on the requirements and needs of the company they work for. The most popular tasks for this position usually include:

  • Programming, implementing and maintaining Java software
  • Writing clean and efficient code
  • Contributing to the development lifecycle
  • Taking care of high availability and performance of created solutions
  • Writing clean and efficient code
  • Working with product owners, technical leads and Agile team
  • Meetings with the software development team and clients
  • Taking part in software analysis, testing, and debugging
  • Ensuring designs comply with specifications
  • Preparing releases of software components
  • Creating system documentation

Java Developer — salary

Due to the high demand for these professionals, Java Developers are some of the highest-earning programmers in the world. Their salaries depend on their years of experience and the country in which they are employed. Below we have prepared a comparison of earnings in a few selected countries based on data from Glassdoor:

3 ways to hire Java Developer in your company

Finding a qualified Java Developer can be more complicated than you think. It’s usually not enough to add a job listing to the “Careers” page on a company’s website and wait for applications. So, what can you do to have a Java Developer in your team? Here are five tips that can help:

1. Write a job offer tailored to your candidate’s needs

A good job ad is your business card and often the first contact with a candidate. Therefore, you should write it in a way that will interest him and encourage him to work in your team. How to do it? First of all, respect your candidate’s time. Software developers don’t want to waste their time and expect to find all specific information in the ad. You should include information about salary, tech stack, possible forms of cooperation, equipment, used tools, project, team, and everything important from the candidate’s perspective. You can ask programmers from your team what information is crucial for them or publish an ad on the job board for the IT industry that has tailored ads for the candidate.

2. Search for developers in the right places

​​Contrary to what you may think, LinkedIn may not be the best place to find an IT professional. If you are concerned about finding a qualified developer, you need to find other sources as well. These can be Java-related topic forums, but also GitHub or StackOverflow. In these services, you will find profiles of software developers, which can give you more information than their LinkedIn or even CV. How is this possible? For example, on GitHub, developers like to share their projects, so you will assess the quality of their work and whether they are involved in the Java community.

3. Consider IT outsourcing

Want to find a Java Developer as soon as possible? The solution may be to use the services of an outsourcing company. Remember, outsourcing is not just project outsourcing which involves outsourcing the entire project to an external team. You can choose another form, such as staff augmentation which involves hiring one or more consultants for your internal team. For more info about this outsourcing model, read our article: What is Staff Augmentation?



Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

Aga Babicz


Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing