How to Hire Node.js Developers?

What is Node.js?

Node.js is an open-source back-end JavaScript runtime environment. It is most frequently used for building server-side scripts, web applications and dynamic web content. Thanks to unification with other JavaScript modules, Node.js allows the development of both front-end and back-end with only one programming language.

What do Node.js developers do?

Technically, Node.js developers are JavaScript developers highly qualified in the specific back-end development tool. So, what are the exact responsibilities of Node.js developers? To name but a few of them:

  • deploying and managing web applications in JavaScript
  • developing back-end components and customer-facing back-end services
  • integrations with third-party servers and services
  • cooperation with front-end developers
  • ensuring safety protocols and data protection measures
  • fixing bugs.

How to hire a Node.js developer?

According to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, in 2019 and 2020 Node.js was the most popular JavaScript tool used by 51.4% of respondents. The same research also highlights that JavaScript itself was the most popular programming language. With such significant popularity, access to developers should be more than satisfying. However, finding the candidate with desired skills and performance might still be challenging.

  • remarkable knowledge of Node.js popular services and frameworks, such as Nest.js, Express, Hapi, Total.js or Koa.js
  • ability to deploy server-side network elements, integrate third-party components, provide a consistent and secure data exchange and work with database
  • being familiar with both back-end and front-end architecture
  • knowledge in user authentication, authorization, data protection and security measures
  • good communication skills and ability to cooperate with front-end developers in order to achieve desired responsiveness
  • writing a clear, efficient and readable code
  • a good understanding of asynchronous programming
  • showing-off technological interest in the latest technologies and trends
  • being aware of industry best practices
  • engagement, contribution and staying active in the JavaScript community
  • problem-solving attitude and skills and error-management

Node.js developer — salary

What is the salary of a Node.js developer? Obviously, an average income varies depending on the location. According to the latest research of Payscale from early 2022, annual income values are the following:

Hiring Node.js developer

How to hire a Node.js developer? Obviously, you can start by doing your own research. To provide you with a few useful tools, you can check out Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal or Codementor. However, online research might be tedious and inefficient. This is why we recommend starting a cooperation with a specialized IT recruitment agency.

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

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Aga Babicz

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