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How to hire a full stack developer

When scaling your team, finding the right full stack developer can be a challenge. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything you need to know about hiring full stack developers for your team.

What skills to look for when hiring a full stack developer

These developers have a diverse skillset, able to work with both back end as well as front end technologies. They commonly have experience in the following areas:

  • Front end technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Experience working with TypeScript.
  • The following frameworks: React, Angular, Spring Boot, ASP.net, Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, Node,js, Nuxt.js, Next.js, Nest.js and Express.js.
  • Object-oriented programming languages: Java, .Net and C#, Python, PHP and Ruby.
  • Database technologies such as SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, and Redis.
  • Web development tools such as Git, Webpack, and Babel.
  • Web architecture and protocols such as HTTP, REST, and SOAP.
  • Cloud-based services such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Agile development methodologies and working in Agile teams.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.

Writing a full stack developer job description

A well-crafted full stack developer job description is a key first step to ensure that the right people are applying for the role. Your job description should include the following information:

  • The position name
  • Your company’s name
  • The roles’ key responsibilities
  • Minimum experience and qualifications for the position, and
  • Key benefits you’re offering as part of your compensation package

Need some support writing one? Here, we unpack the most important job requirements and what you need to include in the job description.

How much does it cost to hire a full stack developer?

Full stack developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for full stack developer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industry and frameworks.

How to interview full stack developers

Here are some general full stack interview questions you can use to find the perfect technical and cultural fit for your team:

  • Can you explain the differences between front end and back end development?
  • What programming languages and frameworks are you proficient in for both front end and back end development?
  • Can you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a monolithic architecture vs. a microservices architecture for web applications?
  • What is the Document Object Model (DOM), and how does it relate to front end development?
  • Describe the purpose of CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS.
  • How do you optimise the performance of a web application’s front end?
  • Explain the concept of RESTful APIs and how they are used in web development.
  • What is the purpose of middleware in back end development, and can you provide an example of its use?
  • How do you handle database migrations in a web application?
  • Discuss the differences between SQL and NoSQL databases. When would you use one over the other?
  • How do you prevent SQL injection and other common security vulnerabilities in database queries?
  • Can you explain the ACID properties in the context of database transactions?
  • Describe your experience with deploying applications to cloud platforms or containers.
  • What is continuous deployment (CD), and how does it differ from continuous integration?
  • How do you monitor the health and performance of a production web application?
  • How do you handle tight deadlines and prioritise tasks in a fast-paced development environment?
  • Can you provide an example of a challenging project or problem you worked on as part of a team and how you contributed to its resolution?

If you're hiring for a specific level of experience, you'll need to tailor your questions to a developer's seniority. Check out our full stack developer interview questions article.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a full stack developer

When sourcing full stack developers, don’t restrict yourself to just looking for experience in the common framework you might be using in your organisation, such as React. You can broaden the talent pool by looking for developers with experience in similar front end frameworks, such as Angular, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Next.js and Express.js.

Hiring full stack developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring full stack developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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