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A back-end developer needs to perform complex programming responsibilities, such as server-side web application logic and integration of the work of front-end developers. They write your company’s web services and application programming interface (APIs) used by mobile application developers and front-end developers. 

Posting a job ad for a back-end developer position needs proper knowledge of their skill set. Luckily, our back end developer recruiter at AdCulture will provide you and your staff with peace of mind in hiring a back end developer. Throughout the years, we have been filling all kinds of web developer jobs, giving us the proper know-how to create an evaluation process that ensures the efficacy of each candidate.

Additionally, there are technical terms and knowledge of technologies that are specific to back-end developers. The issue for most companies looking to fill this job lies in the difficulty to evaluate someone for a position that they themselves would not qualify for.  

We test each back end developer candidate to meet our criteria to confirm that they have the right knowledge and skills to walk their talk. 

What is a Back End Developer?

A back end developer deals with all the things on a website that you don’t see. They are the ones managing the database and they handle how the information is stored and retrieved if deemed lost. 

To help you understand more what the job entails, here are some key responsibilities of a back end developer:

  • Implementing server security and your company’s data protection; 
  • Integrating user-facing elements (websites, mobile applications) with front-end; developers with server-side logic;
  • Building reusable codes and libraries for future use;
  • Ensuring the optimization of the application for the best speed and scalability; and
  • Designing and implementing data storage solutions

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What Qualities Do We Look For in a Back End Developer? 

Motivated and Driven Mindset

As experienced recruiters of back end developers, we are constantly looking for someone who considers Google their best ally when encountering and solving problems. We are seeking candidates that are willing to learn new languages and tech stacks as required, if not out of their own pure intellectual curiosity. 

Adding to that, our recruitment team is always on the lookout for candidates who always believe that things can be improved and that there is a solution for every problem. In a nutshell, we don’t consider candidates who will just give up just because a job is “too complex.” Instead, we are looking for individuals who treat hard tasks as challenges to overcome and solve. 

Extensive Set of Existing Skill Sets 

A good back end developer has a wide range of skill sets that are needed to perform daily development tasks. We look for candidates who possess the technical aptitude to successfully complete their tasks at hand in a timely manner.

These include but are not limited to:

Languages:

  • Python
  • PHP
  • Javascript

Frameworks:

  • Django
  • Laravel

Servers:

  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Microsoft

Databases:

  • MySQL

In addition to these necessary skills, we look for candidates that have a good understanding of server-side processors and programming languages, such as Leaner Style Sheets (LESS) and Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (SASS). 

Here are more skills that we look for when screening back end developers:

  • Integration of multiple databases and data sources into one system
  • Data migration, scripting, and transformation
  • Creating user authentication and authorization between multiple servers
  • Ensuring the efficacy between multiple delivery platforms (mobile, desktop)
  • Implementing testing platforms
  • Administering backup plans 
  • Creating database schemes that support your business processes 
  • Willingness to deliver data to proper parties or leadership

Potential for Growth

Ambition is a valuable trait we look for in each candidate, especially for back end developers. Depending on the size of your organization, we are looking for someone who will be able to lead a team of developers and implement processes and standards conducive to smooth development. 

At AdCulture, we seek analytical, results-driven individuals who are willing to work with team members to improve and troubleshoot current back-end applications. They should be willing to learn the latest industry developments and formulate more efficient processes. Our ideal back end developer should be able to develop ideas for new programs, products, or features to accommodate new trends. 

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What is the Average Salary for a Back End Developer? 

The average back end developer salary in Canada depends on the level of experience and the competitiveness of the market. Entry-level positions usually start at $60,000 per year, and more experienced developers expect to receive $80,000 to $147,000 annually.

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Hire Your Back End Developer Recruiter Through AdCulture 

Now that you have learned the qualities that make a skilled back end developer, allow us to carry out our extensive evaluation process to provide you with the best possible employees. We pride ourselves as experts in the marketing industry, which makes us unique compared to other recruitment agencies.

We can filter through the masses and find special talent that’s out there. Our Back End Developer Recruiter learns about a company’s culture and find the best fit for your organization. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Grow your team with the right recruitment partners.

We have found that hiring always means that your teams are even busier because they’re handling their workload while getting a new member onboarded. There is a lot of time and training in any onboarding process, so it’s important that time is spent on the right person. That’s why we take the time and care, paired with our expertise in advertising, to bring forward candidates that will find their feet faster and contribute sooner.

We’re confident we can meet your growing personnel needs. At Ad Culture we go the extra mile to hire for skills, experience, attitude, and leadership. We’re looking for intelligence, integrity, and energy.

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