Hire Back-end Developers with Lemon.io

Hire Back-end developers

Looking for a back-end developer for hire but are not sure whether you need them and what their duties are? Read on to find answers to the questions you might have about back-end engineering. 

What does a back-end developer do?

Back-end developers perform magic behind the scenes. They are responsible for the server-side software and work with all the project parts that cannot be seen. Back-end programmers make sure the website works appropriately by ensuring the smooth performance of application programming interfaces (APIs), databases, servers, back-end logic, and architecture. They are also establishing communication between a web application and database in order to process, store, understand and erase information. 

Lastly, back-end developers work shoulder-to-shoulder with product managers, front-end teams, architects, and testers to develop functional structures for web applications and mobile apps.

What will we cover?

Are you looking for your own dedicated back-end magician who won’t rip your wallet and leave you struggling behind? You are on the right path! Lemon.io is a marketplace for vetted developers who are everything you’ve been dreaming of!

Keep reading!

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$55/h.

Shtefan K.

senior back-end web developer

Shtefan is a back-end developer with over 10 years of experience working on complex projects like marketplaces, enterprise management systems, and collaboration platforms.

  • .net
  • asp.net
  • c#
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$65/h.

Ivan S.

// senior back-end web developer

If you are searching for the top Developer in Golang and Java, Ivan is the cream of the crop. More than 10 years of commercial experience make Ivan even more required.

  • golang
  • java
  • spring
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$60/h.

Nikita P.

// senior back-end web developer

Started coding in 2017 and picked Node as his one and only; Nikita strives to achieve excellent results in any project he joins, while also being ready to grow rapidly in a startup environment.

  • express.js
  • node.js
  • typescript
$63/h.

Volodymyr K.

// strong senior software engineer

A senior dev with 6 years of experience. Previously worked on a top-rated face-swap app, Volodymyr likes new challenges and starting projects from scratch.

  • django
  • python
$63/h.

Serhii P.

// senior back-end web developer

A senior back-end dev experienced in Ruby/Ruby on Rails. Serhii knows the Rails framework and databases and is proficient in front-end with Vue.js and Ember.js.

  • ruby
  • ruby on rails
$70/h.

Stanislav H.

// senior full-stack developer

A senior full-stack dev who has been in business since ‘14. He leans toward the back-end with Ruby, but he’s by no means a slouch in the front. React is also up his alley.

  • javascript
  • react
  • +2 skills

Why hire a back-end developer?

This question could be answered simply. Web application development consists of back-end and front-end parts combined. While it is possible to create a web application with just the HTML and knowledge of the front-end developer, for the more complex and better functioning app, you would want to have both teams, as the latter doesn’t fully compensate for the knowledge of a back-end engineer. 

We have identified more reasons why you want to hire a backend developer for your team. Back-end developers: 

  • Analyze the pros and cons of purchase alternatives and custom development in order to recommend better system solutions; 
  • Write high-quality code for online and mobile applications; 
  • Carry out QA (quality assurance) web app testing in a customer-server environment  and communicate with other departments regarding possible improvements; 
  • Check-in with stakeholders, the QA team, project managers, and front-end devs regarding the progress on the long-term roadmap.

Back-end Developer Responsibilities:

The general responsibilities of a back-end developer include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and control databases;
  • Build and maintain web applications according to company standards;
  • Incorporate cloud computing solutions; 
  • Manage security systems; 
  • Integrate third-party APIs;
  • Assemble, interpret and analyze statistics;
  • Conduct troubleshooting and debugging.

Skills to look for in a back-end developer

 

When looking for a back-end developer for hire, you certainly should pay attention to the list of Hard skill below:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent software programming training; 
  • 4+ years of hands-on back-end programming experience;
  • Proficiency in the back-end coding languages: C#, Ruby, Python, Java, and others; 
  • Understanding and knowledge of modern web technologies (like Javascript, REST,  Flask, Node.js, GraphQL, HTTP basics, and gRPC). 
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases; 
  • Ability to design performance APIs;
  • Experience designing, deploying, and maintaining code in both multi-service and monolithic architecture;
  • Familiarity with OWASP security fundamentals.

However, when focused on qualifications, do not miss on the Soft skills a developer should possess:

  • Teamwork; 
  • Great interpersonal communication;
  • Attentive listening; 
  • Excellent time and self-management; 
  • Problem-solving mindset.
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In-house vs. remote employment of back-end developer 

When looking for a back-end developer for hire, you have two employment options: in-house and remote. In-house seems appealing because of its well-established and proven method of having your team in one place close by you. Whereas remote employment is a relatively new discovery that presents multiple fresh opportunities and growth areas. Let’s break down the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Advantages of in-house employment:

  • Increased security.

Working in one office, with computers meant for work only, and being connected to one security system lowers the chances of data leaks. 

  • Better crisis management.

Managing a crisis with a team in one place or city enhances communication and provides better resolutions of possible issues; 

  • Transferable skills.

Hiring an in-house employee and investing in their knowledge and training can provide an opportunity of using their newly acquired skills on other projects instead of hiring one more professional.

  • Social capita.

It is believed that knowledge and information are better shared when a group of people works in one place, potentially enhancing productive and overall work team spirit and sense of belonging.

Disadvantages of in-house employment:

  • Limited talent pool.

Hiring for in-house employment in a small city can be rather tricky, as the market is much smaller, which does not leave a better option than to stick to the best available candidate; 

  • Long and exhausting recruiting process.

Yes, hiring a back-end developer for your company can take up to six months. It starts with searching and writing a job description, continues with multiple screenings and interviews, and ends with lengthy onboarding;

  • Higher costs.

Research has shown that startups save vast amounts of money by hiring remote employees, as they do not have to cover rent, utilities, office snacks, and equipment;

  • A limited set of skills.

With a limited talent pool comes a limited set of skills. You would have to invest in your new employee to cover different projects or hire someone else who possesses the exact knowledge needed;

  • Communication.

Communication in a multi-level management environment can be a bit problematic and time-consuming. Project and account management must be at a high level to ensure an effective exchange of proposals and tasks within the group.

Advantages of remote employment:

  • Greater talent pool.

With hiring remotely comes a great range of skilled back-end developers to choose from since you are no longer limited to one city, country, or time zone;

  • Lower budget.

Hiring offshore can be especially beneficial for startups. Not only remote employment already saves you big bills that could otherwise be spent on office rent and equipment, but it also lets you hire a remote back-end developer from a country with a lower hourly range, yet as skilled as in your country of residence if not better. 

  • Direct communication.

Freelancers report to you or whoever you put in charge;

  • A wider set of skills and adaptability.

These days market competition is getting brutal. Therefore, developers must keep up with new advancements and constantly learn in order to stay in demand. Hence, you are getting yourself an opportunity to find a skilled back-end developer when considering freelancers; 

  • Fresh ideas.

Coming from different cultures and backgrounds, yet being as skilled as any professional from your home, freelance developers can bring new and fresh ideas, points of view, and suggestions on improving your business or product. 

Disadvantages of remote employment:

  • Security risks.

When a newly hired person starts working and leaves, and another one comes in, private information can eventually be passed through many hands. Additionally, working under a different security system and from multiple locations can lead to possible data leaks;

  • Exhausting search.

Not knowing where to hire and darting from one platform to another can be highly time-consuming and disappointing. Although, keep reading to find out a better solution;

  • Quality assurance.

There is only you to check the quality of the code written, and if you are not a developer yourself, that can become challenging or require an extra pair of hands; 

  • Language and/or culture barrier.

While different backgrounds can be an appealing advantage, they can also be unappealing disappointments. You should be paying close attention to a candidate when interviewing them for communication and soft skills to avoid future misunderstandings;

  • Transparency.

The lack of in-person communication might create a sense of tension and lack of transparency. 

 

Outsourcing platforms to hire from

There are two types of platforms you can hire from, the ugly and the pretty – bidding and non-bidding platforms. 

Bidding platforms

Bidding platforms allow hiring freelancers somewhat fast (well, faster than an in-house employee). You create a job post, bid your price, and then sift through all the resumes sent to you. Most often, it is seen as a long and tiresome process, yet, since such platforms accept freelancers from all over the world, you can definitely find one from your geographical location. 

Nonetheless, it is important to point out that such platforms lack specialized vetting procedures for developers. Therefore, there is no guarantee for the quality of work you will get for your money. 

Non-bidding platforms 

 The leading superiority of non-bidding platforms lies in their possession of specialization, which allows them to work with narrow-profile professionals. As a result, non-bidding platforms can develop better vetting procedures for selecting a specialist for you to work with.

Lemon.io

Lemon.io is a platform for vetted developers from all over the world. We can bewitch you with our: 

  • Fast hiring. Give us 48 hours, and within that time, we will offer you the right back-end developer for your needs; 
  • Four-step vetting process to provide the best of the best talent.
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  • Lower hourly wages. Since we hire developers from different countries, each startup can pick a developer that fits its needs, budget, and time zone. In times when a developer comes from a country where the price of comfortable living is lower, Central or Easter Europe, for instance, we are able to offer significantly lower hourly rates than in the USA, let’s say.
  • Convenience. The geographical location of our back-end professionals allows you to have synchronous work even with a 2-3 hour time-zone difference. On the other hand, if you are hiring from the territory of the USA, updates will be waiting for you by the time you finish your morning shower. 
  • Lastly, an awesome Matching and Customer Success team. They will make sure you are matched with top back-end developers while making your onboarding smooth and stress-free.

Doesn’t it look just tempting? Start your smooth onboarding and pleasant collaboration with a skilled back-end developer now!

Conclusion 

Back-end developers are in high demand, and highly skilled professionals are even rarer. And eventually, it all comes down to who you hire them from. This decision will impact such things as the process length, stress or no stress, trial and error or smooth integration of the first best candidate, cost you a fortune or maybe not, and whether they will live up to what has been promised. 

Your project’s future is in your hands now – choose wisely, choose Lemon.io.

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$55/h.

Shtefan K.

senior back-end web developer

Shtefan is a back-end developer with over 10 years of experience working on complex projects like marketplaces, enterprise management systems, and collaboration platforms.

  • .net
  • asp.net
  • c#
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$65/h.

Ivan S.

// senior back-end web developer

If you are searching for the top Developer in Golang and Java, Ivan is the cream of the crop. More than 10 years of commercial experience make Ivan even more required.

  • golang
  • java
  • spring
Dev Pic
$60/h.

Nikita P.

// senior back-end web developer

Started coding in 2017 and picked Node as his one and only; Nikita strives to achieve excellent results in any project he joins, while also being ready to grow rapidly in a startup environment.

  • express.js
  • node.js
  • typescript
$63/h.

Volodymyr K.

// strong senior software engineer

A senior dev with 6 years of experience. Previously worked on a top-rated face-swap app, Volodymyr likes new challenges and starting projects from scratch.

  • django
  • python
$63/h.

Serhii P.

// senior back-end web developer

A senior back-end dev experienced in Ruby/Ruby on Rails. Serhii knows the Rails framework and databases and is proficient in front-end with Vue.js and Ember.js.

  • ruby
  • ruby on rails
$70/h.

Stanislav H.

// senior full-stack developer

A senior full-stack dev who has been in business since ‘14. He leans toward the back-end with Ruby, but he’s by no means a slouch in the front. React is also up his alley.

  • javascript
  • react
  • +2 skills

FAQ

  • How to write an effective back-end developer job post?

    An effective job post should consist of a company description, job brief, requirements for a developer and their responsibilities, and perks and benefits your company offers. Here is an excellent example of the back-end developer job description template that will help you hire the best developers.

  • What is back-end development?

    There is a front-end, which is what you, as a user, see when looking at your screen, ad there is back-end development which is the core of any web application – something you can’t see but also something that allows your application to run smoothly. In other words, back-end development equals server-side programming.

  • How much do back-end developers make?

    As per Indeed.com, the wage of a back-end developer in the United States ranges from $40 to $110 per hour, based on seniority. Employing offshore from vetting platforms, such as yours truly Lemon.io, can, on the other hand, provide an opportunity window for lower costs. Hiring a solid middle to senior back-end programmer from Ukraine, for example, will cost you an estimated 26 USD, with a maximum of 32 USD per hour.

  • What is the best way to recruit excellent back-end developers?

    Consider hiring remotely and even offshore. The talent pool is bigger; these days, freelance programmers are skilled as they have to keep up with the growing competition. However, when hiring remotely, keep in mind that vetting platforms are a much safer and faster way to hire your freelance back-end developer—especially us – vetting platform for developers Lemon.io. We got a thorough vetting procedure, much lower rates, and quick matching, almost like the speed of light.

  • Are back-end developers in demand?

    Yes, and yes! With the technologies advancing and a number of companies growing, back-end developers are and will be in high demand, while companies are competing for the most skilled dev and preparing to pay generous salaries.

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