How to write a Front End Developer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Front End Developer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Front End Developer job titles

    Front End Developer
    Senior Front End Developer
    Front End Developer (with JavaScript proficiency)
    Front End Developer (Part-Time)
    Front End Web Developer

Front End Developer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Front End Developer job summary

Our organization is looking for a Front End Developer who can utilize HTML, CSS and jQuery to develop effective user interfaces on the company website and mobile apps released to the public. The successful candidate will work closely with our web development and software design teams to update the website and internal web tools to make them more efficient. The front end developer will also be responsible for creating innovative solutions to web design issues to help make the website more visually appealing and enhance usability.

Front End Developer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Front End Developer responsibilities

    Implement responsible web design principles to ensure that our company website renders well across multiple devices
    Design a framework for creating user apps that grows with the needs of the company
    Monitor website performance, watch for traffic drops related to site usability problems and rectify the issues
    Review app and feature coding and plan future website upgrades with the development team
    Assist in the development of applications and features that will be put on the website and in internal functions as well

Front End Developer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Front End Developer skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    3+ years’ web development experience required
    2+ years’ app development experience preferred
    Proficiency with AngularJS an asset
    Strong knowledge of web development tools and programming languages

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