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Full Stack Developer

What is a Full Stack Developer?

Full Stack Developers design, develop and maintain comprehensive software solutions, typically for the web. This includes creating user interfaces, developing servers and databases and coding for mobile platforms. 

Salary Range

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50th Percentile
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Foundational Skills

Adaptability, Analytical Thinking, Basic Computer Competencies, Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Customer Focus, Dependability, Detail Orientation, Humility, Initiative, Instruction/Teaching, Integrity, Interpersonal Competencies, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Professionalism, Reading, Scheduling/Coordinating, Science & Technology, Teamwork & Writing

Occupational Skills

Front-End Development

This involves creating the user interface and experience of a website or application. Front-end developers work with design and technology to ensure that users can interact with the site or app effectively. They use languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the layout, design, and interactivity of a website.

Novice Level
  • Can understand and apply basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts
  • Can create simple websites and web pages using these technologies
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively utilize HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create responsive, user- friendly websites and web applications
  • Can implement advanced front-end features and techniques
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in front-end technologies and frameworks
  • Can design and develop complex, high-performance web applications that meet user needs and business objectives

Back-End Development

This refers to server-side development and deals with the application’s database and infrastructure. Back-end developers write server scripts and APIs that power the site or app’s core functionality. They work with server languages like PHP, Ruby and Python and frameworks like Node.js.

Novice Level
  • Can understand and apply basic server- side programming concepts
  • Can develop simple web applications using a server- side programming language like Python or Java
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively utilize server-side programming languages and frameworks to build robust and scalable web applications
  • Can handle data processing, data validation, and database interactions
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in server-side technologies and architectures
  • Can design and implement complex web services, APIs, and microservices
  • Can optimize back-end performance and security

Database Management

This involves creating, updating and managing the databases that store data for websites, applications and systems. Database managers ensure the performance, integrity, and security of databases. They often work with SQL-based systems like MySQL and PostgreSQL, and NoSQL databases like MongoDB.

Novice Level
  • Can understand basic database concepts and SQL queries
  • Can perform basic data manipulation and retrieval operations
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively design, implement, and manage databases for web applications
  • Can optimize database performance and ensure data integrity
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in database technologies and best practices
  • Can design and implement complex database models to meet the data requirements of web applications
  • Can handle large-scale data processing and ensure data security

Application Logic and Architecture

Designing the structured framework and logical flow of an application. It involves planning how the application will work and how different components will interact with each other, focusing on the core algorithmic logic and the overall system design.

Novice Level
  • Can understand and apply basic application architecture concepts
  • Can design and develop simple web applications with a clear separation of concerns
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively design and implement modular, maintainable, and scalable web applications
  • Can apply design patterns and best practices to ensure application quality and performance
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in software architecture and design principles
  • Can design and implement complex, distributed web applications that meet business requirements and scalability needs
  • Can apply microservices and cloud-native architecture principles

Testing and Debugging

Testing is the process of evaluating software to find and fix defects. Debugging is the process of locating and resolving bugs or defects in software code that prevent correct operation. This includes unit testing, integration testing, and using tools to ensure code quality and reliability.

Novice Level
  • Can understand and apply basic testing concepts
  • Can perform basic unit testing and manual testing of web applications
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively implement and utilize testing frameworks and tools to ensure the quality and functionality of web applications

  • Can perform automated testing, integration testing, and performance testing
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in testing methodologies and best practices
  • Can design and implement comprehensive testing strategies to ensure the reliability, security, and performance of web applications
  • Can effectively identify and debug complex application issues

Version Control

This is the practice of tracking and managing changes to software code. Version control systems like Git allow multiple developers to work on the same codebase without conflicts, maintain historical versions of code and manage updates and merging of code branches. It is crucial for collaborative and individual development workflows.

Novice Level
  • Can understand and use basic version control systems like Git

  • Can track changes in code and manage multiple versions of web applications
Emerging Level
  • Can effectively utilize version control systems to collaborate with team members and maintain a clear history of code changes

  • Can resolve conflicts and ensure code integrity
Proficient Level
  • Possesses deep expertise in version control systems and best practices
  • Can implement branching strategies, merge procedures, and code review processes to ensure efficient and effective code management


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