Your responsibilities as a Web Designer/Developer will include designing, building, and optimising websites and other online applications. You need to be an expert in programming languages and have a deep knowledge of SEO best practices. Being a good team leader is also a necessity as you will be required to lead a team of junior web developers.
Here are some skills you need to build to take your career forward:
Back-end web developers create the website’s structure, write code, and verify the code works. Their responsibilities also may include managing access points for others who need to manage a website’s content.
As a web developer, one is expected to know either ASP or PHP and MySQL, protocols commonly used for back-end development.
Web developers build websites and ensure they perform reliably and efficiently. An expert web developer should have a deep knowledge of website optimisation, modern standards,Testing and debugging skills, SEO, content delivery networks, domain systems and more. Having a growth mindset and urge for upgrading your knowledge and skills is very healthy habits for a career in web development.
Delivering Exceptional User Experience
Good user experience design is about making your product/website predictable and easy to use as well as User Friendly. It’s about offering a design that does not confuse the user when they proceed with their intended actions. Working in a web developer job entails designing and building websites that cater to your client’s specifications. As a senior web developer, one needs to be familiar with how users interact with a website and make this experience smooth-flowing and hassle-free for them following client’s specifications about the website .
Team building skills are capabilities that help leaders form interactive, supportive, and high-functioning teams. For example, problem solving, listening, and organizing are essential team building skills. The purpose of these skills is to support teamwork and team development.
Project Management Skills
Senior web developers are often required to organize their teams and serve as an interface between their team members and decision-makers. Project managers (PMs) are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects for an organization while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope. Communication takes nearly 90 percent of project manager’s time.
Great communication skills can help you progress well in your career. In senior role, professionals need to communicate with their team members and clients effectively. In such roles, being knowledgeable about modern communication technologies and collaboration platforms is also of utmost significance.
A software tester is an IT professional responsible for the testing phase of software development to make sure systems, programs and applications are performing as expected. A job role in which a person tests your whole website to uncover mistakes, problems, or other oversights that you might’ve missed during the website development and design phases is called Quality assurance (QA).
Key skills for working as a QA analyst:
- A creative mindset – and the ability to approach a problem creatively.
- Good communications skills, both written and verbal.
- Strong IT skills.
- A meticulous approach to work.
- Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems.