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Web Developer Job Description

A web developer is someone whose job is to plan, design, test, maintain and upgrade websites or web applications. Web developers are responsible for creating and maintaining websites and their job involves web design, web programming, web publishing and database management.

A web developer should be creative, analytical, prudent, diligent, detail-oriented and adaptable, and have the ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time. They should be able to build well functioning websites with the simplest and cheapest technologies available.

What does a Web Developer do?

Web developers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Web developers usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines. Web developers work in offices, but may also work from home. Their job can be stressful because of the technicality involved.

What is Required to Become a Web Developer?

To become a web developer, a certification or degree in computer science, information technology, web development, web engineering, or a similar discipline is helpful. Employers will prefer to hire developers with great work portfolios.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Web developers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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