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Full Stack Developers/Engineers

The Job

There is ongoing debate about what makes a full stack “developer” or “engineer” unique. Some employers use the same term for equally qualified and experienced workers, while others classify full stack developers as “jacks of all trades” who have general experience in a wide range of areas and handle the “nitty gritty” development work. They may define full stack engineers as experienced professionals with project management experience in areas such as systems administration. 

Every employer has its own definition of the job duties, required skills, and educational background of its full stack developers, but most developers design, develop, debug, test, and troubleshoot software programs and components, They may also create interactive dashboards and data visualizations; maintain code integrity and organization during the project; troubleshoot issues and solve problems as necessary; write reports and give presentations that provide information and updates to managers and executives regarding current and new product development; and write and maintain technical documentation. Many are also responsible for quality assurance and computer security. Some work with their company’s marketing, sales, and business development departments to attract new customers and to provide input regarding data analytics, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing, among other topics.

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