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Back-End Developer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of Back-End Developer Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Developing server-side logic and ensuring high performance and responsiveness of applications.
  • Integrating user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic.
  • Optimizing the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Implementing security and data protection measures.
  • Designing and implementing data storage solutions.
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Collaborating with front-end developers, designers, and other team members to deliver well-rounded solutions.
  • Staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends to continuously improve software development practices.

Skills, knowledge, and experience:

  •  Proficiency in languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, or Node.js.
  • Experience with frameworks like Spring, Django, Ruby on Rails, Laravel, or Express.js.
  • Knowledge of database systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or Oracle.
  • Ability to design and develop RESTful APIs.
  • Understanding of server-side templating languages and server management and deployment (e.g., Apache, Nginx, Docker)
  •  Experience with Git for version control.
  • Understanding of web security principles and best practices.
  • Proficiency in unit testing and debugging techniques.
  •  Ability to analyze and solve complex problems efficiently.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with front-end developers and other stakeholders.
  • Staying updated with industry trends and advancements in technology.

Nice to Have:

  • Containerization Technologies:** Docker or Kubernetes experience.
  • GraphQL: Knowledge and implementation.
  • TypeScript: Proficiency for front-end development.
  • Microservices Architecture: Understanding and implementation.
  • Mobile App Development: Previous experience.
  • Open-Source Contributions: Involvement in projects.
  • Full-Stack Development:  Certifications or training.
  • Additional Languages: Proficiency in complementary programming languages.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.