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Full Stack Developer

Use expert knowledge to develop and manage software and web-based applications.

What's it like to be a Full Stack Developer?

A Full Stack Developer is a Web Developer who is proficient in both Front End and Back End web development. Front End development refers to user-facing software, built and managed using programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Back End development refers to the server-side of the website or application, built and managed using programming languages like Java, PHP, Ruby and Python.

Full Stack Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Designing websites using a mixture of creativity and software programming.
  • Gathering project requirements by liaising with clients and stakeholders.
  • Analysing project requirements and designing solutions and features.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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Full Stack Developers commonly work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation.

Software Developers may be employed at large companies where new software is created, at digital agencies or within the IT department of a business. Like other Software Developers, they may also work freelance on a contractual basis.

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How to become a Full Stack Developer


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It’s possible to work as a Full Stack Developer without a formal qualification, however many employers prefer candidates with a qualification in programming or software development.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification. This could be a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) (ICT40120), Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) (ICT50220) or Diploma of Information Technology (Front End Web Development) (ICT50220). Alternatively, you could complete a more advanced qualification, such as a bachelor degree in IT or computer science.
  2. Look to secure an internship while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship from experienced Full Stack Developers.
  3. Consider enhancing your skills with industry recognised certifications, such as the Certified Full Stack Developer.

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Latest Full Stack Developer reviews

Latest reviews from 20 Full Stack Developers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Full Stack Developer is a challenging role but it helps to see the bigger picture.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Software Development
The good things
As a full-stack developer, you know of multiple technologies. Whether it's about adding images to a web page, creating a database or setting up infrastructure, you'd be familiar with all of them. You ...
The challenges
It might be challenging to stay focussed to one thing as Full Stack Developer role is more involved and requires to do lot of things. I would still recommend to focus on DOTS (Do one thing surely) to ...
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May 2021
Full Stack Development: You need to be the jack or all trades and not sure if its worth it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Forensic Accounting
The good things
Good variety of work. Getting to learn new skills every time. Builds a good resume for the job market
The challenges
Can be painstaking trying to find solution to problems. Some problems require a lot research and ultimately trial and error which can be time consuming and not good if you are working with deadlines. ...
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