As more and more companies hire developers to design and develop software, HR professionals face significant challenges finding qualified professionals. A significant shortage of developers during a time of unprecedented demand is impacting the bottom line. According to a recent survey from Gartner, IT executives see the developer shortage as a barrier to nearly 65% of all emerging technologies:

“Talent availability is cited as a leading factor inhibiting adoption among all six technology domains included in the survey – compute infrastructure and platform services, network, security, digital workplace, IT automation and storage and database.”

Unsurprisingly, many HR professionals seek multi-talented professionals to perform several development functions. The term “full stack” is increasingly popular because it implies a varied skill-set. Full stack developers are often called the “Swiss army knife” of the development world, and a majority of developers now identify as full stack web developers (as opposed to “front end” or “back end” developers).

NewConfig is an IT recruiting company specializing in developer staffing, including full stack developer jobs. We have extensive experience sourcing and hiring full-stack development professionals. Please contact our Montgomery County, PA offices to learn more about our Full-Stack Developer staffing.

Today’s blog answers three critical questions about full-stack development professionals: What is a full-stack developer? Why do companies need full-stack developers? And how can a full-stack developer help your company grow?

What is a Full-Stack Developer?

A full-stack software engineer is a programming expert proficient in multiple languages who can seamlessly transition from front end to back-end development while creating a unified system.

The front-end refers to the client-side of a website. Front-end developers ensure a seamless website experience for browsers using common web languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The back-end refers to the server-side of a website. Back-end developers use multiple languages like PHP, Net, or Python (to name a few) to ensure website security and seamless integration with the client-side of the website.

A full stack web developer is an expert in front and back-end development and can build a website or application from the ground up. Given the current demand for developers, full-stack developer jobs are abundant, and many companies see distinct advantages in hiring a singular talent to perform multiple roles.

Why Do Companies Need Full-Stack Developers?

Most companies hire full stack developers to build web applications to compete in new and emerging markets. And many companies recognize the value of hiring a “generalist” like a full stack developer who can support multiple parts of a development team’s projects.

A full stack web developer’s expertise means these professionals are exceptionally qualified to facilitate communication in a larger development team and can quickly identify opportunities and potential mistakes in any project. And, as more web applications integrate AI and IoT technologies into their products, the versatility of a full-stack web developer is vital.

How Can a Full-Stack Developer Help Your Company Grow?

With nearly 13,000 open jobs (source), it is clear that companies see a distinct need for full stack web developers. Full stack developers offer unique advantages over the front or back-end developers and can often serve an essential role in a company’s growth.

The nature of the position implies a deep working knowledge of a company’s web application. Full stack developers are poised to solve creative and logistical problems, perform multiple roles, and serve various positions, including management and executive functions.

NewConfig: Full Stack Developer Recruitment Services

If you’re convinced of the benefits of a full-stack development professional, you may need an experienced recruiting firm to help you find a qualified developer for your position. Don’t let the competition beat you to the hire!

NewConfig offers full-stack developer recruitment services to companies worldwide. Our staff includes developers with both front-end and back-end expertise. To learn more, please contact our Montgomery County, PA offices.