Front End Developer

Build the interfaces for web and mobile apps that users love.

Min Salary

$40,000

Median Salary

$80,000

Max Salary

$120,000

Industry

Tech

Degree Required?

No

Overview

If you have ever been interested in helping create how a website looks and feels with code, then becoming a Front End Developer might be right for you. Front End Developers are responsible for creating the interfaces that you use on your phone, tablet, and computer every day. They take the designs that come from a designer for a website or app and turn it into code. Front End Developers work closely with UX, UI, and Back End Developers to ensure that everything is properly implemented for a new product.

Please note not to confuse this job with with a User Interface Designer, who is using tools like Photoshop and Illustrator to create high fidelity designs of the website or application. If you have ever had an experience with a website that felt smooth, easy to use, and easy to navigate you can thank the front end developer for actually developing the interface you use and the designers for creating the initial designs.

Companies hiring Front End Developers

Average Day for a remote Front End Developer

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

9:30 a.m. Begin working

Start up your computer and begin working. Check issues on Jira/GitHub from the day before and plan for the day.

10 a.m. Standup

Standup with your team via Hangouts. Let your team know what you're working on and if you have any current roadblocks for your tasks.

10:15 a.m. Start Working

Jump into your tasks for the day. This can differ and could be everything from fixing a JavaScript bug to laying out a new page for your company's website.

12:30 p.m. Lunch

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1:30 p.m. Afternoon Meeting

Jump into a quick 30 minute meeting on hangouts with your team. Meetings normally include designers, the project manager, and any other developers on the team that you are working with.

2:30 p.m. Work

Another block of time to work, hopefully uninterrupted until the end of the day.

5 p.m. Head home

Finish up the day. Take some notes for things you have unfinished and want to focus on tomorrow.

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