Why do you need a Back-End developer on your team?

Discover the key benefits of having a back-end developer in our team. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a business owner, or a developer, this blog post is a must-read for understanding why a back-end developer is probably one of the most important component of any successful development team.

Behind every polished and engaging website lies a complex network of servers, databases, and intricate code – all skillfully crafted by the usually unappreciated heroes known as back-end developers.

They are basically the architects of the virtual infrastructure, the wizards of data management, and the guardians of security.

In this blog post, we will discover why the expertise of a back-end developer is so important in shaping the platforms we interact with daily and whether you need a back-end developer in your team or not.

Here are some reasons why we think having a back-end developer is important:

  • Back-end developers handle how information is stored and organized, making sure it’s safe and easily accessible.
  • They create the code that makes the app or website work, processing user requests and generating responses.
  • Back-end developers protect sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access to keep everything safe.
  • They ensure the app can handle more users without slowing down.
  • Back-end developers enable the app to work with other services and platforms.
  • They make sure the app runs smoothly on different devices and operating systems.
  • Back-end developers find and fix issues to keep the app running smoothly.
  • They work together with front-end developers to create a great user experience.
  • Back-end developers update the app to meet new demands and add new features.
  • They help set up tools to track user behavior, providing valuable insights for businesses.

You need to hire a backend developer if:

  • You’re developing a feature-rich application with advanced functionality.
  • You need to efficiently organize and manage large amounts of data, with smooth access and storage.
  • You need to safeguard sensitive user data and protect your application from potential threats.
  • Your application needs to accommodate growing numbers of users or handle heavy traffic.
  • Your project requires integration with third-party services or APIs.
  • You need tailor-made features and functionalities that cater to your unique business needs and requirements.
  • Your application needs to be regularly monitored, and any issues or bugs that arise to be fastly corrected and maintain smooth operation.
  • Your application demands real-time features like instant messaging, live updates, or collaboration tools.
  • Your app often experiences sudden spikes in user activity.
  • Your app needs constant updating and enhancing with new features and improvements.

We hope this answers some questions, in the meantime, we asked our colleagues why they think companies need a back-end developer in their team, so here’s what they said:

Alexandru, Back-End Developer / PHP

“Making the front-end and the back-end side of the application decoupled from each other is very important in programming. It’s much easier to maintain such products because the front-end will use the back-end, but depend on it. Also, multiple applications can communicate with the back-end (for example web app, mobile app, API client, etc.) and all of them will have a single source of truth. Also, we can scale and deploy back-end applications much easier when they don’t have front-end logic. That’s why the larger product the more needed is decoupling. Of course to achieve those goals the project needs both front-end and back-end developers.”

Liviu, Back-End Developer / PHP Laravel

“Back-end developers are responsible for building the server-side components of web applications, databases, and APIs. They handle data storage, retrieval, and processing, which are essential for the overall functioning of web and mobile applications. They play a significant role in optimizing the performance of an application and ensuring it can handle a large number of users. They focus on efficiency, scalability, and minimizing response times. Many applications require integration with external services like payment gateways, email providers, or third-party APIs. Back-end developers handle these integrations seamlessly.”

Maxim, Back-End Developer / Golang

“Nowadays, practically in any tech company, a back-end developer is an indispensable part, to be able to compete in the market. Developers have the gears that move these things forward and keep making business competitive and profitable.”

Danu, Back-End Developer / PHP Laravel

“Most Companies need back-end developers because they are key people for business, they create new features, perform and optimize apps, help front-end developers (create an API for communication between back-end and front-end part) and project managers (create the best architecture decision for developing a scalable project).”

Chiril, Back-End Developer / Ruby

“It is very difficult to be a full-stack developer who can do absolutely everything. In my practice, I have seen only 2 people who really knew a lot in back and front. That is why, in my opinion, people are needed who are responsible for architecture, query optimization, and coding. On large projects, a well-written back-end saves a lot of time, money, and resources.”

Andrei, Back-End Developer / PHP Laravel

“Back-end development is about handling how data is structured and making sure it fits well with your business’s brand voice.”