Hire Back-end Developers in the Philippines

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  • A back-end developer is responsible for server-side web application logic and integration of the work of the front-end developers.
  • Back-end developers' work usually involves writing web services and APIs used by front-end developers and mobile application developers.

  1. Decide what languages you need them to know and what level of experience you need them to have.
  2. Create a job post: Once you’ve decided what skills you need the backend developer to have, create a free VirtualStaff.ph employer account and post a job.
  3. Shortlist and interview the developers that have the skills that you need. You can then immediately hire a backend developer in the Philippines.

You can expect to pay between $4.00 and $25.00 per hour to hire a backend developer. The actual rate will depend on the individual developer’s programming languages, skills, and experience.

Average salary rates charged by backend developers in the Philippines are:

  • Junior backend developer: $3.00 to $8.00 per hour.
  • Intermediate backend developer: $6.00 to $12.00 per hour.
  • Senior backend developer: $8.00-$25.00 per hour.

The above salary rates are just averages, so we can give you an idea of the range you should be looking to pay to attract the best candidates.

On average, hiring a backend developer in the Philippines should cost you between ⅕ to ⅓ of what it would cost to hire locally in the USA.

For example, if a senior backend developer with 8 years of experience would cost you $100,000 per year to hire full-time in the USA. Our advice would be to perhaps budget between $20,000 and $33,000 a year to hire the equivalently skilled back-end programmer in the Philippines.

Another example would be if an intermediate backend dev with 3-4 years experience would cost you $60,000 in the USA. By budgeting around $15,000 to $20,000 per year, you will be able to find an equivalently skilled developer in the Philippines while still saving a fortune in salary costs.

Create an easy-to-understand job post that highlights the skills, languages, and tech proficiencies that you need the backend developer to have.

For example, what coding languages do you need them to know?

Are you looking for a junior developer? Or perhaps you need a more experienced backend developer with 5+ years of coding experience in a particular language such as Python?

The job post is your opportunity to highlight everything you need. It’s also a chance for you to show candidates why working for you and your company would be good for them.

Be clear and straight to the point. Our search system works based on keywords, so it’s important to pick keywords that your ideal applicants are likely to search for.

Sample of backend developer job post titles:

  • Looking for a backend developer to create reusable code and libraries
  • Full-time senior backend developer working within a dev team
  • Backend developer needed to manage the interchange of data between the server and the users
  • Junior backend developer to join our growing web development company
  • Part-time backend developer (flexible work schedule)

Job posts for backend developers should include:

Job role: Be clear about precisely what the job involves. What would a typical day look like? Would your backend developer be working as part of a team or on their own? Is it a flexible work schedule or a fixed one?

Salary: How much is the hourly rate, and how many hours per week is the job? For example, “$10.00 per hour, you’ll work 40 hours per week, 9am-6pm (EST) with a one-hour lunch break”.

A backend developer is responsible for building the structure of a software application. Backend developers write APIs and connect behind-the-scenes things required for the front-end (user-facing) part to reflect what they want the application to do.

Here are some examples of backend developer job responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining servers for new and existing applications.
  • Debugging the backend of a website or application.
  • Creating and managing databases.

Here are some examples:

  • Computer science or related degree (bachelors or above)
  • Familiarity with Servers
  • Knowledge of APIs.
  • Experience integrating technologies
  • Knowledge of popular frameworks

You can hire part-time or full-time backend developers on VirtualStaff.ph. Create your free employer account, post a job, and hire the applicant that is the best fit for what you need.

The huge advantage you get by hiring backend developers in the Philippines is due to the massive savings in salary cost while at the same time still hiring a skilled and good quality developer.


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