What Does It Take to Be a Full-Stack Developer?

Sep 30, 2021, 08:32 AM by Colin Hanner
Shu-Zhen Engineer Dawn Foods

Think just having front- or back-end skills is enough to thrive in today’s engineering world? Think again. 

Being able to work across the stack has become a requirement for many agile workplaces that want solutions fast. And the numbers don’t lie: On Built In, there are currently more than 4,400 open roles for full-stack engineers across the country.

In recent interviews with Built In Boston, four local engineering leaders stressed the importance of balancing hard and soft skills. Mocking, debugging and testing, and building complex systems with the knowledge of several languages, is important to an engineer’s technical repertoire. But clear communication and a willingness to learn from others — skills that aren’t taught in a traditional sense — are important to ensure engineers can thrive in a working environment. 

Striking a balance between the two will, in the words of Engineering Manager Benjamin King, ensure an aspiring or existing full-stack developer will “become a well-rounded professional that customers and developers alike will enjoy working with.”

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