Talent Acquisition

7 Tech and IT Interview Questions to Ask a Web Developer

By Advanced Resources on July 17, 2017

If you work in information technology, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed by a Network Engineer are much different than those needed by a Help Desk Administrator. In this series we present seven interview questions specific to a particular position or functional area. In this post we tackle interview questions to ask a web developer.

What is a web developer?

Depending on the project needs of an organization, the role of web developer can encompass a wide range of responsibilities and requirements. At a very high level, the web developer’s primary responsibility is to ensure an organization’s website loads and functions properly across devices and browsers. The ability to implement data collection solutions such as Google Analytics and various other technology integrations is often required as well. Other key components include interpersonal communication, project management, and leadership skills.

Common skills and qualifications for a web developer include:
  • Web Security
  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript/JQuery
  • E-Commerce Systems and implementation
  • User Interface Design (UI)
  • Knowledge of systems integrations and API's

7 Important Interview Questions for Web Developers

  1. What development language are you most fluent in?
  2. What other development languages have you worked in and what is your proficiency?
  3. What operating systems are you familiar with?
  4. What is your experience with web servers?
  5. What databases have you worked with?
  6. Do you have any experience in scripting? If so, what languages?
  7. What is your strategy for Quality Assurance and cross-browser testing?

Interview Questions to Ask a Web DeveloperThese questions are just a starting point for assessing the skills and experience required of a web developer. Make sure to augment this list with questions specific to your company’s needs to find the right fit for your team, which should include questions for culture fit.

Read: Ultimate List of Interview Questions To Screen For Culture Fit

If you're looking for additional resources on how to hire culture fit employees, download Hire Better: A Guide to Interviewing for Culture Fit.

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