Senior Developer

From insightfulness to exquisiteness, RP proved to be an excellent partner on all aspects. Flexible work schemes, dedicated developers plus an advisory role indirectly.

Mohammed Moulay

We have used Remote Programmer for last 77 months (as on March 2014) and have always been impressed by the quality of the service they provide. We have a fairly complex website with more than 400 MySQL tables which requires a lot of work on an ongoing basis so we opted to use dedicated resources from them. It is a great value for money.

Martin Gibbons

Lutfal and Champa and their team (Remote Programmer) in Kolkata have been working with me since 2003.

Andrew R. Taylor

I personally went to India to visit Lutfal and his team in 2007 to start off our project and they made me feel very welcome. I was impressed by their set-up and professionalism. I would highly recommend Remote Programmer to anyone.

Martin J Smith

PHP Senior Developer

A senior developer can do a small web based project without the help of a project manager.  You can also leave him with the full responsibility to maintain an existing large web application without any fear in your mind. He can work as a responsible team member in a project that requires a multiple people team.

Senior developers are the safest developer. The thumb rules is, when you can't decide who to hire, hire a senior developer.  But for managing multiple people team, a project manager, can make maximum use of developer's skill and time. A senior developer can also do the job of a project manager, but he will pass the phase of learning project management skills.

You can hire a senior developer as a dedicated, part dedicated, virtual dedicated or for as-per-actual-usage basis.  

Education, skills and experiences


Bachelor/Master in technology (B Tech/M. tech) or  similar degree in computer sciences (BCA/MCA)


3-6 years  of working experience in developing professional websites and web application development

Basic Role

  1. Will manage a small / medium sized live site by his own

  2.  Will do  all required coding works  for  developing  a typical website/web application (CMS, gallery, shopping cart, membership websites ) as per well defined SRS with high level of perfection and without any close help

  3.  Will work with more responsibility and require less  supervision

Quality Control Skill

  1. Able to deliver convention maintained, object oriented, non-redundant architecture based code using Drupal/RP framework which will be easy for future maintenance.

  2. Can become the part of quality control process

  3. Can take care of the live issues

Programming  Tools

PHP / JavaScript / HTML / XML / JQUERY / AJAX / CSS, MySQL/SQL on  RP/Drupal and other major frameworks

Web  Design Skill

Can manipulate images using Photoshop and convert PSD template to HTML without requiring another designer. You can expect higher perfection than a team developer.

System Design Skill

Able to do the system analysis, project design and db design  for a small project or additional module of an existing system

Project Mgt Skill

Learners in project management. Can do it, will pass the learning phase.


When Hire a Senior Developer

  • For doing small to medium sized new projects that can be done single handedly
  • For maintaining a large  web application or MIS system as an reliable and responsible developer
  • A responsible team developer in a large project that requires many people

Hiring Models to Hire a Senior Developer

  • Full Dedicated - You can hire a dedicated senior developer for maintaining a large website or as a responsible team member of your team  
  • Part Dedicated - You should hire a senior developer part dedicated for maintaining a important website but not that much large that requires a dedicated developer
  • Virtual Dedicated - If you are developing small concept based web application that you should opt for Virtual Dedicated and get a Senior Developer work on your project just on a dedicated in the main development stage.

Cost comparison for different types of hiring

Resource Type Exp Monthly Cost in $
Team Developer 2 -3 yrs 900 to 1000
Sr Team Developer 3-4 Yrs 1100 to 1200
Upto 15 PM hrs Support add on   8 to 12 yrs 150
Senior Developer 4-7 yrs 1250 to 1500
Team Lead / Project Manager / Analyst 5 - 12 yrs 1500 to 2500
Web Designer >3 yrs 1000 to 1200
SEO / Marketing Executive >2 yrs 900 to 1000
Data entry operator >2 yrs 350 to 500

Note. Costs are provided for 160 to 170 hours works a month

Resource Type Experience Hourly Rate in $
Monthly Hours->   60 to 100 100 or More
Team  Developer  2-3 yrs 10 9
Sr Team Developer 3-4.5 Yrs 12 11
Senior Developer  4-6 yrs 12 12
Android App Programming  >3 yrs 15 14
iPhone App Programming >5 yrs 15 15
Project Manager / Analyst 8-10 yrs 15 15
Web Designer >3 yrs 10 8
SEO Expert >3 yrs 12 11
Data entry operator >2 yrs 4 3

Please Note:

  1. Hours must be purchased/booked for a month in advance.Minimum commitment hrs is 10 only.
  2. Unused hours will  not carry forward to next month.


Resource Type 2 Months or More <2 months
Developer (PM + Designer + Team Developer) $995 $1095
Developer (PM + Designer + Senior Developer) $1195   $1295
SEO Expert (SEO Consultant + SEO Executive) $800 $800


Resource Type Exp Hourly Rate in $
Volume (Hrs)   <10 10 to 20 20 to 50 50 or More
Team  Developer  2-4 yrs 12 11 10 9
Senior Team Developer  3-4.5 yrs 14 13 12 11
Senior Developer 4-6 Yrs 15 14 13 12
Project Manager / Analyst  5-10 yrs 18 16 14 14
iPhone App >5 Yrs 18 17 16 15
Android App >3 Yrs 16 15 14 12
Biz Consultant >12 years 20 18 17 16
Server Administrator >8 yrs 20 17 16 16
Web Designer >3 yrs 12 10 9 7
SEO Expert >3 yrs 12 10 9 8
Data entry operator >2 yrs 5 4 4 3

Note: Minimum billing/quotation hours for a fixed cost hiring is 4 only. The minimum log hour for all types of hiring is 1 only.  Higher is the volume lower is the rate. Reason, leakage for executing a smaller task is more than a bigger one.