Backend API Developer

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

We have used Remote Programmer for last 13 years (as on Jan 2020) and have always been impressed by the quality of the service they provide. We have a fairly complex website with more than 500 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

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 worked with Remote Programmer for several years and they provided great service.

Developers are reliable and supported by a flexible, capable and collaborative management team as needed.

Ian Gordon

Why hire a Backend API Developer?

You need a backend developer to  develop  the backend of a modern decoupled web application. A decoupled application is one where backend and frontend are developed separately and they also run in separate processes.  

In a web application, the backend constitutes the APIs. An API takes the internal request from the front end interface, connects database server or other servers for data, processes data and returns the data ( normally in JSON format) to the front end. A backend developer designs the system and writes necessary codes to make it happen.

Though you will find people who are expert in both (full stack developer) but most of the developers are expert either in backend or in front end. The tools and technologies for backend and front end development are also different. So if your project is big enough it makes sense to hire a separate backend developer.

Backend Tools & Technologies

The most popular backend technologies for developing web applications  is PHP frameworks. The most recommended is Phalcon microframeworks. It is well known for its exceptional performance as core is written C programming languages. You can also use Laravel & Yii.

As a non PHP frameworks most popular is Node.js with Express. It is Javascript based back end technology and allows writing asynchronous scripts. This leads to much higher performance.

For storing data you can use any database but the most recommended  are PgSQL or MongoDB. MongoDB is best for huge data manipulation but reduces the speed of development to some extent. PgSQL gives all advantages of RDBMS at the same time it can withstand huge load. It is free too.

How will a Backend API Developer help you?

  1. Discuss with with product owner and finalise the functional requirements at story level
  2. Provide technical solutions - Analyse further and convert the story into proposed software units:  use cases, interfaces and interface items, database entities, internal data flow. In a bigger system this part is likely to be done by a separate person called system analyst.
  3. Finalise the nonfunctional requirements with product owner and test analyst
  4. Finalise the TDD points (coding logics as test case units) associated to every objects (interfaces, interface items,  fields, actions etc)
  5. Finaise the database and code plan
  6. Coding and debugging to develop the backend of your web application as defined. Mainly the APIs to be used by the front end developers
  7. Unit testing & functional testing
  8. Do the performance testing and other non functional testing as defined in test cases
  9. Delivering to product owner and/or to test team
  10. Help product owner to do the acceptance testing
  11. Fixing reported defects at the server side
  12. Reporting as required

Skill & experiences of a Backend API  Developer at RP

  1. Intelligent, analytical and logically strong
  2. B. Tech or MCA or equivalent qualification
  3. Good communication skill over email and skype
  4. Organised & have good documenting skill
  5. 5-9 years experience in web development
  6. Strong in relevant backend technologies (PHP frameworks or MERN Stack)
  7. Good command over database & SQL
  8. Have additional command on HTML/CSS/ Javascript to take care front end issue too if required

How much does it cost?

The cost is too reasonable. Dedicated hiring starts at 1 $1200 only. Hourly rates start with $10 only. However cost is likely to be higher with increase in experience, skillset and past track record

Tips for hiring a Backend  API Developer

We recommend hiring a separate dedicated backend developer for a new project and that requires a team. If your project is small or it is in maintenance mode you can hire a full stack developer who can take care both frontend and backend. You can also have a dedicated backend developer for an ongoing project when the team is quite bigger. Hiring a backend developer on part time should be avoided.

Why hire a Backend API Developer from India?

The single biggest reason is the cost. You can get the same project done at 1/5th or even lesser price if you hire from india.

Why hire from Remote Programmer?

  • Web Development since 1999

    We are in web development since 1999. In 2004 we developed a PHP MVC framework. Worked on almost all popular web technologies. We implemented many innovative ideas to maximize the client's revenue. 

  • Reliable - In-house with no Newbies

    We have a dedicated in-house team of 30+ developers. 80% of them are 6+ years experience. 6 of them are 14+ years of experience. Only experienced developers and experts will work on your projects.

  • Complete  Solution - Concept to Cash

    We have six 15+ years of experienced experts who will help to add value at different points of the software development life cycle. Execution will be done by experienced developers and technology experts. 

  • Built-in-Quality through Lean Practices

    You can't turn a MI phone into an iPhone, once it is built. Because adding qualities as in iPhone requires to be built-in. We have quality checks on every step of the value stream starting right from the code editor.

  • Expertise in Latest Technologies

    We are currently focused on the latest tools,  technologies, programming languages, frameworks and microservices architectures for developing web, cloud, desktop and mobile apps.

  • Use of Worldclass Agile Tools

    Only programming technologies do not help. We set up our development pipelines with DevOps tools like Jira, GIT, Dockers, Kubernetes and automated testing tools to deliver world-class quality in minimum time.

  • Super Service at India Price

    With the help of experienced and trained resources, 21 years of software development experience, hard work and professional honesty, we provide super service. And still at India Price, as we manage everything from India.

  • History of Serving in the Long Term

    We provide future support. Even if you come back with a small change. Clients stay with for years. And in fact employees too. The main reason behind this is we really care about our clients and employees.