- HTML, CSS/SAAS navvy
- experience with GIT (or other version control systems)
- knowledge of at least one: React, Angular, Vue, Ember
- good English
- experience with RWD
- knowledge of at least one: Bootstrap, Foundation
The pros of working as a frontend developer
Well, the best part of frontend is that you don’t have to worry if soon it is going to extinct. The blossoming period of website applications is still on but of course, from time to time it is good to add some skills and never stop learning when it comes to software development. Changes in the IT world are common, sometimes there is a hype for a particular language or desired library but if you want to stay on top — always enhance your skillset and… be an expert in your field.
Additionally, if you are already experienced enough, it won’t be that difficult to make a little switch and change your career path. Transition to full-stack, product development, UX or becoming a SCRUM master could be the next step in case you are afraid of getting bored with CSS styles. Kidding, there is always something new you can learn or do in frontend.
How to find a job as a frontend developer?
Lately, without a doubt, becoming a frontend developer or a Python developer is a common goal for a huge amount of people who want to retrain and drastically change the career path. The good part about frontend is that in comparison to backend, full-stack or big data, not much math is necessary to get the basics. Although in software development, logical thinking is a key to success even if there are no sophisticated math patterns required. However, what could be an advantage is knowing the design. An eye for details, some graphics programs at your fingertips, fundamental UX/UI knowledge and experience with layouts, matching colors and so on — merging skills is a way to go, if you really want to stand out from the junior devs’ crowd.