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about mean stack developers

MEAN is an acronym that stands for each layer of technology being worked on – MongoDB (database), Express (web server), AngularJS (front end), and Node.js (server). Depending on your interest and skill level, you might specialize in front end or back end development. If you have the skills and experience as a MEAN stack developer, contact Randstad Canada today to learn about career opportunities in your area. 

what mean stack developer jobs entail

MEAN stack developers typically work within the IT department of an organization. You may also work for a third party development or IT consulting company. You will work in an office setting during normal office hours. Some companies offer flexible hours and the ability to work remotely on occasion. Expect to work overtime hours to troubleshoot issues and to meet project deadlines. In most cases, you will report to an IT manager or project manager.

average mean stack developer salaries

MEAN stack developers working in Canada have an average annual salary of about $80,000 per year. The salary ranges as low as $50,000 up to approximately $120,000 annually. Incentives such as performance bonuses and profit sharing are commonly included in compensation packages. Industry experience with full stack development can help increase your earning potential. 

your day to day tasks

As a MEAN stack developer, your specific role and day-to-day tasks will vary based on your company’s needs. You will work on a variety of front end and back end projects to support business practices. Your tasks include the following:

  • assist with front end and back end development projects
  • work on technical issues
  • design solutions to solve complicated IT issues
  • create new software or improve existing software
  • create scalable IT solutions
  • assist with creating functional project deliverables
  • collaborate with the IT team to develop strong systems to support business objectives

where you can work

MEAN stack developers can work for all types of companies in Canada. Most find work with technology, finance, and ecommerce organizations. You could also work for an IT development company and support their clients’ web, server, and database needs. MEAN stack developer jobs are found in larger cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal. 

what you bring to the table

MEAN stack developers bring a diverse skill set to the table. You will need to have an understanding of many coding languages, development approaches, and know how to bring them all together. Here are some of the skills and abilities hiring companies are looking for in candidates:

  • JavaScript development
  • knowledge of MondoDB, AngularJS, Node.js and ExpressJS
  • Ruby on Rails, Python, Django, HTML, CSS
  • understanding of front end and back end development
  • experience with databases
  • knowledge of web development, cloud technology, and continuous integration
  • expert troubleshooting and problem solving skills

training and certifications

MEAN stack developers are required to have a degree in computer science, programming, or other related IT degree. Computer certifications in web development, servers, and database development are an asset. Hiring companies prefer candidates with experience in MEAN stack development. A proven track record of success is highly desirable. Specific training, certification opportunities, and new skill development is often provided by hiring companies. 

where your career is headed

MEAN stack developers are highly desirable and skilled professionals. As a result of your diverse skill set and experience working with many coding languages and applications, your career options are vast.

Application development, JavaScript programmer, web development and full stack development are all areas you could move into in the future. You may also choose to focus on front end or back end full stack development.

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