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Job responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product and design teams to determine client requirements, plan project roadmap and translate it into effective deliverables
  • Work closely with the QA team to develop testing protocols
  • Deliver Node.js applications with RESTful APIs, like single-page applications and microservices
  • Develop coding standards, methodology and maintain code and design quality
  • Stay abreast of latest technologies and development best practices
  • Participate in all stages of development life cycle from review, design, coding, implementation, to testing, optimization, and maintenance

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years of experience in developing APIs using Node JS (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Sound knowledge of third-party APIs
  • Strong understanding of JWT tokens
  • Expertise in designing with Node, Express, and REST
  • Firm grasp on Node.js frameworks, microservices architecture and RESTful web services
  • Hands on experience with DevOps, CI/CD concepts, and version control tools
  • Expertise with AWS API Gateway and Lambda Functions
  • Fluency in English language for effective communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of Containers like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases
  • Basic knowledge of mobile app and web development
  • Experience working within Agile/SCRUM environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

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How to become a remote senior Node.js/API developer?

Built on top of the Google Chrome JavaScript engine, Node.js is one of the most widely used server-side platforms in use today. It has become a preferred choice of many developers as it helps to quickly build fast and scalable network applications. It operates with an event-driven and non-blocking I/O model making it extremely lightweight and efficient. The platform is widely used and seems to be the perfect solution for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Built using JavaScript, it can be run within Node.js runtime on OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

An API or application programming interface works as a connection between computers and installed programs. It is a software interface that works with other software and applications helping them to communicate with each other and execute user-preferred tasks. APIs are also the tool that helps to interpret data and present it in a preferred readable format to users. Almost every input o modern mobile applications are handled by APIs making them an in-demand solution.

Based on the constant demand for new and efficient solutions to make digital solutions more easily available, Node.js and APIs hold a lot of importance. Developers with expertise in working with Node.js and developing and maintaining APIs can build a successful career in the present industry. The growing importance of the solution has given developers new ways to take their professional careers to the next level. Also with businesses rapidly looking to go digital, developers specializing in Node.js and API development have a bright future ahead.

What is the scope in Node.js/API development?

With businesses globally looking to take their services digital and develop digital sale funnels, technologies like Node.js and APIs are set to become even more important. Most organizations are looking to extend their reach to users thereby prioritizing modern digital solutions like apps and websites. The ability to utilize technologies like Node.js and developing APIs has handed organizations new ways to explore and extend operations.

In the current tech landscape, both Node.js and APIs are highly-valued resources. Perfectly fitting the requirements of modern software and application development processes, broth has managed to remain relevant over a long period of time. Also with global popularity and abundance of active experts, developers can take advantage of the vast community support. Based on such advantages along with the availability of third-party resources, companies actively try to hire Node.js/API developers to build or scale their digital services.

If you’re a developer looking to build a successful career in the software development industry, knowledge of Node.js and API development skills can help to reach your desired goals.

What are the responsibilities and roles of a Node.js/API developer?

While working as a Node.js/API developer expect to work on a variety of different tasks related to enterprise-level solutions. Most organizations prefer to hire Node.js developers with experience in delivering modern business applications that can help to fine-tune operations. Expect to take ownership of tasks like deploying and maintaining network applications on a daily basis. You might also be asked to monitor data exchange processes between users and servers to understand performance. Tasks like building back-end components, integrating web services with applications, and supporting front-end developers should also be a recurring affair.

When hired to work as a Node.js/API developer, expect daily responsibilities to include tasks like:

  • Contribute to developing and maintaining server-side network components
  • Optimize performance of core databases and response rate of front-end requests
  • Work closely alongside front-end developers to help integrate essential components
  • Build front-end user interfaces and back-end services for essential processes
  • Produce high-performance apps using easy-to-diagnose, reusable, and clean codes
  • Deploy essential security protocols, data protection measures, and storage solutions to meet global standards
  • Take charge of troubleshooting and debugging errors, and provide technical feedback whenever required
  • Draft documentation for Node.js processes utilizing database schemas and also prepare reports.
  • Incorporate and scale processes using the latest technologies and approaches
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in the field of Node.js development.

How to become a Node.js/API developer?

A thorough understanding of Node.js and API development processes should help you to build a steady and successful career in the software modern industry. If you wish to take your career forward in such roles, you’ll need a certain set of skills to contribute with efficiency in the position. One of the primary requirements to get hired for such roles is a deep understanding of single-page application development and scaling processes. As a developer, you’ll also need to comply with the standardized coding standards and methodology to maintain the code and design quality of ongoing projects. In addition to such tasks, a Node.js/API developer is expected to contribute to every stage of software development processes. You need to look into areas like code review, design, coding, implementation, testing, optimization, and maintenance.

Along with technical capabilities, as a developer, you also need other skills to keep improving your professional value. The modern software development industry is dictated by collaborative efforts which require a constant need to communicate. You should develop your interpersonal and communication skills to fit into an agile development environment. To get a detailed idea about the essential skills required to become a Node/API developer, check out the next section.

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Skills required to become a Node.js/API developer

If you’re planning to take your career ahead by working as a Node.js/API developer, gaining deep knowledge and expertise in the listed skills is essential.


Knowledge of working with HTML and CSS are two basic requirements of every web development process. Over decades these have been utilized as the core solution for front-end development activities. Most organizations try to build teams with professionals capable of fully utilizing the languages. HTML is primarily used for defining the structure of websites while CSS helps to implement visual effects on web pages. CSS helps to deploy new-age design ideas on websites and also make them cross-platform ready. Mastering HTML and CSS will help you to increase your chances of securing the best Node.js/API developer roles and build a successful career.

2. JavaScript

JavaScript is a globally utilized text-based language that allows developers to define both - client and server-side logic. The programming language over the years has gained a lot of following as it helps to easily configure interactive features to increase usability and visual aesthetics. JavaScript also gained prominence in the tech industry as it offers extensive support for third part feature integrations. Developers can integrate third-party plugins, extensions, or platforms to add, improve, and also scale applications to meet evolving standards. Presently, almost every website uses JavaScript codes to build interactive elements and intuitive user interfaces. JavaScript as a language fits almost every modern software development requirement making it an essential skill.

3. Node.js

Any developer looking to take their career ahead as a Node.js expert must possess a thorough understanding of the technology. Developers need to constantly their approaches and develop ideas to efficiently define features and functions. Knowledge of new technologies associated with the expertise can also help to build a successful career. Based on the widespread use and benefits of deploying the technology, hiring Node.js/API developers has become important for top organizations. Especially for companies looking to go online or scale their enterprise-level digital services to meet changing demands.

4. RESTful APIs

Node.js/API developers with a deep understanding of RESTful API development and maintenance can contribute with higher efficiency. As a matter of fact, knowledge of REST APIs is essential as it conforms with the principles of REST architecture and development style. REST allows developers to utilize a set of definitions and protocols for developing and integrating applications. Developers also need to possess a clear understanding of requirements for different niches. The design of API designs for two different domains are rarely similar as they are customized to address requirements. So, to build a successful career in API development, developers need to be aware of the requirements of various industries.

5. Versioning tools

Another essential skill every Node.js/API developer must possess today, is the capability to take advantage of version control systems. These are tools built to keep track of code history allow developers to refer to any version with ease. Most modern software development projects are managed using small modules of code helping to make the process simpler. Versioning tools can be used to keep track of all tweaks and changes made to the code and by whom under a universal platform. In case of problems, developers can also utilize version control systems to revert to a stable version with minimum effort.

6. Communication skills

The defining traits of high-value tech professionals are no longer limited to technical proficiency. Developers today need to possess fluency in communication and openness to collaborate on a daily basis. Interacting in brainstorming sessions and meetings is a basic expectation for which efficient communication skills are a prime requirement. Developers must keep developing such skills and also work on communicating efficiently while working remotely with spread-out teams.

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How to get hired as a remote Node.js/API developer?

Top tech organizations look to hire Node.js/API developers with experience of working on various niches. For which, constantly building up technical skillset and gathering knowledge about requirements of various industries is a must. Along with knowledge of Node.js and API development, developers are also expected to be well-versed in working with related technologies. Developers with an understanding of user preferences also tend to be a better prospect for organizations.

Turing has quickly become premier platform for taking careers forward working as a remote Node.js/API developer. We provide developers opportunities to work on era-defining projects and business problems using state of the art technologies. Join the fastest growing network of the top developers around the globe to get hired as a full-time and long-term remote Node.js/API developer with the best pay packages.

Why become a Node.js/API developer at Turing?

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Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
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Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

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Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top US firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
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Working with top US corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their Node.js/API developers?

Every Node.js/API developer at Turing can set their own pricing. Turing, on the other hand, will recommend a salary to the Node.js/API developer for which we are confident of finding a fruitful and long-term opportunity for you. Our salary recommendations are based on an analysis of market conditions as well as customer demand.

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We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

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