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How To Hire a React Developer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this React Developer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

React Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a React Developer do?

A React Developer harnesses the abilities of one of the most powerful JavaScript libraries out there at the moment in order to design, implement and test front-end features which will be exposed to end users on different platforms like mobile phone applications and on websites. They will need to speak to various stakeholders in the whole software development life cycle in order to understand their needs and requirements.

Day to day tasks of a React Developer

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React Developer definition

React Developers use mainly JavaScript and other front end languages in conjecture with the extremely powerful framework known as React in order to build user interfaces for applications and websites. React enhances a developer's ability to create elements which can be used on websites which positively affect the user experience, in terms of both the look and feel.

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React Developer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a React Developer

For a React Developer to be successful in their role they must have a fundamental knowledge of a handful of languages such as, HTML, CSS, Git, Node and JavaScript. They will also need the skills to create applications which work on all the different types of web-capable devices that the application would appear on. These hard skills will need to be bundled with a great desire for problem solving as they will run into many hurdles and will be expected to find solutions which address their problems.

Pro Tip

For entry-level roles, you should spend time with candidates to understand their experience and where they believe they personally excel with the different aspects of React as this will help you lineup the organisation’s goals and make the informed decision if the candidate would be a good fit for the role.


How to write a React Developer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your React Developer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a React Developer must have a good understanding of user experience as this will be important when creating user interfaces.

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Sample skill tests for a React Developer

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Question 1


Question Type: Multiple Choice

How does React fit into the MVC architecture?

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Question 2


Question Type: Code

If you were given the following string below, and also know the expected output is ‘e, Ba’ what code could be used to get this subsection of a string and output to console?

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Question 3


Question Type: Multiple Choice

Does React.Js use a virtual DOM or Original DOM to increase performance?


How to interview a React Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a React Developer?

React Developers in the USA have reported salaries of around $108,175 according to ZipRecruiter and $82,466 according to Glassdoor USA. reports the salary for a React developer for the high end to be $151,125 and the low end to be $102,333.

React Developer Salary United States

React Developers in the United States have a reported yearly wage of $120,000 USD. There are a handful of factors which need to be taken into consideration when this number is offered to candidates, for example, the location and industry of the organisation.

React Developer Salary United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom a React Developer can be expected to receive a yearly salary of approximately £45,772. This figure will change based on a number of factors such as the location of the organization and the type of work the developer would be partaking in.

React Developer Salary Australia

Australia has a median salary of $135,000 AUD for React Developers. This figure will change based on many different elements when a salary is made for employees, for instance, the performance of their past experience and the industry of the organisation.