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How To Hire a Spring Boot Developer

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

Spring Boot Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a Spring Boot Developer do?

Spring Boot Developers primary responsibilities are to design, implement, debug and test projects which use the powerful spring framework.

In their day-to-day role they will be following designs by senior developers and coding enterprise level micro applications using the spring boot ecosystem to interface with source and consumer systems in an efficient and secure manner.

Day to day tasks of a Spring Boot Developer

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Spring Boot Developer definition

Spring Boot Developers specialize using the spring boot framework to create enterprise level microservices. These microservices are extremely powerful due to having exposure to the spring framework and all the various connectors and packages that reside within it.

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Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot Developer

A Spring Boot Developer must have experience in programming and a good understanding of the spring ecosystem and spring boot, as well as having good interpersonal skills for communication with their team.

Pro Tip

For entry-level roles, you’re likely to receive a larger number of applications than you would for a senior position. Ensure you assess a candidate’s ability based on their java experience if they have no spring boot experience.


How to write a Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot Developer should have experienced coding spring boot applications using the programming language Kotlin.

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Sample skill tests for a Spring Boot Developer

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Question 1

Spring Boot

Question Type: Multiple Choice

Which of the following is the correct parent used for creating a spring-boot application with Maven?

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Question 2


Question Type: Audio

One of your non-technical colleagues asks you what a Spring Boot Developer does. Please explain in a short audio recording how you would explain this to your colleague, trying to use non-technical jargon.

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Question 3


Question Type: Text

How do you stay updated and on top of changes in the industry? Which resources are your ‘go-to’?


How to interview a Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot Developer?

Spring Boot Developers in the USA have reported salaries of around $119,484 according to ZipRecruiter and $56,921 according to reports the salary for a Spring Boot Developer for the high end to be $140,000 and the low end to be $103,350.

Spring Boot Developer Salary United States

The United States has a median salary of $78,000 USD for Spring Boot Developers. This figure will change based on many different elements when a salary is made for employees, for instance, the location of the organization, experience and education.

Spring Boot Developer Salary United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom a Spring Boot Developer can be expected to receive a yearly salary of approximately £38,955. This figure will be impacted by a number of factors such as, the industry and location of the organization.

Spring Boot Developer Salary Australia

Spring Boot Developers in Australia have a reported yearly wage of $112,000 AUD. There are a handful of factors which need to be taken into consideration when this number is offered to candidates, for example, the location of the organization and the seniority of the position.