The back end of a website is made up of three components: server, application and database. A back end developer writes codes that connect and communicate website database information to the web browser.
Nature of the job
The present day end users typically have high expectations of websites, especially on speed. If it takes relatively longer to load a page, chances are they will just close the page and look for other sources instead. It is the harsh reality. This is where back end developer wheels in. An outstanding back end developer will place a lot of emphasis on the website performance, be it on speed and responsiveness. The last thing you want is the end user to close the page or application before you can even show them what you have to offer.
It is a competitive industry and it can be rather stressful at times. Your work is not visually visible, but it is critical to the success of a website or application. Many find being a back end developer rewards them with immense job satisfaction, especially when the public finds the API they create is very useful.
Career Progress: Junior developer > Back end developer > Senior back end developer > Team leader > Project manager > Tech Department Manager > CTO