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An API freelancer is responsible for the design, development and integration of APIs for scalable, low-latency and secure software programs. They are responsible for building complex systems from the ground up. The APIs developed process large volume of data and can reach a larger audience. Android API freelancers can also review design documents and offer feedback on estimates and approach. The goal of an ideal API developer is to ensure that the software developed meets or exceeds required standards.

Role of an API Developer

An API development expert is capable of designing, developing and deploying large-scale systems. They work with all stakeholders, including a larger team to transform ideas and concepts into solutions. They must be able to work with API testing freelancers and should be experienced in:

  • Performing complex analysis
  • Designing
  • Development
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Debugging

Besides developing APIs, an API developer leads a transformation, creating integration capabilities for product teams to achieve self-service.

How to Choose an API Freelancer

When you want to hire an API developer, follow the checklist below to ensure you get a freelancer that fits your needs:

i) Technical Expertise

The right API documentation freelancers should have expertise in:

  • Java/J2EE /C++/Clojure development.
  • Scripting languages such as Ruby and Python.
  • UI development involving HTML, CSS, JSP, XML & Ajax.
  • Java frameworks.
  • Web services including RESTful and WSDL Soap.
  • Application servers such as Tomcat, WebSphere and JBoss.
  • Oracle & other relation database.

A developer has in-depth knowledge of software development life cycle tools and methodologies. This includes JIRA, Agile, technical documentation, solution architecture and API life cycle. Understanding of Cloud can also be beneficial for your project.

ii) Conceptual Expertise

An accomplished developer should also have experience in design and development concepts, along with expertise in:

  • Data modeling/mapping
  • Dependency injection
  • Microservices design
  • Message queuing
  • Automated testing
  • Continuous integration
  • DevOps

Whether you are looking for Amazon API developers or Facebook API developers, they should have experience in EIP – routing, asynchronous messaging, filtering and transformation.

iii) Other Qualities

The API development specialist should also have several qualities to become a successful professional. They should have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. The expert understands the challenges in development and follows agile practices. They can work independently or as part of a team. A proactive approach defines the right expert for the job. They can pinpoint areas where implements can be made in the existing system. You should look for a professional who can demonstrate creativity, logical analysis and possesses problem-solving skills.

Guru Tip: Hire an experienced API freelancer on Guru. Use the individual Work Room to keep track of your developer’s performance.

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