What does a Senior Full Stack Engineer do?

Full-stack engineers are senior-level computer programmers with proficiency in front and back-end systems coding and project management experience with systems administration skills. They design user interactions on websites and develop servers and databases for website functionality and write code for mobile platforms. Full-stack engineers create servers and databases for functionality and ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones. They ensure applications are responsive and strive to meet both technical and consumer needs.

Full-stack engineers work alongside graphic designers to create web design features and oversee projects from conception to finish. They design and develop APIs and must stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages. Full-stack engineers handle projects involving databases, building user-facing websites and need a degree in computer science and proficiency with front and back-end languages and familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other back-end language programs.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Full Stack Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$140,892 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$107K
Median: $141K
$185K
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Senior Full Stack Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Full Stack Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Senior Full Stack Engineer Insights

Read what Senior Full Stack Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
RouteRabbit
Full Stack Developer
Jan 14, 2022

“Good working culture and client I worked with was really a good and I learnt many things from them.”

Stratus360Stratus360
Full Stack Developer
Dec 20, 2019

“Full time employees are expected to take many Salesforce exams which requires studying on your own time.”

Geeks Valley
Full Stack Developer
Jul 31, 2021

“I am enjoying working with the company.Really great Experience with them .Founder of company was also good”

TrustArcTrustArc
Full Stack Developer
Sep 30, 2020

“Pretty challenging to "climb" and be noticed if you're just starting your career.”

BigStepBigStep
Full Stack Developer
Sep 7, 2021

“I am really thankful to BigStep for giving me great learning opportunities and helping me with each and every aspect.”

McFadyen DigitalMcFadyen Digital
Senior Full Stack Developer
Oct 30, 2020

“You are encouraged to take certification and work on POCs which is a great way to learn.”

Barco Rent-A-TruckBarco Rent-A-Truck
Full Stack Developer
Jun 11, 2020

“Currently no possibility for growth or career development (I have hopes that this will change soon)”

Lilly021
Full Stack Developer
Dec 29, 2021

“good company for juniors because u can learn a lot in first year of your career”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior full stack engineer

When working as a senior full stack engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Javascript, HTML AND CSS, Node.js, NoSQL, and Back End.

The most similar professions to senior full stack engineer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Java Developer

The most common qualifications to become a senior full stack engineer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.