Everything You Need to Know About Website Development Team Structure

To develop a website you need to hire a web development company. There are usually two questions: ‘How is the development process arranged?’ and ‘What are specialists in my team responsible for?’ Let’s find answers.

Web development team structure

It’s obvious that your development team has to fit your requirements and consist of specialists with certain skills. Of course, every company provides its own spectrum of web application development services and the number of team members can vary. Usually, a typical web development team looks as follows:

  • Requirement analyst;
  • Project manager
  • UI/UX designer
  • Web developer
  • QA engineer

Moreover, there can be some non-technical specialists:

  • SEO specialist
  • Marketing strategist
  • Content specialist/writer

Now let’s discuss their roles and responsibilities.

Requirement analyst

Requirement analyst’s main task is to receive your requirements, analyze them, and establish technical documentation. In other words, they prepare the ground for the product development. Moreover, the specifications are used to set time frames.

Project manager

Project manager is the person who draws the project plan, monitors the whole process, and communicates with you. They read specifications and set the due date. After that, it’s necessary to create a plan and divide it into stages. So, Project managers supervise the whole process and keep in touch with you, so ask them if you have questions or suggestions.

UI/UX designer

UI/UX designer usually works with at least two types of the design: user interface and user experience design. First of all, a UI/UX designer analyzes the requirements to identify the difficulties and makes a wireframe (a schematic placement of elements on the website). UX is about research and structure and UI is about appearance. So, a designer needs to make a prototype (final look of your website) that can be interactive or static.

Web developer

Web developers have different roles and responsibilities which can be divided into two parts:

  • Front-end. It stands for everything that you are able to see and interact with.
  • Back-end. It stands for the part of website’s functionality that requires interaction with a server.

So, these parts can be made by two dedicated developers or by one specialist.

  • Front-end developers work with the client-side using such technologies as CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Back-end developers write a server-code powering the website’s features using such languages as JavaScript, Python, etc.
  • Full-stack developers are able to create both sides of the project, that’s why a lot of development teams have several full-stack software developers.

Quality Assurance engineer

QA or Quality Assurance engineer provides protection from bugs invasion and keeps an eye on its interface. The developers send every version of the product to QA engineers, and they check if it corresponds to the requirements. Moreover, testers work with the interface. They check size, fonts, colors, and other elements.

Digital marketing team structure

The website development is important, its promotion is significant too. So, it’s necessary to hire digital marketers, especially if you sell goods or services.

Marketing strategist’s role is similar to the project manager’s one. He or she needs to create a working strategy that can help your project to reach its goals. In other words, the marketing strategist does everything to attract the audience.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization Expert is a person you need to involve. The main responsibilities of SEO expert are:

  • Keywords research;
  • Traffic & metrics analysis;
  • Competitor analysis;
  • Optimizing website's work in accordance with search engines requirements;
  • Cooperation with writers and designers.

Content specialist writes content for your website and works with the SEO expert to optimize the texts for search engines. Moreover, he or she can create a content strategy and writing blog posts.

I am sure that now you are able to hire the best web development team.

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