Before you can start looking for a Python developer for your business, you must first complete a job description. In this post, we give you three quick tips in order to do just that:

TIP 1: Use a comprehensive job description template

Creating a job description is simple if you start with a good template. An comprehensive one must contain the following elements:

  1. Job title (including location and salary information)
  2. Company overview
  3. Job brief
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Requirements

To see a sample of this template, click on this link.

TIP 2: Be specific in listing day-to-day tasks and duties in the Responsibilities section

Start by defining the nature and scope of the project. If the project’s aim is to create and release a product, state that target in clear terms. The next thing you should do is identify the expected tasks on a daily basis, whether it involves writing code, designing programs, or testing prototypes.

Then make a point to specify any leadership role. On a related note, state clearly if the job will involve working with other teams. Last but not the least, include the expected technologies or environment that will be used in the position.

TIP 3: Focus on the “must-have” skills in the Requirements section

Always prioritize and quantify the “must-have” skills in the Requirements section. Ask for expert level or extensive experience with regards to the specific skill you are looking for. For expertise, list certifications such as Certified Associate in Python Programming or Certified Professional in Python Programming. As for the experience required, quantify the number of years of experience that the candidate must possess.

Make sure to differentiate between the “must-have” skills versus the “nice-to-have” skills. “Must-have” skills are those that the candidate must possess, while the “nice-to-have” skills would be beneficial to your business if the candidate has general familiarity with them. In the sample template we provided earlier, the “must-have” skills are listed as “Core skills” while “nice-to-have” skills are listed under “Optional skills.”