React DeveloperSample Job Descriptions, Salaries, and Interview Questions

A React developer is responsible for the design and implementation of user interfaces (UIs) and UI components using React, a front-end JavaScript library. They develop and maintain UIs for web and mobile apps. They must have high-level expertise using React and a deep understanding of all stages of the software development life cycle. They write, test, debug, and implement code to meet user requirements. React developers need to have good communication skills as they work closely with project managers, developers, clients, testers, and web designers to create effective applications. They should have significant experience using JavaScript or Typescript, strong math skills, and a good working knowledge of debugging tools. 

A thorough understanding of React and its core principles is required for a React developer. They should also have a deep familiarity with front-end build pipelines and development tools, such as Babel and Webpack. React developers need the ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements. Exceptional time management skills and solid interpersonal skills are also essential.

Sample job description #1

Collaboration, knowledge sharing and learning, and a willingness to contribute to and follow the team’s conventions are considered the framework of our team dynamics. Our goal is to deliver quality products while ensuring our code base and tools are flexible and maintainable.

You will be successful in this role if you

  • Have experience collaborating with non-technical and technical partners and can communicate accordingly.
  • Understand that part of the product lifecycle will involve analyzing business requirements and making small-scale product decisions.
  • Are comfortable working both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Have a sense of ownership and craftsmanship around the code base.
  • Are open to learning about new technologies and sharing your knowledge with others.

Must have skills to excel in role

  • Developing applications in React including component design and state management for specific use cases
  • Basic front end JavaScript/TypeScript experience
  • Developing REST APIs using Python (preferably Flask or FastAPI)
  • Experience working with at least one SQL and NoSQL Database (MongoDB, SQL Server, Snowflake, Postgres preferred)
  • Experience working with Python in a back end or data engineering environment
  • General understanding of infrastructure as code and CI/CD pipelines and the willingness to learn more
  • Basic experience with AWS platform

Nice to have skills

  • Handling Services in a containerized docker environment
  • Proficiency in third party package management tooling (Artifactory or AWS Layers)
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Experience building event-driven applications and using queues

Sample job description #2

We are looking for a React Native developer with experience and passion for building performant iOS apps.


  • 3+ years of experience in development
  • Proficiency with React Native, React, and Typescript. Familiarity with Swift, or Objective C a plus.
  • Experience creating React Native mobile solutions for iOS
  • Familiarity with native build tools, like Xcode
  • Experience with system architecture or leading a team is a plus
  • Familiarity with push notifications, and cloud messaging application programming interfaces
  • Experience of working with XML/JSON data models and integration with REST APIs
  • Knowledgeable in HTML and CSS. Familiarity with utility CSS frameworks such as Tailwind is a bonus.

Your job looks like

  • Diagnose and fix bugs and performance issues
  • Maintain code and write automated tests to ensure high quality code
  • Build smooth UI experiences
  • Deploy and maintain the apps on App Store
  • Distribute apps to QA/UAT teams and assist in user acceptance testing
  • Work closely with business and IT stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical specifications

Things we value in a candidate

  • Solid work ethic – you are motivated to learn, and work independently
  • Dependability – you meet deadlines consistently, and can communicate roadblocks
  • Problem solver – you can figure out random code bugs, or complex grid layouts
  • Passion – you enjoy what you do, and getting to work with new technology
  • Drive – you take the lead, and generate new ideas/concepts
  • Good communication – you can document your work, and keep others informed about your tasks

Sample job description #3

We are looking for an inspired, motivated, and experienced React Developer to join our team. We’re using the latest technologies including React, ES6 JavaScript, pub/sub architecture, and a clean component-based approach to deliver reusable, innovative, and responsive experiences. Web performance & accessibility are also key concerns because of their respective importance to user experience and perception of a premium experience.

You will

  • Collaborate with Design and UX to prototype user interactions
  • Mentor other front-end developers
  • Ensure compatibility of code across devices and viewport sizes
  • Assess and optimize page performance and WCAG compliance
  • Work with delivery team to ensure overall quality of the experience and support this with tests and documentation

You have

  • Strong communication skills with a team-centric approach to discussion and decision making within a distributed team
  • 4+ years demonstrated experience using Vanilla Javascript
  • 4+ years experience using HTML5 semantic markup, CSS3, and CSS & SVG-based animation on responsive consumer-facing websites
  • 4+ years experience using Reactjs
  • Full command of Git, the terminal, continuous deployment and integration, and other modern fundamentals
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and technical analysis skills – web performance optimization included
  • Familiarity with website operations and fluency in the typical tiers on a high traffic website
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools – JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence, etc.
  • WCAG accessibility experience is preferred

You may have

  • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) on version 6.3 or later, or enterprise CMS
  • Experience with Vue.js or similar
  • Experience with graphQL or APIs with complex data structures
  • Experience with Webpack, or other tools used to optimize and maintain front-end build systems
  • Experience working in an agency environment
  • A -very strong- meme game

Average salary and compensation

The average salary for a React developer is $106,200 per year in the United States. There are multiple factors based on which the salary structure of a React developer depends. This includes location, years of experience, skills and roles, level of expertise, training, and certifications.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$111,800$136,650
Los Angeles, California$126,150$154,200
Denver, Colorado$105,100$128,500
Washington, DC$128,000$156,500
Miami, Florida$104,650$127,900
Orlando, Florida$96,500$117,950
Tampa, Florida$97,450$119,150
Atlanta, Georgia$102,200$124,950
Chicago, Illinois$117,550$143,650
Boston, Massachusetts$127,100$155,350
Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota$101,300$123,800
New York City, New York$133,800$163,500
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$108,950$133,150
Dallas, Texas$106,000$129,650
Houston, Texas$105,600$129,000
Seattle, Washington$122,300$149,500
National Average$95,550$116,850

Sample interview questions

  • What is React and how is it beneficial?
  • What front-end languages are you most familiar with? 
  • What are the differences between a class component and a functional component?
  • What are controlled and uncontrolled components in React? 
  • What application interface components have you designed in earlier projects?
  • How can you update the state of a component?
  • Which development tools are you familiar with?
  • What programming languages are you proficient in?
  • How do you handle multiple deadlines?
  • How do you troubleshoot application issues?
  • What is the biggest web developer challenge you have faced, and how did you handle it?
  • What are the different phases of React component’s lifecycle?
  • What is an event in React?
  • How are forms created in React?
  • What is the significance of keys in React?
  • What can you tell me about JSX?

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