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Distinguishing itself as a true powerhouse for enterprise-grade applications, Node.js has made a name for itself as a truly fast, cross-platform enabled development environment. 

Some of the biggest brands and enterprise customers use Node.js to power their digital businesses, and the overwhelming support doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. 

Built upon Google Chrome's V8 engine, Node is the answer to large-scale backend systems in Javascript. Not actually acting as a framework, rather a runtime environment for Javascript, Node makes the challenges of designing, creating and deploying applications that use server-side processing a lot easier. 

What Is Node.js?

Wikipedia says that Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a web browser.1 Node.js enables developers to use JavaScript to run scripts server-side to produce dynamic web page content. 

The great achievement of Node.js is that it unifies web application development around JavaScript, meaning you can build an entire application front to back with only one programming language. 

Node.js allows the creation of web servers using JavaScript and various modules that handle different kinds of functionality. 

Node.js sets itself apart from PHP and ASP in the following ways:

  • It runs single-threaded
  • It is non-blocking
  • It supports asynchronous programming
  • It is memory efficient.

What Can Node.js Do?

  • Node.js can generate the dynamic page content
  • Node.js can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
  • Node.js can collect form data
  • Node.js can add, delete, modify data in your database

What Is a Node.js developer?

A Node.js developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in JavaScript. They are backend developers that are responsible for the following:

  • Develop back-end components
  • Connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services
  • Support front-end developers by integrating their work with Node.js

Why Use Node.js? 

Node.js serves to streamline server-side processing on web-apps, allowing them to handle massive amounts of individual data while remaining stable at the same time. 

By utilizing the Javascript programming language to power its runtime environment, Node.js leverages the modern features of Javascript to make back-end development much more simple. 

Over time Node.js has received immense long-term support in the form of performance updates and security fixes, this is most definitely an attractive aspect for enterprise-grade clients. 

Knowing the infrastructure your company's web-services are built on is going to remain supported for the long-term future is a huge selling point when deciding on which type of backend environment the development team will use. 

Node.js is approachable by teams looking to build smaller projects on it as well, it has a strong reputation for making server-side processing and back-end infrastructure remarkably easy if you already have some expertise in Javascript. 

If you are a startup looking to deploy a backend-heavy web app, don’t hesitate to do so with Node.js. 

One final note, Node.js is not advisable in CPU intensive applications. 

Advantages of Using Node.js


Node.js is designed with scalability in mind, that’s why it’s called Node. Companies can scale their application either horizontally or vertically. Furthermore they can take advantage of Node’s cluster module to utilize the CPU. 


Node.js interprets JavaScript code using Google's V8 JavaScript engine, which compiles JavaScript into machine code. As a result, processing speed is increased when working with backend technologies. 

Full-Stack JS

Using Node.js as your backend means that you will be using JavaScript throughout your entire application. The benefit to this is that you won’t need to hire separate developers that know different languages. 


Node.js is part of the overall JavaScript community and is arguably one of the greatest achievements in JavaScript and modern web development. New Full-Stack and Backend developers are minted every day with at least some knowledge of Node.js. 

Companies Who Use Node.js

We say Node.js is trusted, but by who? Let’s take a look at a few examples of companies doing big things by using Node.js for their backend development:

  • Paypal
  • Netflix
  • Wal-Mart 
  • Mozilla
  • Uber
  • LinkedIn
  • Trello

It’s fair to say that these are all household names for most people, it’s a testament to Node.js how many of these Fortune 500 companies use it for their back end programming. 

But what is it about Node.js that makes it the de-facto choice for a lot of companies? 

Luckily that question isn’t that hard to answer, a lot of these companies have come out and publicly discussed their experiences with Node.js. 

Paypal, a company that handles a massive amount of transactions every day has attributed the faster performance to Node.js’s backend capabilities, while Netflix had success using Node.js to reduce startup times on their app so their 140 million subscribers can watch their content faster. 

One of the largest American banks, Capital One, even heralded Node.js as a source of massively increased responsiveness within their app. 

It’s clear why most of these companies are leaning on Node.js to handle their backend operations, it’s fast. In a world of web-apps for everything you can think of, a lot of data is being sent back and forth between servers and client-side.

Node.js has demonstrated that utilizing its framework can speed up this server-side processing and data-transfers immensely. 

Hire a Node.js Developer

Hiring a Node.js is easy due to the fact that Node.js is part of the JavaScript stack, the most popular web technology currently in use. 

Since Node.js tends to be a specialized topic when looking at it on its own, the quality of developers tends to be slightly higher than if you were hiring using more general terms. 

For more information on how to hire developers click here. We go through how to find and hire remote software developers

How to hire Node.js developers

For those who wish to take the high road and hire Node.js developers on your own, we’re still here to help. 

Hiring a developer on your own is a very focused and hands-on process that requires considerable knowledge about software development in general. 

The last thing you want to do is trust your hiring process to someone with no technical ability. 

If you are a non-technical manager looking to learn a thing or two, we have a great resource here for you to learn more about the hiring process in detail

Otherwise, we’d recommend you contact Trio for consulting and developer allocation. 

What to look for in a Node.js developer

At a high level, Node.js developers should be able to:

  • Understand TDD and be able to write Test / Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Work with Git and GitHub
  • Understand of Rest API Architecture 
  • Understand what asynchronous programming is all about and its workarounds.
  • Understand what Semantic Versioning is

How much do Node.js developers cost in the U.S?

The average salary for a Senior Node.js developer is $119,500 per year in the United States, according to data.

Here’s a chart that visualizes the salary ranges within the United States for a Senior Software Developer.

How much do Javascript Developers cost in South America? 

Due to economic differences between the United States and South America as a whole, the cost of offshoring software development is significantly lower than hiring full-time with U.S talent. For Node.js developers in South America, the average salary is currently around $100,000 whereas a mid-level developer costs around $76,000. 

How much do Node.js Developers cost in Ukraine / Eastern Europe?

Eastern Europe shares very similar rates to South America, again due to the economic differences. When looking at salaries in Eastern Europe, data shows that a Senior Node.js Developer costs around $100,000 on average. 

Hourly rates for Node.js Developers

Another way to look at developer costs is through hourly rates. While salaries are good to understand for hiring developers for full-time and long-term, you might just need a developer for a period of 3-6 months or 6-12 months. In these types of situations, it’s best to calculate your costs based on the hourly rates of a developer. 

Below is a table that lists the various hourly rates of developers in different locations based on their job title.

Why Hire a Node.js Developer

Trio Node.js developers are pre-vetted, interviewed and then trained further to become true software professionals, capable of adapting to situations that are both within and outside fo the scope of their general expertise. 

At Trio, we hold our developers to a higher standard. Much like how elite special forces units recruit only the best from main branches of the military, we recruit developers who either show amazing potential or demonstrate exceptional skill. We then take their talents and sharpen them even further.

Another benefit of hiring a Trio developer is that you won’t incur the costs of hiring, which can add up to be around 30% of a developer’s salary on average, as well as overhead costs associated with full-time employment. 

By working with Trio, you can enjoy a highly experienced full-time developer for a fraction of the cost, along with the added project management assistance. 

To learn more, hit us up and tell us about your project so that we can get you started.

Building or Maintaining, We Got You Covered

Need a hand with your backend development? Our team of trained, highly-experienced software engineers have the skills you need to get your project done in a way that balances quality and speed. 

We maintain a team of full-time developers operating in a US-friendly timezone, with a diverse range of skills to meet your diverse project needs. 

Outsourcing doesn’t have to be hard, we make contracting one of our developers simple, allowing you to start your project in days, not weeks. 

See how we can lend a hand with your upcoming Node.js project by starting a conversation with us today.

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If you are looking to hire a Node.js developer, you can use sites LinkedIn and LinkedIn Jobs to create a job posting. In addition, you can create job listings on sites like Indeed and WeWorkRemotely if you are looking to manage the hiring process yourself.

A Node.js developer builds backend applications using Node.js and connects them to the frontend so that data can be passed from the server to the client.

On a high level, Node.js developers should be able to: Be proficient in Node.js Use JavaScript to write backend logic Understand APIs Work with cloud storage solutions Work with databases Work with integrating data from other solutions such as CRM

The average Node.js Developer salary in the USA is $114,405 per year or $55 per hour. Entry level positions start anywhere between $88,000 - $100,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to $165,000 per year.

The cost of hiring a Node.js developer depends on the knowledge and experience that they have acquired working as a developer and using Node.js specifically. Junior developers: $33-47/hour, Software developers: $48-74/hour, Senior developers: $57-82/hour.

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