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Sergey L.

Strong Senior Java Developer

Sergey is a strong Java Engineer with 10 years of experience in Java Development. From 2010 till 2014 he was working...
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$39 / Hour
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Daniel S.

Ruby on Rails Back-End developer and mentor with...

Back-End developer with four years of experience in API development for Mobile and Front-End applications. Highly...
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$55 / Hour
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Dan H.

Senior full-stack engineer with experience leading teams

Software engineer with 5 years of professional experience. My technical background includes projects where I...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$45 / Hour
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Alexander M.

Senior Scala Engineer with decent background in Java

Alexander is our Senior Scala engineer with distinguished knowledge in Java development. Has a significant...
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$39 / Hour
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Atanas A.

Front end monster

Atanas is a senior front-end developer focused on delivering scalable and usable applications and websites. In the...
UTC+02:00 (Europe/Sofia)
$40 / Hour
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Ihor S.

Java / Node.js / Angular /Full Stack Engineer Has a wide...

Full Stack Engineer with experience in full software development life cycle, object-oriented programming,...
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$72 / Hour
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Alexey P.

Senior Ruby on Rails developer with solid JavaScript...

I am a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer. I have solid experience (7+ years) of server-side development with Ruby on...
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$39 / Hour
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Maksym S.

A passionate software developer and a natural leader

Within the organisation, Maksym is known for his wide outlook, great practical experience and for contribution to...
UTC+00:00 (Europe/London)
$40 / Hour
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Ianislav S.

Fullstack back-end developer

Created real-time trading data, a system that notified users about pricing events based on their rules and...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$45 / Hour
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Kostyantyn L.

Senior Python Developer with 7+ years of experience

Software development professional with more than seven years of commercial experience and interest in machine...
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$48 / Hour

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Everything You Need to Know About Scala Developer Skills

Scala is a general-purpose programming language that combines the object-oriented and functional approaches. The syntax of Scala is similar both to Java and C#. Scala programs are similar to Java programs and can easily interact with Java code.

The Scala language is quite tricky. It may be both simple and complex, depending on various factors. Therefore, a skillset of a Scala developer can be quite diverse and hang upon the employer’s requirements, because they can be looking for junior, middle, or senior Scala programmers.

What Is Typically Required from a Scala Programmer?

  • Experience both in functional and object-oriented programming as well as understanding how Scala combines these two approaches.
  • Knowledge of Java-like statements and expressions: standard operators, conditionals, method calls, loops.
  • Understanding of how Java and Scala can interact with each other.
  • Understanding of differences between statically-typed and dynamically-typed languages.
  • Understanding of differences between Function and Method in Scala.
  • Knowledge of Infix notation and which methods are called with it.
  • Knowledge of closures and how to use them in Scala.
  • Knowledge of Scala inner classes and their difference from Java inner classes.
  • Ability to use multiple generators ‘for’ expressions.
  • Understanding of pattern matching.
  • Ability to define and use traits.
  • Understanding of internal architecture of Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
  • Understanding of type inference in Scala.
  • Knowledge of recursion, specifically, head recursion and tail recursion.
  • Ability to create XML literals.
  • Ability to define and use primary and auxiliary constructors in Scala.
  • Understanding of similarities and differences between Scala’s Int and Java’s java.lang.Integer.
  • Proficiency with folds, i.e. methods such as foldLeft, foldRight.
  • Good understanding of lazy data structures.
  • Familiarity with REPL, the command-line interface of Scala.
  • Proficiency with actors, i.e. concurrent processes that communicate by exchanging messages.
  • Experience with parser combinators.
  • Experience with building web applications or big data frameworks, such as Play!, Spray, or Akka-HTTP.

This is what is usually required from a Scala programmer. We hope that this skillset will give you an understanding of knowledge and skills that are required from Scala developers and wish you good luck at the interview.