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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

  1. PHP
  2. .NET
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C

Backend Engineer Jobs at Information Tech Companies in Chicago

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Backend engineers are responsible for the databases that are used on websites, programs or mobile apps. Backend engineers should be fluent in server-side languages such as Python, Ruby and PHP, as well as be familiar with both relational and non-relational databases. Backend engineers may be asked to create solutions with JavaScript handles or to create or maintain API calls. Security and authentication when logging into the server or cloud may also fall within the Backend Engineer’s scope of responsibilities.

Find Backend Engineers in the Information Tech Industry

Information Technology is the real world application of computers to retrieve, store, manipulate and transmit data. Several industries are encompassed in the Information Technology scope including computer hardware, computer software, electronics, internet and e-commerce. Backend engineers will be in charge of scripting languages, database administration, data transformation and backup methods.

Living and Working in Chicago

Downtown Chicago can be more expensive but can be safer while areas near colleges have a trendier vibe and plenty of off-campus student housing. Located near the University of Chicago, Hyde Park has a lot of old brick rental apartments. Rogers Park is located by Lake Michigan and is a quiet neighborhood with older apartments for rent. It offers trails for running and biking along with miles of beaches and plenty of parks. Lincoln Park is another peaceful neighborhood that also is surrounded by beautiful outdoor spaces and parks and is known for its brick row houses.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Chicago earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
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The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $60,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $120,000.

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Backend Engineer
Backend Engineer
5001+ employees
Who we are<br><br>Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering ...
About PayPal: PayPal is a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide.
Backend Engineer
5001+ employees
Backend Engineer
Who we are<br><br>Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering ...
About PayPal: PayPal is a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide.
Software Developer - .Net / C# (App Dev)
Software Developer - .Net / C# (App Dev)
201-500 employees
Job Summary<br><br>SWC Technology Partners, a BDO USA Company, is a growing IT Solutions Provider. We believe that technology drives innovation, but people are what makes it a success. We are commi...
About SWC Technology Partners: SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses.
Software Developer - .Net / C# (App Dev)
201-500 employees
Software Developer - .Net / C# (App Dev)
Job Summary<br><br>SWC Technology Partners, a BDO USA Company, is a growing IT Solutions Provider. We believe that technology drives innovation, but people are what makes it a success. We are commi...
About SWC Technology Partners: SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses.
Software Developer - .Net / C#
Software Developer - .Net / C#
201-500 employees
Job Summary<br><br>SWC Technology Partners, a BDO USA Company, is a growing IT Solutions Provider. We believe that technology drives innovation, but people are what makes it a success. We are commi...
About SWC Technology Partners: SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses.
Software Developer - .Net / C#
201-500 employees
Software Developer - .Net / C#
Job Summary<br><br>SWC Technology Partners, a BDO USA Company, is a growing IT Solutions Provider. We believe that technology drives innovation, but people are what makes it a success. We are commi...
About SWC Technology Partners: SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses.
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
1001-1500 employees
Spirent is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer in Networking and Telecommunications to help drive sales in the U.S. Midwest in the area of Test and Measurement solutions. Spirent is leading...
About Spirent Communications: Spirent Communications provides solutions to develop devices and equipment and to operate networks.
Senior Systems Engineer
1001-1500 employees
Senior Systems Engineer
Spirent is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer in Networking and Telecommunications to help drive sales in the U.S. Midwest in the area of Test and Measurement solutions. Spirent is leading...
About Spirent Communications: Spirent Communications provides solutions to develop devices and equipment and to operate networks.
Software Engineer, IVR (JAVA)
Software Engineer, IVR (JAVA)
501-1000 employees
Avant is a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected c...
About Avant: Avant is an online platform and a provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers.
Software Engineer, IVR (JAVA)
501-1000 employees
Software Engineer, IVR (JAVA)
Avant is a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected c...
About Avant: Avant is an online platform and a provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers.
.NET Software Engineer
.NET Software Engineer
1501-5000 employees
.Net Software Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
.NET Software Engineer
1501-5000 employees
.NET Software Engineer
.Net Software Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
Software Engineer, C# - Prepare
Software Engineer, C# - Prepare
1501-5000 employees
Software Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<br>As...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
Software Engineer, C# - Prepare
1501-5000 employees
Software Engineer, C# - Prepare
Software Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<br>As...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
ASP.Net MVC Engineer, Prepare
ASP.Net MVC Engineer, Prepare
1501-5000 employees
ASP.Net MVC Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<br...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
ASP.Net MVC Engineer, Prepare
1501-5000 employees
ASP.Net MVC Engineer, Prepare
ASP.Net MVC Engineer<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, IL<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global challenges that impact millions of people and businesses.<br...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
Senior C# Software Engineer
Senior C# Software Engineer
1501-5000 employees
Senior Software Engineer - C# .NET at SpringCM - a DocuSign Company<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, Illinois, USA<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global ch...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
Senior C# Software Engineer
1501-5000 employees
Senior C# Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer - C# .NET at SpringCM - a DocuSign Company<br>Engineering & Tech Ops | Chicago, Illinois, USA<br>Create never-been-done-before technological solutions to complex, global ch...
About DocuSign: DocuSign is an electronic signature platform which empowers businesses to complete transactions online.
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer<br><br>Req #: 220107_60532<br><br>Location: Lisle, IL US<br><br>Job Category: Engineering<br><br>Minimum Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph<br><br>Job Descript...
About CACI: CACI is a provider of information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers.
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer<br><br>Req #: 220107_60532<br><br>Location: Lisle, IL US<br><br>Job Category: Engineering<br><br>Minimum Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph<br><br>Job Descript...
About CACI: CACI is a provider of information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers.
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II
5001+ employees
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II<br><br>Req #: 218138<br><br>Location: Lisle, IL US<br><br>Job Category: Information Technology<br><br>Minimum Security Clearance: None<br><br>Job Description<br><br>J...
About CACI: CACI is a provider of information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers.
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II
5001+ employees
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II
Lab Infrastructure Engineer II<br><br>Req #: 218138<br><br>Location: Lisle, IL US<br><br>Job Category: Information Technology<br><br>Minimum Security Clearance: None<br><br>Job Description<br><br>J...
About CACI: CACI is a provider of information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
501-1000 employees
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is seeking a talented Systems Engineer to help automate and grow our infrastructure which is a global mixture of physical and cloud systems. The ideal candidate possesses ...
About Integral Ad Science: Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global technology and data company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry.
Systems Engineer
501-1000 employees
Systems Engineer
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is seeking a talented Systems Engineer to help automate and grow our infrastructure which is a global mixture of physical and cloud systems. The ideal candidate possesses ...
About Integral Ad Science: Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global technology and data company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry.
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
5001+ employees
As a Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, you will guide customers on how to configure and deploy their Google Cloud infrastructure consisting of network architecture, application security...
About Google: Google is a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
5001+ employees
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
As a Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, you will guide customers on how to configure and deploy their Google Cloud infrastructure consisting of network architecture, application security...
About Google: Google is a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
5001+ employees
As a Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, you will guide customers on how to configure and deploy their Google Cloud infrastructure consisting of network architecture, application security...
About Google: Google is a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
5001+ employees
(USA-IL-Chicago) Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, Google Professional Services
As a Cloud Networking and Infrastructure Engineer, you will guide customers on how to configure and deploy their Google Cloud infrastructure consisting of network architecture, application security...
About Google: Google is a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.
Systems Engineer, SMB (AMSL2888)
Systems Engineer, SMB (AMSL2888)
5001+ employees
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cy...
About Fortinet: Fortinet is a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management (UTM).
Systems Engineer, SMB (AMSL2888)
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer, SMB (AMSL2888)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cy...
About Fortinet: Fortinet is a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management (UTM).
Systems Engineer, SLED (AMSL2832)
Systems Engineer, SLED (AMSL2832)
5001+ employees
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cy...
About Fortinet: Fortinet is a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management (UTM).
Systems Engineer, SLED (AMSL2832)
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer, SLED (AMSL2832)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cy...
About Fortinet: Fortinet is a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management (UTM).
Senior Backend Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
Senior Backend Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
5001+ employees
Uber Overview<br><br>At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities...
About Uber: Uber provides a mobile application connecting passengers with drivers for hire.
Senior Backend Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
5001+ employees
Senior Backend Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
Uber Overview<br><br>At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities...
About Uber: Uber provides a mobile application connecting passengers with drivers for hire.
Sr Systems Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
Sr Systems Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
5001+ employees
Uber Overview<br><br>At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities...
About Uber: Uber provides a mobile application connecting passengers with drivers for hire.
Sr Systems Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer - Uber Freight - Chicago
Uber Overview<br><br>At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities...
About Uber: Uber provides a mobile application connecting passengers with drivers for hire.
Senior Design System Engineer
Senior Design System Engineer
1501-5000 employees
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies - especially their HR teams - better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our emplo...
About Paylocity: Paylocity is a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations.
Senior Design System Engineer
1501-5000 employees
Senior Design System Engineer
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies - especially their HR teams - better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our emplo...
About Paylocity: Paylocity is a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations.
Systems Engineer - Enterprise
Systems Engineer - Enterprise
5001+ employees
Why you'll love Cisco<br><br>You will change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making connections more...
About Cisco: Cisco is a company that manufactures and distributes Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products.
Systems Engineer - Enterprise
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer - Enterprise
Why you'll love Cisco<br><br>You will change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making connections more...
About Cisco: Cisco is a company that manufactures and distributes Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
5001+ employees
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
5001+ employees
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
5001+ employees
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
5001+ employees
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer (Government)
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Telecom/Signaling Systems Engineer
The System Engineer (SE) position is responsible for developing network requirement documents including but not limited to Network Design Requirements (NDR) and Network Design Document (NDD) in sup...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Senior-System Engineer
Senior-System Engineer
5001+ employees
At AT&T, we push the boundaries of innovation, bringing the world together in unimaginable ways. As technology is further integrated into all aspects of our lives, protecting and securing our data ...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Senior-System Engineer
5001+ employees
Senior-System Engineer
At AT&T, we push the boundaries of innovation, bringing the world together in unimaginable ways. As technology is further integrated into all aspects of our lives, protecting and securing our data ...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Senior-System Engineer
Senior-System Engineer
5001+ employees
At AT&T, we push the boundaries of innovation, bringing the world together in unimaginable ways. As technology is further integrated into all aspects of our lives, protecting and securing our data ...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Senior-System Engineer
5001+ employees
Senior-System Engineer
At AT&T, we push the boundaries of innovation, bringing the world together in unimaginable ways. As technology is further integrated into all aspects of our lives, protecting and securing our data ...
About AT&T: AT&T is a provider of telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology services for consumers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers.
Backend Platform Architect
Backend Platform Architect
1501-5000 employees
Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of tradit...
About Upwork: Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is a freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely.
Backend Platform Architect
1501-5000 employees
Backend Platform Architect
Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of tradit...
About Upwork: Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is a freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely.
Senior Backend Engineer
Senior Backend Engineer
201-500 employees
About Reputation.com<br><br>Reputation.com, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, pioneered online reputation management (ORM) technology for<br><br>the enterprise market in 2006. With its SaaS platform, ...
About Reputation.com: Reputation.com is a company that delivers the Online Reputation Management (ORM) platform for large enterprises with thousands of locations.
Senior Backend Engineer
201-500 employees
Senior Backend Engineer
About Reputation.com<br><br>Reputation.com, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, pioneered online reputation management (ORM) technology for<br><br>the enterprise market in 2006. With its SaaS platform, ...
About Reputation.com: Reputation.com is a company that delivers the Online Reputation Management (ORM) platform for large enterprises with thousands of locations.
Software Engineer, Golang
Software Engineer, Golang
16-50 employees
About Digital Intent<br><br>Digital Intent is a venture company helping startups and enterprises identify and build disruptive technology. It was named one of America's 5000 fastest growing compani...
About Digital Intent: Digital Intent Is create and grow digital businesses.
Software Engineer, Golang
16-50 employees
Software Engineer, Golang
About Digital Intent<br><br>Digital Intent is a venture company helping startups and enterprises identify and build disruptive technology. It was named one of America's 5000 fastest growing compani...
About Digital Intent: Digital Intent Is create and grow digital businesses.
Backend Software Engineer, Ruby
Backend Software Engineer, Ruby
16-50 employees
About Digital Intent<br><br>Digital Intent is a venture company helping startups and enterprises identify and build disruptive technology. It was named one of America's 5000 fastest growing compani...
About Digital Intent: Digital Intent Is create and grow digital businesses.
Backend Software Engineer, Ruby
16-50 employees
Backend Software Engineer, Ruby
About Digital Intent<br><br>Digital Intent is a venture company helping startups and enterprises identify and build disruptive technology. It was named one of America's 5000 fastest growing compani...
About Digital Intent: Digital Intent Is create and grow digital businesses.

How HIRED Works

Tell your story

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Companies apply to you

Respond to interview requests from employers for opportunities that match your goals and salary requirements.

Choose the right fit

Accept the opportunity that's right for you and start your
next chapter!

Top Skills for Backend Engineers

  1. PHP
  2. .NET
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C