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

Backend Engineer Jobs at Information Tech Companies in Chicago

Find Backend Engineer Jobs in the Chicago Area

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
$130,480
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $60,000 to a high of $250,000, with a median salary of $130,000.

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Top paying cities for Backend Engineers:
Java Developer
Java Developer
5001+ employees
We can only accept candidates that are authorised to work in the UK and all candidates will be subject to HMG BPSS employment checks.<br><br>As Java Developer will be responsible for developing our...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer
We can only accept candidates that are authorised to work in the UK and all candidates will be subject to HMG BPSS employment checks.<br><br>As Java Developer will be responsible for developing our...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Developer C/C++
Software Developer C/C++
5001+ employees
If you want to:<br><br>* take part in the end to end software development life-cycle<br>* be responsible for designing, developing, unit testing, and integrating software to support the development...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Developer C/C++
5001+ employees
Software Developer C/C++
If you want to:<br><br>* take part in the end to end software development life-cycle<br>* be responsible for designing, developing, unit testing, and integrating software to support the development...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Entry Level Software Engineer - C++/C#/Java
Entry Level Software Engineer - C++/C#/Java
5001+ employees
We are seeking smart, self-motivated, enthusiastic software engineers to help us design and deliver our call taking solutions. Ideal candidates must excel at solving problems and seeking to improve...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Entry Level Software Engineer - C++/C#/Java
5001+ employees
Entry Level Software Engineer - C++/C#/Java
We are seeking smart, self-motivated, enthusiastic software engineers to help us design and deliver our call taking solutions. Ideal candidates must excel at solving problems and seeking to improve...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer I
Systems Engineer I
5001+ employees
The System Engineer will take responsibility for and oversee all technical aspects of assigned projects from award until system acceptance. The Engineer will develop, design, evaluate, integrate, a...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer I
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer I
The System Engineer will take responsibility for and oversee all technical aspects of assigned projects from award until system acceptance. The Engineer will develop, design, evaluate, integrate, a...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Our Company has an outstanding track record of success and strives to build long term relationships with our customers. Customer satisfaction is given great emphasis and we strive to build a truste...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer
Our Company has an outstanding track record of success and strives to build long term relationships with our customers. Customer satisfaction is given great emphasis and we strive to build a truste...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
System Engineer/Architect: LTE Radio Access Network Engineer
System Engineer/Architect: LTE Radio Access Network Engineer
5001+ employees
We are looking for a System Engineer/System Architect that will be part of our team that designs future public safety LTE systems. Your responsibility will be to work with our business team and oth...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
System Engineer/Architect: LTE Radio Access Network Engineer
5001+ employees
System Engineer/Architect: LTE Radio Access Network Engineer
We are looking for a System Engineer/System Architect that will be part of our team that designs future public safety LTE systems. Your responsibility will be to work with our business team and oth...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Engineer with C/C++
Software Engineer with C/C++
5001+ employees
Job Description :<br><br>We are looking for a responsible C++ Engineer who will support the development of a Windows-based application that helps in providing data and voice communication and with ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Engineer with C/C++
5001+ employees
Software Engineer with C/C++
Job Description :<br><br>We are looking for a responsible C++ Engineer who will support the development of a Windows-based application that helps in providing data and voice communication and with ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Java Software Engineer
Java Software Engineer
5001+ employees
We are looking for experienced Java developers.<br><br>Our team designs and develops new application for monitoring and visualizing call traffic and performance of LMR systems.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Java Software Engineer
5001+ employees
Java Software Engineer
We are looking for experienced Java developers.<br><br>Our team designs and develops new application for monitoring and visualizing call traffic and performance of LMR systems.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The role of the NextGen Core Services Network Engineer is to design and implement transport networks that connect Next Generation 911 call traffic between Originating Service Providers (OSP's), thr...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer
The role of the NextGen Core Services Network Engineer is to design and implement transport networks that connect Next Generation 911 call traffic between Originating Service Providers (OSP's), thr...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The role of the NextGen Core Services Network Engineer is to design and implement transport networks that connect Next Generation 911 call traffic between Originating Service Providers (OSP's), thr...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer
The role of the NextGen Core Services Network Engineer is to design and implement transport networks that connect Next Generation 911 call traffic between Originating Service Providers (OSP's), thr...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
DevOps / System Engineer
DevOps / System Engineer
5001+ employees
You will be responsible for defining, planning and execution of Configuration Management strategy with focus on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.<br><br>We are looking for a passionat...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
DevOps / System Engineer
5001+ employees
DevOps / System Engineer
You will be responsible for defining, planning and execution of Configuration Management strategy with focus on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.<br><br>We are looking for a passionat...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Platform Linux Engineer
Platform Linux Engineer
5001+ employees
The main responsibility will be to develop, test, deliver and maintain Linux platform for new dispatch solution appliance.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Platform Linux Engineer
5001+ employees
Platform Linux Engineer
The main responsibility will be to develop, test, deliver and maintain Linux platform for new dispatch solution appliance.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer I
Systems Engineer I
5001+ employees
Responsible for the administration and operation of telecommunications systems provided by interexport.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer I
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer I
Responsible for the administration and operation of telecommunications systems provided by interexport.
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
C#/.Net Developer
C#/.Net Developer
5001+ employees
This Software Engineering position will be a member of the team that develops interfaces between Motorola's products and third party products.<br><br>Qualifications:<br><br>* Bachelors Degree with ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
C#/.Net Developer
5001+ employees
C#/.Net Developer
This Software Engineering position will be a member of the team that develops interfaces between Motorola's products and third party products.<br><br>Qualifications:<br><br>* Bachelors Degree with ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Software Engineer - C#/Java
Sr Software Engineer - C#/Java
5001+ employees
We are seeking smart, self-motivated, well-rounded software engineers to help us design and deliver our next-generation, cloud-based solutions. Ideal candidates must excel at solving problems and s...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Software Engineer - C#/Java
5001+ employees
Sr Software Engineer - C#/Java
We are seeking smart, self-motivated, well-rounded software engineers to help us design and deliver our next-generation, cloud-based solutions. Ideal candidates must excel at solving problems and s...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Provide technical leadership on wireless communications systems for public safety customer accounts. Plan and execute complex system deployments, upgrades, additions or feature expansions. Create, ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer
Provide technical leadership on wireless communications systems for public safety customer accounts. Plan and execute complex system deployments, upgrades, additions or feature expansions. Create, ...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations:<br><br>The customer team comprises Sales, Project Management, System Engineering and System Technologist personnel working together in a high performance cul...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr Systems Engineer
Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations:<br><br>The customer team comprises Sales, Project Management, System Engineering and System Technologist personnel working together in a high performance cul...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Graduate Engineer (Systems Engineering)
Graduate Engineer (Systems Engineering)
5001+ employees
You will :<br><br>* Work closely with the sales organizations and provide engineering support including:<br>* Providing technical advice on communications systems and products;<br>* Providing techn...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Graduate Engineer (Systems Engineering)
5001+ employees
Graduate Engineer (Systems Engineering)
You will :<br><br>* Work closely with the sales organizations and provide engineering support including:<br>* Providing technical advice on communications systems and products;<br>* Providing techn...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Developer C/C++ with JavaScript
Software Developer C/C++ with JavaScript
5001+ employees
The main responsibility will be to develop, test and deliver next generation dispatching solution with in client-server architecture and improved UI/UX experience.<br><br>
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Developer C/C++ with JavaScript
5001+ employees
Software Developer C/C++ with JavaScript
The main responsibility will be to develop, test and deliver next generation dispatching solution with in client-server architecture and improved UI/UX experience.<br><br>
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Linux Platform Engineer
Linux Platform Engineer
5001+ employees
As a Platform Software Engineer your responsibilities will be designing, implementation, performing development tasks, related to ESU python agent, platform, scripts and IT environment area. The jo...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Linux Platform Engineer
5001+ employees
Linux Platform Engineer
As a Platform Software Engineer your responsibilities will be designing, implementation, performing development tasks, related to ESU python agent, platform, scripts and IT environment area. The jo...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The overall purpose of the position is to provide systems engineering support to the projects within the EMENA with focus on Eastern Europe and Poland . The role will be to provide technical assist...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Senior Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Senior Systems Engineer
The overall purpose of the position is to provide systems engineering support to the projects within the EMENA with focus on Eastern Europe and Poland . The role will be to provide technical assist...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Graduate Engineer (Software Solutions Integration)
Graduate Engineer (Software Solutions Integration)
5001+ employees
You will work closely with and support the Solution Architect team to:<br><br>* Design the architecture of software integration solution including the integration with the 3rd party external system...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Graduate Engineer (Software Solutions Integration)
5001+ employees
Graduate Engineer (Software Solutions Integration)
You will work closely with and support the Solution Architect team to:<br><br>* Design the architecture of software integration solution including the integration with the 3rd party external system...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Principal Systems Engineer
Principal Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Come join us at Motorola Solutions, as a member of the Smart Public Safety Solutions (SPSS) Delivery team in North America! As a Solutions Engineer, you will work directly with our customers in mis...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Principal Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Principal Systems Engineer
Come join us at Motorola Solutions, as a member of the Smart Public Safety Solutions (SPSS) Delivery team in North America! As a Solutions Engineer, you will work directly with our customers in mis...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Java Developer
Java Developer
5001+ employees
We are looking for engineers to grow Command Center solution with the customers. The team is being formed right now with seasoned engineers, developers and fresh graduates who will create, test and...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer
We are looking for engineers to grow Command Center solution with the customers. The team is being formed right now with seasoned engineers, developers and fresh graduates who will create, test and...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr. Java/.Net Developer
Sr. Java/.Net Developer
5001+ employees
We are looking for developers who love challenges and have experience building complex web applications at scale. Work as a contributing member of an advanced software development team using modern...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Sr. Java/.Net Developer
5001+ employees
Sr. Java/.Net Developer
We are looking for developers who love challenges and have experience building complex web applications at scale. Work as a contributing member of an advanced software development team using modern...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The overall purpose of the position is to provide systems engineering support to the projects within the EMENA region . The role will be to provide technical assistance in the delivery of a range o...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
The overall purpose of the position is to provide systems engineering support to the projects within the EMENA region . The role will be to provide technical assistance in the delivery of a range o...
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Engineer C/C++
Software Engineer C/C++
5001+ employees
The main responsibility will be to develop, test and deliver products developed mainly in C/C++.<br><br>
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
Software Engineer C/C++
5001+ employees
Software Engineer C/C++
The main responsibility will be to develop, test and deliver products developed mainly in C/C++.<br><br>
About Motorola Solutions: Motorola Solutions is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.
.Net Developer
.Net Developer
5001+ employees
Role: .Net Developer<br><br>Location: Chicago, IL<br><br>Must Have:<br><br>.Net Developer with Support & Maintenance knowledge<br><br>Service Management:<br><br>Participate and provide inputs for r...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
.Net Developer
5001+ employees
.Net Developer
Role: .Net Developer<br><br>Location: Chicago, IL<br><br>Must Have:<br><br>.Net Developer with Support & Maintenance knowledge<br><br>Service Management:<br><br>Participate and provide inputs for r...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java AWS Developer
Java AWS Developer
5001+ employees
Java AWS Developer<br><br>We continuously seek extraordinary associates when recruiting new employees. We pride ourselves on having extensive experience working with clients in all major markets. C...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java AWS Developer
5001+ employees
Java AWS Developer
Java AWS Developer<br><br>We continuously seek extraordinary associates when recruiting new employees. We pride ourselves on having extensive experience working with clients in all major markets. C...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Sr. Java Developer
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Job Description:<br><br>Strong experience with Java and J2EE<br><br>Good Spring framework experience<br><br>Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ,<br><br>Strong experience with Java ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Sr. Java Developer
Job Description:<br><br>Strong experience with Java and J2EE<br><br>Good Spring framework experience<br><br>Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ,<br><br>Strong experience with Java ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.

How HIRED Works

Tell your story

Showcase your skill set, passions and career aspirations on your personalized Hired profile.

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