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  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
$130,375
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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Sr. Java Developer
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Technical Lead<br><br>Qualification:<br><br>Science / Engineering Graduate<br><br>Responsibility:<br><br>Requirement Gathering:<br><br>* Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and suppor...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Sr. Java Developer
Technical Lead<br><br>Qualification:<br><br>Science / Engineering Graduate<br><br>Responsibility:<br><br>Requirement Gathering:<br><br>* Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and suppor...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
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.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
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.
Lead Java Developer
Lead Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Lead Developer<br><br>* Strong technical background in Java, Spring boot,Spring Core, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud.<br>* Experience in designing and implementing REST Web services<br>* Goo...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Lead Java Developer
5001+ employees
Lead Java Developer
Java Lead Developer<br><br>* Strong technical background in Java, Spring boot,Spring Core, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud.<br>* Experience in designing and implementing REST Web services<br>* Goo...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Sr. Java Developer
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Technical Lead<br><br>Qualification:<br><br>Science / Engineering Graduate<br><br>Responsibility:<br><br>Requirement Gathering:<br><br>* Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and suppor...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Sr. Java Developer
Technical Lead<br><br>Qualification:<br><br>Science / Engineering Graduate<br><br>Responsibility:<br><br>Requirement Gathering:<br><br>* Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and suppor...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Software Engineer-Java
Software Engineer-Java
5001+ employees
Software Engineer-OOP/Java/J2EE<br><br>Purpose:<br><br>Assisting with the analyzing, designing, programming and testing of TriZetto software programs and applications. Working closely with Product ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Software Engineer-Java
5001+ employees
Software Engineer-Java
Software Engineer-OOP/Java/J2EE<br><br>Purpose:<br><br>Assisting with the analyzing, designing, programming and testing of TriZetto software programs and applications. Working closely with Product ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
SRE Production Support (Java, Unix)
SRE Production Support (Java, Unix)
5001+ employees
SRE Production Support<br><br>Chicago, IL<br><br>Responsibilities:<br><br>The SRE engineer main function to handle Operate/Deployment and production support.<br><br>He / She will do automation for ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
SRE Production Support (Java, Unix)
5001+ employees
SRE Production Support (Java, Unix)
SRE Production Support<br><br>Chicago, IL<br><br>Responsibilities:<br><br>The SRE engineer main function to handle Operate/Deployment and production support.<br><br>He / She will do automation for ...
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>* Should have experience in Core java.<br>* Need to have exposure in Spring Modules (Integration, Boot, Transactions, Spring Cloud (Config Server, Discovery Server, Zuul Gate...
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>* Should have experience in Core java.<br>* Need to have exposure in Spring Modules (Integration, Boot, Transactions, Spring Cloud (Config Server, Discovery Server, Zuul Gate...
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>* Should have experience in Core java.<br>* Need to have exposure in Spring Modules (Integration, Boot, Transactions, Spring Cloud (Config Server, Discovery Server, Zuul Gate...
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>* Should have experience in Core java.<br>* Need to have exposure in Spring Modules (Integration, Boot, Transactions, Spring Cloud (Config Server, Discovery Server, Zuul Gate...
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.
Sr. Java Developer
Sr. Java Developer
5001+ employees
Job Description:<br><br>* Strong experience with Java and J2EE<br>* Good Spring framework experience<br>* Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ,<br>* Strong experience with Java Web-...
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>* Good Spring framework experience<br>* Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ,<br>* Strong experience with Java Web-...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
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.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
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.
Java Developer
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Cognizant is a leading provider of Information Technology, Consulting, IT Infrastructure, and Business Process Outsourcing services. Cognizants single-minded mission is to dedicate our business pro...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer
Cognizant is a leading provider of Information Technology, Consulting, IT Infrastructure, and Business Process Outsourcing services. Cognizants single-minded mission is to dedicate our business pro...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Job Description<br><br>As a J2EE Developer, you will be part of an Agile Team working on understanding requirements, developing new functionality/enhance existing application functionality, perform...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer
Job Description<br><br>As a J2EE Developer, you will be part of an Agile Team working on understanding requirements, developing new functionality/enhance existing application functionality, perform...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer<br><br>Job Requirements:<br><br>* Strong experience with Java and J2EE.<br>* Good Spring framework experience.<br>* Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ.<br>* Strong ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Java Developer
5001+ employees
Java Developer
Java Developer<br><br>Job Requirements:<br><br>* Strong experience with Java and J2EE.<br>* Good Spring framework experience.<br>* Good understanding of enterprise integration, JMS/MQ.<br>* Strong ...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Salesforce Technical Lead
Salesforce Technical Lead
5001+ employees
Cognizant is a global Salesforce partner with a successful track record in planning and delivering complex Salesforce.com projects, frequently involving multiple countries and with heavy integratio...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Salesforce Technical Lead
5001+ employees
Salesforce Technical Lead
Cognizant is a global Salesforce partner with a successful track record in planning and delivering complex Salesforce.com projects, frequently involving multiple countries and with heavy integratio...
About Cognizant: Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
SON Algorithm Developer
SON Algorithm Developer
5001+ employees
What you'll be doing...<br><br>This algorithm developer will join the Service Performance SON team with focus on self-optimizing network solutions within Verizon. In this role the individual will b...
About Verizon: Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic) is a company providing communications, information, and entertainment products and services.
SON Algorithm Developer
5001+ employees
SON Algorithm Developer
What you'll be doing...<br><br>This algorithm developer will join the Service Performance SON team with focus on self-optimizing network solutions within Verizon. In this role the individual will b...
About Verizon: Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic) is a company providing communications, information, and entertainment products and services.
Senior Software Engineer, Server - Slots
Senior Software Engineer, Server - Slots
1501-5000 employees
Zynga is looking for an expert senior software engineer to join our growing team! Are you ready to put your ideas into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?<br><br...
About Zynga: Zynga provides social game services and develops social games for smartphones, websites and social websites.
Senior Software Engineer, Server - Slots
1501-5000 employees
Senior Software Engineer, Server - Slots
Zynga is looking for an expert senior software engineer to join our growing team! Are you ready to put your ideas into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?<br><br...
About Zynga: Zynga provides social game services and develops social games for smartphones, websites and social websites.
Senior Software Engineer (Server) - Slots
Senior Software Engineer (Server) - Slots
1501-5000 employees
Zynga is looking for a strong senior software engineer to join our growing team! Are you ready to put your ideas into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?<br><br>...
About Zynga: Zynga provides social game services and develops social games for smartphones, websites and social websites.
Senior Software Engineer (Server) - Slots
1501-5000 employees
Senior Software Engineer (Server) - Slots
Zynga is looking for a strong senior software engineer to join our growing team! Are you ready to put your ideas into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?<br><br>...
About Zynga: Zynga provides social game services and develops social games for smartphones, websites and social websites.
Development Team Lead - Sr. Java Dev/Architect
Development Team Lead - Sr. Java Dev/Architect
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our...
About Lionbridge Technologies: Lionbridge Technologies offers best-in-class global marketing & crowd-sourcing solutions.
Development Team Lead - Sr. Java Dev/Architect
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our...
About Lionbridge Technologies: Lionbridge Technologies offers best-in-class global marketing & crowd-sourcing solutions.
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
5001+ employees
Accelerate Your Career<br><br>Drive global technology<br><br>With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketin...
About CDK Global: CDK Global (Cobalt, Dealer Services, Kerridge) is a company providing dealership management and marketing solutions.
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
5001+ employees
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
Accelerate Your Career<br><br>Drive global technology<br><br>With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketin...
About CDK Global: CDK Global (Cobalt, Dealer Services, Kerridge) is a company providing dealership management and marketing solutions.
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
5001+ employees
Accelerate Your Career<br><br>Drive global technology<br><br>With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketin...
About CDK Global: CDK Global (Cobalt, Dealer Services, Kerridge) is a company providing dealership management and marketing solutions.
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
5001+ employees
Sr. IT Infrastructure Architect III - AWS or Azure Cloud Certified (Chicago)
Accelerate Your Career<br><br>Drive global technology<br><br>With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketin...
About CDK Global: CDK Global (Cobalt, Dealer Services, Kerridge) is a company providing dealership management and marketing solutions.
Professional Services III-Cloud Infrastructure Architect #0000
Professional Services III-Cloud Infrastructure Architect #0000
5001+ employees
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILIBLE :<br><br>1. Ensure customer and partner teams success in building applications and services on the AWS platform by utilizing customer facing skills and technical backgr...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Professional Services III-Cloud Infrastructure Architect #0000
5001+ employees
Professional Services III-Cloud Infrastructure Architect #0000
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILIBLE :<br><br>1. Ensure customer and partner teams success in building applications and services on the AWS platform by utilizing customer facing skills and technical backgr...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring highly technical cloud computing architects to help our partners develop technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating with our customers and...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
Cloud Infrastructure Architect
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring highly technical cloud computing architects to help our partners develop technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating with our customers and...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer
5001+ employees
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer - INF001295<br><br>The IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer plans, designs, develops, implements, and troubleshoots the infrastructure technologies for IS Syste...
About United States Cellular: At U.S. Cellular, we're not just in the business of connecting calls, we're in the business of connecting people.
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer
5001+ employees
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer
IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer - INF001295<br><br>The IS Converged Infrastructure Engineer plans, designs, develops, implements, and troubleshoots the infrastructure technologies for IS Syste...
About United States Cellular: At U.S. Cellular, we're not just in the business of connecting calls, we're in the business of connecting people.
Sr .NET Developer (Remote)
Sr .NET Developer (Remote)
5001+ employees
Xylem |ˈzīləm|<br><br>1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;<br><br>2) a leading global water technology company.<br><br>We're a global team unified in a common purpose: c...
About Xylem: Xylem is a company engaged in the design and manufacturing of engineered solutions for water and wastewater applications.
Sr .NET Developer (Remote)
5001+ employees
Sr .NET Developer (Remote)
Xylem |ˈzīləm|<br><br>1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;<br><br>2) a leading global water technology company.<br><br>We're a global team unified in a common purpose: c...
About Xylem: Xylem is a company engaged in the design and manufacturing of engineered solutions for water and wastewater applications.
Managed Services Senior Engineer - ScienceLogic
Managed Services Senior Engineer - ScienceLogic
5001+ employees
The Senior Monitoring Engineer provides support for the ScienceLogic Platform leveraged by CDW Managed Services. This involves developing enterprise level applications, maintaining operational exce...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Managed Services Senior Engineer - ScienceLogic
5001+ employees
Managed Services Senior Engineer - ScienceLogic
The Senior Monitoring Engineer provides support for the ScienceLogic Platform leveraged by CDW Managed Services. This involves developing enterprise level applications, maintaining operational exce...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Lead Application Developer - .Net
Lead Application Developer - .Net
5001+ employees
Role Overview<br><br>The Lead Application Developer supports business solutions. The purpose of this role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through obje...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Lead Application Developer - .Net
5001+ employees
Lead Application Developer - .Net
Role Overview<br><br>The Lead Application Developer supports business solutions. The purpose of this role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through obje...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Application Architect - Java
Application Architect - Java
5001+ employees
The Application Architect will develop application architecture specifications, application partitioning, object and data modeling, database design, quality assurance, and post implementation suppo...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Application Architect - Java
5001+ employees
Application Architect - Java
The Application Architect will develop application architecture specifications, application partitioning, object and data modeling, database design, quality assurance, and post implementation suppo...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Azure Systems Engineer
Azure Systems Engineer
1001-1500 employees
About Press Ganey<br><br>Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterp...
About Press Ganey Holdings: Transforming the patient experience through integrated data, advanced analytics and strategic advisory services.
Azure Systems Engineer
1001-1500 employees
Azure Systems Engineer
About Press Ganey<br><br>Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterp...
About Press Ganey Holdings: Transforming the patient experience through integrated data, advanced analytics and strategic advisory 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