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Backend Engineer Jobs in Seattle

Back-End Engineer Job Description

Back-End Engineers write code and focus on server-side processes and applications to ensure system consistency. The work they do is combined with work from front-end engineers in order to create a dynamic and functional experience for web users. Back-End Engineers may also be called programmers or developers. They will be expected to work with a team, which may be comprised of Creative Consultants and Directors, Front-End Engineers and others.

Back-End Engineers are expected to study the trends of the industry. They need to have good project management skills, be able to communicate well and should be analytical and results-driven. Back-End Engineers must also possess an in-depth understanding of programming tools and languages. They should be able to solve complex problems, formulate efficient processes and help create an optimal end-user experience.

Living and Working in Seattle

Seattle is a vibrant city, known for its cultural arts and music scene as well as good food. It’s also one of the fastest-growing tech cities in the country. The state of Washington boasts more than a quarter of a million tech workers. Many of those jobs are located in Seattle and the surrounding King County. The city is home to two tech giants in particular: Amazon and Microsoft. It also houses satellite offices for Facebook and Alphabet.

Seattle is divided into eight popular neighborhoods. Capitol Hill is trendy and artsy. Belltown is ideal for young professionals. Wallingford is the quiet neighborhood of the city. Ballard is home to upscale condos, restaurants and breweries. South Lake Union is the tech hub of the city. Fremont has a charming, bohemian vibe. Ravenna and Queen Anne are often considered to be the most family-friendly neighborhoods.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Seattle earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$148,090
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $80,000 to a high of $300,000, with a median salary of $150,000.

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Software Development Engineer - AWS Global Infrastructure
Software Development Engineer - AWS Global Infrastructure
5001+ employees
Are you customer obsessed? Are you interested in working on products that are disrupting the data center software industry? Does solving difficult technical challenges appeal to you? Do you want to...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - AWS Global Infrastructure
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - AWS Global Infrastructure
Are you customer obsessed? Are you interested in working on products that are disrupting the data center software industry? Does solving difficult technical challenges appeal to you? Do you want to...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Cloud Support Eng. I
Cloud Support Eng. I
5001+ employees
Do you enjoy helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing tec...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Cloud Support Eng. I
5001+ employees
Cloud Support Eng. I
Do you enjoy helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing tec...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The Client Engineering team builds complex multi-platform solutions that help Amazonians get more done. We are recruiting qualified Systems Engineers to operate our existing fleets, analyze and tun...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
The Client Engineering team builds complex multi-platform solutions that help Amazonians get more done. We are recruiting qualified Systems Engineers to operate our existing fleets, analyze and tun...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
We are looking for skilled Systems Development Engineers to help scale AWS CodeBuild. You would make a great fit, if you possess that rare mix of depth in Development Operations, Automation, Networ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Dev Engineer
We are looking for skilled Systems Development Engineers to help scale AWS CodeBuild. You would make a great fit, if you possess that rare mix of depth in Development Operations, Automation, Networ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
* Do you want to work on something that has an immediate impact to your customers and the business?<br>* Do you want to work on projects that will allow you to keep up to date with technology?<br>*...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
* Do you want to work on something that has an immediate impact to your customers and the business?<br>* Do you want to work on projects that will allow you to keep up to date with technology?<br>*...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
* Do you want to work on something that has an immediate impact to your customers and the business?<br>* Do you want to work on projects that will allow you to keep up to date with technology?<br>*...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
* Do you want to work on something that has an immediate impact to your customers and the business?<br>* Do you want to work on projects that will allow you to keep up to date with technology?<br>*...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Financial Intelligence Systems
Software Development Engineer - Financial Intelligence Systems
5001+ employees
Impact<br><br>Ever wondered how Amazon offers the Earth's biggest selection and still manages to offer lower prices every day to our customers? Our retail business teams work with a massive array o...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Financial Intelligence Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Financial Intelligence Systems
Impact<br><br>Ever wondered how Amazon offers the Earth's biggest selection and still manages to offer lower prices every day to our customers? Our retail business teams work with a massive array o...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
team. Our mission is to make Amazon the safest and most trusted place worldwide to transact online. Amazon runs one of the most dynamic e-commerce marketplaces in the world, with nearly 2 million s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Dev Engineer
team. Our mission is to make Amazon the safest and most trusted place worldwide to transact online. Amazon runs one of the most dynamic e-commerce marketplaces in the world, with nearly 2 million s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
team. Our mission is to make Amazon the safest and most trusted place worldwide to transact online. Amazon runs one of the most dynamic e-commerce marketplaces in the world, with nearly 2 million s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Dev Engineer
team. Our mission is to make Amazon the safest and most trusted place worldwide to transact online. Amazon runs one of the most dynamic e-commerce marketplaces in the world, with nearly 2 million s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer - Prime Air
Systems Engineer - Prime Air
5001+ employees
We're working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve extreme-scale real world challenges,...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer - Prime Air
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer - Prime Air
We're working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve extreme-scale real world challenges,...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Display Advertising API
Software Development Engineer - Display Advertising API
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Scaled Multi Channel Advertising - Display Advertising API<br><br>Do you want to work in a greenfield project? Are you passionate in building low latent and highly s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Display Advertising API
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Display Advertising API
Software Development Engineer - Scaled Multi Channel Advertising - Display Advertising API<br><br>Do you want to work in a greenfield project? Are you passionate in building low latent and highly s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Business Intelligence Engineer - Amazon Go
Business Intelligence Engineer - Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Amazon is looking for a customer focused, analytically and technically skilled business intelligence engineer for Amazon Go Business<br><br>Amazon Go is a new kind of physical store with no lines a...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Business Intelligence Engineer - Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Business Intelligence Engineer - Amazon Go
Amazon is looking for a customer focused, analytically and technically skilled business intelligence engineer for Amazon Go Business<br><br>Amazon Go is a new kind of physical store with no lines a...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
Sr. Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
5001+ employees
Would you like to help implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve the world's most complex technical problems? Do you have a deep passion and desire to engineer and operate the world'...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
5001+ employees
Sr. Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
Would you like to help implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve the world's most complex technical problems? Do you have a deep passion and desire to engineer and operate the world'...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Software Development Engineer- Pricing Systems
Senior Software Development Engineer- Pricing Systems
5001+ employees
The Retail Pricing team drives the success of Amazon Retail. We build software that makes billions of monthly pricing recommendations on our marketplaces. We earn our customers' trust by consistent...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Software Development Engineer- Pricing Systems
5001+ employees
Senior Software Development Engineer- Pricing Systems
The Retail Pricing team drives the success of Amazon Retail. We build software that makes billions of monthly pricing recommendations on our marketplaces. We earn our customers' trust by consistent...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Check out our team videos:<br><br>https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/jQ4JQeGDAfLpr18vlFCVjQ1Oll2usPd5b63saOCwyEd<br><br>If you are a Software Developer with at least 1 year of experience in distri...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Distributed Systems
Check out our team videos:<br><br>https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/jQ4JQeGDAfLpr18vlFCVjQ1Oll2usPd5b63saOCwyEd<br><br>If you are a Software Developer with at least 1 year of experience in distri...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
5001+ employees
We have multiple Systems Engineering positions available at different levels (mid to senior) in Seattle.<br><br>We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to n...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer / EC2 - Seattle
We have multiple Systems Engineering positions available at different levels (mid to senior) in Seattle.<br><br>We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to n...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The Digital Accounting and Royalty Technologies (DART) team owns the core services that enable Amazon to bring digital content to our customers - content such as EBooks, the Appstore, Digital Music...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
The Digital Accounting and Royalty Technologies (DART) team owns the core services that enable Amazon to bring digital content to our customers - content such as EBooks, the Appstore, Digital Music...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Amazon Go- Software Development Engineer
Amazon Go- Software Development Engineer
5001+ employees
The Team: Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout. You simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what you want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and gr...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Amazon Go- Software Development Engineer
5001+ employees
Amazon Go- Software Development Engineer
The Team: Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout. You simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what you want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and gr...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
System Engineer
5001+ employees
Use your deep technical skills and experience to make Amazon a better place to work and delight our customers by joining Amazon Connections.<br><br>Amazon Connections is an innovative program that ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
5001+ employees
System Engineer
Use your deep technical skills and experience to make Amazon a better place to work and delight our customers by joining Amazon Connections.<br><br>Amazon Connections is an innovative program that ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Software Engineer, Simulation - Amazon Scout
System Software Engineer, Simulation - Amazon Scout
5001+ employees
Are you inspired by building new technologies to benefit customers? Do you dream of being at the forefront of robotics and autonomous system technology? Would you enjoy working in a fast paced, hig...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Software Engineer, Simulation - Amazon Scout
5001+ employees
System Software Engineer, Simulation - Amazon Scout
Are you inspired by building new technologies to benefit customers? Do you dream of being at the forefront of robotics and autonomous system technology? Would you enjoy working in a fast paced, hig...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
SDE - Retail Pricing Systems
SDE - Retail Pricing Systems
5001+ employees
Central Retail Pricing is a core team that generates prices for worldwide Amazon inventory, you'll play a key role in the evolution of our machine learning based Pricing algorithms to solve the wor...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
SDE - Retail Pricing Systems
5001+ employees
SDE - Retail Pricing Systems
Central Retail Pricing is a core team that generates prices for worldwide Amazon inventory, you'll play a key role in the evolution of our machine learning based Pricing algorithms to solve the wor...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Go
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and groce...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Go
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and groce...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior System Dev Engineer - AWS Safety Engineering
Senior System Dev Engineer - AWS Safety Engineering
5001+ employees
AWS customers have come to rely on our track record of stellar operational performance. Our team ensures that the quickly expanding number and scale of services are able to deliver that reliability...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior System Dev Engineer - AWS Safety Engineering
5001+ employees
Senior System Dev Engineer - AWS Safety Engineering
AWS customers have come to rely on our track record of stellar operational performance. Our team ensures that the quickly expanding number and scale of services are able to deliver that reliability...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
Sr. Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
5001+ employees
Do you have a passion for large scale data processing and building predictive models? Are you interested in scalable solutions for Big Data analytics? The Amazon Browse Classification and Discovery...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
5001+ employees
Sr. Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
Do you have a passion for large scale data processing and building predictive models? Are you interested in scalable solutions for Big Data analytics? The Amazon Browse Classification and Discovery...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
5001+ employees
Do you have a passion for large scale data processing and building predictive models? Are you interested in scalable solutions for Big Data analytics? The Amazon Browse Classification and Discovery...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance
Do you have a passion for large scale data processing and building predictive models? Are you interested in scalable solutions for Big Data analytics? The Amazon Browse Classification and Discovery...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
5001+ employees
The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. We're...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
5001+ employees
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. We're...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
5001+ employees
The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. We're...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
5001+ employees
Sr. Software Engineer, Lumberyard Cloud Integration
The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. We're...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
AWS Financial Systems Developer - IBM Cognos TM1
AWS Financial Systems Developer - IBM Cognos TM1
5001+ employees
Since early 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure platform in the cloud. Cloud computing is the kind of major shift in information technology th...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
AWS Financial Systems Developer - IBM Cognos TM1
5001+ employees
AWS Financial Systems Developer - IBM Cognos TM1
Since early 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure platform in the cloud. Cloud computing is the kind of major shift in information technology th...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Have you ever thought about helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest clou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
Have you ever thought about helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest clou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Have you ever thought about helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest clou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
Have you ever thought about helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest clou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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