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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.

We don't have enough data for Seattle,
so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
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
$151,789
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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Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
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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.
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.
System Engineer
System Engineer
5001+ employees
AWS identity and access management (IAM) team enables our customers to control and secure access to the most sensitive data on the internet. This is a foundational team for AWS with opportunities t...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
5001+ employees
System Engineer
AWS identity and access management (IAM) team enables our customers to control and secure access to the most sensitive data on the internet. This is a foundational team for AWS with opportunities t...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services
Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services
5001+ employees
This is an exciting opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in either Herndon VA, or Seattle WA! Come work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services
This is an exciting opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in either Herndon VA, or Seattle WA! Come work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while...
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-you just grab and go! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, deli...
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-you just grab and go! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, deli...
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-you just grab and go! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, deli...
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-you just grab and go! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, deli...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Core Development - AWS Infrastructure
Software Development Engineer, Core Development - AWS Infrastructure
5001+ employees
The AWS Core Services development team is searching for a .NET developer eager to make the AWS platform even easier for Windows Engineers to use. We're looking for a C# developer who's passionate a...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Core Development - AWS Infrastructure
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, Core Development - AWS Infrastructure
The AWS Core Services development team is searching for a .NET developer eager to make the AWS platform even easier for Windows Engineers to use. We're looking for a C# developer who's passionate a...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Administrator/Engineer II - AMZ2729
Systems Administrator/Engineer II - AMZ2729
5001+ employees
At Amazon, we believe that every day is "Day One." A day to take the first step. A day to meet new challenges. Today could be the day that you become part of a bigger idea. A day where your ideas c...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Administrator/Engineer II - AMZ2729
5001+ employees
Systems Administrator/Engineer II - AMZ2729
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About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Financial Systems Application Engineer
Financial Systems Application Engineer
5001+ employees
We are looking for an accomplished Financial Systems Application Engineer to join our team! Within Amazon's Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team (FP&A), we enjoy a unique vantage point into...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Financial Systems Application Engineer
5001+ employees
Financial Systems Application Engineer
We are looking for an accomplished Financial Systems Application Engineer to join our team! Within Amazon's Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team (FP&A), we enjoy a unique vantage point into...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Financial Systems
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Financial Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon's Finance Technology team operates software platforms that are among the largest in the world by volume and complexity. We interact upstream with all of Amazon's businesses globally and the ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Financial Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Financial Systems
Amazon's Finance Technology team operates software platforms that are among the largest in the world by volume and complexity. We interact upstream with all of Amazon's businesses globally and the ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Prime Air System Integration Engineer
Prime Air System Integration Engineer
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.
Prime Air System Integration Engineer
5001+ employees
Prime Air System Integration Engineer
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.
Senior Software Development Engineer, Airworthiness & Maintenance Systems
Senior Software Development Engineer, Airworthiness & Maintenance Systems
5001+ employees
We're developing the future of transportation that will solve extreme-scale, real world challenges. If you are seeking an iterative, fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation and apply ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Software Development Engineer, Airworthiness & Maintenance Systems
5001+ employees
Senior Software Development Engineer, Airworthiness & Maintenance Systems
We're developing the future of transportation that will solve extreme-scale, real world challenges. If you are seeking an iterative, fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation and apply ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
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.
Sr. Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr. Systems Engineer
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.
Sr Engineer, Software - Salesforce
Sr Engineer, Software - Salesforce
5001+ employees
T-Mobile's B2B - Product and Technology Team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to lead a team of other developers and product teams to build scalable solutions and solve complex real-world ...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Software - Salesforce
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Software - Salesforce
T-Mobile's B2B - Product and Technology Team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to lead a team of other developers and product teams to build scalable solutions and solve complex real-world ...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture - RAN Performance
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture - RAN Performance
5001+ employees
Sr. Engineer, Systems Architecture Ran Performance<br><br>The RAN Performance Engineer suited for this role will be an exceptional Engineer with demonstrated practical applications in optimizing ce...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture - RAN Performance
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture - RAN Performance
Sr. Engineer, Systems Architecture Ran Performance<br><br>The RAN Performance Engineer suited for this role will be an exceptional Engineer with demonstrated practical applications in optimizing ce...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Engineers, Systems Architecture
Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Position Summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 268 million Americans where they live, work, and play. In a worl...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Engineers, Systems Architecture
Position Summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 268 million Americans where they live, work, and play. In a worl...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture<br><br>The System Architecture Engineer's role is to develop and evolve technical network and service architectures and design strategies to maintain, enhance, and...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture<br><br>The System Architecture Engineer's role is to develop and evolve technical network and service architectures and design strategies to maintain, enhance, and...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Engineer Systems Architecture
Engineer Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
The System Architecture Engineer's role is to develop and evolve technical network and service architectures and design strategies to maintain, enhance, and evolve the T-Mobile Technology portfolio...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Engineer Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Engineer Systems Architecture
The System Architecture Engineer's role is to develop and evolve technical network and service architectures and design strategies to maintain, enhance, and evolve the T-Mobile Technology portfolio...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital Global System for Mobile Communications/General Packet Radio Service (GSM/GPRS) wireless voice and data techno...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital Global System for Mobile Communications/General Packet Radio Service (GSM/GPRS) wireless voice and data techno...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Position summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and LTE wireless voice and data technology standards. Senior Engineers, Systems Architecture located in Bothell...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
Position summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and LTE wireless voice and data technology standards. Senior Engineers, Systems Architecture located in Bothell...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Position summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and LTE wireless voice and data technology standards. Senior Engineers, Systems Architecture located in Bellevu...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
5001+ employees
Sr Engineers, Systems Architecture
Position summary<br><br>T-Mobile USA is a leading provider of digital GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and LTE wireless voice and data technology standards. Senior Engineers, Systems Architecture located in Bellevu...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
MTS, Systems Reliability Engineering
MTS, Systems Reliability Engineering
5001+ employees
This MTS (Member of Technical Staff) position is an individual contributor role with a career pathway capable up to a director level. The MTS in this role is a subject matter expert in System Relia...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
MTS, Systems Reliability Engineering
5001+ employees
MTS, Systems Reliability Engineering
This MTS (Member of Technical Staff) position is an individual contributor role with a career pathway capable up to a director level. The MTS in this role is a subject matter expert in System Relia...
About T-Mobile USA: T-Mobile USA provides wireless solutions.
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
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Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
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Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Agilysys delivers highly-available cloud services for the hospitality industry. We practice Agile methodologies, and our cross-functional teams build strong, collaborative relationships as partners...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
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Software Engineer, Distributed Systems
Software Engineer, Distributed Systems
Today, we've built the industry's leading gaming and simulation engine with our runtime runs on billions of devices. We are moving forward on creating a whole new line of products and services cent...
Software Engineer, Distributed Systems
Software Engineer, Distributed Systems
Today, we've built the industry's leading gaming and simulation engine with our runtime runs on billions of devices. We are moving forward on creating a whole new line of products and services cent...
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
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Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
Open Source Engineer, Kubernetes Cluster API
Job ID R1907399 Date posted Jul. 12, 2019<br><br>Kubernetes Cluster API<br><br>The Cloud Native Applications team is one of the leading innovation groups at VMware. Building and delivering cloud-na...
Systems Engineer (Contractor role)
Systems Engineer (Contractor role)
Mission<br><br>THIS IS A CONTRACT ROLE ONLY<br><br>Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximat...
Systems Engineer (Contractor role)
Systems Engineer (Contractor role)
Mission<br><br>THIS IS A CONTRACT ROLE ONLY<br><br>Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximat...
Salesforce Technical Architect - Accenture Technology
Salesforce Technical Architect - Accenture Technology
Ready to fast-track your Salesforce career?<br><br>Join the largest team of Salesforce certified professionals in the industry and champion innovation, leverage deep and cutting-edge Salesforce exp...
Salesforce Technical Architect - Accenture Technology
Salesforce Technical Architect - Accenture Technology
Ready to fast-track your Salesforce career?<br><br>Join the largest team of Salesforce certified professionals in the industry and champion innovation, leverage deep and cutting-edge Salesforce exp...
Software Developer II Java
Software Developer II Java
Software Developer II Java<br><br>Seattle, USA<br><br>Apply<br><br>We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digit...
Software Developer II Java
Software Developer II Java
Software Developer II Java<br><br>Seattle, USA<br><br>Apply<br><br>We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digit...

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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