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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,
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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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Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Do you aspire to be a world class Network Engineer, and learn from experts in the field? Would you like the opportunity to support the world leader in one of the largest networks that interconnects...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
Do you aspire to be a world class Network Engineer, and learn from experts in the field? Would you like the opportunity to support the world leader in one of the largest networks that interconnects...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Interested in working on products that are disrupting the data center software industry? Does solving hard technical challenges at extreme scale appeal to you? Do you like working on products that ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
Interested in working on products that are disrupting the data center software industry? Does solving hard technical challenges at extreme scale appeal to you? Do you like working on products that ...
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 - CloudFront Client Performance Team
Software Development Engineer - CloudFront Client Performance Team
5001+ employees
CloudFront is one of AWS' largest services, at the center of almost every major Internet event. For sporting events such as the Super Bowl, game launches, movies, or TV, there's a tremendous amount...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - CloudFront Client Performance Team
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - CloudFront Client Performance Team
CloudFront is one of AWS' largest services, at the center of almost every major Internet event. For sporting events such as the Super Bowl, game launches, movies, or TV, there's a tremendous amount...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Salesforce Dev Engineer
Salesforce Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
Salesforce Dev Engineer<br><br>Amazon Devices is looking for a talented, experienced dev engineer to facilitate building sales automation and enablement initiatives for the global Devices sales tea...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Salesforce Dev Engineer
5001+ employees
Salesforce Dev Engineer
Salesforce Dev Engineer<br><br>Amazon Devices is looking for a talented, experienced dev engineer to facilitate building sales automation and enablement initiatives for the global Devices sales tea...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - OpenJDK Performance, Amazon Corretto
Software Development Engineer - OpenJDK Performance, Amazon Corretto
5001+ employees
Do you love to dive into performance? Are you fascinated by learning the internals of the systems your code runs on? Do you find ways to apply this knowledge to real-world applications? The Amazon ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - OpenJDK Performance, Amazon Corretto
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - OpenJDK Performance, Amazon Corretto
Do you love to dive into performance? Are you fascinated by learning the internals of the systems your code runs on? Do you find ways to apply this knowledge to real-world applications? The Amazon ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Do you aspire to be a world class Network Engineer, and learn from experts in the field? Would you like the opportunity to support the world leader in one of the largest networks that interconnects...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Network Development Engineer- AWS Infra
Do you aspire to be a world class Network Engineer, and learn from experts in the field? Would you like the opportunity to support the world leader in one of the largest networks that interconnects...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - API Gateway
Software Development Engineer - API Gateway
5001+ employees
Amazon API Gateway is AWS' offering in the API management space, through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, we have built a service that can handle hundreds of thousands of ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - API Gateway
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway is AWS' offering in the API management space, through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, we have built a service that can handle hundreds of thousands of ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Network Dev Engineer - AWS Infra
Senior Network Dev Engineer - AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Do you consider yourself one of the premier Network Engineers in the industry today? Would you like the opportunity to become even better and face unparalleled, yet fascinating challenges? The Corp...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Network Dev Engineer - AWS Infra
5001+ employees
Senior Network Dev Engineer - AWS Infra
Do you consider yourself one of the premier Network Engineers in the industry today? Would you like the opportunity to become even better and face unparalleled, yet fascinating challenges? The Corp...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Automation System Engineer II
Automation System Engineer II
5001+ employees
Amazon is building the next generation software, hardware, and processes that will run the global network of fulfillment, ground, and air centers that move many millions of units of inventory, and ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Automation System Engineer II
5001+ employees
Automation System Engineer II
Amazon is building the next generation software, hardware, and processes that will run the global network of fulfillment, ground, and air centers that move many millions of units of inventory, and ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Search Relevance
Software Development Engineer, Search Relevance
5001+ employees
The Amazon India Search team creates powerful, customer-focused search solutions and technologies. Whenever a customer visits the Amazon India site and types in a query or browses through product c...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, Search Relevance
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, Search Relevance
The Amazon India Search team creates powerful, customer-focused search solutions and technologies. Whenever a customer visits the Amazon India site and types in a query or browses through product c...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer - Big Data, Glue
System Engineer - Big Data, Glue
5001+ employees
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an<br><br>infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can<br><br>requisition compute power, storage, and other se...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer - Big Data, Glue
5001+ employees
System Engineer - Big Data, Glue
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an<br><br>infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can<br><br>requisition compute power, storage, and other se...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
System Engineer
5001+ employees
Amazon is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world, and we need highly energetic and capable engineers to help make these services successful. Amazon's NoSQL services such as D...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
5001+ employees
System Engineer
Amazon is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world, and we need highly energetic and capable engineers to help make these services successful. Amazon's NoSQL services such as D...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Operations Engineer - AWS Managed Services
Operations Engineer - AWS Managed Services
5001+ employees
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Operations Engineer - AWS Managed Services
5001+ employees
Operations Engineer - AWS Managed Services
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - S3 Object API
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers are able to durably store their data on Amazon's proven...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Java, Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - Java, Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Kindle Content is chartered with improving the education of students by building services that allow for creation and consumption of new learning methods that expand beyond traditional paper class ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Java, Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Java, Distributed Systems
Kindle Content is chartered with improving the education of students by building services that allow for creation and consumption of new learning methods that expand beyond traditional paper class ...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
System Engineer
5001+ employees
"Alexa, I really want to work on cool stuff. Can you find me an awesome gig?" Yes, Alexa can make your wishes come true!<br><br>On the Alexa Voice Services team, you'll build and operate systems an...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer
5001+ employees
System Engineer
"Alexa, I really want to work on cool stuff. Can you find me an awesome gig?" Yes, Alexa can make your wishes come true!<br><br>On the Alexa Voice Services team, you'll build and operate systems an...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Infrastructure Ops Engineer
Infrastructure Ops Engineer
5001+ employees
At Amazon, we strive to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. Amazon has an immediate opening for a IT Deployment and Operati...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Infrastructure Ops Engineer
5001+ employees
Infrastructure Ops Engineer
At Amazon, we strive to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. Amazon has an immediate opening for a IT Deployment and Operati...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Development Engineer, AWS Redshift
Systems Development Engineer, AWS Redshift
5001+ employees
Are you a "Find it, Fix it, Automate it, Never worry about it again" kind of engineer? Are you interested in building hyper-scale database services in the cloud? Do you want to have direct and imme...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Development Engineer, AWS Redshift
5001+ employees
Systems Development Engineer, AWS Redshift
Are you a "Find it, Fix it, Automate it, Never worry about it again" kind of engineer? Are you interested in building hyper-scale database services in the cloud? Do you want to have direct and imme...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer (Java/Python/C++) - Seattle
Software Development Engineer (Java/Python/C++) - Seattle
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Web Services - Seattle, Washington<br><br>Migrations are a key customer growth driver at Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Migration Services Group is revolution...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer (Java/Python/C++) - Seattle
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer (Java/Python/C++) - Seattle
Software Development Engineer - Amazon Web Services - Seattle, Washington<br><br>Migrations are a key customer growth driver at Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Migration Services Group is revolution...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
5001+ employees
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
5001+ employees
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
5001+ employees
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
5001+ employees
Escalation Engineer - Amazon Web Services
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradi...
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
Do you enjoy working on distributed systems and solving problems of consensus, consistency, durability and availability? Are you interested in building a large scale distributed system that runs on...
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
Do you enjoy working on distributed systems and solving problems of consensus, consistency, durability and availability? Are you interested in building a large scale distributed system that runs on...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer - AWS API Gateway
Systems Engineer - AWS API Gateway
5001+ employees
Amazon API Gateway is changing the way that companies big and small think about APIs. API Gateway is the front-door of the Serverless revolution, an approach that lets customers turn business logic...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer - AWS API Gateway
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer - AWS API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway is changing the way that companies big and small think about APIs. API Gateway is the front-door of the Serverless revolution, an approach that lets customers turn business logic...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer- AWS Infrastructure Services
Software Development Engineer- AWS Infrastructure Services
5001+ employees
We have exciting things going on in the AWS Enterprise Engineering organization, and we're looking for a Software Development Engineer that is ready to join AWS and help us innovate on behalf of ou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer- AWS Infrastructure Services
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer- AWS Infrastructure Services
We have exciting things going on in the AWS Enterprise Engineering organization, and we're looking for a Software Development Engineer that is ready to join AWS and help us innovate on behalf of ou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you'll fit ri...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Senior Systems Engineer
Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you'll fit ri...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer -- AWS/EC2
Systems Engineer -- AWS/EC2
5001+ employees
Our team is hiring at all experience levels in both Herndon, VA and Seattle, WA!<br><br>We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to new customers. We are see...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer -- AWS/EC2
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer -- AWS/EC2
Our team is hiring at all experience levels in both Herndon, VA and Seattle, WA!<br><br>We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to new customers. We are see...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr Network Dev Engineer - Amazon Go
Sr Network Dev 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.
Sr Network Dev Engineer - Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Sr Network Dev 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.

How HIRED Works

Tell your story

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

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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