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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
$147,976
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 - Build and Packaging Systems
Systems Engineer - Build and Packaging Systems
5001+ employees
The Builder Tools organization within Amazon Web Services (AWS) at Amazon is looking for a Systems Engineer to join our team to work on Amazon's internal systems.<br><br>Our team creates and owns t...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer - Build and Packaging Systems
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer - Build and Packaging Systems
The Builder Tools organization within Amazon Web Services (AWS) at Amazon is looking for a Systems Engineer to join our team to work on Amazon's internal systems.<br><br>Our team creates and owns t...
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.
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
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. Join a team that's building next generation, highly...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Join a team that's building next generation, highly...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
IT Systems Engineer
IT Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Amazon is looking for an IT Systems Engineer to join an exciting new project team working to build a completely new best in class consumer product. We are an innovative, cross-platform, customer-ob...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
IT Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
IT Systems Engineer
Amazon is looking for an IT Systems Engineer to join an exciting new project team working to build a completely new best in class consumer product. We are an innovative, cross-platform, customer-ob...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Sr. Financial Systems Application Support Engineer
Sr. Financial Systems Application Support 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.
Sr. Financial Systems Application Support Engineer
5001+ employees
Sr. Financial Systems Application Support 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 Go
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Would you like to be one of the leaders of a team that is solving new business challenges through innovative technology?<br><br>The Team: We are forming a new team to support Amazon Books and Amazo...
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
Would you like to be one of the leaders of a team that is solving new business challenges through innovative technology?<br><br>The Team: We are forming a new team to support Amazon Books and Amazo...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Dev Engineer - Amazon Go
Software 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.
Software Dev Engineer - Amazon Go
5001+ employees
Software 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.
Global IT Systems Engineer
Global IT Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The Software Assessment and Ingestion team (SAI) is a new team that creates and evangelizes a framework for the use of third party software (SaaS) at Amazon. The team helps business groups to navig...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Global IT Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Global IT Systems Engineer
The Software Assessment and Ingestion team (SAI) is a new team that creates and evangelizes a framework for the use of third party software (SaaS) at Amazon. The team helps business groups to navig...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
5001+ employees
Passionate about the cloud? Interested in expanding on one of the strongest operating platforms in history? Amazon EC2 Recovery Systems in Seattle is looking for an engaged and experienced software...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
Passionate about the cloud? Interested in expanding on one of the strongest operating platforms in history? Amazon EC2 Recovery Systems in Seattle is looking for an engaged and experienced software...
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.
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
5001+ employees
Come build the future of Linux and Containers at Amazon!<br><br>If you are an experienced software engineer who is passionate about building the platform to support the world's premier cloud comput...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
Come build the future of Linux and Containers at Amazon!<br><br>If you are an experienced software engineer who is passionate about building the platform to support the world's premier cloud comput...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
5001+ employees
Come build the future of Linux and Containers at Amazon!<br><br>If you are an experienced software engineer who is passionate about building the platform to support the world's premier cloud comput...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - Linux and Containers
Come build the future of Linux and Containers at Amazon!<br><br>If you are an experienced software engineer who is passionate about building the platform to support the world's premier cloud comput...
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.
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, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
5001+ employees
Passionate about the cloud? Interested in expanding on one of the strongest operating platforms in history? Amazon EC2 Recovery Systems in Seattle is looking for an engaged and experienced software...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer, EC2 Recovery Systems - AWS
Passionate about the cloud? Interested in expanding on one of the strongest operating platforms in history? Amazon EC2 Recovery Systems in Seattle is looking for an engaged and experienced software...
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, 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.
Communications Systems Engineer
Communications Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities arou...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Communications Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
Communications Systems Engineer
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities arou...
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.
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.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
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
* Are you interested in building a Brand New High Scale Intelligent Database Service in AWSfrom the grounds up? This is your opportunity to be part of a greenfield project! Come join us, work hard,...
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
* Are you interested in building a Brand New High Scale Intelligent Database Service in AWSfrom the grounds up? This is your opportunity to be part of a greenfield project! Come join us, work hard,...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Our software developers build the next generation technologies that change how millions of AWS customers connect, and interact with AWS services ecosystem. We use ideas from every facet of computer...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Our software developers build the next generation technologies that change how millions of AWS customers connect, and interact with AWS services ecosystem. We use ideas from every facet of computer...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Amazon DocumentDB was launched in January 2019, and its going to make a major impact on the NoSQL database world!<br><br>If you want to be part of engineering team that is shaping the future of NoS...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Our software developers build the next generation technologies that change how millions of AWS customers connect, and interact with AWS services ecosystem. We use ideas from every facet of computer...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
5001+ employees
Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems
Our software developers build the next generation technologies that change how millions of AWS customers connect, and interact with AWS services ecosystem. We use ideas from every facet of computer...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Salesforce Dev Engineer II
Salesforce Dev Engineer II
5001+ employees
Here is your chance as a Salesforce.com Developer to be at the center of innovation within the Amazon Corporate Gift Cards team. Salesforce plays an integral role in serving the needs of our Busine...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Salesforce Dev Engineer II
5001+ employees
Salesforce Dev Engineer II
Here is your chance as a Salesforce.com Developer to be at the center of innovation within the Amazon Corporate Gift Cards team. Salesforce plays an integral role in serving the needs of our Busine...
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