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Backend Engineer Jobs in Washington D.C.

Find Backend Engineer Jobs in the Washington, D.C., Area

Backend Engineers are tasked with building the server-side of a web application. These specialists are sometimes referred to as backend developers and usually have years of experience, as well as a bachelor's or higher in computer science. Backend Engineers are familiar with programming languages like Java, C++, Ruby, Node.js and Python. They may collaborate in a team with frontend developers in order to make sure everything is running smoothly. These specialists are experienced with CMS, APIs and cloud-computing integrations. They will write code that effectively communicates the database information to the browser. Backend Engineers have knowledge of web server technology like Apache and Nginx. They also understand frameworks like Express.js, as well as version control and security compliances.

Living and Working in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., features booming education and tourism sectors. This city is home to lobbying groups, as well as national trade unions. Being the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., has an economy that's highly built on government. It's host to international organizations like the World Bank and foreign embassies.

Washington, D.C., is a popular tourist destination. This city has a lot of historic places to explore, including monuments and museums. All three branches of the federal government is located in Washington, D.C. The White House and the Capitol are just some of the iconic sites residents and travelers to the area come to visit. It's also simple to get around in this city through the use of public transportation and Uber.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
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$134,298
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $65,000 to a high of $250,000, with a median salary of $135,000.

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Systems Engineering Associate
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Systems Engineering Associate
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineering Associate
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Systems Engineering Associate
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
AWS Controls Systems Engineer
AWS Controls Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
The AWS Data Center Global Services team is looking for an exceptional individual to pioneer the next generation of cloud based automation systems for AWS data centers. We are passionate about cont...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
AWS Controls Systems Engineer
5001+ employees
AWS Controls Systems Engineer
The AWS Data Center Global Services team is looking for an exceptional individual to pioneer the next generation of cloud based automation systems for AWS data centers. We are passionate about cont...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer -- EC2
System Engineer -- EC2
5001+ employees
We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to new customers. We are seeking talented engineers skilled in the art of integration who can bridge gaps between sy...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
System Engineer -- EC2
5001+ employees
System Engineer -- EC2
We're building a new team dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to new customers. We are seeking talented engineers skilled in the art of integration who can bridge gaps between sy...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Associate Cloud Infrastructure Architect - RCS
Associate Cloud Infrastructure Architect - RCS
5001+ employees
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring highly technical cloud computing architects to help our partners develop technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating with our customers and...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Associate Cloud Infrastructure Architect - RCS
5001+ employees
Associate Cloud Infrastructure Architect - RCS
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring highly technical cloud computing architects to help our partners develop technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating with our customers and...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineering Associate
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineering Associate
5001+ employees
Systems Engineering Associate
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. In 2016 AWS launched more than 1,000 new s...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer III
Systems Engineer III
5001+ employees
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer III
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer III
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer II
Systems Engineer II
5001+ employees
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Systems Engineer II
5001+ employees
Systems Engineer II
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
Do you like 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 tech...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Do you like 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 tech...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
Do you like 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 tech...
About Amazon: Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5001+ employees
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Do you like 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 tech...
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.
Associate Consulting Engineer - MS Azure - Infrastructure as a Service
Associate Consulting Engineer - MS Azure - Infrastructure as a Service
5001+ employees
Let's change the world together<br><br>CDW is building teams that are growing service offerings to our customers. A successful Associate Consulting Engineer (ACE) will immerse in a close-knit group...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Associate Consulting Engineer - MS Azure - Infrastructure as a Service
5001+ employees
Associate Consulting Engineer - MS Azure - Infrastructure as a Service
Let's change the world together<br><br>CDW is building teams that are growing service offerings to our customers. A successful Associate Consulting Engineer (ACE) will immerse in a close-knit group...
About CDW: CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Java Software Engineer II
Java Software Engineer II
5001+ employees
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Java Software Engineer II
5001+ employees
Java Software Engineer II
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Software Engineer III (Java/AWS) - Enterprise Risk Management
Software Engineer III (Java/AWS) - Enterprise Risk Management
5001+ employees
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Software Engineer III (Java/AWS) - Enterprise Risk Management
5001+ employees
Software Engineer III (Java/AWS) - Enterprise Risk Management
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Software Engineer (Python/AWS)
Software Engineer (Python/AWS)
5001+ employees
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Software Engineer (Python/AWS)
5001+ employees
Software Engineer (Python/AWS)
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
5001+ employees
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Senior Java Developer
5001+ employees
Senior Java Developer
THE COMPANY<br><br>Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, whic...
About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit so people can buy, refinance, or rent homes.
Lead I.T. Systems Engineer (West / Mid U.S.) Home-Based
Lead I.T. Systems Engineer (West / Mid U.S.) Home-Based
Job Description Summary<br><br>Job Description<br><br>Department Overview<br><br>The BD Central Server & Software Deployment team is responsible for providing technical system recommendations/requi...
About Becton Dickinson: Becton Dickinson is a global medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products.
Lead I.T. Systems Engineer (West / Mid U.S.) Home-Based
Job Description Summary<br><br>Job Description<br><br>Department Overview<br><br>The BD Central Server & Software Deployment team is responsible for providing technical system recommendations/requi...
About Becton Dickinson: Becton Dickinson is a global medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products.
System Engineer II
System Engineer II
1501-5000 employees
Position Responsibilities<br><br>* Review technical and business requirements to develop finance system, database and interface architecture for moderately complex projects<br>* Consult with busine...
About Deltek: Deltek provides enterprise software, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and information business solutions for services firms and government contractors.
System Engineer II
1501-5000 employees
System Engineer II
Position Responsibilities<br><br>* Review technical and business requirements to develop finance system, database and interface architecture for moderately complex projects<br>* Consult with busine...
About Deltek: Deltek provides enterprise software, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and information business solutions for services firms and government contractors.
Systems Engineer / Subject Matter Expert
Systems Engineer / Subject Matter Expert
Systems Engineer (Subject Matter Expert)<br><br>Centreville, VA<br><br>L3 Adaptive Methods is seeking a Systems Engineer, Subject Matter Expert (SME).<br><br>RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not l...
About L3 Technologies: L3 Technologies (formerly known as L-3 Communications) is a company developing pilot training, aviation security, night vision, weapons, maritime systems, and space solutions.
Systems Engineer / Subject Matter Expert
Systems Engineer (Subject Matter Expert)<br><br>Centreville, VA<br><br>L3 Adaptive Methods is seeking a Systems Engineer, Subject Matter Expert (SME).<br><br>RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not l...
About L3 Technologies: L3 Technologies (formerly known as L-3 Communications) is a company developing pilot training, aviation security, night vision, weapons, maritime systems, and space solutions.
Jr Systems Engineer
Jr Systems Engineer
THIS POSITION IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGN ON BONUS<br><br>L3 Applied Defense Solutions currently has an opening for a Jr Systems Engineer at its Herndon, VA location.<br><br>KEY ROLE:<br><br>The Jr ...
About L3 Technologies: L3 Technologies (formerly known as L-3 Communications) is a company developing pilot training, aviation security, night vision, weapons, maritime systems, and space solutions.
Jr Systems Engineer
THIS POSITION IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGN ON BONUS<br><br>L3 Applied Defense Solutions currently has an opening for a Jr Systems Engineer at its Herndon, VA location.<br><br>KEY ROLE:<br><br>The Jr ...
About L3 Technologies: L3 Technologies (formerly known as L-3 Communications) is a company developing pilot training, aviation security, night vision, weapons, maritime systems, and space solutions.
Lead Systems Engineer - 30392
Lead Systems Engineer - 30392
Job Description<br><br>Responsibilities/Qualification<br><br>Alion is actively seeking a Lead level engineer with at least 8 years of experience in support on an active contract with the U.S. Navy....
Lead Systems Engineer - 30392
Lead Systems Engineer - 30392
Job Description<br><br>Responsibilities/Qualification<br><br>Alion is actively seeking a Lead level engineer with at least 8 years of experience in support on an active contract with the U.S. Navy....
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer<br><br>LocationSpringfield, VA Job TypeInformation Technology Status<br><br>At Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), we are committed to assisting government, industry ...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer<br><br>LocationSpringfield, VA Job TypeInformation Technology Status<br><br>At Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), we are committed to assisting government, industry ...
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer<br><br>Bethesda, MD USA<br><br>The Lead Infrastructure Engineer will providing engineering and support for all activities related to Total Wine & More's expanding cloud presen...
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer<br><br>Bethesda, MD USA<br><br>The Lead Infrastructure Engineer will providing engineering and support for all activities related to Total Wine & More's expanding cloud presen...
Software System Architect/integration Engineer, PID 1131
Software System Architect/integration Engineer, PID 1131
Come join us and grow your career with CTG! CTG has a new opportunity available with a healthcare services client! Apply with CTG for this exciting opportunity!<br><br>Project Duration: Consulting ...
Software System Architect/integration Engineer, PID 1131
Software System Architect/integration Engineer, PID 1131
Come join us and grow your career with CTG! CTG has a new opportunity available with a healthcare services client! Apply with CTG for this exciting opportunity!<br><br>Project Duration: Consulting ...
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Architect to join our team. The Systems Architect designs, implements, and maintains the organization's application systems and/or IT infrastructure.<b...
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Architect to join our team. The Systems Architect designs, implements, and maintains the organization's application systems and/or IT infrastructure.<b...
Sr. Java Engineer
Sr. Java Engineer
Centuria Corporation is seeking a Sr. [Java] Software Engineer to support The Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) in Silver Spring, MD.<br><br>The Advanced Weather Interactive Pro...
Sr. Java Engineer
Sr. Java Engineer
Centuria Corporation is seeking a Sr. [Java] Software Engineer to support The Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) in Silver Spring, MD.<br><br>The Advanced Weather Interactive Pro...
Cyber Systems Engineer IV
Cyber Systems Engineer IV
Overview:<br><br>Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, ...
Cyber Systems Engineer IV
Cyber Systems Engineer IV
Overview:<br><br>Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, ...
Scientific Systems Engineer
Scientific Systems Engineer
Engility seeks a qualified Scientific Systems Engineer for one of our programs supporting the FDA. Engility supports the FDA and their scientists in Scientific Computing which includes but is not l...
Scientific Systems Engineer
Scientific Systems Engineer
Engility seeks a qualified Scientific Systems Engineer for one of our programs supporting the FDA. Engility supports the FDA and their scientists in Scientific Computing which includes but is not l...
Cloud Systems Engineer
Cloud Systems Engineer
Job Overview & Responsibilities<br><br>The Cloud Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and building cloud network, compute, and storage architectures using the cloud service provider's...
Cloud Systems Engineer
Cloud Systems Engineer
Job Overview & Responsibilities<br><br>The Cloud Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and building cloud network, compute, and storage architectures using the cloud service provider's...
Junior .NET Developer
Junior .NET Developer
Overview<br><br>Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We hav...
Junior .NET Developer
Junior .NET Developer
Overview<br><br>Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We hav...

How HIRED Works

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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