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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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so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$123,082
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $70,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $125,000.

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Systems Architect
Systems Architect
Job Description<br><br>General Dynamics Information Systems (GDIT) is seeking an experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) System Engineer/Administrator ready to join our team of System Integrators, Sy...
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
Job Description<br><br>General Dynamics Information Systems (GDIT) is seeking an experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) System Engineer/Administrator ready to join our team of System Integrators, Sy...
.Net Developer
.Net Developer
Company Overview<br><br>For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world's most challenging environments. S...
.Net Developer
.Net Developer
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Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
CHENEGA DECISION SCIENCES, LLC<br><br>Company Job Title:<br><br>Senior Systems Engineer<br><br>Clearance:<br><br>Secret<br><br>Location:<br><br>Arlington, VA<br><br>Reports To:<br><br>Program Manag...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
CHENEGA DECISION SCIENCES, LLC<br><br>Company Job Title:<br><br>Senior Systems Engineer<br><br>Clearance:<br><br>Secret<br><br>Location:<br><br>Arlington, VA<br><br>Reports To:<br><br>Program Manag...
Forensic System Assessor
Forensic System Assessor
Overview<br><br>KeyW is seeking a system security assessor to support technical counter intelligence work for an IC customer. The selected candidate will be part of a small team performing a multit...
Forensic System Assessor
Forensic System Assessor
Overview<br><br>KeyW is seeking a system security assessor to support technical counter intelligence work for an IC customer. The selected candidate will be part of a small team performing a multit...
Software Developer/.Net
Software Developer/.Net
Company Overview<br><br>For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world's most challenging environments. S...
Software Developer/.Net
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Autonomous Systems Engineer
Autonomous Systems Engineer
MITRE's Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) Department has a new opportunity for a strong technical candidate with a STEM degree to join an innovative team of engineers focused on ...
Autonomous Systems Engineer
Autonomous Systems Engineer
MITRE's Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) Department has a new opportunity for a strong technical candidate with a STEM degree to join an innovative team of engineers focused on ...
Java/J2EE Developer Specialist (18-00753)
Java/J2EE Developer Specialist (18-00753)
Scope of Work<br><br>ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE EITHER A US CITIZEN OR HOLD A PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD AS WELL AS BE A DIRECT W-2 EMPLOYEE TO OUR VENDORS.<br><br>Java/J2EE Developer Specialist<br><br>Re...
Java/J2EE Developer Specialist (18-00753)
Java/J2EE Developer Specialist (18-00753)
Scope of Work<br><br>ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE EITHER A US CITIZEN OR HOLD A PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD AS WELL AS BE A DIRECT W-2 EMPLOYEE TO OUR VENDORS.<br><br>Java/J2EE Developer Specialist<br><br>Re...
Autonomous Systems Engineer - Sr / Lead
Autonomous Systems Engineer - Sr / Lead
Are you excited to work with artificially intelligent, autonomous robotic systems?<br><br>MITRE's Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) Department is seeking a highly motivated proje...
Autonomous Systems Engineer - Sr / Lead
Autonomous Systems Engineer - Sr / Lead
Are you excited to work with artificially intelligent, autonomous robotic systems?<br><br>MITRE's Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) Department is seeking a highly motivated proje...
Software Engineer | Javascript | Node.js | React
Software Engineer | Javascript | Node.js | React
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia<br><br>At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive ...
Software Engineer | Javascript | Node.js | React
Software Engineer | Javascript | Node.js | React
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia<br><br>At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive ...
Space System Architect
Space System Architect
Overview<br><br>Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is searching for a Space System Architect to join our team. You will work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program ...
Space System Architect
Space System Architect
Overview<br><br>Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is searching for a Space System Architect to join our team. You will work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program ...
Senior Systems Software Engineer
Senior Systems Software Engineer
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Senior Systems Software Engineer
Senior Systems Software Engineer
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Systems Engineer Principal -AF C2 - 28674
Systems Engineer Principal -AF C2 - 28674
Job Description<br><br>Responsibilities/Qualification<br><br>Position Summary<br><br>Alion is seeking a Systems Engineer in support of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS). This...
Systems Engineer Principal -AF C2 - 28674
Systems Engineer Principal -AF C2 - 28674
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Lead Defensive Space Systems Engineer
Lead Defensive Space Systems Engineer
We're pleased you're exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE's diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hund...
Lead Defensive Space Systems Engineer
Lead Defensive Space Systems Engineer
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Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions....
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions....
VM-Ware Cloud Integration Engineer (Deputy Lead)
VM-Ware Cloud Integration Engineer (Deputy Lead)
Job Description<br><br>Description<br><br>JOB DESCRIPTION: Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems. Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and softwa...
VM-Ware Cloud Integration Engineer (Deputy Lead)
VM-Ware Cloud Integration Engineer (Deputy Lead)
Job Description<br><br>Description<br><br>JOB DESCRIPTION: Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems. Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and softwa...
DevOps Linux SA Engineer
DevOps Linux SA Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Are you ready to join Leidos all-star team? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show how to accelerate your career path.<br><b...
DevOps Linux SA Engineer
DevOps Linux SA Engineer
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Linux Administrator/Sr. Systems Engineer (19-00195)
Linux Administrator/Sr. Systems Engineer (19-00195)
We are currently seeking a Linux Administrator/Sr. Systems Engineer for a long term contracting position located in Washington, DC (near the Whitehouse). This role will run through 12/31/2019 with ...
Linux Administrator/Sr. Systems Engineer (19-00195)
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Java Developer
Java Developer
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Java Developer
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Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
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Federal - Mid Java Developer
Federal - Mid Java Developer
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Federal - Mid Java Developer
Federal - Mid Java Developer
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Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-00912)
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Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-00912)
Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-00912)
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Integration Engineer
Integration Engineer
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Integration Engineer
Integration Engineer
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Web developer
Web developer
The mission<br><br>Graham Technologies has an opening for an Web Developer for our client in Herndon, VA.<br><br>The challenge<br><br>Our customer's Innovation Cell was established to quickly prove...
Web developer
Web developer
The mission<br><br>Graham Technologies has an opening for an Web Developer for our client in Herndon, VA.<br><br>The challenge<br><br>Our customer's Innovation Cell was established to quickly prove...
Air Traffic Control Subject Matter Expert and Systems Engineer
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're ...
Air Traffic Control Subject Matter Expert and Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
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Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
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Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-01019)
Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-01019)
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Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-01019)
Java/J2EE Developer Senior (18-01019)
Scope of Work<br><br>ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE EITHER A US CITIZEN OR HOLD A PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD AS WELL AS BE A DIRECT W-2 EMPLOYEE TO OUR VENDORS.<br><br>Java/J2EE Developer Senior<br><br>Projec...
Java Developer
Java Developer
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Java Developer
Java Developer
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LINUX Engineer / Administrator
LINUX Engineer / Administrator
Job Description<br><br>Description<br><br>The LINUX Systems Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting problems, suggest enhancements to improve system performance as well as writing system s...
LINUX Engineer / Administrator
LINUX Engineer / Administrator
Job Description<br><br>Description<br><br>The LINUX Systems Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting problems, suggest enhancements to improve system performance as well as writing system s...
Senior C++ Software Developer
Senior C++ Software Developer
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Senior C++ Software Developer
Senior C++ Software Developer
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Associate Java Developer
Associate Java Developer
What are we looking for in you?<br><br>We're looking for a self-motivated candidate who is proficient in Java based application development and has experience and willingness to learn on all aspect...
Associate Java Developer
Associate Java Developer
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