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

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
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$135,718
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $60,000 to a high of $250,000, with a median salary of $140,000.

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Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
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Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
Do you enjoy developing creative solutions to challenging problems?<br><br>Do you want to make meaningful contributions to national security through software and systems engineering?<br><br>The Joh...
Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
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Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
Software Systems Engineer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Application
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Microservice API Developer
Microservice API Developer
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Microservice API Developer
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Federal - Java Developer
Federal - Java Developer
Organization: Accenture Federal Services<br><br>Location: Arlington, VA<br><br>We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By ...
Federal - Java Developer
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Job Description<br><br>* Performs software systems development and integration on large systems of systems (SoS) program.<br><br>Basic Qualifications<br><br>* Demonstrated experience performing sof...
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Systems Engineer
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Infrastructure Engineer (Secret Clearance)
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Are you passionate about cyber and security challenges in information technology, associated with threats and vulnerabilities? Are you are interested in a role that offers an opportunity to provide...
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Senior Systems Engineer
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Senior Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Engineer
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End User IT Support Team Lead
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Consultant - Java Developer
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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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