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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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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
$135,820
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 Solutions Engineer - C++
Software Solutions Engineer - C++
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 10.500 customers in 215 countries and territories.<br><br>Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br...
Software Solutions Engineer - C++
Software Solutions Engineer - C++
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 10.500 customers in 215 countries and territories.<br><br>Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br...
IT Specialist - JEE/Java Developer
IT Specialist - JEE/Java Developer
Introduction<br><br>Your Role and Responsibilities<br><br>IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decision...
IT Specialist - JEE/Java Developer
IT Specialist - JEE/Java Developer
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Senior C# .Net Developer
Senior C# .Net Developer
We solve problems by building great software. Period. Pantheon is a software company with a lot of wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative software developers. We are always on the lookout...
Senior C# .Net Developer
Senior C# .Net Developer
We solve problems by building great software. Period. Pantheon is a software company with a lot of wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative software developers. We are always on the lookout...
Linux System Engineer
Linux System Engineer
Job Description<br><br>Description<br><br>JOB DESCRIPTION:<br><br>Systems Engineer/Technician Position<br><br>SAIC has *immediate* opening for qualified candidates to work with our customer in Suit...
Linux System Engineer
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C# .Net Developer
C# .Net Developer
We solve problems by building great software. Period. Pantheon is a software company with a lot of wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative software developers. We are always on the lookout...
C# .Net Developer
C# .Net Developer
We solve problems by building great software. Period. Pantheon is a software company with a lot of wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative software developers. We are always on the lookout...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
We solve problems by building great software. Period. Pantheon is a software company with a lot of wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative software developers. We are always on the lookout...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
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Federated Wireless - Senior Software Engineer (Linux Networking, LTE)
Federated Wireless - Senior Software Engineer (Linux Networking, LTE)
Overview<br><br>Federated Wireless is leading the wireless, cable, and enterprise Wi-Fi industries through the shared spectrum revolution, unlocking a spectrum of possibilities by eliminating the d...
Federated Wireless - Senior Software Engineer (Linux Networking, LTE)
Federated Wireless - Senior Software Engineer (Linux Networking, LTE)
Overview<br><br>Federated Wireless is leading the wireless, cable, and enterprise Wi-Fi industries through the shared spectrum revolution, unlocking a spectrum of possibilities by eliminating the d...
Linux Systems Engineer
Linux Systems Engineer
Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients al...
Linux Systems Engineer
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Cloud Systems Engineer
Cloud Systems Engineer
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Cloud Systems Engineer
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JAVA Software Engineer, Senior w/Polygraph
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Job Description<br><br>Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.<br><br>Required SkillsExperience with Linux operating systemExperience wit...
JAVA Software Engineer, Senior w/Polygraph
JAVA Software Engineer, Senior w/Polygraph
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Senior Cloud Systems Engineer
Senior Cloud Systems Engineer
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Senior Cloud Systems Engineer
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Systems Integration Engineer
Systems Integration Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Systems Integration Engineer<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Systems Integration Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the development of software that impro...
Systems Integration Engineer
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Junior Web Developer
Junior Web Developer
Job Description:<br><br>The Leidos Civil team in Rockville, MD in support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is looking to improve and advance the organization. Our program is focused on th...
Junior Web Developer
Junior Web Developer
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ISR Systems Engineer
ISR Systems Engineer
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ISR Systems Engineer
ISR Systems Engineer
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Java Developer
Java Developer
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Java Developer
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Sr. Systems Engineer, w/Poly
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Job Description<br><br>Required skills/experience: Experience with multiple OS's (Linux, Windows, OSX); experience with hypervisors (HyperV, ESX, VirtualBox); experience with Windows Management (Ac...
Sr. Systems Engineer, w/Poly
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Linux System Administrator/Engineer
Linux System Administrator/Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is eager to identify a Linux System Administrator/Engineer to join their team in Suitland, MD. An active TS/SCI clearance is required for this role. All work is in Su...
Linux System Administrator/Engineer
Linux System Administrator/Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is eager to identify a Linux System Administrator/Engineer to join their team in Suitland, MD. An active TS/SCI clearance is required for this role. All work is in Su...
Modern C++ Software Engineer (NoVA)
Modern C++ Software Engineer (NoVA)
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Modern C++ Software Engineer (NoVA)
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Federated Wireless - Senior Software Engineer (Kubernetes, Linux Networking)
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ISR Systems Engineer
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Sr Staff Systems Engineer - Active Directory
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Sr Staff Systems Engineer - Active Directory
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Senior Systems Engineer - 28505
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Senior Systems Engineer - 28505
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Maritime Systems Engineer
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Lead Systems Engineer - 28504
Lead Systems Engineer - 28504
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Lead Systems Engineer - 28504
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Federal - Senior Systems Engineer
Federal - Senior Systems Engineer
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Federal - Senior Systems Engineer
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Reporting Systems Developer
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Software Systems Engineer
Software Systems Engineer
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Salesforce Technical Architect - Accenture Technology
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Federal - Java Developer
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Federal - Java Developer
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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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