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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
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$135,740
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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Cloud/Systems Engineer
Cloud/Systems Engineer
ActioNet has an immediate opportunity for a Cloud/Systems Engineer requiring a Secret Clearance located in Rosslyn, VA. You would be responsible for leading the efforts of engineering Cloud based I...
Cloud/Systems Engineer
Cloud/Systems Engineer
ActioNet has an immediate opportunity for a Cloud/Systems Engineer requiring a Secret Clearance located in Rosslyn, VA. You would be responsible for leading the efforts of engineering Cloud based I...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer<br><br>Do you want to be at the forefront of Deloitte's emerging cloud practice? We're looking for exceptional problem-solvers to help address our clients' most compelling clou...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer<br><br>Do you want to be at the forefront of Deloitte's emerging cloud practice? We're looking for exceptional problem-solvers to help address our clients' most compelling clou...
Systems Engineer IT
Systems Engineer IT
Job Description<br><br>The candidate will also be responsible for the day to day maintenance, trouble shooting, fault isolation, analysis and complete check-out of a set of complex computer and com...
Systems Engineer IT
Systems Engineer IT
Job Description<br><br>The candidate will also be responsible for the day to day maintenance, trouble shooting, fault isolation, analysis and complete check-out of a set of complex computer and com...
Distributed Systems Engineer
Distributed Systems Engineer
Do you have experience with distributed systems engineering for collaborative environments?<br><br>Are you passionate about using innovation and technology to solve technical challenges involving t...
Distributed Systems Engineer
Distributed Systems Engineer
Do you have experience with distributed systems engineering for collaborative environments?<br><br>Are you passionate about using innovation and technology to solve technical challenges involving t...
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>This position is for a System Engineer (SE) in the Engineering & Technology organization for Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems (RMS). The work will be performed in Man...
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>This position is for a System Engineer (SE) in the Engineering & Technology organization for Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems (RMS). The work will be performed in Man...
Associate Developer / Systems Engineer
Associate Developer / Systems Engineer
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Associate Developer / Systems Engineer
Associate Developer / Systems Engineer
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer who specializes in optical communications to support our program office in Greenbelt, Maryland (ability to work remotely will be ...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer who specializes in optical communications to support our program office in Greenbelt, Maryland (ability to work remotely will be ...
Sensor Systems Engineer
Sensor Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investme...
Sensor Systems Engineer
Sensor Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investme...
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer
DEI has a great opportunity for a Geospatial System Engineer. The position is located at Ft. Belvoir, VA. As a member on this large cross-functional team you would play an integral role in developi...
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer
DEI has a great opportunity for a Geospatial System Engineer. The position is located at Ft. Belvoir, VA. As a member on this large cross-functional team you would play an integral role in developi...
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer<br><br>NESDIS and the National Weather Service (NWS) are both committed to fully exploiting the National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) and Joint Polar Satelli...
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer
Research Scientist/Systems Engineer<br><br>NESDIS and the National Weather Service (NWS) are both committed to fully exploiting the National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) and Joint Polar Satelli...
Systems Integration Engineer
Systems Integration Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Systems Integration Engineer<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Test Engineer / System Integrator who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administrati...
Systems Integration Engineer
Systems Integration Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Systems Integration Engineer<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Test Engineer / System Integrator who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administrati...
LINUX Systems Engineer (Top Secret Clearance Required)
LINUX Systems Engineer (Top Secret Clearance Required)
DEI has an immediate opening for a System Engineer to serve as Linux System Administrator for our client in Ft. Belvoir, VA.<br><br>The candidate will work with such technologies as Open Source: Ap...
LINUX Systems Engineer (Top Secret Clearance Required)
LINUX Systems Engineer (Top Secret Clearance Required)
DEI has an immediate opening for a System Engineer to serve as Linux System Administrator for our client in Ft. Belvoir, VA.<br><br>The candidate will work with such technologies as Open Source: Ap...
Systems Engineer/Architect - Active TS/SCI required
Systems Engineer/Architect - Active TS/SCI required
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is hiring a System Architect to join our team on site in Suitland, MD; an active TS/SCI is required to be considered for this role. This is your opportunity to make a...
Systems Engineer/Architect - Active TS/SCI required
Systems Engineer/Architect - Active TS/SCI required
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos is hiring a System Architect to join our team on site in Suitland, MD; an active TS/SCI is required to be considered for this role. This is your opportunity to make a...
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer (TS Clearance Required)
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer (TS Clearance Required)
DEI has a great opportunity for a Geospatial System Engineer. The position is located at Ft. Belvoir, VA. As a member on this large cross-functional team you would play an integral role in developi...
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer (TS Clearance Required)
Sr. Geospatial Systems Engineer (TS Clearance Required)
DEI has a great opportunity for a Geospatial System Engineer. The position is located at Ft. Belvoir, VA. As a member on this large cross-functional team you would play an integral role in developi...
Network Systems Engineer (Cisco router/switches expertise)
Network Systems Engineer (Cisco router/switches expertise)
Job Description:<br><br>The ERAM program within the Leidos Civil group is seeking a Network Systems Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration's ...
Network Systems Engineer (Cisco router/switches expertise)
Network Systems Engineer (Cisco router/switches expertise)
Job Description:<br><br>The ERAM program within the Leidos Civil group is seeking a Network Systems Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration's ...
System Engineer III
System Engineer III
Essential Functions<br><br>Serves as System Engineer on assigned PM SPIE programs.<br><br>Manages systems engineering activities including requirements analyses, functional analyses, design solutio...
System Engineer III
System Engineer III
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Developer / Systems Engineer
Developer / Systems Engineer
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Developer / Systems Engineer
Developer / Systems Engineer
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Oracle System Engineer (Top Secret clearance required)
Oracle System Engineer (Top Secret clearance required)
DEI has a new opportunity at Ft Belvoir. The ideal candidate will serves as the on-site Oracle System Engineer for the Mission Engineering Team of a DoD agency. The candidate will use their extensi...
Oracle System Engineer (Top Secret clearance required)
Oracle System Engineer (Top Secret clearance required)
DEI has a new opportunity at Ft Belvoir. The ideal candidate will serves as the on-site Oracle System Engineer for the Mission Engineering Team of a DoD agency. The candidate will use their extensi...
Senior Windows System Engineer
Senior Windows System Engineer
Position Description<br><br>ERT Corp is seeking a Senior Windows systems engineer to join our operations team that provides support on a mission-focused program. Will provide Windows system design ...
Senior Windows System Engineer
Senior Windows System Engineer
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Software Developer (Java, Spring, AWS)
Software Developer (Java, Spring, AWS)
Software Engineer (Java, Spring, AWS) for U.S. Government Client<br><br>Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is a recognized leader in solving the toughest management and technology problems of ...
Software Developer (Java, Spring, AWS)
Software Developer (Java, Spring, AWS)
Software Engineer (Java, Spring, AWS) for U.S. Government Client<br><br>Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is a recognized leader in solving the toughest management and technology problems of ...
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Description:At Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, ever...
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
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Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
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Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Are you passionate about cyber and security challenges in information technology, associated with threats and vulnerabilities? Are you looking for an enriching experience to build your career and b...
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Are you passionate about cyber and security challenges in information technology, associated with threats and vulnerabilities? Are you looking for an enriching experience to build your career and b...
Sr Java Developer
Sr Java Developer
Description<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...
Sr Java Developer
Sr Java Developer
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Sr. Application Developer (JAVA)
Sr. Application Developer (JAVA)
Sr. Application Developer<br><br>Gunnison is growing! Join our team.<br><br>Gunnison is seeking energetic and dedicated team member with good foundations in support of our largest client in a long-...
Sr. Application Developer (JAVA)
Sr. Application Developer (JAVA)
Sr. Application Developer<br><br>Gunnison is growing! Join our team.<br><br>Gunnison is seeking energetic and dedicated team member with good foundations in support of our largest client in a long-...
Lead Developer/System Engineer
Lead Developer/System Engineer
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Lead Developer/System Engineer
Lead Developer/System Engineer
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Software Developer - C++ and Java
Software Developer - C++ and Java
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Software Developer - C++ and Java
Software Developer - C++ and Java
SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11,000 customers in 200+ countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.<br><br>SWIFT...
Systems Engineer (TS/SCI with Poly)
Systems Engineer (TS/SCI with Poly)
Overview<br><br>LMI seeks an energetic, creative resource with excellent skills and a proven track record of successful technical project implementation. The Candidate will work closely with custom...
Systems Engineer (TS/SCI with Poly)
Systems Engineer (TS/SCI with Poly)
Overview<br><br>LMI seeks an energetic, creative resource with excellent skills and a proven track record of successful technical project implementation. The Candidate will work closely with custom...
Systems Engineer (MBSE)
Systems Engineer (MBSE)
Do you love applying your systems engineering skills to critical national needs?<br><br>Can you be counted on to solve some of the country's most significant defense problems?<br><br>If so, we're l...
Systems Engineer (MBSE)
Systems Engineer (MBSE)
Do you love applying your systems engineering skills to critical national needs?<br><br>Can you be counted on to solve some of the country's most significant defense problems?<br><br>If so, we're l...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
SAIC is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team in Fort Belvoir, VA. The ideal candidate shall provide dedicated advisory and assistance services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
SAIC is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team in Fort Belvoir, VA. The ideal candidate shall provide dedicated advisory and assistance services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat...

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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