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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
$134,817
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 Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>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 thi...
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Sr / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>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 thi...
Sr. Systems Engineer (Polygraph Required)
Sr. Systems Engineer (Polygraph Required)
Job Description<br><br>The primary location for this position will be Herndon, VA (customer site).<br><br>The primary responsibilities in this position will be to transition customer sites from the...
Sr. Systems Engineer (Polygraph Required)
Sr. Systems Engineer (Polygraph Required)
Job Description<br><br>The primary location for this position will be Herndon, VA (customer site).<br><br>The primary responsibilities in this position will be to transition customer sites from the...
Principal Systems Engineer
Principal Systems Engineer
Job Description<br><br>Join General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges.<br><br>We wer...
Principal Systems Engineer
Principal Systems Engineer
Job Description<br><br>Join General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges.<br><br>We wer...
Science Algorithm Development Engineer
Science Algorithm Development Engineer
Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Our company has always represented both performance and innovation. We have combined the forces of three of the most advanced organizations...
Science Algorithm Development Engineer
Science Algorithm Development Engineer
Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Our company has always represented both performance and innovation. We have combined the forces of three of the most advanced organizations...
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
Basic Qualifications<br><br>Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or...
Lead Systems Engineer
Lead Systems Engineer
Basic Qualifications<br><br>Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or...
Navigation Systems Engineer
Navigation Systems Engineer
Do you have expertise in inertial navigation and state estimation?<br><br>Are you searching for exciting work in aerospace and missile systems engineering?<br><br>Do you like contributing to some o...
Navigation Systems Engineer
Navigation Systems Engineer
Do you have expertise in inertial navigation and state estimation?<br><br>Are you searching for exciting work in aerospace and missile systems engineering?<br><br>Do you like contributing to some o...
Senior Software Engineer (Java, AWS)
Senior Software Engineer (Java, AWS)
Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia<br><br>At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Exe...
Senior Software Engineer (Java, AWS)
Senior Software Engineer (Java, AWS)
Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia<br><br>At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Exe...
Sr Software Engineer / Java/ C++ / Sonar Systems & Weapons / Manassas, VA
Sr Software Engineer / Java/ C++ / Sonar Systems & Weapons / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>Skilled, motivated software engineer needed to work in the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) community, developing submarine weapons and SONAR systems, specifically for internatio...
Sr Software Engineer / Java/ C++ / Sonar Systems & Weapons / Manassas, VA
Sr Software Engineer / Java/ C++ / Sonar Systems & Weapons / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>Skilled, motivated software engineer needed to work in the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) community, developing submarine weapons and SONAR systems, specifically for internatio...
LINUX Systems Engineer
LINUX Systems Engineer
We are seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented Systems Engineers in the Washington, DC area to provide unparalleled support and begin an exciting and rewarding career.<br><br>Responsibiliti...
LINUX Systems Engineer
LINUX Systems Engineer
We are seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented Systems Engineers in the Washington, DC area to provide unparalleled support and begin an exciting and rewarding career.<br><br>Responsibiliti...
Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance
Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance
Job Description:<br><br>The Defense & Intelligence Group has a current opening for a Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer/Administrator at our Client site in Herndon, VA. The GIMS Next (GEOINT Informati...
Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance
Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance
Job Description:<br><br>The Defense & Intelligence Group has a current opening for a Tier 2 Systems Support Engineer/Administrator at our Client site in Herndon, VA. The GIMS Next (GEOINT Informati...
C# / Cloud / Asp.NET Programmer
C# / Cloud / Asp.NET Programmer
Job Description:<br><br>The Civil Group of Leidos is currently looking for a Senior Programmer Analyst to join our team in Gaithersburg, MD. The Sr. Programmer Analyst will focus on conceptualizing...
C# / Cloud / Asp.NET Programmer
C# / Cloud / Asp.NET Programmer
Job Description:<br><br>The Civil Group of Leidos is currently looking for a Senior Programmer Analyst to join our team in Gaithersburg, MD. The Sr. Programmer Analyst will focus on conceptualizing...
Systems Network Administrator/Service Desk-TS/SCI w/Polygraph
Systems Network Administrator/Service Desk-TS/SCI w/Polygraph
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos has a career opening for a System/Network Administrator/Service Desk opportunity in Laurel, MD.<br><br>JOB SUMMARY:<br><br>Provides support for implementation, troubl...
Systems Network Administrator/Service Desk-TS/SCI w/Polygraph
Systems Network Administrator/Service Desk-TS/SCI w/Polygraph
Job Description:<br><br>Leidos has a career opening for a System/Network Administrator/Service Desk opportunity in Laurel, MD.<br><br>JOB SUMMARY:<br><br>Provides support for implementation, troubl...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>The ERAM program within the Leidos Civil group is seeking an Systems Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration's En-Rout...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>The ERAM program within the Leidos Civil group is seeking an Systems Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration's En-Rout...
Weapon System Model Based Systems Engineer
Weapon System Model Based Systems Engineer
Are you a systems thinker with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) experience that wants to have impact on nationally important defense programs?<br><br>Do you love working with a diverse group ...
Weapon System Model Based Systems Engineer
Weapon System Model Based Systems Engineer
Are you a systems thinker with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) experience that wants to have impact on nationally important defense programs?<br><br>Do you love working with a diverse group ...
Weapon System Enterprise Architect
Weapon System Enterprise Architect
Are you an abstract thinker that is energized by understanding how an Enterprise operates in order to build blueprints to optimize their system of systems, especially when that Enterprise is a nati...
Weapon System Enterprise Architect
Weapon System Enterprise Architect
Are you an abstract thinker that is energized by understanding how an Enterprise operates in order to build blueprints to optimize their system of systems, especially when that Enterprise is a nati...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>Solers provides IT infrastructure and network security support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Se...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>Solers provides IT infrastructure and network security support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Se...
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Are you passionate about rapidly prototyping and designing innovative, usable systems?<br><br>Are you a leader looking for a creative outlet and truly impactful work?<br><br>If so, we're looking fo...
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Are you passionate about rapidly prototyping and designing innovative, usable systems?<br><br>Are you a leader looking for a creative outlet and truly impactful work?<br><br>If so, we're looking fo...
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Do you like challenging problems?<br><br>Do you like working with diverse technical systems?<br><br>Are you experienced in Navy operations?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you to join ...
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Do you like challenging problems?<br><br>Do you like working with diverse technical systems?<br><br>Are you experienced in Navy operations?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you to join ...
Data Integration Engineer
Data Integration Engineer
Position Information<br><br>Department Information Technology Services (ITS) Alternate Department Description<br><br>Enterprise Applications<br><br>Criminal Background Check Standard Background Che...
Data Integration Engineer
Data Integration Engineer
Position Information<br><br>Department Information Technology Services (ITS) Alternate Department Description<br><br>Enterprise Applications<br><br>Criminal Background Check Standard Background Che...
Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst
Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst
Are you looking for exciting work developing state of the art concepts to leverage networked force-level combat systems capabilities to defeat emerging threats to our Navy and Marine Corps?<br><br>...
Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst
Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst
Are you looking for exciting work developing state of the art concepts to leverage networked force-level combat systems capabilities to defeat emerging threats to our Navy and Marine Corps?<br><br>...
Senior Weapon Systems Engineer
Senior Weapon Systems Engineer
Are you a "systems thinker" with advanced systems engineering experience that wants to have impact on nationally important defense programs?<br><br>Do you love working with a diverse group of dedic...
Senior Weapon Systems Engineer
Senior Weapon Systems Engineer
Are you a "systems thinker" with advanced systems engineering experience that wants to have impact on nationally important defense programs?<br><br>Do you love working with a diverse group of dedic...
Software Engineer - Submarine and Unmanned Systems
Software Engineer - Submarine and Unmanned Systems
Are you searching for challenging software engineering work? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.<br><br>We ...
Software Engineer - Submarine and Unmanned Systems
Software Engineer - Submarine and Unmanned Systems
Are you searching for challenging software engineering work? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.<br><br>We ...
Senior Software Developer for System of System Applications
Senior Software Developer for System of System Applications
Are you looking for an opportunity that will continue to challenge and develop your technical abilities throughout your career?<br><br>Do you want to work on a simulation development team that allo...
Senior Software Developer for System of System Applications
Senior Software Developer for System of System Applications
Are you looking for an opportunity that will continue to challenge and develop your technical abilities throughout your career?<br><br>Do you want to work on a simulation development team that allo...
Systems Engineer III
Systems Engineer III
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, ...
Systems Engineer III
Systems Engineer III
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, ...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>This is a technical support position that provides systems safety engineering services in support of satellite- and ground-based navigation and landing systems acquisition and maint...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>This is a technical support position that provides systems safety engineering services in support of satellite- and ground-based navigation and landing systems acquisition and maint...
Staff Systems Engineer
Staff Systems Engineer
Description:Performs technical planning, system integration, system test, and test analysis for a large system of systems (SoS) composed of near real-time tactical applications, and ensures the int...
Staff Systems Engineer
Staff Systems Engineer
Description:Performs technical planning, system integration, system test, and test analysis for a large system of systems (SoS) composed of near real-time tactical applications, and ensures the int...
Communications Systems Engineer
Communications Systems Engineer
Would you like the opportunity to champion innovative solutions to current and future communications and networking challenges?<br><br>Are you a creative thinker who would like to help develop futu...
Communications Systems Engineer
Communications Systems Engineer
Would you like the opportunity to champion innovative solutions to current and future communications and networking challenges?<br><br>Are you a creative thinker who would like to help develop futu...
Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Introduction:<br><br>The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is ...
Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Introduction:<br><br>The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is ...
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Are you passionate about rapidly prototyping and designing innovative, usable systems?<br><br>Are you a leader looking for a creative outlet and truly impactful work?<br><br>If so, we're looking fo...
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Human Systems Engineer (Experienced)
Are you passionate about rapidly prototyping and designing innovative, usable systems?<br><br>Are you a leader looking for a creative outlet and truly impactful work?<br><br>If so, we're looking fo...
Tactical System Integration Software Engineer
Tactical System Integration Software Engineer
Are you looking for challenging work in software or computer engineering? Do you want to apply your skills in software system development to a feature dynamic network of computer systems?<br><br>Wo...
Tactical System Integration Software Engineer
Tactical System Integration Software Engineer
Are you looking for challenging work in software or computer engineering? Do you want to apply your skills in software system development to a feature dynamic network of computer systems?<br><br>Wo...

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