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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
$134,269
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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Top paying cities for Backend Engineers:
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is seeking an exper...
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is seeking an exper...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Are you a Systems Engineer with 5 years of experience?<br><br>Are you interested in the challenges of defining new Electronic Warfare Systems?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you to jo...
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Are you a Systems Engineer with 5 years of experience?<br><br>Are you interested in the challenges of defining new Electronic Warfare Systems?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you to jo...
Wireless Systems Engineer
Wireless Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Wireless...
Wireless Systems Engineer
Wireless Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Wireless...
Human Systems Engineer
Human Systems Engineer
Are you interested in the field of Human Systems Engineering (HSE)?<br><br>Are you experienced in the fields of psychology, human factors/ cognitive engineering, cyber security, or human performanc...
Human Systems Engineer
Human Systems Engineer
Are you interested in the field of Human Systems Engineering (HSE)?<br><br>Are you experienced in the fields of psychology, human factors/ cognitive engineering, cyber security, or human performanc...
Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Are you curious about how algorithms are designed to function and how they might be made more optimal?<br><br>Do you have familiarity with or an ability to learn about electronic warfare (EW)?<br><...
Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Are you curious about how algorithms are designed to function and how they might be made more optimal?<br><br>Do you have familiarity with or an ability to learn about electronic warfare (EW)?<br><...
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...
System Engineer and Analyst
System Engineer and Analyst
Are you passionate about engaging with a forward thinking team striving to craft critical contributions to our nation's air and ballistic missile defense planning challenges?<br><br>Do you seek to ...
System Engineer and Analyst
System Engineer and Analyst
Are you passionate about engaging with a forward thinking team striving to craft critical contributions to our nation's air and ballistic missile defense planning challenges?<br><br>Do you seek to ...
Systems Engineer - Mission Planning
Systems Engineer - Mission Planning
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Mission ...
Systems Engineer - Mission Planning
Systems Engineer - Mission Planning
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Mission ...
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is seeking an exper...
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is seeking an exper...
Wireless Systems Engineer
Wireless Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Wireless...
Wireless Systems Engineer
Wireless Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Wireless...
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
The Multi-Sensor Integration Group is seeking a Surface Warfare Systems Engineer to add to our diverse team of highly skilled engineers. Our group is continuing to expand by taking on high impact e...
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
Surface Warfare Systems Engineer
The Multi-Sensor Integration Group is seeking a Surface Warfare Systems Engineer to add to our diverse team of highly skilled engineers. Our group is continuing to expand by taking on high impact e...
Senior Systems Software Engineer
Senior Systems Software Engineer
The Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group (A3G) in the Combat Systems Branch of the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) is currently looking for a creative, energetic, mid-to-senior level lead...
Senior Systems Software Engineer
Senior Systems Software Engineer
The Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group (A3G) in the Combat Systems Branch of the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) is currently looking for a creative, energetic, mid-to-senior level lead...
Lead Engineer - Combat System Electronic Warfare Integration
Lead Engineer - Combat System Electronic Warfare Integration
Are you passionate about building, motivating, and inspiring teams?<br><br>Are you inspired by improving the Nation's defensive capabilities?<br><br>Do you strive to analyze challenges and create l...
Lead Engineer - Combat System Electronic Warfare Integration
Lead Engineer - Combat System Electronic Warfare Integration
Are you passionate about building, motivating, and inspiring teams?<br><br>Are you inspired by improving the Nation's defensive capabilities?<br><br>Do you strive to analyze challenges and create l...
Ground Systems Software Engineer
Ground Systems Software Engineer
Are you at your best when you're hashing out a problem at the whiteboard?<br><br>Do you dream in code?<br><br>Do you crave challenging problems and love contributing to passionate and high-performi...
Ground Systems Software Engineer
Ground Systems Software Engineer
Are you at your best when you're hashing out a problem at the whiteboard?<br><br>Do you dream in code?<br><br>Do you crave challenging problems and love contributing to passionate and high-performi...
Human Systems Engineer
Human Systems Engineer
Are you interested in the field of Human Systems Engineering (HSE)?<br><br>Are you experienced in the fields of psychology, human factors/ cognitive engineering, cyber security, or human performanc...
Human Systems Engineer
Human Systems Engineer
Are you interested in the field of Human Systems Engineering (HSE)?<br><br>Are you experienced in the fields of psychology, human factors/ cognitive engineering, cyber security, or human performanc...
Systems Engineer
Systems 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 ...
Systems Engineer
Systems 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 ...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Are you ready to take your career to a new level and work at an extraordinary company in Herndon, VA?<br><br>The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed ...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Are you ready to take your career to a new level and work at an extraordinary company in Herndon, VA?<br><br>The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed ...
F-35 Systems Engineer Sr Advisor
F-35 Systems Engineer Sr Advisor
Job Description<br><br>Do you hold an active US government security clearance? Are you interested in work that gives you the opportunity to use your skills to solve complex problems? Would you like...
F-35 Systems Engineer Sr Advisor
F-35 Systems Engineer Sr Advisor
Job Description<br><br>Do you hold an active US government security clearance? Are you interested in work that gives you the opportunity to use your skills to solve complex problems? Would you like...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Are you a Systems Engineer with 3 - 5 years of experience?<br><br>Are you interested in the challenges of defining new Electronic Warfare Systems?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you t...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Are you a Systems Engineer with 3 - 5 years of experience?<br><br>Are you interested in the challenges of defining new Electronic Warfare Systems?<br><br>If so, we're looking for someone like you t...
Software Developer / Engineer - Java, C
Software Developer / Engineer - Java, C
Summary: Development of applications for air and missile defense, including modeling and simulation (M&S).<br><br>The job:<br><br>* Lead the design, development, and enhancement of software for an ...
Software Developer / Engineer - Java, C
Software Developer / Engineer - Java, C
Summary: Development of applications for air and missile defense, including modeling and simulation (M&S).<br><br>The job:<br><br>* Lead the design, development, and enhancement of software for an ...
Senior Networked Sensor Systems Engineer
Senior Networked Sensor Systems Engineer
Are you a successful systems engineer and dream about designing state-of-the-art sensor and combat system interfaces? Would you love collaborating with passionate engineers and analysts? Do you env...
Senior Networked Sensor Systems Engineer
Senior Networked Sensor Systems Engineer
Are you a successful systems engineer and dream about designing state-of-the-art sensor and combat system interfaces? Would you love collaborating with passionate engineers and analysts? Do you env...
Systems Analyst/Software Developer
Systems Analyst/Software Developer
The Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group (A3G) in the Combat Systems Branch of the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) is currently looking for a technical expert to take the role of a System...
Systems Analyst/Software Developer
Systems Analyst/Software Developer
The Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group (A3G) in the Combat Systems Branch of the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) is currently looking for a technical expert to take the role of a System...
Senior Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Senior Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Are you curious about how algorithms are designed to function and how they might be made more optimal?<br><br>Do you have familiarity with or an ability to learn about electronic warfare (EW)?<br><...
Senior Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Senior Electronic Warfare Performance Analyst/Engineer
Are you curious about how algorithms are designed to function and how they might be made more optimal?<br><br>Do you have familiarity with or an ability to learn about electronic warfare (EW)?<br><...
Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Do you enjoy solving complicated problems?<br><br>Are you searching for meaningful work in production research computing?<br><br>Are you passionate about Linux?<br><br>Do you like contributing to a...
Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Do you enjoy solving complicated problems?<br><br>Are you searching for meaningful work in production research computing?<br><br>Are you passionate about Linux?<br><br>Do you like contributing to a...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Are you ready to take your career to a new level and work at an extraordinary company in Herndon, VA?<br><br>The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed ...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Are you ready to take your career to a new level and work at an extraordinary company in Herndon, VA?<br><br>The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed ...
Software Development Engineer - C /Java
Software Development Engineer - C /Java
Introduction:<br><br>We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to join a close-knit prototyping team developing capabilities that enable warfighters to harness a diverse set of sensors and dat...
Software Development Engineer - C /Java
Software Development Engineer - C /Java
Introduction:<br><br>We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to join a close-knit prototyping team developing capabilities that enable warfighters to harness a diverse set of sensors and dat...
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...
System Engineer and Analyst
System Engineer and Analyst
Are you passionate about engaging with a forward thinking team striving to craft critical contributions to our nation's air and ballistic missile defense planning challenges?<br><br>Do you seek to ...
System Engineer and Analyst
System Engineer and Analyst
Are you passionate about engaging with a forward thinking team striving to craft critical contributions to our nation's air and ballistic missile defense planning challenges?<br><br>Do you seek to ...
Satellite Systems Engineer
Satellite Systems Engineer
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, ...
Satellite Systems Engineer
Satellite Systems Engineer
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, ...
Network Systems Engineer
Network Systems Engineer
Do you have a strong interest and skilled background in network communications engineering?<br><br>Do you want to design and implement the next generation of network architecture and communications...
Network Systems Engineer
Network Systems Engineer
Do you have a strong interest and skilled background in network communications engineering?<br><br>Do you want to design and implement the next generation of network architecture and communications...

How HIRED Works

Tell your story

Showcase your skill set, passions and career aspirations on your personalized Hired profile.

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Respond to interview requests from employers for opportunities that match your goals and salary requirements.

Choose the right fit

Accept the opportunity that's right for you and start your
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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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