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  3. Java
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  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
$134,817
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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Software Developer (Systems Software), w/Poly
Software Developer (Systems Software), w/Poly
Job Description<br><br>Seeking experienced Ruby on Rails developer. Experience with full life-cycle application software development, legacy application conversion (redeployment to alternative plat...
Software Developer (Systems Software), w/Poly
Software Developer (Systems Software), w/Poly
Job Description<br><br>Seeking experienced Ruby on Rails developer. Experience with full life-cycle application software development, legacy application conversion (redeployment to alternative plat...
AWS Java Software Developer
AWS Java Software Developer
FI Consulting is seeking a full-time Software Developer (AWS / Java) based out of our Arlington, VA Headquarters. FI develops, deploys and maintains a wide variety of applications for its commercia...
AWS Java Software Developer
AWS Java Software Developer
FI Consulting is seeking a full-time Software Developer (AWS / Java) based out of our Arlington, VA Headquarters. FI develops, deploys and maintains a wide variety of applications for its commercia...
Lead Systems Engineer, Secret Clearance!
Lead Systems Engineer, Secret Clearance!
WANTED: A Lead Systems Engineer with a Secret Clearance who will support our Support Naval Sea Systems Command on the PMS377 program for construction and delivery of LHA 7 and LHA 8. Support will b...
Lead Systems Engineer, Secret Clearance!
Lead Systems Engineer, Secret Clearance!
WANTED: A Lead Systems Engineer with a Secret Clearance who will support our Support Naval Sea Systems Command on the PMS377 program for construction and delivery of LHA 7 and LHA 8. Support will b...
Senior Windows System Engineer
Senior Windows System Engineer
We are seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented System Engineers in the Washington, DC area to provide unparalleled support and begin an exciting and rewarding career.<br><br>Responsibilitie...
Senior Windows System Engineer
Senior Windows System Engineer
We are seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented System Engineers in the Washington, DC area to provide unparalleled support and begin an exciting and rewarding career.<br><br>Responsibilitie...
Cloud Systems Engineer
Cloud Systems Engineer
Job Overview & Responsibilities<br><br>The Cloud Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and building cloud network, compute, and storage architectures using the cloud service provider's...
Cloud Systems Engineer
Cloud Systems Engineer
Job Overview & Responsibilities<br><br>The Cloud Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and building cloud network, compute, and storage architectures using the cloud service provider's...
Systems Engineer - Cloud Engineer, w/Poly
Systems Engineer - Cloud Engineer, w/Poly
Job Description<br><br>* Additional Security Scrub Required*Required Skills: Oracle, RDS, PostgreSQL, AWS/C2S, ETL, Big Data, MySQL, PL/SQLDesired Skills/Experience: Git, Software Development Exper...
Systems Engineer - Cloud Engineer, w/Poly
Systems Engineer - Cloud Engineer, w/Poly
Job Description<br><br>* Additional Security Scrub Required*Required Skills: Oracle, RDS, PostgreSQL, AWS/C2S, ETL, Big Data, MySQL, PL/SQLDesired Skills/Experience: Git, Software Development Exper...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Description:The selected candidate will be the a member of our Sentient Prototype Operations Transition (SPOT) team. Sentient is an effort to identify emerging technologies and capabilities that au...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Description:The selected candidate will be the a member of our Sentient Prototype Operations Transition (SPOT) team. Sentient is an effort to identify emerging technologies and capabilities that au...
Java Developer
Java Developer
Overview<br><br>Mid-Level Java Developer Location - Arlington, VA INTEGRITYOne Partners is seeking a Mid-Level Java Developer to support re-engineering efforts, cloud migrations, and containerizati...
Java Developer
Java Developer
Overview<br><br>Mid-Level Java Developer Location - Arlington, VA INTEGRITYOne Partners is seeking a Mid-Level Java Developer to support re-engineering efforts, cloud migrations, and containerizati...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
JAVA - Principal Engineer
JAVA - Principal Engineer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
JAVA - Principal Engineer
JAVA - Principal Engineer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 4 / Manassas, VA
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 4 / Manassas, VA
Description:Lockheed Martin C6ISR is looking for a highly motivated DevOps technical lead to support the architecture, development, and testing of a next-gen system that enables to rapidly field ne...
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 4 / Manassas, VA
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 4 / Manassas, VA
Description:Lockheed Martin C6ISR is looking for a highly motivated DevOps technical lead to support the architecture, development, and testing of a next-gen system that enables to rapidly field ne...
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 2
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 2
Description:Lockheed Martin C6ISR is looking for a highly motivated DevOps engineers to support the architecture, development, and testing of a next-gen system that enables to rapidly field new cap...
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 2
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer level 2
Description:Lockheed Martin C6ISR is looking for a highly motivated DevOps engineers to support the architecture, development, and testing of a next-gen system that enables to rapidly field new cap...
.Net Developer
.Net Developer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
.Net Developer
.Net Developer
Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.<br><br>Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX - Alternative Ex...
Java Software Engineer
Java Software Engineer
Everyone communicates. It's the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is t...
Java Software Engineer
Java Software Engineer
Everyone communicates. It's the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is t...
Systems Engineer III (Requirements Analysis Specialist)
Systems Engineer III (Requirements Analysis Specialist)
Conducts systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Conducts independent scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established ...
Systems Engineer III (Requirements Analysis Specialist)
Systems Engineer III (Requirements Analysis Specialist)
Conducts systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Conducts independent scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established ...
Systems Engineer I
Systems Engineer I
Assists with systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Assists with scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established engi...
Systems Engineer I
Systems Engineer I
Assists with systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Assists with scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established engi...
Integration Engineer
Integration Engineer
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...
Integration Engineer
Integration Engineer
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...
Systems Engineer III (Business Process Analysis Specialist)
Systems Engineer III (Business Process Analysis Specialist)
Conducts systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Conducts independent scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established ...
Systems Engineer III (Business Process Analysis Specialist)
Systems Engineer III (Business Process Analysis Specialist)
Conducts systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Conducts independent scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established ...
Integration Engineer - Custom Development
Integration Engineer - Custom Development
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...
Integration Engineer - Custom Development
Integration Engineer - Custom Development
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...
Python Developer - Top Secret Required
Python Developer - Top Secret Required
Python Developer<br><br>Work you'll do<br><br>Exciting opportunity, looking for a Python Developer to help design, develop, and implement mission critical applications.<br><br>The team<br><br>Analy...
Python Developer - Top Secret Required
Python Developer - Top Secret Required
Python Developer<br><br>Work you'll do<br><br>Exciting opportunity, looking for a Python Developer to help design, develop, and implement mission critical applications.<br><br>The team<br><br>Analy...
Sr. Systems Architect
Sr. Systems Architect
Job Description<br><br>Come join the continuous success of the 40 year partnership that GDIT has with the INSCOM customer, be part of executing an exciting mission that synchronize worldwide suppor...
Sr. Systems Architect
Sr. Systems Architect
Job Description<br><br>Come join the continuous success of the 40 year partnership that GDIT has with the INSCOM customer, be part of executing an exciting mission that synchronize worldwide suppor...
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...
Systems Engineer/ Cloud Engineer
Systems Engineer/ Cloud 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, ...
Systems Engineer/ Cloud Engineer
Systems Engineer/ Cloud Engineer
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Info Systems Architect
Info Systems Architect
Bay State Computers, Inc. is a professional services firm and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services and products to the U.S. Federal Government and Industry. Bay State brings t...
Info Systems Architect
Info Systems Architect
Bay State Computers, Inc. is a professional services firm and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services and products to the U.S. Federal Government and Industry. Bay State brings t...
Systems Engineer - Top Secret Clearance
Systems Engineer - Top Secret Clearance
WANTED: An experienced Systems Engineer (TS Clearance) with demonstrated experience in developing, integrating, and verifying algorithms for an Airborne Radar System.<br><br>As a Systems Engineer y...
Systems Engineer - Top Secret Clearance
Systems Engineer - Top Secret Clearance
WANTED: An experienced Systems Engineer (TS Clearance) with demonstrated experience in developing, integrating, and verifying algorithms for an Airborne Radar System.<br><br>As a Systems Engineer y...
Junior Java Developer
Junior Java Developer
MetroStar Systems is seeking a Junior Java Developer who is responsible for the web services design and architecture on enterprise and data management. The ideal candidate will be able to effective...
Junior Java Developer
Junior Java Developer
MetroStar Systems is seeking a Junior Java Developer who is responsible for the web services design and architecture on enterprise and data management. The ideal candidate will be able to effective...
.NET Developer
.NET Developer
Armedia, LLC is a Veteran-Owned, CMMI Level 3 Dev appraised small business serving government and commercial clients. Armedia is looking for a Software Architect, to be located in Washington, D.C.,...
.NET Developer
.NET Developer
Armedia, LLC is a Veteran-Owned, CMMI Level 3 Dev appraised small business serving government and commercial clients. Armedia is looking for a Software Architect, to be located in Washington, D.C.,...
Sr Systems Engineer / Systems Modeling
Sr Systems Engineer / Systems Modeling
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...
Sr Systems Engineer / Systems Modeling
Sr Systems Engineer / Systems Modeling
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...
Software Systems Engineer, Sr
Software Systems Engineer, Sr
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...
Software Systems Engineer, Sr
Software Systems Engineer, Sr
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...
Senior Java Engineer
Senior Java Engineer
Job Description<br><br>In this role you will: We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with strong experience in Java to produce and implement functional software solutions. In this role, you ...
Senior Java Engineer
Senior Java Engineer
Job Description<br><br>In this role you will: We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with strong experience in Java to produce and implement functional software solutions. In this role, you ...

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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