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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
$134,395
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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C++ Developer-S496
C++ Developer-S496
SyApps is a Technology and Management Consulting Services firm based in Greater Washington area, with focus on solutions in the area of Strategy, Process, Technology and Management support. As a di...
C++ Developer-S496
C++ Developer-S496
SyApps is a Technology and Management Consulting Services firm based in Greater Washington area, with focus on solutions in the area of Strategy, Process, Technology and Management support. As a di...
Software Infrastructure Engineer
Software Infrastructure Engineer
At Endgame, we are deeply passionate about developing software to solves the problem of protecting the worlds endpoints. Our Site Reliability Engineering team focuses on developing and managing our...
Software Infrastructure Engineer
Software Infrastructure Engineer
At Endgame, we are deeply passionate about developing software to solves the problem of protecting the worlds endpoints. Our Site Reliability Engineering team focuses on developing and managing our...
Systems Engineer SME
Systems Engineer SME
Overview<br><br>MAR Division of Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer SME located in Arlington, Virgina to support and provide engineering, analytical, technical, and pro...
Systems Engineer SME
Systems Engineer SME
Overview<br><br>MAR Division of Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer SME located in Arlington, Virgina to support and provide engineering, analytical, technical, and pro...
Java/C++ Software Developer
Java/C++ Software Developer
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...
Java/C++ Software Developer
Java/C++ Software Developer
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...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>MAR Division of Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for an Systems Engineer/Scientists to provide technical support to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. Thi...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Overview<br><br>MAR Division of Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for an Systems Engineer/Scientists to provide technical support to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. Thi...
Sr IT Infrastructure Engineer
Sr IT Infrastructure Engineer
The Sr. IT Infrastructure Administrator delivers expert analysis of complex infrastructures, provides comprehensive knowledge, designs optimal solutions, and ensures accurate implementations. This ...
Sr IT Infrastructure Engineer
Sr IT Infrastructure Engineer
The Sr. IT Infrastructure Administrator delivers expert analysis of complex infrastructures, provides comprehensive knowledge, designs optimal solutions, and ensures accurate implementations. This ...
Jr Systems Engineer
Jr Systems Engineer
THIS POSITION IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGN ON BONUS<br><br>L3 Applied Defense Solutions currently has an opening for a Jr Systems Engineer at its Herndon, VA location.<br><br>KEY ROLE:<br><br>The Jr ...
Jr Systems Engineer
Jr Systems Engineer
THIS POSITION IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGN ON BONUS<br><br>L3 Applied Defense Solutions currently has an opening for a Jr Systems Engineer at its Herndon, VA location.<br><br>KEY ROLE:<br><br>The Jr ...
Java Software Developer
Java Software Developer
Overview<br><br>OASIS Systems, LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Java Software Developer familiar with aspects of Search and Content Discovery Engineering that includes definition, design, deve...
Java Software Developer
Java Software Developer
Overview<br><br>OASIS Systems, LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Java Software Developer familiar with aspects of Search and Content Discovery Engineering that includes definition, design, deve...
Senior Windows Systems Engineer
Senior Windows Systems Engineer
Are you an experienced Windows Systems Engineer looking for an opportunity to advance?<br><br>GEICO's IT Claims Infrastructure Team is looking for an experienced, motivated Senior Windows Systems E...
Senior Windows Systems Engineer
Senior Windows Systems Engineer
Are you an experienced Windows Systems Engineer looking for an opportunity to advance?<br><br>GEICO's IT Claims Infrastructure Team is looking for an experienced, motivated Senior Windows Systems E...
Infrastructure Engineer
Infrastructure Engineer
Req ID: 25981<br><br>At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company'...
Infrastructure Engineer
Infrastructure Engineer
Req ID: 25981<br><br>At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company'...
Backup and Restore Infrastructure Architect
Backup and Restore Infrastructure Architect
At NTT DATA we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company's growth and market prese...
Backup and Restore Infrastructure Architect
Backup and Restore Infrastructure Architect
At NTT DATA we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company's growth and market prese...
Seior Systems Engineer : TS/SCI with Poly required
Seior Systems Engineer : TS/SCI with Poly required
Job Description<br><br>Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems<br><br>Desired Qualifications:<br><br>Create quality analytical products to include visualization...
Seior Systems Engineer : TS/SCI with Poly required
Seior Systems Engineer : TS/SCI with Poly required
Job Description<br><br>Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems<br><br>Desired Qualifications:<br><br>Create quality analytical products to include visualization...
Senior Solaris Server Admin
Senior Solaris Server Admin
Req ID: 35654<br><br>At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company'...
Senior Solaris Server Admin
Senior Solaris Server Admin
Req ID: 35654<br><br>At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company'...
Software Engineer - Application Systems (Contract)
Software Engineer - Application Systems (Contract)
At OnDeck, we make small business a big deal. We're improving the world's economic landscape by changing the way small businesses access capital. We care intensely about each other, our company and...
Software Engineer - Application Systems (Contract)
Software Engineer - Application Systems (Contract)
At OnDeck, we make small business a big deal. We're improving the world's economic landscape by changing the way small businesses access capital. We care intensely about each other, our company and...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
ASRC Federal Space and Defense brings a 14-year history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. ASRC F...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
ASRC Federal Space and Defense brings a 14-year history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. ASRC F...
Software Systems Engineer
Software Systems Engineer
Visit our website at www.beringstraits.com to apply!<br><br>SUMMARY<br><br>Bering Straits Information Technology, a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified ...
Software Systems Engineer
Software Systems Engineer
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Senior System Engineer
Senior System Engineer
MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions....
Senior System Engineer
Senior System Engineer
MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions....
OSS/Systems Architect
OSS/Systems Architect
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...
OSS/Systems Architect
OSS/Systems Architect
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...
NCIS .NET Developer
NCIS .NET Developer
Job Description<br><br>Join GDIT and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The NCIS program is searching for a Sr. ASP.NET Develop...
NCIS .NET Developer
NCIS .NET Developer
Job Description<br><br>Join GDIT and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The NCIS program is searching for a Sr. ASP.NET Develop...
Java Developer with Polygraph
Java Developer with Polygraph
Job Description<br><br>Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. Work with a team performing entity correlation for mission critical system...
Java Developer with Polygraph
Java Developer with Polygraph
Job Description<br><br>Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. Work with a team performing entity correlation for mission critical system...
JAVA Software Developer, Expert w/Polygraph
JAVA Software Developer, Expert w/Polygraph
Job Description<br><br>The DPS Team is looking for an experienced JAVA developer. The developer should be a self-starter and able to work autonomously and collaborate with the balance of the team a...
JAVA Software Developer, Expert w/Polygraph
JAVA Software Developer, Expert w/Polygraph
Job Description<br><br>The DPS Team is looking for an experienced JAVA developer. The developer should be a self-starter and able to work autonomously and collaborate with the balance of the team a...
Systems Engineer- Polygraph
Systems Engineer- Polygraph
Job Description<br><br>Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.<br><br>1. Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/...
Systems Engineer- Polygraph
Systems Engineer- Polygraph
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JAVA Software Developer, SME w/Polygraph
JAVA Software Developer, SME w/Polygraph
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JAVA Software Developer, SME w/Polygraph
JAVA Software Developer, SME w/Polygraph
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Sr Principal Systems Engineer-TS/SCI w/ POLY Required
Sr Principal Systems Engineer-TS/SCI w/ POLY Required
Job Description<br><br>The successful candidate will develop unique and security customer information systems that communicate between world-wide sites with operational stability, integrity, securi...
Sr Principal Systems Engineer-TS/SCI w/ POLY Required
Sr Principal Systems Engineer-TS/SCI w/ POLY Required
Job Description<br><br>The successful candidate will develop unique and security customer information systems that communicate between world-wide sites with operational stability, integrity, securi...
GIS System Software Engineer
GIS System Software Engineer
SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ENGINEER (GISLC-19-0522-Z):<br><br>Bowhead is searching for a TS cleared Systems Software Engineer to support the Army Geospatial Center (AGC), located in Alexandria, Virginia. The...
GIS System Software Engineer
GIS System Software Engineer
SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ENGINEER (GISLC-19-0522-Z):<br><br>Bowhead is searching for a TS cleared Systems Software Engineer to support the Army Geospatial Center (AGC), located in Alexandria, Virginia. The...
Senior .NET Developer
Senior .NET Developer
Ready to jump-start your career?<br><br>Enterprise Document Services (EDS) is looking for a Senior .NET Developer that is anxious to participate in projects that will continue to add functionality ...
Senior .NET Developer
Senior .NET Developer
Ready to jump-start your career?<br><br>Enterprise Document Services (EDS) is looking for a Senior .NET Developer that is anxious to participate in projects that will continue to add functionality ...
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Description:The Systems Engineer will work with a large team on the program responsible for supporting the Agile development process as it relates to SW Build Automation, debugging Linux subsystems...
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Senior Systems Engineer / Manassas, VA
Description:The Systems Engineer will work with a large team on the program responsible for supporting the Agile development process as it relates to SW Build Automation, debugging Linux subsystems...
Java Developer (Arlington, VA)
Java Developer (Arlington, VA)
Entelligence is seeking a Java Developer to work for The Department of Justice, onsite in Arlington, VA. Core hours are 9-4pm with occasional ad hoc projects.<br><br>* Task and responsibilities in ...
Java Developer (Arlington, VA)
Java Developer (Arlington, VA)
Entelligence is seeking a Java Developer to work for The Department of Justice, onsite in Arlington, VA. Core hours are 9-4pm with occasional ad hoc projects.<br><br>* Task and responsibilities in ...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
Job Description<br><br>In this role you will:<br><br>Work as part of a team to implement software enhancements to the CeSub systems using Java and XML. You will be involved from the beginning provi...
Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developer
Job Description<br><br>In this role you will:<br><br>Work as part of a team to implement software enhancements to the CeSub systems using Java and XML. You will be involved from the beginning provi...
Senior Systems Engineer II
Senior Systems Engineer II
Want to join a team where innovation, process improvement, communication, and staying abreast on the newest technologies are the key to success? If you are up for the challenge, GEICO's Business Tr...
Senior Systems Engineer II
Senior Systems Engineer II
Want to join a team where innovation, process improvement, communication, and staying abreast on the newest technologies are the key to success? If you are up for the challenge, GEICO's Business Tr...

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Top Skills for Backend Engineers

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