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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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so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
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
Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Systems Quality Engineer<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Systems Quality Engineer to work on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen Air Traffic Management programs w...
Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer
Job Description:<br><br>Systems Quality Engineer<br><br>Leidos is seeking a Systems Quality Engineer to work on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen Air Traffic Management programs w...
Radar Systems Engineer (20121299)
Radar Systems Engineer (20121299)
SEG has opening(s) for mid-level AN/SPY-1 Radar Engineers.<br><br>* Working knowledge of UML or SysML<br>* Experience in systems engineering of large, complex systems, understanding of architectura...
Radar Systems Engineer (20121299)
Radar Systems Engineer (20121299)
SEG has opening(s) for mid-level AN/SPY-1 Radar Engineers.<br><br>* Working knowledge of UML or SysML<br>* Experience in systems engineering of large, complex systems, understanding of architectura...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cybe...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cybe...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cybe...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Job Description<br><br>Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cybe...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC 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 and MAC OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC 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 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 ...
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Description:As a member of the Lockheed Martin Systems Engineering Team, the Systems Engineer (SE) position will support a variety of programs at our Manassas, VA facility. Will be expected to part...
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Description:As a member of the Lockheed Martin Systems Engineering Team, the Systems Engineer (SE) position will support a variety of programs at our Manassas, VA facility. Will be expected to part...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux and MAC OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / 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...
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / 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...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Description:Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cyber Exploitat...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Windows, Linux OS Developer
Description:Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cyber Exploitat...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Description:Integration Engineer for the Integrated Common Processor (ICP) program. Will provide and apply systems integration and test skills to current and future ICP builds.<br><br>Responsibilit...
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Description:Integration Engineer for the Integrated Common Processor (ICP) program. Will provide and apply systems integration and test skills to current and future ICP builds.<br><br>Responsibilit...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Description:We are seeking experienced software engineers to develop models and algorithms in MATLAB and C/C++ to enhance and augment the sonar and other auxiliary submarine systems, in addition to...
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Description:We are seeking experienced software engineers to develop models and algorithms in MATLAB and C/C++ to enhance and augment the sonar and other auxiliary submarine systems, in addition to...
Software Engineer, JAVA, C/C++, AWS Cloud
Software Engineer, JAVA, C/C++, AWS Cloud
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, JAVA, C/C++, AWS Cloud
Software Engineer, JAVA, C/C++, AWS Cloud
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description:Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cyber Exploitat...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description:Cyber is critical element of Space's strategy for growth as these skillsets have become essential to meeting customer and internal needs. In support of new programs, our Cyber Exploitat...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Description: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 Martin Spac...
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
Software Engineer, Cyber - Linux OS Developer
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Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Description:Support the SWFTS program in a Systems Engineering role. The successful candidate for this position will be able to provide both traditional systems engineering functional support as we...
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Description:Support the SWFTS program in a Systems Engineering role. The successful candidate for this position will be able to provide both traditional systems engineering functional support as we...
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>We are seeking experienced software engineers to develop models and algorithms in MATLAB and C/C++ to enhance and augment the sonar and other auxiliary submarine systems, in ...
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Sr. Software Engineer / C++ / MATLAB / Manassas, VA
Job Description<br><br>We are seeking experienced software engineers to develop models and algorithms in MATLAB and C/C++ to enhance and augment the sonar and other auxiliary submarine systems, in ...
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Job Description<br><br>As a member of the Lockheed Martin Systems Engineering Team, the Systems Engineer (SE) position will support a variety of programs at our Manassas, VA facility. Will be expec...
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer
Job Description<br><br>As a member of the Lockheed Martin Systems Engineering Team, the Systems Engineer (SE) position will support a variety of programs at our Manassas, VA facility. Will be expec...
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
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Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
Software Engineer / OOP / C++ / Java / Manassas, VA
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Senior Software Engineer / Java & JavaFX, Swing / Manassas, VA
Senior Software Engineer / Java & JavaFX, Swing / 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...
Senior Software Engineer / Java & JavaFX, Swing / Manassas, VA
Senior Software Engineer / Java & JavaFX, Swing / 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...
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
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Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
Systems Engineer Associate (Linux) / Manassas, VA
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Clearable Software Engineers, Linux/IT Systems Administrators, Data Science/Data Analytics, Cyber Engineers!
Clearable Software Engineers, Linux/IT Systems Administrators, Data Science/Data Analytics, Cyber Engineers!
Clearable Software Engineers, Linux/IT Systems Administrators, Data Science/Data Analytics, Cyber Engineers!<br><br>Praxis Engineering is seeking to clear highly talented engineers! Do you have a t...
Clearable Software Engineers, Linux/IT Systems Administrators, Data Science/Data Analytics, Cyber Engineers!
Clearable Software Engineers, Linux/IT Systems Administrators, Data Science/Data Analytics, Cyber Engineers!
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Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...
Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...
Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...
Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...
Systems Engineer
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, ...
Systems Engineer
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, ...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
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...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
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...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
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...
AWS Systems Engineer
AWS Systems Engineer
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...
Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...
Java Developer Senior
Java Developer Senior
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...

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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