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Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers rely on their knowledge of Java, C++, .NET, C# and other skills to create data access layers for software and applications. Backend engineers also analyze, troubleshoot and diagnose system hardware and physical infrastructure to maintain optimal performance at all times. Backend engineers provide valuable services by writing code that enables browsers and databases to communicate effectively. There are positions available for backend engineers in fields ranging from healthcare to gaming, providing a wide variety of growth opportunities within the field. Backend engineers are responsible for small and large-scale data processing, and ensuring that these systems work cohesively with front-end applications. These individuals work closely with a team of software developers and other engineers to create backend systems that are scalable and operate smoothly.

An ideal backend engineer candidate possesses skills in one or more program languages, and has a keen understanding of computer science fundamentals. Experience with cloud services, data structures, frameworks and other software engineering applications are also important and helpful skills. Ideal candidates embody creativity that assists with tackling difficult problems, along with a willingness to work with others towards a common goal. Nearly every company that utilizes websites, data processing and mobile applications require backend engineers that can keep their systems running smoothly. With opportunities at smaller organizations like Cloud Imperium Games to corporations like eBay, Target and GoDaddy, a skilled backend engineer can choose the opportunities that fit with their personalities and desires for further growth within the field.

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Compare Backend Engineer salaries by region

Backend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $185,553
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $170,833
  5. Seattle
  6. $168,410
  7. New York
  8. $161,318
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $159,058
  11. San Diego
  12. $156,894
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $155,598
  15. Boston
  16. $154,641
  17. Phoenix
  18. $153,753
  19. Austin
  20. $153,159
  21. Denver
  22. $149,364
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $147,279
  25. Chicago
  26. $143,196
  27. Atlanta
  28. $142,449
  29. Dallas/Ft Worth
  30. $140,662
  31. Houston
  32. $139,399
  33. Toronto
  34. C$136,825
  35. Columbus
  36. $132,060
  37. Tampa
  38. $130,516
  39. Dublin
  40. €100,876
  41. London
  42. £87,724
  43. France
  44. €65,333
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $185,553
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $170,833
  5. Seattle
  6. $168,410
  7. New York
  8. $161,318
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $159,058
  11. San Diego
  12. $156,894
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $155,598
  15. Boston
  16. $154,641
  17. Phoenix
  18. $153,753
  19. Austin
  20. $153,159
  21. Denver
  22. $149,364
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $147,279
  25. Chicago
  26. $143,196
  27. Atlanta
  28. $142,449
  29. Dallas/Ft Worth
  30. $140,662
  31. Houston
  32. $139,399
  33. Toronto
  34. C$136,825
  35. Columbus
  36. $132,060
  37. Tampa
  38. $130,516
  39. Dublin
  40. €100,876
  41. London
  42. £87,724
  43. France
  44. €65,333
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Where Backend Engineers are highest in demand

    Backend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: