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Backend Engineer Salary in San Diego

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers are responsible for either the hardware or physical infrastructure, or the data access layer of software. They use C++, Java, C# and .NET skills to create code that allows the database to communicate information to the browser. They possess skills in programming languages, and have the ability to troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose system hardware to ensure proper functioning and performance.

Backend engineers use creativity to tackle difficult problems and work with their teams towards common goals. Understanding and experience with data structures, cloud services, frameworks and software engineering applications are important skills that assist with keeping systems running at optimal performance. Backend engineers are needed in a variety of business models, including mobile applications, data processing centers and any organization that runs a major website.

Living and Working in San Diego

San Diego features an innovative economy that has seen over 400 startups launched in just two years. The metro area is one of the top locations in California for new companies, and it has its fair share of existing ones. Major corporations that call the city home include GoPro, BizApps and Houzz. In addition to tech corporations, employers like Fuse Integration, Coola and Brain Corporation are creating interesting workplaces that are focused on work-life balance and enjoying the daily grind.

San Diego features a variety of neighborhoods for all walks of life. The Gaslamp Quarter combines Victorian-era architecture with modern skyscrapers and plenty of restaurants. Those looking for a historic location will appreciate Old Town, while Hillcrest, Sunset Cliffs and Pacific Beach provide trendy nightlife and easy access to outdoor adventures.

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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. $181,703
  3. New York
  4. $167,974
  5. Seattle
  6. $166,807
  7. Boston
  8. $164,476
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $163,899
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $154,810
  13. Chicago
  14. $151,535
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $151,511
  17. Phoenix
  18. $144,972
  19. San Diego
  20. $143,333
  21. Tampa
  22. $141,810
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $141,238
  25. Denver
  26. $138,882
  27. Austin
  28. $135,768
  29. Houston
  30. $133,233
  31. Atlanta
  32. $132,887
  33. Columbus
  34. $132,427
  35. Toronto
  36. C$131,315
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $126,800
  39. London
  40. £87,546
  41. Dublin
  42. €81,158
  43. France
  44. €69,272
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $181,703
  3. New York
  4. $167,974
  5. Seattle
  6. $166,807
  7. Boston
  8. $164,476
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $163,899
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $154,810
  13. Chicago
  14. $151,535
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $151,511
  17. Phoenix
  18. $144,972
  19. San Diego
  20. $143,333
  21. Tampa
  22. $141,810
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $141,238
  25. Denver
  26. $138,882
  27. Austin
  28. $135,768
  29. Houston
  30. $133,233
  31. Atlanta
  32. $132,887
  33. Columbus
  34. $132,427
  35. Toronto
  36. C$131,315
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $126,800
  39. London
  40. £87,546
  41. Dublin
  42. €81,158
  43. France
  44. €69,272
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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: