What does a Backend Engineer do?

A Back End Engineer is responsible for curating the structure of server side information. Back Side Engineers primarily write server scripts and API's to be utilized by front side engineers and UX designers. The day to day consist of optimizing servers for speed and stability, implementing security structures, generating reusable code libraries and generating data storage solutions.

Back End Engineers should possess a degree in Computer Science, Network Technologies or a similar field. A basic understanding of front-end tech such as Java, HTML5 and CSS3 is needed for efficiency. A vast knowledge of back end coding in platforms such as PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, JavaScript etc is required for candidacy. Well qualified applicants will possess strong organizational and time-management skills.

  • Generate recyclable code libraries
  • Implement ongoing security systems
  • Attend regular meeting with the front end team to expose weaknesses and problems
  • Routinely inspect server code for speed optimization
  • Conceptualize and implement solutions for data storage
  • Configure usability of all front side applications
  • Maintain a stable server with zero downtime
  • Keep a backup library before any large changes to server
  • 5+ year experience in a related field
  • Large capacity for attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple project in order to meet goals without management oversight
  • Vast knowledge of PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, JavaScript etc
  • Familiarity with front side platforms such JAVA, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Server side experience with SASS and LESS
  • Understanding of accessibility and server compliance
  • Previous experience working with multiple platforms such as Desktop, Mobile, Tablet etc
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Backend Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$115,933 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$74K
Median: $116K
$181K
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All Spark LabsAll Spark Labs
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Aug 12, 2019

“If you want to end your career and live the most stress life you can join this company.”

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Oct 24, 2020

“not a lot of work for interns when i started but at the end it was a good amount”

Aron Web Solutions
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Nov 10, 2021

“I am start my career as from aron web solutions as a fresher here management system is good.”

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May 24, 2021

“Good company to settle and good for career”

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Nov 5, 2020

“People are quite nice and good to interact”

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Oct 4, 2021

“Seniors are really nice and ready to help whenever you want.”

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Aug 29, 2021

“Increase and bonuses is minimal but expected.”

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“Good and healthy mood inside/outside IT deparment.”

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