What does a Software Engineer, Backend 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.

What responsibilities are common for Software Engineer, Backend jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Software Engineer, Backend jobs?
  • 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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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Software Engineer, Backend make?

$126,686 /yr
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“The people! met some great people while working at Roam who I am still very close with.”

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

Aron Web SolutionsAron 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.”

Monzo BankMonzo Bank
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Jan 28, 2022

“Transparency is great but you have to be disciplined about what information you want to expose yourself to.”

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“It will be quite difficult to find such working environments with such great people to work with.”

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Feb 20, 2022

“Work life balance might be impacted sometime but again being an early stage startup this is expected.”

Backend Engineer
Apr 11, 2022

“This is a great place that I was able to have the opportunity to intern with and still am til this day.”

FPT SoftwareFPT Software
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Mar 30, 2021

“This is not such a bad thing; it creates opportunities for people with experience to apply it and make things better.”

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