What does a Back End 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.

What responsibilities are common for Back End Engineer 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 Back End Engineer 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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Back End Engineer Salaries

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₹29,406 /month
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Roam DigitalRoam Digital
Backend Developer
8 May 2021

“The people! met some great people while working at Roam who I am still very close with.”

Board InfinityBoard Infinity
Backend Developer
1 Jul 2022

“This was my first online training and I would like to thank you for the great experience.”

Intugine TechnologiesIntugine Technologies
Backend Developer
24 Oct 2020

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

Aron Web SolutionsAron Web Solutions
Backend Developer
10 Nov 2021

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

Software Engineer, Backend
1 Mar 2021

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

Monzo BankMonzo Bank
Backend Engineer
28 Jan 2022

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

ThinkBIT SolutionsThinkBIT Solutions
Senior Backend Web Developer
1 Jun 2022

“Great security measures for the developers/employees for better avoiding human mistakes specially for production projects.”

Backend Developer
20 Feb 2022

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

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