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
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Back End Engineer Salaries near India

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₹25,000 /month
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Back End Engineer Career Path

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13 Jul 2023

“Wished the contract was extended but throughly enjoyed my time and worked with brilliant people (Sam and Tom”

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Backend Developer
8 May 2021

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

Senior Backend Engineer
3 May 2023

“Salary: good withing the range of the market or even higher but not too much.”

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Backend Developer
1 Jul 2022

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

Mercadona TechMercadona Tech
Backend Engineer
13 Jan 2023

“Learning happens on a daily basis and you have big ownership on your career development and growth.”

Backend Developer
28 Jan 2023

“I work remotely so I don't really know my teammates but everyone seems pretty nice.”

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.”

Backend Architect
8 Nov 2022

“No career path so far (but heard they started developing a program to accomodate this).”

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