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.

  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Back End Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£61,859 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £62K
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Back End Engineer Career Path

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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.”

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 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.”

FPT SoftwareFPT Software
Backend Developer
30 Mar 2021

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

Backend Developer
24 May 2021

“Good company to settle and good for career”

Backend Developer
5 Nov 2020

“People are quite nice and good to interact”

Software Engineer, Backend
4 Oct 2021

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

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a back end engineer

When working as a back end engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are UI UX, Restful APIS, Back End, Programming Languages and Flask.

The most similar professions to back end engineer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a back end engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.