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How to become a Back End Developer

To become a back end developer, you must have a bachelor's degree in computer science, programming or related field. Experience working with all aspects of the back end of web applications is essential. Job seekers should be proficient in web server frameworks, security protocols, database technology and one or more coding languages.

How to become: Full Stack Developer · Software Engineer · Developer · Application Developer · Front End Developer
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Typical qualifications for a Back End Developer

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Back End Developer jobs in United States

Backend Java Developer
Austin, TX
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PredICT Interactive
Wichita, KS
1 day ago
Full Time - Back End Clerk – Day
Lowe's Home Improvement3.4
Statesville, NC
$14.50 - $17.40 an hour
2 days ago
Lead Engineer, eCommerce Engineering, Backend Systems
San Francisco, CA
$135,120 - $172,240 a year
1 day ago
Senior Backend Engineer
Hayden AI
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 - $190,000 a year
2 days ago
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Career progression for Back End Developer

Education levels for Back End Developers

Based on the requirements of Back End Developer job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's degree53.6%
High school diploma or GED21.4%
Master's degree15.3%
Associate's degree9.7%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Back End Developer in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$63,100
4 - 8$70,100
8 - 12$69,700
12 - 16$76,400
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Common questions about career advices for a Back End Developer

What are the soft skills needed to be successful as a back end developer?

Successful back end developers need to be organized and detail-oriented. They should be creative, good problem-solvers and able to remain calm and focused in stressful situations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well.

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How can I advance my career as a back end developer?

In order to advance as a back end developer, it is important to stay abreast of new and emerging technologies in web application development. Back end developers should become proficient in one or more programming languages and increase their working knowledge of front end development. It is also important to develop good communication and leadership skills.

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What is the job outlook for back end developers?

The need for back end developers will continue to increase in the coming years. With more and more companies doing business online, back end developers will be in high demand to build and maintain web applications.

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