Backend Developer Job Description

Backend Developer job description will consist of the role, responsibilities, qualifications and technical or soft skills required

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A Backend Developer is responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Development of the server-side logic, creation and upkeep of the central database, and guaranteeing high speed and quick response to front-end requests are main priorities of Backend Developer.


  • Maintain all codes and create updates regularly
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic and deliver best-in-class code across a broad array of interactive web and mobile products
  • Own the end-to-end CI/CD pipelines, oversee the DevOps and optimize the performance of existing implementations
  • Debug production issues, troubleshoot coding problems quickly and efficiently, and create subsequent mitigation plans
  • Collaborate with team members to develop best practices and client requirements for the software
  • Participating in code reviews and work on continuous improvement of the products through innovation and learning
  • Stay abreast of new innovations and the latest technology trends and explore ways of leveraging these for improving the product in alignment with the business


  • Prior experience as a back-end engineer
  • Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, design patterns, object-oriented design
  • Working knowledge of any SQL /No-SQL and database technologies
  • Excellent knowledge of NodeJs fundamentals with NestJs framework/PHP/Java/Python, etc
  • Memory management, multithreaded programming and background processing
  • Unit-testing and strong emphasis on TDD
  • Debug moderately complex problems and analyze logs in production systems and to read existing code
  • Familiarity with CI/CD environment - Jenkins, CircleCI etc.
  • Strong command on concepts of Javascript - event loop, asynchronous handling

Soft Skills

  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Capacity to sit at a desk for extended periods


  • Agile Based development methodology like SCRUM, XP
  • Familiarity with concepts of Microservices - domain based division, inter-service communication, event sourcing

Promotion Stage

Senior Backend Developer/Senior Full Stack Developer, Lead Software Engineer, Senior Software Architect, Engineering Manager/IT Director, Chief Technology Officer

Salary Range (in USD)

$48,000 - $100,000 per year


B.Tech. / B.E. / MTech. / M.S. in Computer Science or any other IT Branch

Reports To

Senior/Lead Backend Developer

Key Skills

Node.js, MongoDB, GraphQL, APIs, Postgre.SQL, Nest.js

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