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20 Best Backend Engineer

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James Sheldon

Calgary, AB, Canada

Fullstack Developer @ Contra

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Top Independent

Matt Kettelkamp

New York, NY, USA

Full-stack & 3D Developer

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Shashank Agarwal

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Tech Team Builder & Software Architect

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James Crosslin

San Diego, CA, USA

Fullstack Software Engineer who loves APIs!

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Joseph Hall

New York, NY, USA

Amateur Film Photographer based in NYC

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Sheng Yu

Beijing, China

Full stack developer / Smart contract developer

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Arbaz Irshad

Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

Fullstack Engineer with Flutter expertise

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Marin Juršić

Zagreb, Croatia

Web Dev & Designer: Seamless Digital Solutions

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Antonio Brkic

Zagreb, Croatia

Full-Stack Web Developer, Fast Learner

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Murtaza lightwala

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Remote-Ready Full Stack Developer

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Dino Budic


Backend Dev: Laravel, API. Great Communicator.

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Samita Mondal


Fullstack Engineer specializing in Website Development

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Laith Abbas

Brighton, UK

Digital Marketing Specialist 🌐




Actionable Social Media Marketing Solutions

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Bhargav Ponnapalli

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Fullstack Engineer

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Aashir Aftab


Web Dev Wizard: MERN, JS, Wordpress, Shopify

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Frequently asked

To become a freelance backend engineer, you should consider getting a degree in computer sicience or engineering. You will need to learn programming languages like Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, and C#. Get experience building databases and develop a portfolio. Then create a free Contra profile to apply to freelance opportunities.

Freelance backend engineers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Freelance backend engineers get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

A freelance backend engineer is a self-employed engineer who uses programming languages to build databases and maintain web servers.

A freelance backend engineer can make sure that your website or application is hosted properly so it works correctly and without issues. A freelance backend engineer can also troubleshoot issues and run performance reports for your business.

A freelance backend engineer builds databases, maintains web servers, writes application programming interfaces (API), and builds security protocols and encryptions. Freelance backend engineers will also write performance reports and ensure that applications and websites are hosted correctly.

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