Back-end Software Engineer/Developer Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $100,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $130,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $160,000 AUD


  • Develop server-side logic for web applications, ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Implement data storage solutions and ensure data integrity.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends and best practices in back-end development.

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in server-side languages such as Python, Java, Node.js, or Ruby.
  • Strong knowledge of database technologies like SQL, MongoDB, and Cassandra.
  • Familiarity with server management and deployment for various platforms.
  • Understanding of server-side templating languages.
  • Strong grasp on security principles and how they apply to web applications.

Standard Industry Training

  • Certification in popular server-side frameworks like Django, Spring Boot, or Express.js.
  • Courses on database design and optimisation.
  • Training on web application security principles.

Interview Questions

  1. How do you handle data migrations in a live environment?
  2. Describe a challenging problem you faced related to server optimisation and how you solved it.
  3. How do you ensure the security of user data in your applications?
  4. Describe a situation where you had to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  5. How do you handle scalability challenges, especially with a growing user base?
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