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Why Is IK's Back-end Engineering Interview Course Worth It

Last updated on: 
September 6, 2023
Utkarsh Sahu
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Utkarsh Sahu
Utkarsh Sahu
Director Category Management at Interview Kickstart. With a toolbox of P&L expertise, inventive innovations, marketing magic, and strategic relationships, he is an ambitious management consultant having a passion for promoting business growth.

Back-end developers are responsible for data storage, security, and all server-side functions that run in the background of a website or application. The importance of the back-end in the digital world cannot be overstated. It is one of the most sought-after and well-paid engineering profiles.

Owing to the high demand for back-end engineers globally, there is fierce competition to land a job at the top tech companies, such as FAANG. Because all Tier-1 companies receive millions of applications each year, standing out and landing an interview is becoming increasingly difficult.

If you are preparing for a tech interview, check out our technical interview checklist, interview questions page, and salary negotiation e-book to get interview-ready!

Having trained over 13,500 software engineers, we know what it takes to crack the most challenging tech interviews. Our alums consistently land offers from FAANG+ companies. The highest ever offer received by an IK alum is a whopping $1.267 Million!

At IK, you get the unique opportunity to learn from expert instructors who are hiring managers and tech leads at Google, Facebook, Apple, and other top Silicon Valley tech companies.

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Interview Kickstart’s Back-End Engineering Interview Course has been designed and developed by leading experts, including hiring managers from FAANG+ and other Tier-1 companies. It will help you land your dream job at your dream company.

IK’s Back-end Engineering Interview Course includes:

Let’s have a closer look at how each of these will help you move one step closer to nailing your next back-end interview:

1. Carefully Planned Roadmap for Success

Spread over 16 weeks, our back-end engineer interview course has been planned to help you brush up on your back-end fundamentals systematically. This is how the 16 weeks of the back-end engineer course have been divided:

1. Data structures and Algorithms (5 weeks)

  • Sorting
  • Recursion
  • Trees
  • Graphs
  • Dynamic Programming

2. System Design (3 weeks)

  • Online Processing Systems
  • Batch Processing Systems
  • Stream Processing Systems

3. Back-end Engineering Masterclass (5 weeks)

  • Database Design
  • Object Modeling
  • API Design
  • Cloud-Native Design
  • Concurrency

4. Career Coaching (3 weeks)

  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume & LinkedIn Masterclass
  • Salary Negotiation Masterclass

All the prep material and insights that the back-end engineer course provides have been put together by FAANG+ instructors. So you can rest assured that every part of the course has been meticulously thought through and will only contribute to your success.

Take a look at what IK’s back-end engineer course offers you in comparison to the other similar resources available online:

To better understand the career trajectory, read What Is the Career Path for Back-end Engineers?

2. An Exhaustive Curriculum 

The back-end concepts, such as database design, object modeling, concurrency, etc., can be challenging to grasp. The experts have developed IK’s Back-end Engineering Interview Course to cover all these topics in just a few weeks.

These experts have either cleared FAANG+ interviews themselves or are on the hiring committee for these companies. They have an extensive understanding of what it takes to clear these interviews.

After completing the back-end engineer interview course, you’ll have learned:

  • Fundamentals of problem-solving and analytical thinking
  • How to solve interview questions on data structures and algorithms‍ using power patterns
  • System design concepts: High-level and low-level design (online, batch, and stream processing for HLD and object modeling and API design for LLD)
  • Database design, cloud-native design, and concurrency for senior back-end interviews
  • How to structure responses and nail behavioral interviews at top tech companies
  • How to negotiate higher offers through active support from our career team

Here are some Back-End Developer Interview Questions you can prepare to kickstart your prep.

3. Expert Guidance from FAANG+ Instructors

All our back-end engineer course instructors are back-end professionals actively working at FAANG+ companies or ex-employees. With their help and guidance in improving and polishing your skills, you won’t just be able to crack the toughest interviews but also become a better engineer.

Our back-end engineer interview course is taught by:

Expert Guidance from FAANG+ Instructors

4. D-Day Preparation with Mock Interviews

We understand that learning the back-end concepts isn’t enough. Your presence of mind and presentation skills are vital throughout the interview process. If you can master this, you can easily make the journey from being a good candidate to being the ideal one.

The mock interviews, an essential part of our back-end engineer interview course, will help you develop these skills. Our FAANG+ hiring managers will provide constructive feedback to help you improve with each interview you give during our mock interviews.

Preparation with Mock Interviews

These mock interviews will help you:

  • Get an idea of what the main day will look like
  • Improve your interview skills 
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts
  • Become more confident 

5. Career Skills Development

The interview process begins from the time you send in your resume. Our back-end engineer course will help in not just developing your technical skills but also your soft skills and overall presentation. This includes your resume and LinkedIn profile too.

Our career skills coaching is the final step in completing your back-end interview prep. It can make all the difference in the selection process as you will:

For more tips on creating your resume, read How to Make a Perfect Software Engineer Resume for FAANG Companies.

6. Salary Negotiation Masterclass

Interview Kickstart’s cost of the Back-End Engineer Interview Course is worth it because we help in your complete interview process. Even your salary negotiation skills are worked on so that you don’t just land your ideal job but are also given a compensation package you deserve.

Our salary negotiation masterclass teaches you:

Interview Kickstart’s Back-End Engineer Interview Course FAQs

Q1. Who is the IK’s back-end engineer interview course for?

The Interview Kickstart Back-end Engineer Interview Course has been created to help former and current back-end engineers looking to get a job at tier-1 tech companies. Further, it will also help full stack, data, and other engineers looking to switch and land back-end jobs.

Q2. Who is a back-end engineer?

Back-end engineers are responsible for making sure that a website runs smoothly and focuses on databases, back-end logic, APIs, servers, and architecture.

Q3. What topics can be expected in a back-engineer interview?

When preparing for back-end interviews, ensure that you study these technical topics — APIs, data structures, servers, algorithms, programming languages, and concepts about the framework of back-end development.

Q4.What’s the average salary of a back-end engineer?

On average, the salary of a back-end engineer is $116,024 per year (as per

Q5. What educational qualifications are required to become a back-end engineer?

To become a back-end engineer, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. You might also need a master’s degree, depending on the role and company.

Ready to Nail Your Next Back-End Interview?

To crack any FAANG+ interviews, you need minor improvements in every skill required to become an excellent Back-End Engineer. And to make these improvements in a short amount of time, it’s essential to have a mentor.

The Back-End Engineering Course at Interview Kickstart can be that mentor for you. Overall, it’s a complete package that can help you land your dream job in the Back-End field. This course will help you focus on improving every skill required for interview preparation without worrying about anything else.

To learn more about the course, register for our free webinar.

Posted on 
September 19, 2022

Utkarsh Sahu

Director, Category Management @ Interview Kickstart || IIM Bangalore || NITW.

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