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How to find Back-End Developers with Boolean search strings

When you want to hire Back-End Developers, Boolean search on Google helps you find qualified candidates. Modify our sample search strings to discover relevant resumes and profiles.


Generic search string to find Back-End Developers

Here’s an example of a generic search string that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“back end developer” OR “back end engineer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

The OR operator helps us expand our search to cover variations of the same job title. The operators intitle: and inurl: produce results that include the word “resume” in page titles and page urls respectively. The NOT (-) operator helps exclude results that don’t relate to our search (e.g. templates.)


Searching for Back-End Developer profiles

Back-End Developers are usually active on certain tech platforms. Craft Boolean strings to look through platforms like Stack Overflow and Github for profiles that match your criteria. Include the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “badges” “back end developer”
  • “back end developer” “contribution activity”
  • “back end developer” “joined on”

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Back-End Developers by coding skills and experience

Find Back-End Developers who:

Know various back-end languages

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” (Java OR Python) -job -jobs -sample -examples


(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “Java developer” “back end” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Hold senior roles

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior back end Developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples -samples -template

Are familiar with languages that are mostly used on the front-end

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” JavaScript -job -jobs -sample -examples


(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “full stack developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with content management systems

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” Drupal -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have been involved in open source projects

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” “open source” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked with NoSQL Databases

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” (“Oracle NoSQL” OR MongoDB) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Back-End Developers in various formats

(intitle:resume OR inurl:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “back end developer” -job -jobs -sample -templates -template

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Back-End Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “back end developer” Chicago -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed -hireit


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