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Backend Development Course

A rigorous backend web development course jointly developed with Amazon. This 1,440-hour online program prepares you for entry-level engineering roles at companies of all sizes.

All of our inaugural Backend Development class that has started job searching landed roles before graduation (29 of 29). On average, our Backend Development graduates earn more than $120,000 a year.

Where could our Backend Development course take you?

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  • Java Foundations
  • Java Programming
  • Testing
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • DynamoDB
  • Concurrency
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Recommended skills

Is the Backend Development course right for me?

We recommend you have at least a foundation of coding concepts before beginning BloomTech’s Backend Development course. These skills include:

  • Basic understanding of classes, methods, and variables
  • "If" statements and loops
  • Arrays, lists, and data collection structures

Overview

As a backend developer, you’ll design, build, and maintain a scalable “behind-the-scenes” infrastructure to support the user interfaces and user experiences built by frontend developers.

We jointly developed our Backend Development curriculum with Amazon, so with our course, you’ll gain the in-demand skills to join this exciting field, faster.

Demand for software developers is expected to grow 22%

by 2030, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Software and web developers earn a median salary of $105,310

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employers in virtually every industry are competing for backend talent. By completing our Backend Development course, you could take advantage of this opportunity.

Success Stories

Curriculum

BloomTech’s Backend Development course is based on the success of Amazon Technical Academy, which trains non-technical Amazon employees for software development engineering roles within the company. Our program covers the same critical knowledge and skills required to succeed as a backend developer or software engineer, without needing a 4-year CS degree.

  • Learn from expert instructors and hands-on assignments
  • Work in teams to build real products for real clients
  • Code along live with industry professionals

Using Java, DynamoDB, Concurrency, and other current technologies, you’ll gain the specialized experience needed to launch your career in backend development. 

Dominic Sallustro
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"Going to BloomTech got me used to what it would be like working in a real tech company. If I didn't have that experience I would have been totally lost."

sprint
00

Orientation
Access 1:1 coaching, live instruction and community events, and self-paced content to prepare you for Sprint 1 and beyond.

Sprints
01-04

Java Foundations
Problem-solving strategies, command-line basics, IDE basics, Git basics, variables, arithmetic operations, strings, user input, object instantiation, boolean logic, conditionals, loops, arrays, and more.

Sprints
05-08

Intermediate Java
Writing and testing functional requirements, debugging, unit testing, memory, encapsulation, polymorphism and interfaces, primitive wrapper classes, generics, lists, and more.

Sprints
09-12

Designing with Java
Logging, remote debugging, inheritance, polymorphism, hashing, set, maps, design with composition, exception handling, mocking, and statics.

sprints
13-16

Working with Databases
HTTP and RESTful services, introduction to DynamoDB, creating exceptions, dependency injection, linked lists, searching, Big O, recursion, data stores, and deploying.

sprints
17-20

Learn and Be Curious
API design, DynamoDB table design, DynamoDB index design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, integration tests, and scrum. Practice your new skills while building a project in a team setting.

sprints
21-24

Advanced Java
Iterators, DynamoDB delete, DynamoDB query, stacks, queues, intro to computer hardware, intro to operating systems, threads, immutability, final, in-memory caching, and more.

sprints
25-28

Java at Scale
Optionals, streams, DynamoDB scan, JSON serialization, executor services, futures, thread safety, graphs, trees, service design, and intro to relational databases.

sprints
29-32

Interview Preparation
Solving technical programming challenges that may include: complexity, counting frequencies, string representation, loops, sort, division & modulo, priority queue, sliding windows, prefix sums, linked lists, stacks, segment trees, graphs, and more.

sprints
33-36

Labs
Participate in our in-house apprenticeship program by building a real-world project in a small team.

Flexible Schedule

BloomTech’s Backend Development program is a live course, online, that adjusts to your schedule and your pace. Combined with hands-on experience, on-demand learning, and personalized support, you get education that truly works.

How you complete our 1,440-hour course is up to you.

  • Choose from live classes 7 days a week
  • Deepen your knowledge with always-accessible pre-recorded lessons 
  • Work with a team to develop real products, on your schedule
  • Tap into academic and career support to get unblocked, anytime
  • Work through the program at your own pace with BloomTech to guide you

Getting and staying “in the zone” exponentially improves learning rates, skill acquisition, creativity, and productivity. Our flexible, fully supported experience empowers you to hit—and maintain—a flow state for maximum learning.

Danielle Koduru
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“To have flexibility to do classes in the evening, and complete these projects as needed, was a make-or-break deal for me. Without that flexibility, I wouldn’t have been able to do the program.”

Career Support

We exist to get our learners jobs. That’s why we weave personalized career services into every aspect of our Backend Development program.

  • 1:1 career and technical coaching to get you a job, faster
  • Personalized job sourcing so you can pursue more opportunities
  • Custom outreach generator so networking and applications are easier
  • Interview prep for every interview
  • Negotiation support so you can improve your compensation with confidence

Career support begins as soon as you enroll in BloomTech and continues until you accept a well paying job offer.

Garrick Suesmith
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“The career support staff have helped hundreds of students before you in the same situation. No matter how little or how much experience you have, they're looking out for you.”

Meet some of our Backend instructors and staff

Frank Fella
Instructor, Backend
Byron Mackay
Instructor, Backend Development
Cynthia Jones
Manager, School Operations
Daniel Fryar
Instructor, Backend Development
Rachel Cohen
Manager, Career Coaching
Marygrace Swarts
Learner Success Advisor

Our Flexible Tuition Options

We provide a direct path to a high-paying career, with less risk. We designed our tuition options to ensure more people can access the education needed to launch a career in tech.

Not sure which tuition option is right for you? Chat with our Enrollment Coaches to learn more.

Deferred Tuition


Our most popular tuition option requires zero tuition up front and is covered by the 110% Tuition Refund Guarantee. If you follow the BloomTech job search program and don't get job offers paying at least $50,000 a year within a year of graduation, we’ll refund your full tuition plus an additional 10%.

How it works

Upfront Tuition


You can pay the tuition upfront in a single payment or broken into 3 installments. The total cost of tuition is $21,950 for all states or $15,000 for international residents. If you follow our program, meet the requirements of our Tuition Refund Guarantee, and don’t get a job paying at least $50K a year within 365 days of graduation, you could get a full refund.

How it works

Income Share Agreement


Pay your full tuition later. You agree to pay 14% of your post-BloomTech salary for 4 years after you begin earning at least $50,000 per year (or $4,166 per month). And if you don't get hired? You never pay more than your down payment. This option requires $2,950 down payment at enrollment. This payment option is not available to California residents.

How it works

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Requirements

BloomTech requires dedication and hard work. It’s important to ask yourself, “Is this right for me?” Before you apply, make sure all of these statements are true for you.

  • I have researched what it's like to have a career in backend development.
  • I understand the course is online, with sessions offered live and on-demand.
  • I have access to a computer, WiFi, and quiet workspace.
  • I understand that while BloomTech will support me every step of the way, I am ultimately responsible for engaging with my BloomTech education, including curriculum, supplemental content, live instruction, and coaching.
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Admissions Process

Step 1: Complete an application

First, register by entering your name and email address (be sure it's an account you check regularly) and choosing a password. You'll use these credentials to access your class materials once you’re enrolled, so please choose a strong password that you'll remember.

Once registration is complete, sign in with your new credentials to start your BloomTech application. Read and agree to the BloomTech Privacy Policy, which tells us that you understand how we might use your information and how we protect your data.

Next, fill in your personal information, choose which program you want to enroll in and when you want to start, and tell us about your background. Not sure which BloomTech program is right for you? Take this short quiz to get matched to a course that fits your experience and goals.

Step 2: Pass the entrance assessment

Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT)
Now we'll ask you to complete a brief assessment called the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test, which helps us predict your ability to be successful at BloomTech and in your future career.

The CCAT consists of 50 questions, and you will have 15 minutes to complete the test. It's normal not to finish all 50 questions in the time allotted, so take a deep breath, do your best, and find a quiet place to work before you begin. You can find a free CCAT study guide here.

Verify Your Education
If you live in Texas or Washington DC, we'll need to verify your educational background with one of the following documents:

1. College Transcripts
2. High School Diploma
3. GED Certificate

Alternatively, you can take the Wonderlic basic skills test. More information about ATB tests can be found here.

Step 3: Start your Risk-Free Trial

Congratulations on being admitted to BloomTech! Unlike other schools, you don't have to wait for a group start date; with our rolling starts model, you can begin learning any time!

Now that you're admitted, you have the opportunity to test drive the BloomTech learner experience with no financial commitment via our 3-week Risk-Free Trial. Your Risk-Free Trial includes access to:

  • Our Orientation course
  • Live events and Code Alongs
  • Systems and tools you’ll use as a BloomTech learner
  • 1:1 support with enrollment coaches and learning assistants

Our Orientation course is self-paced and will give you a preview of life as a learner at BloomTech. You’ll gain effective strategies for remote learning, be briefed on our academic expectations, learn how to use the software and tools needed for your program, and understand how to get help whenever you need it.

Step 4: Sign your Enrollment Agreement and start classes

Now that you’ve gotten a preview of life as a BloomTech learner, it’s time to sign your Enrollment Agreement. Before signing, we encourage you to review our tuition options. You can also read through the BloomTech Catalog (your state-specific catalog was sent in an email) to make sure you understand and are willing to adhere to our policies, and to learn more about BloomTech’s style, structure, and approach to teaching the skills needed for the tech industry.

Once you’ve signed your Enrollment Agreement and completed Orientation, you’ll unlock access to the first 2 sprints of curriculum in your chosen program while engaging with instructors, career experts, and coaches dedicated to your personal success. This is part of your 3-week Risk-Free Trial.

Ready? Get started with Step 1 and start your application!

Step 5: Finalize your tuition payment

It’s time to secure your spot as a BloomTech learner and accelerate your path to a career in tech! The last step in the process is finalizing your tuition payment, which must be completed (meaning all applicable payments have successfully been processed) within 3 weeks of starting your Risk-Free Trial.

If you elected to pay $0 upfront and apply for Deferred Tuition, or selected an Income Share Agreement (ISA), you’ll be directed to one of BloomTech’s financing partners to sign the appropriate contract. If you selected our upfront payment option, you'll receive an invoice via email.

Congratulations—you’re on your way to a fulfilling career in tech!

Ready? Start your application today!

Have questions? We're here to help!
Email us at admissions@bloomtech.com or schedule a call with an Enrollment Coach.

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