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Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$170,124
$42,489
Additional Cash Compensation
$212,613
Total Compensation
Median: $170K
Min: $145K
Max: $228K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $170,124. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $42,489. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $212,613. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Seattle from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Seattle.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Seattle

Principal Software Engineer

Seattle
3 days ago
+37
Join a small team writing reusable, testable code. Architect efficient, scalable web applications. Design, develop, and maintain server-side applications using Node.js. Design and develop RESTful Web Services, microservices, APIs, and other interfaces to 3rd party EMR systems like Epic and Cerner. Work in a cross-functional team that reaches across our entire product. Prioritize multiple tasks intelligently, speak up when you see issues. Make a real, positive difference in other people's lives through your work. Other interesting tasks as needed.

Principal Engineer

Seattle
1 day ago
+34
As a Principal Engineer at Convoy, you will help guide the evolution of our core systems and capabilities while supporting new green field opportunities. You will help establish technical standards and drive Convoy system architecture, engineering practices, and engineering methodologies. You work on our hardest problems, building high quality, scalable, and architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. Principal Engineers are pragmatic visionaries who can translate business needs into workable technology solutions. Your expertise is deep and broad allowing you to produce both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs. Principal Engineers are leaders and mentors, setting excellent examples for their local teams and the entire engineering community.

Principal Product Manager - Autos

Bellevue
1 day ago
+17
We are looking for an excellent thinker and executor who is curious to reinvent a ripe-for-disruption industry and who can rapidly scale up his/her scope and skills to meet the pace of our growth. Intellectual curiosity, ability to roll up one’s sleeves, and emotional intelligence are essential for this role. In addition, you need to have a passion for product development, and be driven to grow and scale OfferUp forward through the inevitable ups and downs of an earlier stage tech company.

Principal Data Architect

Bellevue
4 days ago
+54
The Principal Data Architect will design, direct, and maintain the implementation of world-class business data solutions to support a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. This hands-on leader will serve as a data expert and adviser for all teams, guiding the overall data strategy of the organization.

Principal Product Manager - Integrity

Bellevue
1 week ago
+17
We are looking for an excellent thinker and executor who is curious to reinvent a ripe-for-disruption industry and who can rapidly scale up his/her scope and skills to meet the pace of our growth. Intellectual curiosity, ability to roll up one’s sleeves, and emotional intelligence are essential for this role. In addition, you need to have a passion for product development, and be driven to grow and scale OfferUp forward through the inevitable ups and downs of an earlier stage tech company.

Principal Product Manager - Search

Seattle
2 weeks ago
+39
As an E-commerce Product Manager you will be responsible for the product strategy for the Search experience on iStock.com and GettyImages.com. You will identify customer problems and will work closely with a team of designers, engineers, researchers, and business stakeholders to deliver new products, or enhance those already in market, to help our customers be successful.  

Principal Product Manager

Bellevue
1 month ago
As the Principal Product Manager, you will combine the inspiration of the Magnolia brand with a data-driven approach to discover, develop and ship products that delight customers and increase engagement. You will help create products that solve practical problems for customers, while inspiring them and improving their everyday lives. You’ll connect regularly with customers to become expert on Magnolia customers. You’ll be a role model for product management competencies as part of a dedicated, cross-functional Agile team by communicating vision, authoring user stories, prioritizing the backlog, and coordinating regularly and clearly with partners and stakeholders.

Principal of Product -Search

Bellevue
1 month ago
As the Principal of Product, Search you will lead the team that powers the delivery of search results for Discovery’s Direct to Consumer products. In this position, you will own the roadmap and lead the engineering execution defining and operationalizing our relevance algorithm. You’ll apply your deep knowledge of modern search user interfaces, define and implement the approach for monitoring the quality of delivered results and develop strategies for using AI and machine learning to create an optimal balance between the needs of customers and key stakeholders. You’ll thrive making decisions for products with brands that customers know and love, based on user data and research. Your passion will be to discover and develop products and features that deliver both meaningful benefits to our customers and strategic success for our company.

Principal Security Architect

Kirkland
1 month ago
+37
The candidate should have a strong background in systems architecture and engineering, understanding of the components of software infrastructure, including hardware platforms, OS, virtualization, application, databases, web and application servers. Prior experience in software or systems development/engineering and managing large-scale server infrastructure is highly desirable. Strong Linux expertise is a must. Other requirements:

Principal Product Manager

Kirkland
4 months ago
+37
Work with product management, engineering, and design team to formulate our vision and roadmap defining ServiceNow CMDB. Serve as an evangelist within Service Now Engineering and Field and be the go-to person to help solve customer questions, problems with CMDB. Maintain a firm grasp of customer problem with end-to-end visibility and understand what is required for ServiceNow to solve. Define and prioritize a backlog of work including the creation of epics and user stories using INVEST guidelines and be data-driven in prioritizing new features and improvements. Work with global 2000 customers to determine unmet needs, business goals, product usage, and refine ideas with concepts and product feedback. Collaborate with internal stakeholders and key customers to drive adoption and ensure new products are driving successful outcomes in ServiceNow offerings. Work with User Learning (help files and documentation), Training, and Support and Professional Services to assure smooth uptake and adoption.

Principal Front-End Software Engineer

Seattle
5 months ago
+39
As a Principal Front-End Software Engineer for our front-end web applications you will be part of a talented team of software engineers who will drive the next generation of architecture and implementation of our platform.  You are a specialist with a serious level of experience and skill in working with front-end technologies and proven ability to deliver code with high levels of speed and quality. You communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and are a technical leader through your guidance, collaboration and mentoring of engineering staff. You are passionate about technology and generate positive impact throughout the organization through your influence, drive and collaboration across departments.

Principal Product Marketing Manager - Brand Experience

Seattle
1 day ago
+46
The Qualtrics Marketing team is looking for a senior product marketing manager to drive our GTM, positioning, and vision for our Research Core business line. The ideal candidate understands the SAAS technology market space and the competitive environment, has a real passion for technology, is passionate about helping customers succeed and loves working in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate also has 5-10 years of SaaS Marketing experience and has an MBA from a top tier university. This role develops product and market strategies that position the company to achieve long term growth in the Market Research space, while meeting annual revenue and profitability goals. Continually identify and assess new markets, product and technology opportunities and ensure resources are in place to drive marketing strategy and capitalize on opportunities.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle is between $170k - $180k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $175,161 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $185,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $177,247.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $177,731.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Seattle

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $84,321
Min: $64K
Max: $109K
Software Test Engineer $90,537
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
Junior Software Engineer $91,000
Min: $90K
Max: $92K
QA Engineer $92,169
Min: $54K
Max: $149K
Salesforce Developer $98,294
Min: $74K
Max: $140K
iOS Developer $98,818
Min: $76K
Max: $130K
Front End Developer $100,456
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $106,263
Min: $90K
Max: $133K
Android Developer $116,100
Min: $95K
Max: $130K
Sales Engineer $119,115
Min: $87K
Max: $170K
DevOps Engineer $120,683
Min: $70K
Max: $160K
Security Engineer $124,752
Min: $85K
Max: $173K
Data Engineer $125,227
Min: $82K
Max: $190K
Software Engineer $126,663
Min: $70K
Max: $222K
QA Manager $129,333
Min: $80K
Max: $155K
Game Developer $134,000
Min: $134K
Max: $134K
Systems Engineer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Hardware Engineer $138,000
Min: $138K
Max: $138K
Machine Learning Engineer $139,000
Min: $139K
Max: $139K
Site Reliability Engineer $141,000
Min: $140K
Max: $142K
Database Administrator $143,000
Min: $143K
Max: $143K
Data Architect $146,625
Min: $113K
Max: $195K
Senior Software Engineer $156,388
Min: $120K
Max: $218K
Lead Software Engineer $162,000
Min: $162K
Max: $162K
Principal Software Engineer $170,124
Min: $145K
Max: $228K
Engineering Manager $173,972
Min: $131K
Max: $375K
Data Engineering Manager $183,000
Min: $183K
Max: $183K
Director of Software Engineering $217,222
Min: $147K
Max: $268K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $223,200
Min: $137K
Max: $350K
Vice President of Engineering $253,594
Min: $160K
Max: $330K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

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SQL
2% have this skill
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C#
2% have this skill
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Java
2% have this skill
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DevOps
2% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
2% have this skill
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.NET
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

$179,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $179,000 with +$226,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$147,030
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $147,030
5-7 Years of Experience
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201-500 Employees
Seattle
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$228,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $228,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$151,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $151,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Member of Technical Staf reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$120,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Architect reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$34,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
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