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Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$169,748
$46,057
Additional Cash Compensation
$215,805
Total Compensation
Median: $170K
Min: $145K
Max: $197K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $169,748. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $46,057. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $215,805. 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
27

Principal Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
Company Description At Qualtrics, our mission is to close experience gaps—the costly differences between what customers and employees expect, and what they’re receiving. 9,000+ organizations worldwide and more than 80% of the Fortune 100 rely on the Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™ to collect, analyze, and act on feedback—more feedback than they ever thought possible. With Qualtrics XM, organizations can manage the four core experiences

Principal Product Manager - Payments

Bellevue
9 hours ago
+17
Lead the development team in an insight-driven, execution-driven environment focusing on both customer delight and monetization. Partner with engineering, data science, marketing, biz ops and other product groups to develop the product roadmap, prioritization, and deliver on business goals. Team up with and report to the Director of Payments, and get visibility / exposure to the company's executive team. Be the voice of the customer and solve their core payment needs to provide a delightful experience.

Principal Operations Program Manager

Seattle
3 days ago
+27
As a Principal Operations Program Manager in the Engineering organization, you will define and drive cross-Engineering and cross-company processes and operating models to help us deliver software in the most effective way possible. You’ll regularly interact with teams and leaders across Qualtrics, including C-level executives, to understand their needs and build the right interfaces with Engineering. You will create reporting mechanisms, streamline internal processes, and drive operational efficiencies. You’ll design ways to help our Engineering team scale, provide visibility to the leaders and drive clarity to the rest of the organization. And you'll constantly be looking for new challenges that the organization faces and solving them through process or tooling.

Principal Backend Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+16
As a Principal Software Developer at Highspot, you will work end-to-end across the full SDLC to create brand new product features, improve backend functionality, and develop web services and RESTful APIs. Some of the technologies we use include Ruby, Java, Clojure, MongoDB, Postgres, Amazon Redshift, Apache Solr & Lucene, AWS, and Chef. 

Principal UX Design Manager

Bellevue
1 week ago
At Smartsheet, our purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. As a member of the User Experience team, you'll have the opportunity to shape the future of work, making our category-leading work execution platform useful, usable, and elegant. As the Principal UX Design Manager with a focus on Automation and Machine Learning, you will lead and grow a team of UX Designers in applying principles of design thinking to conceptualize engaging and personalized user experiences for our web and mobile apps. You will represent the end user and evangelize human-centered methodologies across the product team to ensure innovative designs that truly meet people’s needs from first-time users to seasoned experts.

Principal Software Development Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
We are looking for a Senior Principal Software Development Engineer to join our application engineering team. In this role, you will lead and positively impact multiple product areas within your functional domain, as well as influence the broader technology organization. You will provide technical leadership for critical areas that significantly impact customer success.

Principal Infrastructure Security Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
A qualified candidate will leverage years of experience in the information security sector in protecting the organization through ongoing monitoring and defense. This candidate will recommend systems and changes, identify gaps in capabilities and be aware of the latest actors, malware and techniques being exploited by attackers across threat landscapes. Candidates will have a strong understanding of underlying infrastructure technology, how it is deployed and what kinds of structures and configurations lead to the most resilient deployments and how threat actors can be most easily identified.

Principal Customer Success Manager

Seattle
1 week ago
+20
Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to our customers, building close relationships at varying levels within their organizations. Manage accounts throughout their lifecycle, from on boarding and KPI definition through to renewal and up sell. Develop tools that the team will use to monitor account health and opportunities. Partner with our Sales team to effectively communicate the value of the service, unlock new opportunities at clients and expand the business. Work closely with Product and Engineering teams to ensure the needs of and opportunities for our customers are considered in our product roadmap. This role will require 15-20% travel.

Principal Software Development Engineer, Infrastructure

Bellevue
6 days ago
Are you the go-to person on your team? Do the hard problems always seem to land on your desk because you’re the only one who can solve them? Do you spend more of your time convincing people to let you build what needs to be built than actually building it? Come work for us and unleash your true potential.Smartsheet is looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer to join our Infrastructure Engineering team. In this role, you will guide

Senior Principal Software Development Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
When was the last time you had an opportunity to work at a company that was forging an industry and enabling people to get from idea to impact – fast! Smartsheet’s purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. Our business is built on finding great people and getting out of their way while they build and improve our award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. With over 10 million users, our platform gets used across disparate

Principal Software Engineer Backend

Seattle
2 days ago
· Design, code and maintain massive data gathering, processing and delivery systems. · Discover, analyze and validate new data sets to add value for our customers. · Solve necessarily complex distributed systems problems as simply as possible. · Research and employ cutting edge techniques to move well beyond internet scale data. · Architect and build data delivery solutions in a microservice environment. · Provide code reviews and design feedback for teammates. · Work with both realtime and offline data processing pipelines to get the best data available to our customers as soon as possible. · As a senior member on the team, you will also mentor more junior engineers on the team.

Principal Software Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
+34
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will act as a liaison between engineers in the team and product managers, directly design and engineer significant areas of the product, help hire and recruit technical talent, and ensure our technical deliverables meet the customer expectations. You will be accountable for the software deliverables to meet all requirements of quality, security, scalability, modifiability, extensibility, testability etc. You will help established effective and agile engineering practices across our engineering teams.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle is between $180k - $190k.

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 $172,984 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 $176,882.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $177,558.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Seattle

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $84,321
Min: $64K
Max: $109K
Software Test Engineer $91,175
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
QA Engineer $93,363
Min: $54K
Max: $149K
Front End Developer $97,015
Min: $55K
Max: $134K
Salesforce Developer $97,077
Min: $74K
Max: $140K
iOS Developer $98,818
Min: $76K
Max: $130K
Automation Engineer $105,500
Min: $94K
Max: $133K
Data Engineer $111,508
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $113,417
Min: $95K
Max: $126K
Sales Engineer $117,042
Min: $87K
Max: $145K
DevOps Engineer $117,485
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Security Engineer $121,444
Min: $85K
Max: $173K
Software Engineer $125,463
Min: $70K
Max: $295K
Data Architect $125,750
Min: $113K
Max: $145K
QA Manager $126,200
Min: $80K
Max: $140K
Senior Software Engineer $155,188
Min: $120K
Max: $190K
Principal Software Engineer $169,748
Min: $145K
Max: $197K
Engineering Manager $175,430
Min: $131K
Max: $375K
Director of Software Engineering $219,647
Min: $151K
Max: $252K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $226,087
Min: $137K
Max: $350K
Vice President of Engineering $253,536
Min: $160K
Max: $330K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

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Hardware, Software
+29
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
+28
Security, Software

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

1
SQL
4% have this skill
2
C#
3% have this skill
3
Java
3% have this skill
4
.NET
3% have this skill
5
C++
2% have this skill
6
DevOps
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in 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
$155,700
Yearly Salary
A Principal software developer reported a yearly salary of $155,700 with +$28,400 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$186,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $186,000 with +$80,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
5-10 Reports
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$197,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $197,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$181,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $181,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$185,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $185,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
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