2019 Senior Software Engineer Salary Seattle (Updated Daily) | Built In Seattle
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Seattle

Senior Software Engineer salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$155,188
$30,970
Additional Cash Compensation
$186,158
Total Compensation
Median: $155K
Min: $120K
Max: $190K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Seattle is $155,188. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Seattle is $30,970. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Seattle is $186,158. Senior Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Seattle from anonymous Senior Software Engineer employees in Seattle.

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Senior Software Engineer jobs in Seattle
67

Sr. Software Engineer (Mobile)

Seattle
4 days ago
+13
DCI is seeking a full-time, passionate, senior level software engineer to help develop mobile applications that interface with new and existing products. Join our enthusiastic, extremely talented team as we develop cutting-edge applications that are revolutionizing the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry. You will be able to take pride in your work as you see your code become an integral part of our hardware and software navigation solutions that solve real-world problems and are used by real customers.

Sr. Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+15
Hiya is revolutionizing the way people make and receive phone calls. We are one of the fastest growing mobile startups in the world. The phone dialer app has remained unchanged since smartphones launched over a decade ago. Hiya is changing this by working with mobile phone makers (like Samsung) and mobile carriers (like AT&T) to bring this innovation to more than 35 million monthly users in 196 countries. With offices in Seattle, London, and

Sr. Software Engineer

Seattle
2 weeks ago
+21
As a small team, we need a full-stack developer that is well-versed in server side and data driven systems.  This includes developing REST based APIs, implementing complex custom business rules and implementing complex domains into data driven infrastructures.  We need a problem solver, more than just a coder, to help us leverage an existing code base while moving toward a future architecture leveraging modern development technologies such as Serverless Infrastructure and .Net Core. If you like a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to help shape a product, its architecture, as well as development standards and processes, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Sr. Software Engineer – API Team

Seattle
6 days ago
+21
The successful candidate will be a well-rounded software development engineer with strong experience in C# and database design, passionate about developing useful software that will be deployed around the world.  API team engineers write their own tests and develop their own requirements with assistance from business analysts.  Team members are expected to carefully balance tradeoffs such as usability, security, performance, maintainability, comments, code reviews, automated deployment, and ongoing analysis and improvement. Avalara’s API team works in an agile/scrum model with low overhead and each employee is expected to self-select their work items in conjunction with their colleagues.  All projects are built using pull requests and each PR must demonstrate that it passes both code review and integration tests before it can be merged.

*Sr. Software Engineer

Seattle
3 days ago
+21
Be a key contributor in a new platform group making a huge impact in a dynamic industry. Work smart and understand how your code impacts the goals of the business. Be introspective, always trying to improve yourself and the team around you. Participate on a DevOps / agile team – full lifecycle and full stack – including design, development, testing, planning, and backlog grooming. Develop new implementations of data driven technology stacks. Design and Develop REST API’s for internal and external consumption. Develop and maintain related application code – full stack development. Work with product owner to define and implement user stories. Develop unit tests to run in a continuous integration environment.

Sr. Software Engineer (Tools, Test, Infrastructure)

Bellevue
4 days ago
Lead the design and implementation of our internal and cloud based apps. Lead the design and development of infrastructure that supports out tools and testing. Lead the efforts for implementing CI/CD pipeline. Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community. Working with other senior engineers to develop best practices for software across multiple teams. Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and expertise.

Sr.Software Engineer- Search Engines

Seattle
2 weeks ago
+15
We are looking for an experienced Sr. Software Engineer based in Seattle to help us build and improve one of our products with millions of monthly users and tens of millions of API requests per month. You'll provide technical guidance, architecture design, and implementation while working with other senior and junior developers. The work is highly technical and you must have experience with creating low-latency, high-performance, and highly scalable web services (via an API). You need to feel comfortable implementing new features and new components from a basic specification, maintaining existing features and components, and investigating reliability and performance issues.

Sr. Software Engineer - Paid Relocation to Seattle, WA

Seattle
1 day ago
+13
DCI is seeking a full-time, passionate, senior level software engineer to help develop mobile applications that interface with new and existing products. Join our enthusiastic, extremely talented team as we develop cutting-edge applications that are revolutionizing the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry. You will be able to take pride in your work as you see your code become an integral part of our hardware and software navigation solutions that solve real-world problems and are used by real customers.

Senior Software Engineer - Rails

Seattle
4 days ago
+12
Work together with product, data/analytics, and UX to understand problems - then design, plan, and deliver solutions. Design, build, test, and maintain new features, potentially across the entire Leafly product suite. Work with technical platform leads to ensure alignment with broader architecture, standards, and best practices. Lead by example in delivering high-quality solutions that scale and adhere to SDLC and quality best practices: design & code reviews, prototyping, multi-level testing. Continually improve our processes by volunteering new approaches to: developer productivity, product quality, and team efficiency. Mentor other developers and foster a collaborative environment of shared growth & learning

Senior Software Engineer, AvaTax

Seattle
5 days ago
+21
Read and understand requirements and search out ways to “go big” to solve the underlying problems. Be inquisitive and learn about the world of accounting, tax compliance, audits, and business practices whenever the opportunity presents itself. Implement both SQL-based and NoSQL-based data storage solutions in the appropriate contexts. Understand and plan upstream and downstream impacts of software changes. Develop from the perspective of an attacker and demonstrate every way something could go wrong. Sketch out your own test cases in the planning phase. Write integration tests and unit tests. Collaborate with team members on code reviews and test plans. Work with product management and subject matter experts to ensure that each feature is useful for, and simple enough to be understood by, the target audience. Design solid data models and make effective use of database technology. Constantly seek out ways to do a better job and improve automation.

Senior Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+20
Lay the foundation for our new systems while revamping the old. Own projects from design to release. Build up junior engineers through direct mentorship and strategic processes. Remain flexible enough to handle all of the unknowns that come with growth in the company.

Senior Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+14
Build a mass-market communication product for spatial computing (AR/VR/MR). Contribute to the entire product lifecycle from prototype to implementation to ongoing service support. Have the opportunity to work on all areas of our tech stack. Work on a small engineering team in an Agile environment. Mentor and support your fellow teammates.

Senior Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Senior Software Engineer salary in Seattle is between $140k - $150k.

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Senior Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $162,000 on average.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Senior Software Engineer salary for women is $153,333 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $157,241.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $161,050.

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

+30
Hardware, Software
+29
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
+28
Security, Software

Skills that affect Senior Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

1
Java
11% have this skill
2
Javascript
10% have this skill
3
Amazon Web Services
9% have this skill
4
C#
9% have this skill
5
C++
8% have this skill
6
DevOps
8% have this skill

Recent Senior Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Seattle
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Seattle
$143,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Engineer reported a yearly salary of $143,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Seattle
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Seattle
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Seattle
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Seattle
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Seattle
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Seattle
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