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Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin

Average Base Salary in Austin

$153,734
$32,400
Additional Cash Compensation
$186,134
Total Compensation
Median: $154K
Min: $120K
Max: $275K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Austin?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $153,734. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $32,400. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $186,134. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Austin from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Austin.

Austin by the numbers

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Total number of Tech companies in Austin
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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Austin

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+35
As a Principal Software Engineer at Evernote you’ll be a leader across Engineering, helping us design the right technical solutions on complex multi-team projects . You'll apply your deep engineering experience to a variety of problems, from turning fuzzy product ideas into concrete requirements and technical designs to crafting solutions to our most difficult technical challenges. We’re looking for people who can lead from the front, helping grow our engineers and contributing significantly to our codebase and technical evolution.

Network Architect / Principal Network Engineer

Austin
5 days ago
+41
Blackbaud is seeking a Principal Network Engineer / Network Architect to work among a passionate team responsible for fast and effective operations support and for engineering innovative infrastructure and application solutions with increasing reliability, scalability, supportability and security. You will play an instrumental role in our journey to a public cloud model while also sustaining a high level of quality in our current co-located data centers, responsible for both cloud-based and physical infrastructure and application solutions. And you’ll relentlessly pursue opportunities to advance our operational effectiveness and increase customer satisfaction

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
6 days ago
+45
You’ll mentor and guide a talented group of early and mid-career engineers. You will collaborate with other Principal Software Engineers to enhance the state of technology and architecture of RetailMeNot as a whole. You will write and deliver software as a member of an Agile scrum team. You’ll cultivate and enhance a culture built around standard methodologies for testing, automation, and monitoring. You will develop a deep understanding of the business and use that knowledge to collaboratively build a roadmap for the next major iteration of the API to support where the business is heading. You’ll bring expertise in distributed systems to improve reliability, scalability, and performance of an API serving millions of customers. You will work together with your Agile team to improve process and delivery through collaborative problem solving.

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+24
As a consequence of our focus on the customer, we have experienced explosive growth. This growth provides many opportunities at WP Engine to tackle hard problems at scale, to deliver new products that continue to make WP Engine the platform of choice for online agility. As a member of our team, you'll have an essential role taking our platform to the next level, both in scale and functionality, helping to lead our microservices transition and build products that support the growth and operational excellence of WP Engine. This is your chance to make your mark on a company that is the leader in its industry. Golang, Kubernetes, and Docker are some of the technologies you will work with. Experience in these domains is desired, but we are also happy to help you learn our stack. We hire for talent and potential, and we are seeking forward-thinking people to help invent the future of web hosting.

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
2 weeks ago
+14
Build full stack React/Redux applications that talk to Python API services. Deliver new features to our iOS and Android mobile app using React Native. Build backend services around advanced machine learning and predictive analytic models. Design and operationalize data pipelines using advanced data architectures deployed on Amazon Web Services. Optimize our developer toolchain to support instant provisioning of new services and infrastructure, fully automate deployment, and minimize development friction..

Principal Software Engineer, Web Platform

Austin
2 months ago
+44
Coach and mentor junior and senior engineers in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies; enable others to succeed. Contribute to overall system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance of applications. Support the build and deployment pipeline and when necessary, both diagnose and solve production support issues. Identify, scope, and architect solutions for new features while applying sound technical judgment that considers technology alternatives, impact on affected / adjacent systems and tradeoffs. Work with Product, Design, and QA to deliver world-class digital experiences.  Get the opportunity to stay ahead of new technologies with an eye to evaluating and potentially incorporating them into your team’s architecture.  Apply understanding to help improve the cloud infrastructure that powers our high-performance, consumer-scale site and mobile apps.  Lead initiatives, technical design, and delivery of complex features across multiple systems to improve user experiences. 

Principal Engineer

Austin
2 weeks ago
+25
We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join to help continue building our energy jobs and services marketplace. The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of experience developing scalable software in partnership with diverse engineering teams and every aspect of our business, from the C-Suite to those in their first job.

Principal Architect

Austin
1 week ago
+35
What you’ll do: As a technical leader at Yonder, you will set and be responsible for architectural direction; define and prioritize the technical vision and backlog; either directly or indirectly manage the Engineering Chapter Leads; and ensure continuity across the entire tech stack. 

Principal Product Manager - Austin, TX

Austin
1 month ago
+44
You’re someone who works seamlessly with engineers and designers alike; you can ask savvy questions in either space to reach powerful product conclusions. As a Product Manager, you will embrace the role of “editor in chief” – finding and evaluating ideas from all sources and using customer empathy to mold those ideas into a seamless, compelling whole that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin is between $130k - $140k.

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 $162,295 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $135,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $159,341.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $153,630.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Austin

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $68,100
Min: $42K
Max: $103K
Junior Software Engineer $74,725
Min: $65K
Max: $85K
QA Engineer $78,526
Min: $40K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $86,417
Min: $61K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $98,286
Min: $70K
Max: $153K
Salesforce Developer $102,385
Min: $70K
Max: $125K
Data Engineer $102,927
Min: $55K
Max: $150K
Automation Engineer $104,700
Min: $79K
Max: $130K
Android Developer $105,400
Min: $73K
Max: $125K
Game Developer $105,600
Min: $65K
Max: $141K
Sales Engineer $105,740
Min: $68K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $109,750
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
DevOps Engineer $111,671
Min: $84K
Max: $141K
Systems Engineer $112,500
Min: $90K
Max: $135K
Software Engineer $114,161
Min: $71K
Max: $188K
Machine Learning Engineer $120,000
Min: $110K
Max: $135K
Data Architect $127,941
Min: $98K
Max: $153K
QA Manager $131,600
Min: $110K
Max: $150K
Site Reliability Engineer $135,000
Min: $130K
Max: $140K
Senior Software Engineer $136,277
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
Security Engineer $139,200
Min: $112K
Max: $180K
Engineering Manager $144,085
Min: $109K
Max: $175K
Hardware Engineer $147,000
Min: $147K
Max: $147K
Database Administrator $148,333
Min: $133K
Max: $163K
Principal Software Engineer $153,734
Min: $120K
Max: $275K
Lead Software Engineer $166,500
Min: $166K
Max: $167K
Director of Software Engineering $170,483
Min: $140K
Max: $228K
Data Engineering Manager $175,000
Min: $175K
Max: $175K
Vice President of Engineering $214,682
Min: $162K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $242,300
Min: $130K
Max: $435K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

1
Javascript
3% have this skill
2
SQL
3% have this skill
3
DevOps
2% have this skill
4
Java
2% have this skill
5
Node.js
2% have this skill
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AngularJS
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Reservoir Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$168,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $168,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Austin
$211,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Technical Staff Member reported a yearly salary of $211,500 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
5-10 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Team Lead reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Austin
$138,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $138,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$176,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $176,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$163,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $163,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Austin
$239,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal AWS Cloud Engineer reported a yearly salary of $239,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
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