Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin

Average Base Salary in Austin

$153,057
$30,480
Additional Cash Compensation
$183,537
Total Compensation
Median: $153K
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 $153,057. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $30,480. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $183,537. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Austin from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Austin.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Austin

Principal Software Engineer - Extensibility

Austin
6 days ago
+32
As a Principal Backend Engineer on our Extensibility and Experience team, you’ll enable our customers to dynamically customize and extend the Procore Platform to fit each of their projects’ unique needs. You’ll drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack by identifying critical areas based on future growth and collaborating with Product, QA, UX, and other groups to develop roadmaps and tackle initiatives. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+41
We work in an agile environment and practice continuous delivery. Teams at Blackbaud have ownership of their solutions from inception to design to delivery and support. Our services are built in C#, our frontend is built in Angular, and we deploy to Azure, but we're not worried about experience with a specific stack – instead, we value curiosity, creativity, and experience shipping a real product using contemporary technologies. Our ideal engineer is detail oriented but not to the point of pedantry; self-directed in their work but collaborative in nature; opinionated about contemporary software development practices but works to understand and incorporate contrasting viewpoints.

Principal Software Engineer - Documents

Austin
1 week ago
+32
As a Principal Software Engineer on our Documents team, you’ll enable our customers to manage enterprise-level document management and control. You’ll design and implement a system to link millions of documents to both internal and external applications, clients, and services. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Principal Software Engineer - Quality & Safety

Austin
5 days ago
+32
As a Principal Engineer on our Quality & Safety team, you’ll enable our customers to manage, log, and report on incidents, inspections, defects, and other aspects of quality control on enterprise construction projects. You’ll design and implement the application and platform to make connections between 3rd party applications and Procore’s construction platform. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Principal Software Engineer - Design Systems

Austin
1 week ago
+32
As a Principal Software Engineer on our Extensibility and Experience team, you’ll enable our teams to leverage the Design System to provide incredible user experiences. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Principal Software Engineer - Resource Management

Austin
1 week ago
+32
As a Principal Engineer on our Resource Management team, you’ll enable our customers to manage large-scale logistics including enterprise-level time management, labor tracking, and equipment allocation. You’ll design and implement the application and platform to make connections between 3rd party applications and Procore’s construction platform. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Network Architect, Principal Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+41
About the role: Blackbaud is seeking a Network Principal Engineer 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

Principal Data Engineer

Austin
4 days ago
+32
As a Principal Data Engineer on our Data Engineering team, you’ll drive solutions to wide-ranging data engineering and infrastructure challenges for product and internal operations. You’ll partner with a group of highly skilled developers, engineers, architects, and data scientists to drive strategy, provide technical leadership, and collaborate on defining best practices around data engineering.

Principal DBA, Infrastructure Engineering

Austin
4 days ago
+32
As a Principal Database Administrator, you’ll join a highly skilled team of Site Reliability, Security, Data Administration, and Production Engineering disciplines dispersed across our Carpinteria, CA and Austin, TX offices. You’ll provide leadership, mentorship, and hands-on support for all things related to Procore’s cloud-based applications. You’ll lead strategic initiatives across the organization while also conducting a range of database management work including managing uptime, data integrity, data refresh, disaster recovery, self-healing and alerting, and data reporting. 

Principal Evangelist (EMEA)

Remote
5 days ago
+50
MongoDB Principal Evangelists are responsible for communicating the trends and  direction of MongoDB’s platform to customers and industry partner communities. Our team is made up of a combination of seasoned software thought leaders and entrepreneurs as well as young professionals.  The team responsibilities range from early research into future solutions, collaboration with external partners over generating the necessary templates to the successful delivery with our client community.  You'll work closely with our sales teams and play a key role in winning deals and driving the business forward. You'll be a trusted advisor to a wide range of clients from startups to the world's largest enterprise IT organizations. 

Principal Security Engineer, Infrastructure Engineering

Austin
4 days ago
+32
As a Principal Security Engineer on our Infrastructure team, you’ll join a group of highly skilled Site Reliability, Security, Data Services and Production Engineers to support the Procore platform running on over 2,300 cloud-based systems. As a member of this group, you’ll be directly responsible for the security and uptime of cloud-based production systems ensuring the platform and services are secure and available 24/7/365.

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
3 days ago
+45
You will build performant, scalable API's to power personalized user experiences. You will participate in the overall system design and architecture. You will recommend technologies and tools that best fit the team and organization. You will contribute to our microservice architecture by developing self-contained, containerized backend services. You will be a mentor to team members. You will advocate to continually improve quality and engineering practices.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin is between $140k - $150k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $160,320 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 $157,720.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $152,731.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Austin

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,674
Min: $42K
Max: $103K
Junior Software Engineer $71,754
Min: $60K
Max: $85K
QA Engineer $78,526
Min: $40K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $87,225
Min: $61K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $97,516
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
Game Developer $105,600
Min: $65K
Max: $141K
Android Developer $107,182
Min: $73K
Max: $125K
Sales Engineer $108,365
Min: $68K
Max: $168K
iOS Developer $108,525
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
DevOps Engineer $111,671
Min: $84K
Max: $141K
Software Engineer $113,320
Min: $71K
Max: $188K
Systems Engineer $113,333
Min: $90K
Max: $135K
Machine Learning Engineer $120,000
Min: $110K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $125,000
Min: $105K
Max: $140K
QA Manager $128,680
Min: $110K
Max: $150K
Data Architect $131,944
Min: $98K
Max: $200K
Senior Software Engineer $134,892
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
Security Engineer $139,200
Min: $112K
Max: $180K
Engineering Manager $145,151
Min: $109K
Max: $175K
Hardware Engineer $147,000
Min: $147K
Max: $147K
Database Administrator $148,333
Min: $133K
Max: $163K
Principal Software Engineer $153,057
Min: $120K
Max: $275K
Lead Software Engineer $158,750
Min: $125K
Max: $177K
Director of Software Engineering $171,143
Min: $140K
Max: $228K
Data Engineering Manager $175,000
Min: $175K
Max: $175K
Vice President of Engineering $213,458
Min: $162K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $242,190
Min: $130K
Max: $435K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

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SQL
3% have this skill
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Javascript
3% have this skill
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DevOps
3% have this skill
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Java
2% have this skill
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AngularJS
2% have this skill
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Front-end
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Austin
$144,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $144,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$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
501-1,000 Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$153,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $153,500 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$168,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $168,000
7+ Years of Experience
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501-1,000 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
501-1,000 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
501-1,000 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
501-1,000 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
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