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Austin

Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin

Average Base Salary in Austin

$153,050
$32,600
Additional Cash Compensation
$185,650
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 $153,050. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $32,600. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $185,650. 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 (Backend)

Austin
1 day ago
+20
As a Principal Backend Engineer at Procore, you’re given the unique opportunity to partner intimately with our customer base, translating their fundamental needs into technological SaaS solutions. Backed by the might of our teams, we’ll provide you with the tools and resources needed to achieve extraordinary results that render a significant impact extending beyond the boundaries of traditional engineering roles.

Principal Software Engineer (Frontend)

Austin
1 week ago
+20
As a Principal Frontend Engineer at Procore, you’re given the unique opportunity to partner intimately with our customer base, translating their fundamental needs into technological SaaS solutions. Backed by the might of our teams, we’ll provide you with the tools and resources needed to achieve extraordinary results that render a significant impact extending beyond the boundaries of traditional engineering roles.

Principal Software Engineer - Java, Angular

Austin
3 days ago
+41
As a Principal Software Engineer you will be joining one of our software development teams dedicated to creating/enhancing web-based applications while working with some of the latest technologies in user interfaces, server architecture and cloud based computing. Our relaxed work environment promotes open seating, paired programming, cross team/office collaboration, efficient communication, Scrum methodologies and TDD principles. Engineers at Blackbaud are thought leaders in our department and local development community. Duties include solving complex issues, learning/teaching new technologies, promoting growth and assuring your team delivers on its commitments.

Principal Security Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+20
Assist in designing, building, and reviewing security-related services and functionality of web applications, mobile applications, and desktop applications. Scope and perform security reviews of web applications, mobile applications, desktop applications, and private and public cloud environments. Provide engineers with well-researched security advice to demonstrate vulnerabilities and...

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+15
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
3 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 Engineer

Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
The Principal Software Engineer will be directly responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, and testing software applications for features, modules, software enhancements and new products, using specifications and prototypes based on competitive market analysis, customer requirements, and business functionality. Excellent candidates will be responsible for leading development effort for multiple teams with new feature development and other product enhancements while staying aligned with the Product and Architect Teams to ensure all-around product quality. 

Principal Economist

Austin
5 days ago
+52
As a Principal Economist at Vrbo you will work directly with the team responsible for the management and optimization of our online two-sided marketplace. You should expect to bring relevant economic theory to bear on hard business problems that lack answers outside of economics. The ideal candidate will be an expert on the economics of technology, display excellent communication skills and be motivated to positively influence the future of one of the world’s most complex two-sided marketplaces.

Principal Product Designer

Austin
1 day ago
+28
Conceive end-to-end design strategies for multiple platforms and across a user’s journey. Deep understanding of typography and visual systems as it relates to digital product design on a global scale. Outstanding written, verbal and visual presentation skills. Establish a vision through simple, elegant designs. Deliver compelling UX approaches, UI solutions, visual systems, motion behaviors, and design systems. Evolve and invent new visual and interaction patterns based on experience requirements, brand guidelines and user needs. Collaborate effectively with other senior designers, content strategists, product managers, researchers and technologists.

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Austin
3 days ago
+44
Coach and mentor junior and senior engineers in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies; enable others to succeed. Improve observability pipeline and establish baseline capabilities for service level indicators. Engage in and improve the software delivery lifecycle from establishing acceptance criteria through deployment, operation, and refinement. Ensure success of new services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and readiness reviews. Engage and nurture other squads to be capable of maintaining services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health. Scale systems sustainably through automation, agile improvement, and dynamic resource utilization. Practice sustainable incident management and foster a blameless retrospective culture.

Principal Product Manager, Infrastructure

Austin
1 week ago
+15
We are seeking a technical Principal Product Manager to join the Infrastructure Product Development Team! Do you have hands-on experience in developing software platform solutions and Cloud Infrastructure Strategies? In this role, you will have the autonomy and support to define the systems our customers rely on every day. As a Product Leader, you will be responsible for guiding discovery and research initiatives to identify impactful and innovative solutions for existing and new cloud offerings. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the commitment to make that vision a reality.

Principal UX Designer

Austin
1 week ago
+28
As Principal User Experience Designer you will be leading the design efforts of GoDaddy’s Websites + Marketing Onboarding team. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of design systems, strong visual design style, and layout techniques. We are seeking a candidate that can think through complicated design systems and challenge existing constraints. Candidates should also have experience executing design projects from conception to production, delivering high-quality pieces on tight deadlines, as well as defining and implementing success metrics.

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 $162,405 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 $159,310.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $153,341.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Austin

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $66,550
Min: $42K
Max: $103K
QA Engineer $78,515
Min: $40K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $86,417
Min: $61K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $91,707
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $102,385
Min: $70K
Max: $125K
Data Engineer $103,270
Min: $55K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $103,630
Min: $68K
Max: $152K
Automation Engineer $104,700
Min: $79K
Max: $130K
Android Developer $105,400
Min: $73K
Max: $125K
iOS Developer $108,594
Min: $85K
Max: $122K
Software Engineer $111,066
Min: $71K
Max: $188K
DevOps Engineer $112,091
Min: $84K
Max: $141K
Data Architect $129,688
Min: $98K
Max: $153K
QA Manager $131,600
Min: $110K
Max: $150K
Senior Software Engineer $132,318
Min: $64K
Max: $200K
Security Engineer $136,385
Min: $112K
Max: $170K
Engineering Manager $142,959
Min: $120K
Max: $164K
Principal Software Engineer $153,050
Min: $120K
Max: $275K
Director of Software Engineering $168,567
Min: $140K
Max: $228K
Vice President of Engineering $221,824
Min: $164K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $247,353
Min: $130K
Max: $435K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

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Javascript
4% have this skill
2
DevOps
3% have this skill
3
SQL
3% have this skill
4
Java
3% have this skill
5
Node.js
3% have this skill
6
AngularJS
3% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

$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
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Team Lead reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$1,200 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Austin
5-10 Reports
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