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Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$162,152
$19,276
Additional Cash Compensation
$181,428
Total Compensation
Median: $162K
Min: $110K
Max: $210K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $162,152. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $19,276. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $181,428. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Boston from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
16 hours ago
+22
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will own the scalability, speed, and security of the DUST Platform. You will work closely with hardware and computer vision experts to understand the computational and data requirements of the system; apply your system design expertise to plan and construct solutions that meet and exceed customer needs; and promote best practices in both code and communication within the software team.

Principal Software Engineer - Growth

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+35
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will leverage the latest technologies to solve challenging problems that will impact millions of users. You will collaborate with a team of talented engineers, break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions. You’ll experiment with new ideas, and find ways to delight users!

Principal Software Engineer - Air

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+35
A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel. As Principal Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, working on projects of exceptionally deep technical complexity, as well as helping us navigate our technical vision insuring we’re always continually setting a high standard for what we product.

Principal Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+35
You will play a key role working with our world-class engineering team to design, build and support a self service platform. Your focus on engineering autonomy and rapid iteration — while ensuring a solid foundation — will enable Hopper to continue scaling at a rapid pace and stay nimble.

Principal Software Engineer, Foundations

Cambridge
1 week ago
+41
The Foundations team at CarGurus is looking for a skilled Principal Software Engineer to help us improve overall engineering performance through architectural improvements, engineering tooling, and developing core frameworks. These projects are complex and challenging and provide the opportunity to work with sophisticated tools and technologies. To succeed in this role, you must be able to learn and adapt quickly and collaborate with other engineers to deliver solutions. Potential project opportunities: creating new micro-services, improving backend/UI performance, re-architecting core components and building developer tools. You will own your projects and collaborate with fellow engineers and product partners as you solve interesting problems with a global impact. And no, you do not need to know about cars to work here.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+50
Toast is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with Android experience to play a critical role for our core teams. These teams build our most heavily used features - to take orders for our restaurant customers and to manage the complex workflows during restaurant service. We utilize technology to help our restaurants be more efficient while consistently offering their customers the best dining experience possible. We need your help to build Android solutions that will scale to millions of concurrent diners and hundreds of thousands of restaurants.

Principal Software Engineer, Core Orders

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+50
Do you like to solve complex problems at scale? Toast is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to play a critical role on the team responsible for our Core Orders APIs and Pricing Algorithms. The Toast system currently accepts orders from a number of different sources including our Android tablets (keyed by waitstaff), consumers (online orders) and partners (via our APIs). Parts of this code are executed multiple times by every single order that enters the system. We are dealing with problems of scale and representing billions of dollars in value to our customers. As we continue to grow, we expect the demands for orders and entry points into our system to increase rapidly. In order (pardon the pun) to meet these demands, we will need to build a system that is both increasingly extensible, robust, scalable and deliverable continuously. We need your help to improve our platform and add the next generation of features to this absolutely mission critical part of our product. 

Principal Software Engineer in Test

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+50
Toast is looking for a Principal Software Engineer in Test to help re-define and implement our mobile quality strategy. We have hundreds of engineers building restaurant features, and our mobile and SaaS technologies need to work reliably and seamlessly, as the platform scales. We need your help to unlock the full potential of Android, and explore the next generation of restaurant technology.

Senior Principal Software Engineer - Payments

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+50
Re-architecting our system for batching payments on a nightly basis to reduce IOPS required and improve scalability. Implementing a new API for handling credit card authorizations more flexibly, along with corresponding client-side code. Designing an improved architecture for integrating multiple authorization and settlement options.

Principal Software Engineer, Consumer Products

Cambridge
1 week ago
+41
Improve search experience and performance for millions of users across millions of cars globally. Make the car shopping experience enjoyable and more transparent. Help users discover the right car for them. Enable new ways of buying cars, such as buying online and having your car delivered. Build out platforms to enable us to iterate faster and respond to our consumers quicker. Launch and grow new markets, we’re already in US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain with more countries to come.

Principal Software Engineer, Digital Retail

Cambridge
1 week ago
+41
The Digital Retail team at CarGurus is looking for skilled Principal Software Engineers to work on exciting projects in the automotive space. As a member of this team, you will be a big part in helping transform the way people buy cars by enabling a full online retail experience and build most innovative online car purchasing platform available.

Principal Software Engineer, CarGurus Labs

Cambridge
1 week ago
+41
The Emerging Product team at CarGurus is looking for skilled Principal Software Engineers to work on exciting projects in the automotive space. These projects tend to have longer time horizons due to their challenging and exploratory nature. As such, an interest in rapid experimentation and iteration is a core attribute for successful team members.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Principal Software Engineer salary ranges in Boston are $150k - $160k and $160k - $170k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $180,000 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $167,333 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $166,726.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $172,983.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
QA Engineer $96,146
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Junior Software Engineer $99,500
Min: $94K
Max: $105K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Front End Developer $101,690
Min: $62K
Max: $150K
Automation Engineer $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
Software Engineer $112,704
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Android Developer $113,047
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
Data Engineer $114,150
Min: $73K
Max: $165K
iOS Developer $114,700
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Sales Engineer $115,011
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
Security Engineer $121,067
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $122,309
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
Data Architect $131,342
Min: $80K
Max: $185K
Senior Software Engineer $131,981
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Site Reliability Engineer $133,000
Min: $133K
Max: $133K
Hardware Engineer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Systems Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
Machine Learning Engineer $138,000
Min: $138K
Max: $138K
Database Administrator $142,000
Min: $142K
Max: $142K
Engineering Manager $147,020
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $162,152
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Lead Software Engineer $165,000
Min: $165K
Max: $165K
Data Engineering Manager $172,000
Min: $172K
Max: $172K
Director of Software Engineering $180,438
Min: $155K
Max: $225K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $190,886
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $202,000
Min: $120K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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Linux
5% have this skill
2
SQL
4% have this skill
3
Java
4% have this skill
4
Amazon Web Services
3% have this skill
5
Python
3% have this skill
6
C++
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$178,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $178,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Boston
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Boston
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$28,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$149,000
Yearly Salary
A principal member of technical staff reported a yearly salary of $149,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Boston
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Boston
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $200,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Boston
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