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Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$158,083
$15,650
Additional Cash Compensation
$173,733
Total Compensation
Median: $158K
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 $158,083. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $15,650. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $173,733. 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
59

Principal Software Engineer, Platform

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+27
We’re growing rapidly. As a Principal Software Engineer at DraftKings, you’ll be a leader within the organization, delivering highly scalable software systems and collaboratively setting the direction of your team. This isn’t just a technical role, though. You will have the opportunity to develop the talented engineers on your team and help them achieve their own potential.

Engineering Tech Lead

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+33
We are seeking an outstanding engineering tech lead interested in building products that solve customer problems, ranging from back-end data processing and machine learning, to front end presentation and dashboarding. This is an opportunity to build enterprise software that solves the most time-consuming, manually intensive problem in data science: enriching, curating, and preparing data. Working with very strong colleagues, you will lead a team and help design and implement creative solutions to problems in microservice applications, data pipelining, distributed computing, large-scale computing, interactive-response-time processing, and system architecture.

Principal DevOps Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+33
We are currently looking for a Sr DevOps Engineer to join our DevOps team as we continue to build out and evolve the Tamr platform. With our growing customer base and increasing demand for additional services, we are growing our cloud footprint and our devops team to maintain our deployments and services.

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Somerville
1 week ago
+16
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will be defining and creating tools for people just like you. We’re excited to build devices that not only perform remarkably and create beautiful parts but also reflect careful user experience design. You will be architecting, prototyping, building, and designing the hardware systems of our next generation 3D printers. You will be responsible for key system decisions that affect the final performance and reliability of the products.

Principal Advisory Services Consultant

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+24
This role is designed to be both customer and internally facing, supporting our Advisory delivery team. One core tenant of the role is to enable delivery consultants success through innovative offering creation, scoping of projects, and solutioning with customers. Applicant will perform evaluations of IT and information security infrastructure within customer environments across a broad range of industries, and across a broad range of frameworks and control sets. Work closely with customers to truly understand their needs, where they have gaps, and creating innovation approaches to managing cyber risk. Document and communicate technical findings and recommendations to customer personnel. Assist with the creation and maintenance of a knowledge base of methodologies and recommendations aligned with standards such as PCI, ISO, HIPAA, and other regulatory and industry oversight groups. Advise on security best practices as they relate to Rapid7 technologies.

Principal Full Stack Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+33
As we rapidly grow our engineering team, we are seeking for outstanding engineers interested in building products that solve customer problems & enable customer innovation. This is an opportunity to build enterprise software that solves the most time-consuming, manually intensive problem in data science and modern data pipelines: enriching, curating, and preparing data. As part of a talented team, you will design and implement creative solutions to problems in data pipelining, distributed computing, cloud computing, machine learning and user experience.

Principal Java Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+31
Our consultants create quality bespoke software in small teams, while following best practices. You'll work closely with other engineers, project managers, designers and our clients to define and implement digital experiences for web, mobile, and connected products.

Principal Information Security Engineer / Analyst

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+52
Act as a liaison to our centralized Security Operations and Product Security organizations and be a strong conduit for open lines of communication. Digest requirements and regulatory needs from the business and transform them into actionable plans for changes in policy, procedure, documentation. Ensure adherence to existing security plans and policies, adjusting as necessary for compliance and internal processes. Collaborate across the organization to help solve complex security problems. Work with our Tech Enablement engineers to evolve our security posture through implementation of new, cutting-edge engineering designs. Assist in planning for and participating in incident response as required. collaborate with product teams to address application security questions and issues. Clearly communicate the security plan – including the risks and controls in place for key stakeholders.

Principal Human Resources Business Partner

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+52
Business Partner. Provide internal consultancy on a range of HR topics such as performance management, talent development, compensation & benefits, employee communications and organizational development/change. Coach/Advisor. Diagnose current, and anticipate future, organizational challenges. Pitch and develop solutions that effectively address these challenges. Ensure that organizational processes and relationships are fair and equitable. HR Team Partner. Act as the ‘glue’ between HR sub-functions, line management and employees; provide a point of continuity for managers and employees. Partner closely with the Talent Acquisition to ensure that we are able to meet the growth demands for Americas GTM. Program Manager. Manage HR programs and initiatives for the GTM Americas team.

Principal Analyst, Health Analytic Solutions

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+21
The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in healthcare and technology, excellent quantitative skills, and experience analyzing large databases. The candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills so as to work effectively in cross-functional internal teams and communicate externally with clients. An ability to work in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism is crucial to this role at BHE.

Principal Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+24
Develop AI/DL-based solutions for real world, large scale cybersecurity problems. Evangelize a unique perspective on cybersecurity issues through research, speaking engagements, and publications. Assess, understand and analyze diverse data sources including sampling biases, accuracy, coverage, and potential model limitations. Collaborate with data engineers to identify data preparation/cleansing/ETL pipelines. Spearhead critical initiatives from concept to rapid prototype to go/no-go.

Principal Software Engineer - Android

Greater Boston Area
1 day ago
+25
As a Principal Software Engineer for Android at Lose It!, you'll help design and build new features, products, and capabilities for our mobile app. We believe that small teams of talented people can do great things, so we're looking for someone that can contribute to all phases of building a great product.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston is between $150k - $160k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $165,143 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $155,500 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $165,068.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $171,382.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
QA Engineer $95,111
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
Front End Developer $100,670
Min: $62K
Max: $140K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
Android Developer $109,000
Min: $80K
Max: $157K
iOS Developer $109,200
Min: $77K
Max: $155K
Data Engineer $113,095
Min: $75K
Max: $154K
Software Engineer $113,887
Min: $85K
Max: $158K
Sales Engineer $113,919
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
DevOps Engineer $123,017
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer $123,429
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
Data Architect $125,700
Min: $80K
Max: $183K
Senior Software Engineer $127,873
Min: $90K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $143,425
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $158,083
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $179,848
Min: $162K
Max: $198K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $187,056
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $203,714
Min: $150K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$157,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $157,000 with +$29,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$206,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Architect reported a yearly salary of $206,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$138,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $138,000 with +$13,800 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $205,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$182,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Architect reported a yearly salary of $182,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A principal software engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$124,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $124,500 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
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