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Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$157,663
$15,650
Additional Cash Compensation
$173,313
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 $157,663. 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 $173,313. 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 in Test

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+31
Cogito is seeking an experienced and technically proficient Principal Software Engineer in Test who will be the lead for all things automation within our software architecture. This person will be the focal point for QA team's automation strategy and collaboration with development team for continuous integration and Continuous delivery, to achieve faster time to the market and consistent, high quality releases.

Principal Software Engineer - Search Team

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+15
Your typical day will include writing code (lots!) and reviewing others’ code. You’ll participate in and contribute to Agile team activities. You may play a specific role (such as Team Lead or Architect Owner) on your Agile team.  You’ll help drive clarity in our sprint planning. You’ll contribute to task definition, prioritization, and assignment. You’ll drive your deliverables with a sense of urgency and ownership along with surfacing risks, mitigating them, and suggesting course corrections when appropriate. You are comfortable taking on tasks with ambiguous business requirements and unclear technical strategy. You’ll use your technical expertise and mental resilience to identify bring order to chaos in terms of defining technical strategy and clarity of incremental execution. You’ll provide technical mentorship to fellow engineers.

Principal Software Engineer - Scheduling Team

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+15
Your typical day will include writing code and reviewing others’ code. You’ll participate in and contribute to Agile team activities. You may play a specific role (such as Team Lead or Architect Owner) on your Agile team. You’ll help drive clarity in our sprint planning. You’ll contribute to task definition, prioritization, and assignment. You’ll drive your deliverables with a sense of urgency and ownership along with surfacing risks, mitigating them, and suggesting course corrections when appropriate.  You are comfortable taking on tasks with ambiguous business requirements and unclear technical strategy. You’ll use your technical expertise and mental resilience to identify bring order to chaos in terms of defining technical strategy and clarity of incremental execution.  You’ll provide technical mentorship to fellow engineers.  You’ll work with Engineering management and Product to get customer feedback to inform our architecture and technical designs that could span multiple functional systems.

Tech Lead, Data Engineering

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+31
You'll own a problem end-to-end, so those skills will come in handy not just to collect, extract, clean and transform data, but also to understand the systems that generated it, and automate your analyses and reporting. You will help lead a high performing team that improves the data by adding new sources, coding business rules, and producing new metrics that support the business.

Tech Lead, Web Team

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+31
Contribute to development of highly interactive enterprise-customer-facing web applications built on the framework, including all aspects of design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. Work with the software and product development teams to maintain a prioritized engineering backlog. Plan, estimate, and deliver on-time according to agreed-upon estimates. Interact and collaborate with colleagues in engineering, operations, product development, and sales to deliver world-class products and services to clients.

Principal Java Engineer

Greater Boston Area
9 hours 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 Sitecore Engineer (Remote)

Somerville
4 days ago
+28
We are looking for a driven Principal Engineer to join our highly-skilled Technology Team to manage complex technical issues and influence our methodologies and best practices. Reporting to the VP of Delivery, you will join a team of 15 experienced front-end and back-end developers, as well as testers and systems engineers. In addition to development, triage, and code-reviews, you will impact processes for development, dev-ops, site performance, and monitoring, and hosting. As a natural leader, you'll mentor fellow team members who are responsible for building, maintaining, improving, and hosting a best-in-class suite of healthcare websites. Your get-it-done approach will be the key to your success while inspiring accountability and action in others.

Principal DevOps Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+15
Kyruus is looking for a talented engineer to join our infrastructure team. The infrastructure team at Kyruus is responsible for architecting and developing the base cloud infrastructure layer needed to run the Kyruus data and application platform. In addition, this team builds internal applications and tools to improve efficiency, automation, and system monitoring for our continuous delivery pipeline. DevOps works closely with the application development engineers to ensure that the end product is a high-performing, highly available, and secure platform that our customers trust.

Principal Cloud Architect

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+31
We are seeking someone who is a hands-on analyst, technologist, and architect who has deep experience in cloud and application architecture to provide us with tactical and strategic direction. The role reports to the CTO and actively collaborates with the VP of Engineering, CTO, product management, customer success, engineering teams, and operations and sometimes is required to work with customers, prospects, strategic partners and investors to achieve the company goals.  The Architect consults with all stakeholders to design the overall architectural strategy, including cloud infrastructure and application architecture. The Architect works closely with engineering teams to guide design of system components, defining consistent standards and practices while addressing the specific needs of each team.

Principal Sitecore Engineer

Somerville
1 week ago
+28
We are looking for a driven Principal Engineer to join our highly-skilled Technology Team to manage complex technical issues and influence our methodologies and best practices. Reporting to the VP of Delivery, you will join a team of 15 experienced front-end and back-end developers, as well as testers and systems engineers. In addition to development, triage, and code-reviews, you will impact processes for development, dev-ops, site performance, and monitoring, and hosting. As a natural leader, you'll mentor fellow team members who are responsible for building, maintaining, improving, and hosting a best-in-class suite of healthcare websites. Your get-it-done approach will be the key to your success while inspiring accountability and action in others.

Principal Cloud Architect

Waltham
1 week ago
+39
As the Principal Cloud Architect, you are a member of the team that oversees and participates in the architecture, design, planning and rollout of Intralinks Platform Solutions. Your main responsibilities are to design and implement complex computer systems (on premise and in the public cloud), to ensure that all parts of the technical design are correctly incorporated, strategically aligned and risk appropriate.

Principal Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 month 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 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 $163,978.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $169,639.

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 $99,736
Min: $62K
Max: $140K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
iOS Developer $109,200
Min: $77K
Max: $155K
Sales Engineer $113,026
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Android Developer $113,047
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
Data Engineer $113,095
Min: $75K
Max: $154K
Software Engineer $113,609
Min: $85K
Max: $158K
DevOps Engineer $122,048
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer $123,429
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
Data Architect $125,700
Min: $80K
Max: $183K
Senior Software Engineer $128,237
Min: $90K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $142,605
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $157,663
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $178,313
Min: $160K
Max: $198K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $187,737
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $203,714
Min: $150K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

1
Linux
4% have this skill
2
Python
4% have this skill
3
SQL
4% have this skill
4
Java
3% have this skill
5
Amazon Web Services
3% have this skill
6
C++
3% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
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
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