Rs 2,010,848
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

Rs 201,532

Bonus

Rs 192,575

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is Rs 2,010,848 per year.

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Salary Rs 1,062,248 - Rs 3,574,356
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Profit Sharing Rs 32,438 - Rs 789,061
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Rs 1,147,209 - Rs 3,827,801
  • Country: India
  • Currency: INR
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,225

Job Description for Principal Software Engineer

Principal software engineers are in charge of most of the technical aspects of an organization's projects. You could consider them to be architects of sorts given the vast scope of work they do on a regular basis. Their primary function is being able to scale projects efficiently while maximizing performance and minimizing costs. They can also oversee development teams and coordinate strategies to make sure the technologies are interconnected and product lines are working smoothly. Most of the time, principal software engineers work on making sure standards are being followed when it comes to design, application requirements and proper maintenance. They also evaluate systems and networks to ensure all procedures are running correctly. A high degree of mathematics and engineering knowledge is needed to manage large scale business tasks. Principal software engineers use a computer (or computers) due to the complex data they process when making calculations and modifying strategy plans. The majority of their work is done indoors, with the exception being when they need to modify hardware controls and settings outdoors. As stated earlier, while principal software engineers supervise programmers and designers among other professionals to finish a project on time, they also have to respond to the IT managers in a given organization. It is essential that principal software engineers be proficient at building websites, troubleshooting code and improving the performance of existing programs. They also need to be excellent team players and able to handle stress well in addition to having an extensive knowledge of several programming languages. A bachelor's degree in computer science is usually the minimum educational requirement needed to become a principal software engineer, although a (CSDP) Certified Software Development Professional certification along with hands-on experience in a previous position is generally preferred. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Principal Software Engineer Tasks
  • Design, develop, integrate, test and deploy company's software.
  • Execute product specification, system design, development and system integration.
  • Develop new product concepts and development, deliver product prototypes.
  • Conduct new technology research, concept specification and design of individual software components.
  • Participate in product and program collaboration.

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Common Career Paths for Principal Software Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Principal Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 926,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 1,663,000 based on 306 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 2,235,000 based on 340 salaries. A Principal Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 4,950,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: Rs 2,128,905

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Principal Software Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Principal Software Engineer?

Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore:
"Just checking."
Make sure that the work is in architect capacity and designing should be your forte.

Principal Software Engineer in Gurgaon:
Pros: Flexibility. Work from home.
Cons:

Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad:
Need to do Research on technology.

Principal Software Engineer in Noida:
"Be ambitious."
Have a career path and work to achieve it.

Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore:
"Great Company To Work."
Pros: Work on latest technology and software product development, good compensation and benefits.
Cons: Little bit of politics sometimes results in undeserving people getting promoted and rewarded. Engineers have a little say in management's decisions.

Principal Software Engineer in Pune:
"technically challenging , working on new technologies "
Pros: flexible working schedule , talented team
Cons: bad hr

Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore:
"Principal Software Engineer"
Pros: Excellent responsibilities of heading the team to meeting product deliverable s and organizational goals
Cons: No areas that are considered as bad

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
66%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲132%

▲5%

National Average
Rs 2,129,000

▼22%

Entry-Level
▼57%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries


▲14%


National Average
Rs 2,129,000

▼6%

C
▼8%

C++
▼9%

▼10%


▼14%

▼15%

▼16%

▼16%

▼21%

SQL
▼22%

C#
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
66%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 14%