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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer
A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused…Read more
Senior Software Engineer Tasks
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Guide and review work of junior engineers.
- Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer
C# Programming Language
Skills in ASP.NET Framework are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, SQL, .NET and C# Programming Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer
An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $850,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $1,375,689 based on 11 salaries.
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