S$98,232
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

S$13,147

Bonus

S$4,913

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is S$98,232 per year.

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Salary S$67,225 - S$166,381
Bonus S$6,240 - S$33,750
Profit Sharing S$4,913
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S$73,221 - S$203,159
  • Country: Singapore
  • Currency: SGD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

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.

Principal Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$194K

Oracle Corp.
81 profiles
$129,326

Oracle
49 profiles
$133,395

Dell, Inc.
46 profiles
$134,364

EMC Corporation
40 profiles
$131,930

Raytheon Co.
33 profiles
$135,107

$142,094

Microsoft Corp
18 profiles
$172,660

$147,495

BAE Systems Inc.
17 profiles
$117,889

Medtronic, Inc.
16 profiles
$123,142

Principal Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

-8%

National Average: S$106,094

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Principal Software Engineer Reviews

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

Principal Software Engineer in Singapore:
"Fair."
Pros: Stability
Cons: Micro management

Principal Software Engineer in Singapore:
"Opportunities limited only be your imagination."
Pros: You are encouraged to pursue any opportunities within the company, with all the support available. You will be given trainings to pursue the desired opportunities. Colleagues and management are very understanding and supportive of your personal needs, especially if you are a caregiver of a child or elderly. The amenities in the building and in the vicinity are generally affordable and with wide variety. Affordable food at staff cafeteria. In-house Gym with showering facilities.
Cons: While the workstation provided is sufficient, I wish the company can refresh the hardware and software a little more regularly to be more current.

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
67%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
S$106,000

▼3%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries


National Average
S$106,000


Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
67%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 10%