The average pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $36,511 per year.

$33,557 - $52,240
MEDIAN: $38,346

Job Description for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Senior software development engineers typically develop and upgrade computer operating systems and application software. As experienced members of software development teams, they often perform a lead role in software development projects. Many senior software development engineers work for information technology (IT) companies, developing computer operating system software for computers and computer networks. Other senior software development engineers work for specific software publishers, creating applications for personal, business, and educational users. Across the field, the senior software development engineer's primary task is developing software that provides its users with consistent, high-quality performance.


Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Tasks

  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for server applications.

Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Pay By Employer

$0$169K Inc
57 profiles

Microsoft Corp
46 profiles


Dell, Inc.
8 profiles

Yahoo! Inc.
7 profiles

Expedia, Inc.
6 profiles

Thomson Reuters
6 profiles

Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Job Listings

Key Stats for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

5-9 years
10-19 years

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 20%