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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 t…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineer
C++ Programming Language
C# Programming Language
Skills in Software Architecture and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, C++ Programming Language and Software Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer
A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £58,518 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £56,362 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £59,933.
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