Average Principal Software Architect Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for a Principal Software Architect in San Jose, California is $164,795.
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$150k - $177k
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$152k - $194k

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Job Description for Principal Software Architect

Principal Software Architect Tasks
  • Drive technology innovation and research; lead technology strategy through market analyses, and share emerging technology trends with team.
  • Confer with users, sponsors and stakeholders to identify their vision and needs; design a software or group of software that meet client's needs.
  • Provide practical solutions to problems that arise during the engineering and architectural processes.
  • Identify product requirements and limitations to ensure system function.

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Popular Skills for Principal Software Architect

Employees with Principal Software Architect in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (21.1% less), Denver, Colorado (20.6% less) and New York, New York (12.2% less).

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