$130,465
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$17,295

Bonus

$8,700

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer with Android Software Development Kit (SDK) skills is $130,465 per year.

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Salary $104,826 - $181,207
Bonus $17,295
Profit Sharing $8,700
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$105,060 - $201,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 94%
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None: