The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with MySQL skills is $136,484.
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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
Skills in Software Architecture and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Linux, C++ Programming Language and Software Development.
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