Principal Software Engineer salary in Colorado

Average Base Salary in Colorado

$145,830
$23,333
Additional Cash Compensation
$169,163
Total Compensation
Median: $146K
Min: $98K
Max: $195K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Colorado?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Colorado is $145,830. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Colorado is $23,333. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Colorado is $169,163. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Colorado from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Colorado.

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Total number of Tech companies in Colorado
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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Colorado

Principal Solutions Architect

Remote
4 days ago
+37
Healthgrades is focused on providing trusted information that helps consumers and providers make meaningful connections. As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for supporting the Product Development process by providing input, subject matter expertise and support for the design and launch phases of enterprise solutions in relation to their integration with leading technologies from idea generation to product implementation.  You will work closely with other team members to ensure all sales and marketing materials and launch communications are accurate and support product design and target goals.  Represent product strategy on key sales opportunities.  Provide insight and commentary on key initiatives, as well as collect feedback and input on new features and products.  Provide product reviews for all departments to enforce Product vision.  Actively participate in development of technology integration related Product strategy through rigorous analysis and resolution of product related concerns and issues.  Provide ad hoc product knowledge support to various business partners (internal and external) on a daily basis.

Principal Cloud Security Engineer

Remote
4 days ago
+52
Reporting to the global head of cloud security at IHS Markit, your work will focus primarily on AWS with a secondary focus on VMC, Azure and/or GCP as needed. You will mentor and guide junior members of the cloud security team and partner with stakeholders across information security and other IHS Markit organizations to deliver solutions that harden IHS Markit’s cloud security posture.

Principal Data Engineer

Remote
1 week ago
+52
Applies specialized knowledge in Microsoft Power BI, Flow and Azure Analysis Services to conceptualize, design, develop, unit-test, configure, and implement portions of new or enhanced (upgrades or conversions) business and technical software solutions through application of appropriate standard software development life cycle methodologies and processes. Interacts with the Client and project roles (e.g., Project Manager, Business Analyst, Data Engineer) as required, to gain an understanding of the business environment, technical context, and organizational strategic direction. Defines scope, plans, and deliverables for assigned components. Understands and uses appropriate tools to analyze, identify, and resolve business and or technical problems. Applies metrics to monitor performance and measure key project parameters. Prepares system documentation. Conforms to security and quality standards. Stays current on emerging tools, techniques, and technologies.

Principal Software Architect

Greater Denver Area
1 month ago
+52
IHS Markit is seeking an experienced, driven, Principal Software Architect based in Denver, CO who will report to the Executive Director of Software Development for our currently unreleased digital transformation solution. This role will be responsible for Software Architecture as well as acting as a technical Agile Product Owner for our scrum teams. The candidate has experience with developing and deploying native cloud-based solutions, possesses a passion for container-based technologies, immutable infrastructure, and continuous delivery practices in deploying global commercial software. They also ensure that all development meets the required standards and follows industry best practices. As Principal Software Architect, you are also skilled in executing multiple programming languages and techniques across framework, API, and persistence layers by strategically deploying the right tool for the right job to address fast-paced business requirements. You are hands-on and committed to actively engaging with a global, agile delivery team. You will work closely with other architects, developer and business partners, within and across team boundaries to define and oversee implementation of the solution. You will present and communicate architecture and design decision from the architecture team to the Technology leaders and Executive team. 

Junior Architect / Principal SW Engineer

Greater Boulder Area
8 hours ago
+52
Leverage your 8+ years of technical experience to provide your team with feedback and expertise. Continue to grow and learn by mentoring developers at all levels, while evangelizing your knowledge and best practices. Pull from your deep professional experience, and help us to design and build amazing web applications for some of the biggest names in the financial industry. Partner with our amazing design team to bring our client’s vision to reality. Be smart and motivated enough to find a way, even if you don't know how yet. Help guide the continuous improvement of your teams’ systems and applications. Let us benefit from your past mistakes, by showing us how to build it right the first time. Lean on some of the most talented developers in the field, and enjoy not having to have all the answers, all the time.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
9 months ago
+37
A battle-tested, yet personable principal engineer who can confidently contribute to our mission of redefining the healthcare experience for patients and providers.  You are comfortable proposing system architectures, and getting alignment from engineers around you while discussing the tradeoffs. You feel comfortable steering code review discussions ensuring that opinions are heard, but a decision is made. You can solve the hard problems on your own, but enjoy mentoring other engineers just as much. We seek a motivated, self-starter who can buckle-down and deliver as an individual contributor as well as provide technical direction for a growing team.

Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Services

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+34
Partner with product, UX and engineering on feature discovery and rapid prototyping to help shape the long term roadmap in the JumpCloud product portfolio. Partner with engineering teams to execute and deliver great products to our customers quickly. Make key technology decisions, inform build vs buy decisions, and inform new product development vs technical debt decisions. Provide expertise in SaaS technologies that must function robustly and at scale. Partner with other Principal Software Engineers in the company to help drive our overall technical strategy. Have a major impact across the engineering org by being a role model developer and mentor for other engineers. Help engineering teams continuously improve our processes, techniques and technologies.

Principal Engineer, Systems

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+34
We’re looking for an experienced Systems Architect to help lead our Systems Engineering team and help shape the company’s strategy around how we manage our customer’s systems. You’ll be leading the design and implementation of game changing features for our customers. The System Engineering team is tasked with seamlessly integrating our customer’s systems into their JumpCloud ecosystem. We want our customer’s systems to be a seamless gateway which securely and quickly allows access to all of their applications, be they local, in their I.T. data center, or in the public cloud. You’ll be working on desktops, servers, and notebooks and all of the modern operating systems. Come be a part of an exciting team which is critical to the success of JumpCloud.

Financing Principal

Greater Boulder Area
1 day ago
+58
About Wunder Wunder was founded with one simple vision: to address the greatest crisis of our generation by accelerating the proliferation of solar energy. Members of our team have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity, developed innovative energy infrastructure solutions for the Department of Energy, and built digital products that are used and loved by millions of people. Now, we’re saving the world. Our office is a unique

Learning Solutions Principal

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+40
Guild is hiring a Learning Solutions Principal to join our team within Guild’s new Learning Marketplace division. You will play a key role in discovering and developing new strategies for leading educational institutions and other learning providers to serve working adult learners, with a particular focus on Guild’s current and future academic partners.

Principal Data Platform Architect

Remote
1 week ago
+53
Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in

Principal Data Platform Architect

Remote
1 week ago
+53
Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Colorado is between $140k - $150k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $135,500 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $136,654 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $161,289.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $158,554.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Colorado

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $64,830
Min: $36K
Max: $110K
Junior Software Engineer $73,278
Min: $55K
Max: $105K
QA Engineer $82,121
Min: $47K
Max: $127K
Salesforce Developer $83,571
Min: $58K
Max: $135K
Front End Developer $86,443
Min: $37K
Max: $330K
Automation Engineer $87,444
Min: $51K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $88,615
Min: $70K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $89,991
Min: $60K
Max: $175K
Data Engineer $101,446
Min: $49K
Max: $160K
iOS Developer $102,857
Min: $58K
Max: $145K
Security Engineer $102,886
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
Game Developer $105,000
Min: $105K
Max: $105K
Software Engineer $106,277
Min: $60K
Max: $170K
Sales Engineer $107,129
Min: $61K
Max: $200K
QA Manager $107,176
Min: $85K
Max: $140K
DevOps Engineer $107,546
Min: $70K
Max: $160K
Site Reliability Engineer $119,133
Min: $96K
Max: $193K
Lead Software Engineer $120,417
Min: $93K
Max: $143K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $121K
Max: $121K
Database Administrator $127,667
Min: $110K
Max: $140K
Systems Engineer $128,000
Min: $126K
Max: $130K
Machine Learning Engineer $129,333
Min: $128K
Max: $130K
Senior Software Engineer $129,990
Min: $75K
Max: $195K
Engineering Manager $136,853
Min: $99K
Max: $194K
Data Architect $138,888
Min: $73K
Max: $185K
Principal Software Engineer $145,830
Min: $98K
Max: $195K
Data Engineering Manager $150,000
Min: $138K
Max: $167K
Director of Software Engineering $159,005
Min: $111K
Max: $270K
Vice President of Engineering $168,034
Min: $121K
Max: $225K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $191,800
Min: $100K
Max: $330K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Colorado

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Linux
2% have this skill
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SQL
2% have this skill
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Python
2% have this skill
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Javascript
2% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
1% have this skill
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C++
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Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Colorado

$195,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $195,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Denver
1-5 Reports
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $142,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Denver
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Site Reliability Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Denver
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Denver
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Denver
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Other
201-500 Employees
Boulder
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Denver
$192,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $192,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Colorado Springs
$182,520
Yearly Salary
A Principle Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $182,520 with +$36,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boulder
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Denver
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