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Principal Software Engineer salary in Colorado

Average Base Salary in Colorado

$144,865
$21,250
Additional Cash Compensation
$166,115
Total Compensation
Median: $145K
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 $144,865. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Colorado is $21,250. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Colorado is $166,115. 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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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Colorado

Principal Software Architect

Greater Denver Area
1 day ago
+20
We are looking for a talented, hands-on Principal Software Architect to lead us in owning our cloud infrastructure, supporting our DevOps culture, and driving software architecture innovation across a multi-team Agile Scrum organization.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+36
Leverage Rails, React, GraphQL, and Postgres to build new features, applications, and services as we continually expand. Work with SREs to build scalable, reliable micro and macro services. Get ahead of technical growth challenges to enable continued doubling of core systems. Build tools & patterns to help new developers onboard successfully and delightedly into our technical ecosystem.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+26
As an initial member of our software development team, you will be a key contributor in designing and developing an extremely large payments platform for a brand-new product. You will build the technologies for our all new B2B payments systems. You will also help build out the software development team at Reserve Trust.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
2 months ago
+26
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 Engineer, Systems

Greater Boulder Area
2 weeks 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.

Principal Engineer Platform Team

Greater Denver Area
3 months ago
+37
As the principal engineer for the platform team, you are responsible for ensuring the stability, security, speed, and successful operations of our core systems. You will also be building out new integrations to provide even greater speed, flexibility and options for our lenders and borrowers to help get people into the homes of their dreams.

Operations Principal

Greater Boulder Area
2 weeks ago
+23
Broadly speaking, you’ll be responsible for helping Wunder’s Operations team ensure that our rapidly growing portfolio of solar assets is built of the highest caliber. This will require implementing processes and procedures that validate data quality, mitigate potential transactional errors, and manage logistical complexity as we scale our platform. Daily activities will include managing our capital disbursement process, completing project diligence, engaging with partners, and working cross functionally with members of our Financing and Underwriting teams.

Financing Principal

Greater Boulder Area
2 weeks ago
+23
We have an amazing opportunity for an energetic, charismatic, detail-oriented, and analytical force-multiplier to join our fast-growing start-up. Like the rest of us, this person will wear many hats; you will work closely with our founders, partners, customers, and investors. Your role, broadly speaking, will be to solve problems and push renewable energy forward. Specifically, you will work with our national network of solar installation and

Client Services Principal

Greater Denver Area
2 days ago
+40
Guild is hiring for a Principal, Client Services to play a central role in Guild’s mission by building and maintaining strong relationships with current and new Fortune 1000 clients. In this role, you’ll play an integral role in expanding our relationships with our employer partners -- scaling their educational benefits strategies. 

Principal Visual Designer

Greater Boulder Area
4 days ago
+21
Maintaining and improving our Design Systems for a suite of products including component libraries, processes, and file management utilities. Providing creative thought leadership, executional precision, mentorship, and design governance to Gloo’s growing UI/UX team. Defining patterns and establishing UI style guides to help maintain quality and consistency across all digital properties, while adhering to best practices. Designing outstanding product interfaces (iOS, Android, Web), including all the subtle details such as animations, that will create a strong, positive and emotional connection with our customers. Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, sharing tools, and best practices to fine-tune our process and build a strong appreciation for design culture. Infusing your gifts for graphic design, color usage, layout, and motion throughout our products, providing art direction and creative critiques to our team.

Principal Solution Architect

Greater Denver Area
4 days ago
+17
As a Practice Manager, you partner with the AVP of Professional Services for the Corporate industry vertical. In this vertical, you will help to develop strategies to grow consulting programs for mid-market customers and customers that are new to the Adobe experience cloud. This exciting opportunity requires a strategic, creative mindset. Additionally, you will manage a team of Solution Architects and partner with Adobe sales teams during the sales cycle to conduct customer discovery, scope out a roadmap of consulting services, and present your proposal to the customer. This involves maintaining a keen understanding of the Adobe product strategy, consulting offerings, and sales pipeline to identify opportunities where Adobe Consulting can bring significant business value to our customers (such as increased revenue, improved customer experience, and reduced marketing spend).

Principal UI Engineer - ReactJS

Greater Denver Area
4 days ago
+53
As the Principal UI Engineer at Xactly, you'll be an essential member of a fast moving agile development team building Xactly's AlignStar application. You will contribute to all aspects from design and development to deployment and support working alongside product management and customer support. You'll be responsible for taking personal ownership in both your code and others, this includes ensuring proper tests, documentation and communication around development.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Principal Software Engineer salary ranges in Colorado are $130k - $140k and $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 $160,790.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $158,055.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Colorado

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $65,175
Min: $36K
Max: $110K
Junior Software Engineer $75,333
Min: $60K
Max: $84K
QA Engineer $80,937
Min: $47K
Max: $125K
Salesforce Developer $83,794
Min: $58K
Max: $135K
Front End Developer $85,764
Min: $37K
Max: $330K
Automation Engineer $87,444
Min: $51K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $88,615
Min: $70K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $90,676
Min: $60K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer $101,353
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
Data Engineer $101,446
Min: $49K
Max: $160K
QA Manager $102,800
Min: $85K
Max: $124K
Software Engineer $102,851
Min: $0K
Max: $170K
iOS Developer $102,857
Min: $58K
Max: $145K
Game Developer $105,000
Min: $105K
Max: $105K
DevOps Engineer $107,548
Min: $70K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $108,033
Min: $61K
Max: $200K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $121K
Max: $121K
Database Administrator $121,500
Min: $110K
Max: $133K
Lead Software Engineer $123,663
Min: $93K
Max: $143K
Machine Learning Engineer $128,000
Min: $128K
Max: $128K
Systems Engineer $128,000
Min: $126K
Max: $130K
Senior Software Engineer $129,621
Min: $75K
Max: $195K
Site Reliability Engineer $133,000
Min: $133K
Max: $133K
Data Architect $135,709
Min: $73K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $135,941
Min: $99K
Max: $194K
Principal Software Engineer $144,865
Min: $98K
Max: $195K
Data Engineering Manager $150,000
Min: $138K
Max: $167K
Director of Software Engineering $159,444
Min: $111K
Max: $270K
Vice President of Engineering $172,934
Min: $132K
Max: $225K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $192,606
Min: $100K
Max: $330K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Colorado

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Javascript
2% have this skill
2
Linux
2% have this skill
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SQL
2% have this skill
4
Python
2% have this skill
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C++
1% have this skill
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Node.js
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Colorado

$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
500+ 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
$136,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal software engineer reported a yearly salary of $136,500 with +$50,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Denver
$145,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Denver
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