Principal Software Engineer salary in Denver

Average Base Salary in Denver

$149,810
$28,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$177,810
Total Compensation
Median: $150K
Min: $98K
Max: $195K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Denver?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Denver is $149,810. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Denver is $28,000. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Denver is $177,810. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Colorado from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Denver.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Colorado

Senior/Principal Software Engineer - Linux Endpoints

Greater Boulder Area
2 weeks ago
+58
We’re looking for a Senior or Principal Software Engineer who will join one of our Linux Endpoint Development teams within the Carbon Black Cloud R&D group to build solutions that will help us deliver industry-leading Linux Endpoint Security products to our customers.

Principal Engineer

Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+37
Healthgrades is focused on providing trusted information that helps consumers and providers make meaningful connections. As a Principal Engineer, you will focus on bringing the next generation of Healthgrades products to life. You'll collaborate with other engineers, designers and product managers to execute on a broad range of projects. This could include building new features to improve the experience of our users or include building greenfield designs. 

Principal Engineer

Remote
2 weeks ago
+37
Healthgrades is focused on providing trusted information that helps consumers and providers make meaningful connections. As a Principal Engineer, you will focus on bringing the next generation of Healthgrades products to life. You'll collaborate with other engineers, designers and product managers to execute on a broad range of projects. This could include building new features to improve the experience of our users or include building greenfield designs. 

Industries Principal- Sales -Health Care Strategy- initiatives -best practices

Remote
1 week ago
+41
Be responsible for planning and managing a series of customer and prospect events, from Round Tables aimed to boost RingCentral Engage Digital’s thought leadership status in the market to large scale customer and prospect forums designed to generate leads and opportunities for both new business and upsell. To constantly look for ways to improve RingCentral Engage Digital Events program, including identification of new venues, new event partners and new innovative ways to reach target audiences to generate interest pre-event. Build and manage event program budgets for the region on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Work closely with the Campaign Manager, the PR & Content Manager and the Marketing Director to ensure that all corporate brand messages are reflected across RingCentral Engage Digital’s event presence in Europe and integrate the Events program into wider quarterly plans. To apply a meticulous approach to measuring effectiveness of the various events, setting clear, agreed targets prior to event execution, accurate tracking and reporting on progress and results against those targets. Maintain and make available a calendar of regional events to give Sales and wider teams full visibility of upcoming activities.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+43
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
4 weeks ago
+34
IHS Markit is seeking an experienced, driven, Principal Software Engineer based in Denver, CO who will report to the Executive Director of Software Development for our currently unreleased digital transformation solution. 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. As Principal Software Engineer, 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 present and communicate team status to the Technology leaders and Executive team.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Denver Area
7 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

Greater Denver Area
1 day ago
+31
As a principal engineer at Havenly, you will be a steward of our architecture, operations, scale, and security. You will architect, design, code, and review platforms that support the company’s vision. You will work to make our systems efficient, your fellow developers productive, and our deliverables trustworthy. You will look outward as well as inward, aligning our executive team and product strategy with changes in technology, and help us create an innovative culture where we are agents of those changes.

Tech Lead, Growth Engineering (Chicago or Remote)

Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+15
We are a dynamic team of engineers that iterate on ideas and products for a growing company that is dedicated to building meaningful tech communities. Here, we can provide interesting challenges and puzzles to solve as our technical stack rapidly evolves. You will be able to work with new technologies and architectures in a forward-thinking organization that looks to push boundaries. Full stack software engineers work both on the front and back ends of our platform. The tasks you will have will require you to visualize and work with the entire platform. We want to implement solidly-designed systems that function well and provide a beautiful experience for our users. You will work with Go, JavaScript, and TypeScript to build services. You will maintain parts of our legacy platform in Drupal. You will be a critical member of our team, regardless of your level of experience, and we want you to grow with us. We have clearly defined paths of progression, whether you want to design systems, manage engineers, or put your head down and code.

Principal Broker

Remote
1 week ago
+38
Act as HouseCanary’s designated broker / broker-of-record / principal broker in one or more states. Assist in driving HouseCanary’s nationwide brokerage strategy. Manage all ongoing brokerage compliance and operations needs - transaction oversight, state filings, E&O insurance, audit requirements, escrow accounts, etc..

Principal Data Applications Engineer

Greater Denver Area
21 hours ago
+46
The Principal Data Applications Engineer is responsible for building data applications and leading/maintaining a technical vision of our big data systems to provide internal and external customers access to the data they need.

Principal Visual Designer

Greater Boulder Area
1 week ago
+22
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 Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Denver 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 11-50 employees, earning $183,750 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $156,528.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Denver

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $68,531
Min: $48K
Max: $110K
Junior Software Engineer $70,625
Min: $55K
Max: $82K
Front End Developer $81,396
Min: $37K
Max: $150K
QA Engineer $83,710
Min: $57K
Max: $127K
Salesforce Developer $84,725
Min: $64K
Max: $135K
Automation Engineer $86,588
Min: $51K
Max: $110K
Android Developer $90,818
Min: $70K
Max: $115K
Software Test Engineer $94,906
Min: $61K
Max: $165K
Data Engineer $98,132
Min: $49K
Max: $146K
iOS Developer $103,818
Min: $60K
Max: $145K
Game Developer $105,000
Min: $105K
Max: $105K
Software Engineer $106,284
Min: $60K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $106,706
Min: $78K
Max: $137K
QA Manager $107,833
Min: $85K
Max: $140K
DevOps Engineer $107,891
Min: $70K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $112,533
Min: $61K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $116,500
Min: $93K
Max: $143K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $121K
Max: $121K
Systems Engineer $126,000
Min: $126K
Max: $126K
Machine Learning Engineer $128,000
Min: $128K
Max: $128K
Senior Software Engineer $129,144
Min: $90K
Max: $195K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $133K
Max: $140K
Data Architect $136,727
Min: $73K
Max: $185K
Engineering Manager $141,675
Min: $110K
Max: $190K
Principal Software Engineer $149,810
Min: $98K
Max: $195K
Director of Software Engineering $155,610
Min: $111K
Max: $200K
Site Reliability Engineer $163,000
Min: $133K
Max: $193K
Data Engineering Manager $167,000
Min: $167K
Max: $167K
Vice President of Engineering $173,417
Min: $132K
Max: $225K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $195,760
Min: $100K
Max: $330K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Denver

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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++
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Denver

$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
500+ 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
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Denver
$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
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Denver
1-5 Reports
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