Principal Software Engineer salary in Denver

Average Base Salary in Denver

$151,792
$26,571
Additional Cash Compensation
$178,363
Total Compensation
Median: $152K
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 $151,792. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Denver is $26,571. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Denver is $178,363. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Denver.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Denver

Principal Software Engineer II

Greater Denver Area
3 days ago
+24
About the Team: VIZIO is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to play an important role in leading other software engineers in implementing projects. You will: Design, Implement, and Test software related to our software/services. The Principal Engineer will manage a team and communicate designs and decisions within the team and will encourage new ideas and solutions.   About You: Bachelor's Degree (BA, BS, or MS in Computer Science) or

Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Greater Denver Area
5 days ago
+52

Principal Software Engineer I

Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+24
VIZIO is seeking a Principal Software Engineer I to deliver the latest SmartCast TV and Sound Bar Technology. We are skilled engineers who care about the people they work with, the work they create, and the teams they nurture. At VIZIO we’re built around supporting each other in a relaxed, collaborative environment. We’re focused on learning, doing something new and valuable, and encouraging our team to do the same. With flexible work hours, a collaborative open-door environment, and teams who support each other in and out of the office, our work experience becomes meaningful. (And we don’t focus on hierarchy; instead, we work together to create the roles we’re most excited about). Now we need a brilliant Principal Software Engineer I to join us and own the development of our features through the full-release lifecycle. 

Principal Software Engineer I

Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+24
VIZIO is looking for a Principal Software Engineer play an important role in leading other software engineers in implementing projects. You will: Design, Implement, and Test software related to our software/services. The Principal Engineer will manage a team and communicate designs and decisions within the team and will encourage new ideas and solutions.

Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+50
About Us    At IHS Markit, we are building a software solution that connects data in revolutionary ways, illuminating answers that were previously impossible to find and empowering our clients to envision the future, so they can determine the best course of action in the present. We are disrupting the current digital transformation landscape with state-of-the-art AI developed by a passionate team explore and push the boundaries of digital

Principal Engineer

Greater Boulder Area
1 day ago
+60
Bonusly is looking for an autonomous, passionate, and high-performing Principal Engineer. We are looking for someone who will join us as a subject matter expert, and help set the tone and direction of our architecture and development practices. We need someone who has been around the block a few times, and can share their knowledge to operate cross functionally across all our products and tech stacks. You’ll be challenged with helping us scale to our next exciting phase of development, and we’ll look to you to be a critical team player in helping us get to where we need to go. 

Senior Full Stack Tech Lead

Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+45
We seek a seasoned Fullstack Engineer to join our award-winning team! If you love the idea of working with a super-talented group passionate about building products that make meetings better for everyone, please keep reading: Mersive Solstice helps teams collaborate much more effectively by allowing anyone to bring their own devices and apps to meetings and share content concurrently. A successful candidate has experience working across full stack web technologies, both front end and back end. We need someone who is an expert in modern Javascript and front end frameworks, such as React or Angular, and working with RESTful or GraphQL APIs or even building his/her own. Our top candidates will have great stories to tell about leveraging new technologies in creative ways to build experiences that customers love.

Principal Data Engineer

Greater Denver Area
1 day ago
+52

Principal Data Engineer

Greater Denver Area
3 days ago
+50

Principal Automation Software Engineer I

Greater Denver Area
4 days ago
+24
About the team: VIZIO’s SmartCast DevOps team is seeking a Principal Automation Engineer to join their growing team. The successful  candidate will be responsible for leading the day to day activities to ensure stability and reliability of the SmartCast properties including continuous improvement in overall operation stability through process redesign, automation and containerized; management of third party tools including cloud services; release

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+24
You have significant experience working in 24x7 customer-facing production environments and are willing to work on rotation. You have a deep background with monitoring/alerting, configuration management, automation as well as integration and deployment pipelines. You are proficient in at least one programming language (Python preferred but not required).  Ideally, you have good AWS experience with at least some of their core infrastructure-related tools and services such as IAM, S3, SQS, Cloudwatch, and Cloudtrail but we are flexible on this if you are new to AWS. You are someone that people come to when they need help because they know you want to. You strive to understand the problem you are trying to solve before deciding on the solution, and you are thoughtful and methodical in its implementation vs. using shiny new untested tech.

Client Services\Customer Care Support Principal

Remote
6 months ago
+52
Position open for a Subject Matter Expert for Maritime. The role will be customer facing and will require the ability to understand the data and its applications, problem solving at a technical level, involving various customer IT platforms, where the technical issues may arise. The role will be working with IHS Markit data and liaising between a variety of internal provider groups to ensure continuous client access. It will also be required to work with various IHS Markit teams to develop and enhance products and processes to address customer issues and better meet customer requirements.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Principal Software Engineer salary ranges in Denver are $140k - $150k and $150k - $160k.

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 $177,400 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 $157,500.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Denver

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,185
Min: $48K
Max: $110K
Junior Software Engineer $71,271
Min: $51K
Max: $90K
Front End Developer $82,584
Min: $37K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $84,725
Min: $64K
Max: $135K
QA Engineer $88,028
Min: $57K
Max: $135K
Automation Engineer $90,263
Min: $51K
Max: $137K
Software Test Engineer $96,925
Min: $61K
Max: $165K
Data Engineer $99,812
Min: $49K
Max: $146K
Android Developer $101,667
Min: $70K
Max: $155K
Software Engineer $104,765
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $105,000
Min: $105K
Max: $105K
Hardware Engineer $105,500
Min: $90K
Max: $121K
Sales Engineer $106,570
Min: $40K
Max: $200K
Systems Engineer $108,149
Min: $70K
Max: $135K
QA Manager $108,571
Min: $85K
Max: $140K
Security Engineer $109,947
Min: $78K
Max: $155K
DevOps Engineer $112,274
Min: $70K
Max: $170K
iOS Developer $113,516
Min: $60K
Max: $175K
Machine Learning Engineer $129,000
Min: $128K
Max: $130K
Senior Software Engineer $130,961
Min: $90K
Max: $232K
Site Reliability Engineer $135,689
Min: $110K
Max: $193K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $133K
Max: $140K
Data Architect $141,583
Min: $73K
Max: $195K
Lead Software Engineer $141,600
Min: $93K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $146,065
Min: $110K
Max: $201K
Principal Software Engineer $151,129
Min: $98K
Max: $195K
Director of Software Engineering $160,285
Min: $111K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $167,000
Min: $167K
Max: $167K
Vice President of Engineering $176,333
Min: $121K
Max: $225K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,250
Min: $100K
Max: $330K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Denver

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SQL
2% have this skill
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Linux
1% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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Python
1% have this skill
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Node.js
1% have this skill
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DevOps
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Denver

$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$21,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Denver
$152,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Java Platform Engineer reported a yearly salary of $152,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Denver
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Denver
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Denver
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Denver
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Security Analyst reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Denver
$156,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $156,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
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
$149,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $149,000
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
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