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Principal Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $162K
Min: $126K
Max: $240K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in New York?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in New York is $161,533. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in New York is $11,556. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in New York is $173,089. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In NYC from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in New York.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in NYC

Principal Software Engineer - Growth

Greater NYC Area
1 day ago
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will leverage the latest technologies to solve challenging problems that will impact millions of users. You will collaborate with a team of talented engineers, break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions. You’ll experiment with new ideas, and find ways to delight users!

Principal Software Engineer - Air

Greater NYC Area
1 day ago
A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel. As Principal Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, working on projects of exceptionally deep technical complexity, as well as helping us navigate our technical vision insuring we’re always continually setting a high standard for what we product.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 day ago
Influence the direction of the foundation group, ensuring we continue to solve the most important challenges to VTS’ infrastructure. Lead the way by staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies and best practices, and then sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way to advance the overall state of technology for the entire organization. You will own key areas within our platform by envisioning, designing, creating, building and supporting. This infrastructure needs to operate with a high degree of operational excellence. Support and mentor our senior and staff engineers by being the go-to-person for questions but never be a bottleneck, see around the corner and anticipate engineers' needs, broadly distribute knowledge, and generally evangelize the platform. Be responsible for software architecture including determination of current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major components. Lead by example and produce high-quality code that establishes coding standards and best practices for the team. Create technical requirements, software design specifications and other forms of architectural documentation.

Principal Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
We firmly believe that design is not a luxury - we coalesce hundreds of details into a package that is simple and beautiful, strive for excellence and iterate relentlessly in order to achieve that ideal. In our engineering organization, this translates to creating the most seamless, integrated products possible. As a Principal Engineer, you’ll focus on the most ambiguous, difficult, and cross-cutting problems faced by the organization, and taking a 3-to-5 year plan and translating it into a technology roadmap. You would work very closely with other staff & principal engineers and report to the Chief Architect in our New York City headquarters.

Tech Lead

Greater NYC Area
2 months ago
This is a fantastic opportunity to help solve complex but interesting scalability, performance and availability problems for products consumed by millions of users each day! You will have the opportunity to work with a suite of great technologies and in a highly collaborative environment where the engineers get together on a quarterly basis in NY to problem solve major business challenges.

Tech Lead Backend Engineer-eCommerce

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
We are looking for a passionate tech lead backend engineer to join our rapidly growing Acquisition Software Engineering team to transform innovative and strategic ideas into integral business systems and tools. You will be responsible for the design, build and deploy of our innovative products and services providing technical leadership and making key architectural decisions. This position has a lot of autonomy and will be able to influence the direction of new and existing projects. We are looking for hands-on coding, mentoring developers as well as designing system architecture. As part of the team, you will support our retail and e-commerce business, from working with our product team and supporting user-facing features, to ensuring data integrity and flow into our financial systems.

Site Reliability Engineer (Observability Tech Lead)

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
Peloton is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to work with teams across the organization to build and maintain monitorable, performant, reliable and highly-scalable software systems. We are a small, fast-paced, growing team of engineers tackling challenging problems at scale and headquartered in a brand new headquarters in the heart of Manhattan. Software and systems engineers with interest and/or experience in system automation are encouraged to apply for this position.

Principal Technical Product Leader

Greater NYC Area
1 day ago
Join the Lifion by ADP team as a leader of Technical Product Managers and steer the creation of amazing products that are efficient, intuitive, beautiful and responsive. Collaborate with your high-powered teammates to build a revolutionary Platform that allows developers to create a new suite of products to manage human capital across the globe.

Principal Product Manager

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
In this role you will own the roadmap and execution for the campaign lifecycle. This includes campaign setup, optimization, through campaign completion and reporting. You will be working with stakeholders all across the globe to bring our shared vision for programmatic advertising to life.

Principal, Life Sciences Partnerships

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
Lead strategic engagement to develop long term, enterprise-wide partnerships with our biopharma partners, as well as other strategic collaborators (e.g., government / regulatory, advocacy groups). Become a subject matter expert on Flatiron’s offerings and reliably represent our capabilities to advance the research priorities of our biopharma research collaborators. Ensure effective day to day engagement with our biopharma research collaborators (e.g., HEOR, Bioinformatics, Medical Affairs), including on-site representation at client meetings (anticipated travel: Serve as the primary point of contact for biopharma research collaborators, interfacing to align Flatiron's offerings with client needs and selling new products and services to meet those needs. Lead development of new business proposals -- directly contributing to Flatiron revenues across the Research business. Collaborate with Flatiron’s cross-functional research team to ensure Flatiron delivers high quality work to our biopharma partners that exceeds client expectations. Act as the voice of the customer and collaborate across internal functional groups (product, research oncology, quantitative science, engineering, business development, legal and finance team members) to identify opportunities to enhance existing products, identify new potential product offerings and influence go-to-market strategy. Identify client-driven opportunities to enhance existing products, and identify potential new product offerings. Closely partner with the broader Life Sciences Partnerships team to execute against Flatiron’s sales strategy to drive explosive growth for the Flatiron Research business. Contribute to strategic initiatives, such as identifying and pursuing new growth opportunities for Flatiron and championing new processes to optimize Flatiron Research.

Principal System Reliability Owner

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
The Principal System Reliability Owner will be responsible for management of ADP's Global Product & Technology (GPT) agenda on achieving a fundamentally better reliability posture. System Reliability Owners use engineering and development mindset to determine solutions that will ultimately improve the availability, performance, and security of the external facing software products and internal applications used by ADP's clients, partners and associates.  We believe people make great companies, not the other way around. Our people make all the difference in delivering innovative HR technologies and solutions that help employees all over the world do their jobs better. The result? We're building the next generation of ADP technologies. 

Lead Principal Account Manager

Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
Overseeing the health of agency holding group and/or independent agency relationships as a strategic advisor, guiding problem-solving discussions and providing best-in-class client services. Demonstrating the value of The Trade Desk to clients by providing innovative solutions that meet the clients’ needs and our business goals. Leading key agency client meetings in collaboration with business development and trading counterparts. Developing trusting and productive relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. Leading the development of portfolio-specific goals based on the company’s vision and values and responsible for tracking progress of portfolio goals on a regular basis. Heavily involved in product development by identifying how to build product that provides solutions for our clients’ business objectives and serving as a liaison between our clients and our product team. Coaching a small and nimble team of Account Managers; overseeing their day-to-day management, motivating the team by setting clear expectations, developing career path plans, providing constructive feedback, and maintaining a high level of performance from the team to develop the next generation of leaders. Managing for team bandwidth, delivering a high-level of account support and reporting progress against goals to management. Communicating well with other functional leaders by solving business challenges together, identifying opportunities for growth, and collaborating to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the organization.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in New York is between $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 $170,000 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $155,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $169,786.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $173,308.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in New York

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Junior Software Engineer $71,333
Min: $42K
Max: $92K
QA Analyst $75,893
Min: $55K
Max: $97K
Software Test Engineer $93,714
Min: $65K
Max: $113K
QA Engineer $97,601
Min: $60K
Max: $145K
Automation Engineer $103,654
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Salesforce Developer $108,130
Min: $76K
Max: $180K
Front End Developer $112,146
Min: $70K
Max: $167K
Android Developer $119,712
Min: $50K
Max: $200K
Site Reliability Engineer $122,500
Min: $100K
Max: $145K
Data Engineer $124,181
Min: $75K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $125,698
Min: $46K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer $126,465
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
QA Manager $127,294
Min: $84K
Max: $195K
Machine Learning Engineer $131,000
Min: $120K
Max: $142K
iOS Developer $133,500
Min: $83K
Max: $250K
Security Engineer $134,591
Min: $70K
Max: $252K
Game Developer $136,000
Min: $136K
Max: $136K
DevOps Engineer $137,147
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Hardware Engineer $142,000
Min: $142K
Max: $142K
Data Architect $144,464
Min: $85K
Max: $260K
Database Administrator $147,000
Min: $147K
Max: $147K
Senior Software Engineer $155,336
Min: $110K
Max: $225K
Principal Software Engineer $161,533
Min: $126K
Max: $240K
Data Engineering Manager $179,000
Min: $179K
Max: $179K
Engineering Manager $181,826
Min: $95K
Max: $235K
Lead Software Engineer $185,000
Min: $170K
Max: $200K
Director of Software Engineering $197,348
Min: $140K
Max: $280K
Vice President of Engineering $223,148
Min: $170K
Max: $305K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $245,091
Min: $120K
Max: $426K

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Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in New York

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A Group Manager reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
New York
1-5 Reports
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A Principal System Architect reported a yearly salary of $164,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
New York
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000
7+ Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
New York
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A Staff Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
New York
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $144,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
New York
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
New York
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $195,000
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
New York
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A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
New York
1-5 Reports
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
New York
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A Application Architect reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$1,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
New York
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