Principal Software Engineer Job Openings - 153 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Leidos

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Leidos Holdings

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer - DNS
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Engineer III, Software
    Abbtech Professional Resources, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer- Dyn
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,499

    NEW
    Principal Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,499

    Principal Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,499

    Principal Hadoop Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,562

    NEW
    Principle Software Engineer and DevOps
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,562

    NEW
    Principle Software Engineer and DevOps
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    NEW
    Sr. Software Java JIRA
    Latitude Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    NEW
    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    DBaas Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    DBasS Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    NEW
    Senior Remedy Developer (Lead) Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Remedy Developer (Lead) Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    ATG Sr. Developer
    Viva USA Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Principal Sr &
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,709

    NEW
    Software Engineering Manager
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer - FS Storage Test Engineeering (Python, Django)
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    NEW
    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    DevOps Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,000

    Database Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $91,000

    Data Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    NEW
    DevOps Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    Email DevOps Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,230

    ODC Moat Integration
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,315

    Senior UI Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    ITaaS DevOps Engineer
    Dimension Data

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,257

    Sr. Escalation Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,588

    NEW
    Principal Performance Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    Senior DevOps Engineer - Dyn
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,190

    Remote Software Sales - (100% commission based) (Ashburn,VA)
    Payjunction

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $127,005

    Principal Software Development Manager- Bare Metal Cloud team
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $106,155

    Principal Business Intelligence (BI) Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $106,155

    Principal Business Intelligence (BI) Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $106,155

    Principal Develoment Engineer - Oracle Management Cloud
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    Principal Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    Principal Security Engineer Cloud infratructure team
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $98,718

    NEW
    Principal Security Risk Management and Governance Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    NEW
    Principal Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $104,280

    NEW
    Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

Principal Software Engineer Jobs

average

$111,499

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Principal Software Engineer do

A Principal Software Engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of an organization's projects. They diagnose, document, and troubleshoot systems to resolve problems identified through testing, as well as implement strategies to improve integration and efficiency.

how to become a Principal Software Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Real Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Software Engineer Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Jan 01, 2016 $265,000
Principal Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Nov 10, 2016 $231,000
Principal MTS, Software Engineer Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 12, 2015 $220,474
Principal Software Engineer ETSY, Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2016 $215,000
Principal Software Engineer VEVO LLC San Francisco, CA Nov 21, 2016 $215,000
Principal Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Oct 31, 2016 $213,675 -
$233,675
Principal Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 19, 2016 $213,675
Principal Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Feb 23, 2015 $211,595
Principal Software Engineer Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 19, 2015 $210,662
Principal Software Engineer SONY Interactive Entertainment Network America LLC San Francisco, CA Nov 28, 2016 $200,000

Top Skills for a Principal Software Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

C/C++WindowsNTSoftwareArchitecturePl/SqlDatabasePlatformUserInterfaceC#.NETXMLGUISQLServerJavascriptManagementSystemHtmlVxworksQAI/OPerlPythonSolaris

Top Principal Software Engineer Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for principal software engineer jobs include:
  1. C/C++
  2. Windows NT
  3. Software Architecture
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Key responsibilities: * Design and development of C/C++ software modules on large-scale shrink-wrap software product team.
  • Used assembly language and C, and the Microsoft Platform SDK / DDK for Windows NT kernel level programming.
  • Worked on the ADC driver, SPI driver, abrasion algorithm, software architecture, and system performance.
  • Designed and implemented various DB loading, syncing, and conversion tools written in Java, SQL, and PL/SQL.
  • Constructed Hibernate object-relational mapping XML file to connect the business tier to the Oracle database tier.

GUI, Perl, Platform, Html, Python, Javascript, Pl/Sql, Windows NT, Software Architecture, XML, C # .NET, Database, C/C++, I/O, Management System, User Interface, Solaris, Vxworks, SQL Server, QA

Top Principal Software Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Principal Software Engineer Employers

Principal Software Engineer positions seems to be very popular at EMC Corporation where they currently get hired the most.

Principal Software Engineer job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Ca Technologies
  2. Bae Systems
  3. Fidelity Investments
  4. Symantec Corporation

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Principal Software Engineer candidates.

EMC Corporation, Ca Technologies, Bae Systems, Fidelity Investments, Symantec Corporation, Staples, Wiesenportz Enterprises, Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Raytheon

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