The senior software engineer serves as the technical lead of a development team, overseeing the creation of new applications and services or the enhancement of existing ones. This professional wears the hats of creator, leader and mentor, guiding both in-house and contract engineering and developer talent on business-critical projects. A senior software engineer typically collaborates in close partnership with various stakeholders, including IT management and business teams, to ensure development projects deliver desired outcomes. A professional in this role should excel at driving success throughout the software development life cycle and be able to step in to work or help problem-solve in any layer of the software stack — front-end, back-end, server, hardware, network and database. Employers typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, at least eight years of programming experience using languages such as JavaScript, C# and Python, proven success as a team leader, and a passion for continuous learning. Directing the development team in the design, initiation, coding, testing, and debugging of software applications and servicesCoordinating the effective use of the development team’s time and ensuring efficient communication between team members and other functional IT areasProviding feedback and suggestions for process and product improvement and identifying practical, efficient solutions for solving technical issuesMentoring, coaching, and coordinating training for less-experienced developers to help accelerate their development and raise the bar on overall team performance Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your senior software engineer staffing needs.
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Salary for Senior Software Engineer
120000 - 175250
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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