What does a Software Engineering Director do?

Software Engineering Director Salaries

Average Base Pay

$194,994 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$146K
Median: $195K
$260K
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Software Engineering Director Career Path

Learn how to become a Software Engineering Director, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Director of Software Engineering
$189,512/yr
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Read what Software Engineering Director professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
PatientKeeperPatientKeeper
Principal Software Engineer
Apr 12, 2021

“I personally find that to be one of the most fun and challenging facets of being an employee!”

CSGCSG
Software Engineering Intern
Apr 2, 2021

“My manager was fantastic and it was always great talking to them whenever I got the chance”

snapIoTsnapIoT
Software Engineer
Mar 13, 2020

“Product is amazing to work on and is a good product of value in my opinion”

Fulcrum ITFulcrum IT
Senior Software Engineer
Aug 17, 2021

“I enjoyed working for Project Manager (middle management) who was very competent and good to work with.”

BehalfBehalf
Software Engineering Team Leader
Feb 12, 2020

“Flexible working arrangements let me control my schedule and allow my spouse to stay late and flourish.”

BNY MellonBNY Mellon
Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead
Aug 31, 2019

“When i complaint about the rude and unprofessional behaviour of one of the my senior.”

ZartisZartis
Software Engineer
Mar 25, 2021

“Personal development plans are not yet really developed and there is not a formal framework of career progress.”

Raytheon TechnologiesRaytheon Technologies
Software Engineer
Oct 30, 2021

“Most of the people I've worked with across various are nice and enjoyable to work with.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a director software engineering

When working as a director software engineering, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Technical Leadership, Agile Software Development, Cloud Computing, Javascript NodeJS, and Restful APIS.

The most similar professions to director software engineering are:
  • Front End Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a director software engineering include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.