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Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$179,741
$31,429
Additional Cash Compensation
$211,170
Total Compensation
Median: $180K
Min: $140K
Max: $240K

How Much Does a Director of Software Engineering Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $179,741. The average additional cash compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $31,429. The average total compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $211,170. Director of Software Engineering salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Director of Software Engineering employees in Chicago.

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Director of Software Engineering jobs in Chicago

Director of Engineering

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+41
As the Director of Engineering, Marketplace Services, you will oversee the engineering talent and technical strategy for multiple domains and technical areas focused on our business services and APIs. This role will be directly responsible for systems supporting order management, shopping, customer support and fulfillment. There are currently three development teams under this role with plans to add a fourth as we continue to scale. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and technology and who has a proven record of scaling engineering teams and systems. 

Technology Director, Front-End

Chicago
2 months ago
+37
The Technology Director, Development and Inclusive Design role is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of the consumer-facing web and mobile applications. This includes directing all front-end development efforts to meet product requirements, support, and iterative improvements. The role requires proven experience in planning, designing, developing and deploying performant, scalable and resilient web applications.   Additionally, you would be working with many stakeholders across the globe in design, experience, product, legal, marketing, training, communications, social media, external suppliers/agencies/developers, and senior leadership to drive forward world class experiences for everyone including customers with accessibility related needs.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
5 days ago
+17
Mentor and manage a team of 5 software engineers, conducting regular 1-on-1s, giving feedback, and developing career paths. Work with a Product Manager to ensure that the roadmap is realistic and understood. Own the efficiency and growth of our sales tech engineering team, managing the logistics of our growing business. Participate in conversations about the design, architecture, and implementation of our web platform. Be responsible for on time delivery of software features. Collaborate with other Engineering Managers.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
project44 is looking for a VP of Engineering with a proven track record that can bring the passion, work ethic and expertise needed to lead a strong Engineering team at a fast-growing tech startup. This is a senior leadership role focused on scaling the organization and practices and delivering best-in-class functionality and usability, with high quality, at a competitive velocity, managing direct reports and driving agile product delivery across multiple teams. The group includes teams that are responsible for both front-end and backend components for our Freight API SaaS service and partners closely with Product Management.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
2 months ago
+37
The Senior Architect is an exciting role that allows the candidate to have command over a variety of technical disciplines: System and Software Design, Requirements Analysis, and Software Engineering. The Senior Architect must be an excellent communicator who will represent the company as a technical expert during client engagements and represent the technology department internally as part of multidisciplinary teams collaborating on Digital Products. As a technical solutions expert, the Senior Architect will be a trusted partner responsible for designing technical solutions that satisfy project requirements within allotted time and resource budgets. The Senior Architect will participate in all phases of a technical project lifecycle as an expert in technical aspects of the project, guiding technical specialists and advising management and non-technical staff. 

Arity-PreSales Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+22
This role is responsible for managing a team of presales engineers and explaining our technology to potential and existing customers. This includes onboarding developers to our vehicle telematics platform; the coding\development of tools that demonstrate our RESTful APIs for Driving Behavior and Shared Mobility; pre-sales support of external developers who are integrating our telematics SDK and APIs. The Sales Engineer Manager will also work with our sales and marketing efforts at conferences as well as hack-a-thons. An ideal candidate will have strong management and leadership capabilities, familiarity with application development, and excellent communication and presentation skills.

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
Participate in software application development projects of all sizes. Implement scalable solutions for our public and consultant facing web sites, back-end tools, and APIs following agile development methodologies. Self motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Analytical and problem solving abilities.

Data Engineering Manager

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+41
The responsibility then focuses on integration services to the warehouse. You'll propose and advocate for standardized methods to integrate messaging & batch streams of data. You'll work with the data team to create guidelines for which approach to follow and ensure data pipelines are built in a robust way. We must ensure the team is alerted to an issue and can address it before any stakeholders are negatively impacted. Building out standardized alerting and monitoring is a key element of the data practice.

Senior Software Engineering Manager, Bank Quality

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+30
Seeking a Senior Software Engineering Manager – Quality within Discover Financial Services – Business Technology. As a member of Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering Manager – Quality will be spearheading Quality transformations, for releasing innovative products with quality distinction for Discover customers.

Senior Engineering Manager – VDI OS Wintel Chapter

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+30
The Business Technology Infrastructure Services Team is looking for a Senior Manager of the VDI OS Wintel Engineer Chapter. This leader would be responsible for the technical development of engineering staff within the VDI OS Wintel technologies. The role is a technical, hands-on, servant leader and subject matter expert, accountable for effectively skilling, tooling and allocating Chapter members to best support the needs of Product and Value Stream Engineering teams, along with a disciplined approach to professional development of Chapter members. This individual would coach the team to continuously improve their process and practices, enforce appropriate quality and user experiences, drive out waste and toil, and to foster a culture of continuous innovation and learning. Effectively collaborates and negotiates with Product teams internal and external to IS. Span of control is approx. 18-22 Chapter members.

Senior Engineering Manager – Network Services Chapter

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+30
The Business Technology Infrastructure Services Team is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager of the Network Services Chapter. This leader would be responsible for the technical development of engineering staff within the SRE practice and automation technologies. The role is a hands-on, servant leader and subject matter expert, accountable for effectively skilling, tooling and allocating Chapter members to best support the needs of Product and Value Stream Engineering teams, along with a disciplined approach to professional development of Chapter engineers. This role coaches the team to continuously improve their process and practices, enforce appropriate quality and user experiences, drive out waste and toil, and to foster a culture of continuous innovation and learning. The role also will effectively collaborate and negotiate with Product teams internal and external to IS on the delivery of new capabilities. Span of control is approximately 18-22 Chapter engineers.

Senior Engineering Manager – SRE & Automation Chapter

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+30
The Business Technology Infrastructure Services Team is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager of the Site Reliability Engineering and Automation Chapter. This leader would be responsible for the technical development of engineering staff within the SRE practice and automation technologies. The role is a hands-on, servant leader and subject matter expert, accountable for effectively skilling, tooling and allocating Chapter members to best support the needs of Product and Value Stream Engineering teams, along with a disciplined approach to professional development of Chapter engineers. This role coaches the team to continuously improve their process and practices, enforce appropriate quality and user experiences, drive out waste and toil, and to foster a culture of continuous innovation and learning. The role also will effectively collaborate and negotiate with Product teams internal and external to IS on the delivery of new capabilities. Span of control is approximately 18-22 Chapter engineers.

Director of Software Engineering Salary ranges

The most common Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago is between $180k - $190k.

Average Director of Software Engineering Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Director of Software Engineering make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $186,444 on average.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by gender

The average Director of Software Engineering salary for women is $180,200 and the average Director of Software Engineering salary for men is $175,333.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering with 7+ years of experience is $179,174.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $71,717
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $78,065
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,435
Min: $70K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $90,484
Min: $55K
Max: $133K
Android Developer $96,077
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,848
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $102,783
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $103,447
Min: $73K
Max: $155K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $109,214
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $110,673
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
DevOps Engineer $113,368
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer $115,380
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $129,532
Min: $89K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $137,094
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Engineering Manager $145,460
Min: $101K
Max: $206K
Principal Software Engineer $149,541
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $179,741
Min: $140K
Max: $240K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $201,920
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $208,526
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
3% have this skill
2
Amazon Web Services
3% have this skill
3
SQL
3% have this skill
4
Java
3% have this skill
5
DevOps
2% have this skill
6
.NET
2% have this skill

Recent Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

$195,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $195,000 with +$48,750 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Engineering reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Development reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$10,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Engineering reported a yearly salary of $140,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$240,000
Yearly Salary
A senior director -Engineering reported a yearly salary of $240,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$179,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Director, Engineering reported a yearly salary of $179,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$147,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $147,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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