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Marketing Associate
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Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$124,936
$12,509
Additional Cash Compensation
$137,445
Total Compensation
Median: $125K
Min: $87K
Max: $180K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $124,936. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $12,509. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $137,445. Senior Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Senior Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Senior Software Engineer jobs in Chicago
104

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
6 hours ago
+21
The Senior Software Engineer at Relativity architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software and is consistently applying best practice software engineering. They are accountable for delivering results by producing high-quality code, contributing to an agile team, solving complex challenges, and being a highly dependable skilled development resource for peers. 

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+16
As Senior Engineer you'll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our Core Java applications. Our teams work with a variety of applications that enable our ability to sell tickets, manage inventory, support our internal users, and provide a great customer experience from the website to the box office. As a subject matter expert on your team, you will help set the direction of the design and development of our evolving, high traffic marketplace. You'll develop innovative solutions, mentor engineers, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements for your delivery team. 

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+27
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Project44 Engineering team in Chicago! You will work in a fast-paced Agile team to design and implement Java applications. Develop or maintain Java application including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and deployment as needed. Recommend new technologies and methodologies to management for meeting business needs. Provide technical advice and assist in solving programming problems. Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment using the latest technologies and tools. Ability / Skill-set to use the best tool to get the job done. Review the work done by other team members to make sure it adheres to the standards.

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+24
• The primary objective of our Software Engineer is to participate in the design, development and maintenance efforts of CCC’s applications. This individual leverages their knowledge of analysis, design, coding, testing, and maintenance of software applications to develop, enhance, and modify CCC applications. The Java / J2EE Software Engineer is expected to assist with the conceptualization of software solutions at both the unit level, ie. program module, and at the system level, ie. integrated applications. This individual demonstrates an understanding of the latest development environments including development tools and applications.

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, APPLICATIONS

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Collaborate with developers, designers, product managers, and testers to build great solutions to complex digital advertising problems. Work on projects spanning our entire stack, including our React UI, Rails middle-tier, Java services, databases, caches, and external API. Participate in a collaborative software development process. Lend and receive feedback on RFCs and pull requests. Integrate Centro’s software with external systems. Ad tech is an ecosystem. Centro wins by working with everyone from ad servers, exchanges, DMPs, billing and reconciliation platforms. Build and extend Centro’s culture of growth and self-improvement. We expand our skills with lightning talks, lunch and learns, book clubs, and the occasional fun programming exercise.

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, APPLICATIONS

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Collaborate with developers, designers, product managers, and testers to build great solutions to complex digital advertising problems. Work on projects spanning our entire stack, including our React UI, Rails middle-tier, Java services, databases, caches, and external API. Participate in a collaborative software development process. Lend and receive feedback on RFCs and pull requests. Integrate Centro’s software with external systems. Ad tech is an ecosystem. Centro wins by working with everyone from ad servers, exchanges, DMPs, billing and reconciliation platforms. Build and extend Centro’s culture of growth and self-improvement. We expand our skills with lightning talks, lunch and learns, book clubs, and the occasional fun programming exercise.

Sr Full-Stack Engineer, Analytics

Chicago
1 week ago
+14
This role is for a web engineer that will operate as a member on one of the core teams responsible for enabling new features and optimizing strategic Analytics platforms across TransUnion. Our multi-Petabyte platforms support a diverse community of internal and customer-based data scientists, statisticians, modelers, product developers and data strategists. As a contributing member on one of our agile development teams, you will have both the

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
3 days ago
+22
Write code all day, every day, in a paired programming environment with like-minded people.  Extremely limited meetings and email interaction to enable you to be more productive. Help drive software engineering and xp best practices on your product team.  Write tests first, watch them fail, get them to pass, rinse, repeat.  TDD is how we operate.  This is a full stack role and you will be part of a product team that owns the testing (through automated unit and integration tests), development, deployment and support of your product.  

Senior Software Engineer - Fullstack

Chicago
3 days ago
+41
As a senior engineer you will be a key member of a small team of developers. You will help coach and mentor other associates, design and implement new features for the ServiceNow platform, and lead small to medium sized projects throughout the SDLC lifecycle. In addition, you will help shape the future of the team’s culture by practicing and encouraging development best practices, participating in code reviews, and aligning the team to organizational goals and objectives.

Senior Software Engineer-Payments

Chicago
5 days ago
+10
Being a technical leader who will help drive the product and team culture which is focused on inclusivity, ownership, and collaboration. Collaborating with Product and Engineering management to understand requirements and design flexible solutions for our global systems. Implementing, testing, deploying, and providing production support in weekly iterations. Mentoring and helping grow the other engineers on the team.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+28
Senior Software Engineers at Civis amplify the contributions of their colleagues by leading engineering teams or tackling our hardest, riskiest, or most complex technical projects. Depending on interest, roles for senior engineers may focus on team leadership or individual contribution; either way we’re looking for judgment, ownership, and autonomy. At Civis, you will be responsible for making good choices about technical questions, and also about what technical projects are worth pursuing. You will play an outsized role in making Civis a great place to build great software products.

Senior Software Engineer - Analytics

Chicago
5 days ago
+21
High-impact contributions and technical guidance to an agile software development team that solves complex problems to regularly ship high quality, performant, secure software that operates on data at massive scale in the cloud utilizing Java, Scala, and other technologies as needed. Utilize sound engineering practices to deliver functional, reliable, secure, tested and maintainable software that satisfies stakeholders requirements. Collaborate in a fast-paced environment with multiple teams in a large organization. (Development, Release Management, Engineer Operations, etc.). Obsessive focus on quality through comprehensive unit and integration testing and static analysis as well as rigorous test strategy development. Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to application development, deployment, and operations. Positively contribute to the culture, well-being, and growth of each team member and the company at large by being a helpful and considerate team member and by adhering to the company’s core values. Facilitates pair/mob programming to improve software quality and completeness and disseminate design and implementation knowledge. Advocate and model coding and collaboration practices, reviews team code, and provides team members with feedback and suggestions for process improvement. Collaborate with other dev teams regularly to establish an outbound and inbound pipeline of new (to Relativity) practices to continually tune the team’s process. Remain open to new ideas and encourage innovative practices amongst peers. Work with test engineers to encourage defect prevention over detection. Maintain an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness. Practice positive interactions – lean on encouragement in place of judgment. Impress responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks. Act in the interest of the overall team.

Senior Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago is between $120k - $130k.

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Senior Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $126,875 on average.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Senior Software Engineer salary for women is $102,625 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $123,252.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $124,459.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,620
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $77,885
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $91,908
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $95,767
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $96,000
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,848
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $102,700
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $111,601
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
DevOps Engineer $112,000
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Data Engineer $116,950
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,300
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $124,936
Min: $87K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $143,432
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $147,375
Min: $120K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $179,450
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,718
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $211,044
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+24
Professional Services, Software

Skills that affect Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
14% have this skill
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SQL
9% have this skill
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Front-end
8% have this skill
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C#
8% have this skill
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.NET
7% have this skill
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Java
6% have this skill

Recent Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$112,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $112,500 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Development Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$38,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$8,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$106,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $106,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$108,665
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $108,665
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$106,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $106,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$12,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Manager, Technology reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
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