Principal Test Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Test Engineer make in the United States? The average Principal Test Engineer salary in the United States is $97,466 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $85,436 and $117,297. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Cybercoders - Northridge , CA
Principal Software Quality Engineer If you are a Principal Software Quality Engineer with ... integration, test, verification and validation Defines appropriate measures to ensure product ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 5 days ago
Leads and participates in projects involving design, fabrication, validation, calibration and test ... Manages activities, tasks and priorities of Quality Engineering and Manufacturing staff, including ...
LinkedIn - 5 days ago
Boston Scientific - Maple Grove , MN
Ensure customer requirements are met by incorporating engineering principals in robust design and ... Design, develop, refine, and validate test methods and inspection procedures. Guide/author design ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
I would highlight the following ones  XCAL/QXDM, Wireshark We are looking for a LTE/5G Air interface and Call Processing Test engineer to join our Wireless network team. You will be a key ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
HW Staffing Solutions - Fort Walton Beach , FL
Prominent defense/aerospace manufacturer seeking Principal Systems Engineer Responsibilities ... Perform in a lead role, systems requirements/architectures, HW/SW development, integration, test ...
Jobble, Inc. - 7 days ago
AgreeYa Solutions - Irvine , CA
... processes/test cases (please note this at the top of the resume) · Understanding of software testing methodologies · Must have experience programming in C#. Experience in the following, Java ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
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