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Become An Application Engineer

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Working As An Application Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $83,700

    Average Salary

What Does An Application Engineer Do

Application Engineers are responsible for researching, collecting, and reporting information on the ability and capacity of company products. They also perform application tests to ensure that a product is satisfactory.

How To Become An Application Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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23 Application Engineer jobs

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Application Automation Engineer

$88,652 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Application Support Engineer

$70,000 Estimated

Zillion Technologies
Ashburn, VA
Kofax Engineer

$66,000 Estimated

Company Confidential
Ashburn, VA
Software engineer

$72,000 Estimated

Leidos
Ashburn, VA
Software Engineer

$72,000 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Security Engineer

$80,040 Estimated

Caci International Inc.
Ashburn, VA
DevOps Engineer

$119,984 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Software Engineer

$72,000 Estimated

Primus Software Corp
Ashburn, VA
Software Engineer Only W2

$72,000 Estimated

Verizon Communications
Ashburn, VA
Senior Cloud Engineer

$79,315 Estimated

Verizon Communications
Ashburn, VA
Lead Big Data Engineer

$91,000 Estimated

Leidos
Ashburn, VA
Software Engineer -- Ashburn VA

$72,000 Estimated

Scality
Ashburn, VA
Customer solutions engineer

$104,300 Estimated

Idexcel
Ashburn, VA
Software Systems Engineer - III

$90,000 Estimated

Avacend's Consulting & Staffing
Ashburn, VA
Software Systems Engineer - III

$90,000 Estimated

Avacend's Consulting & Staffing
Ashburn, VA
Software Systems Engineer - III

$90,000 Estimated

Twenty Bridge Staffing
Ashburn, VA
Senior Software Engineer

$107,851 Estimated

Zillion Technologies
Ashburn, VA
System administrator (Tools Application Support Engineer)

$79,726 Estimated

Latitude Inc.
Ashburn, VA
Sr. Software Java / JIRA Engineer

$107,851 Estimated

Leidos
Ashburn, VA
Java Software Development Engineer / Scrum Master

$90,000 Estimated

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Real Application Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
IT Applications Engineer Netflix Los Gatos, CA May 21, 2015 $200,000
Manager, Web Application Engineering Hospitality Ebusiness Strategies, Inc. New York, NY May 27, 2015 $195,208
Hardware Application Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Mar 31, 2016 $187,091
Staff Application Engineer Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Irvine, CA Jan 08, 2016 $173,000 -
$193,000
Application Engineer Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 14, 2016 $172,000
Application Engineer (Pre-Sales AE) Keysight Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 09, 2016 $167,634
Manager Applications Engineering RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Dbaqorvo) San Jose, CA Jul 06, 2016 $167,620
Application Engineer III Adecco USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 06, 2016 $167,294 -
$182,195
Application Engineer III Adecco USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 18, 2015 $167,294 -
$182,195
Application Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 12, 2016 $165,000
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Top Skills for An Application Engineer

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Top Application Engineer Skills

  1. New Product Development
  2. Technical Support
  3. Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed cross functional teams supporting new product development ensuring timely product delivery.
  • Served as principal contact between customer and Siemens Corporate for Technical Support.
  • Install and perform repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.
  • Created and administrated three databases in MS Access for use in TI's CPU development program.
  • Conduct targeted, technical training webinars for representatives.

Top Application Engineer Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire an Application Engineer

  1. Oracle Corporation
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Texas Instruments
  4. Schneider Electric
  5. Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
  6. Invensys
  7. Nike
  8. Orion Health
  9. Teksystems
  10. Cenit North America, Inc.
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