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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.


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.


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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Application Engineer Career Paths

Application Engineer
Program Manager Marketing Manager
Director, Product Marketing
11 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Engineer Account Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst Product Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Operations Manager Account Executive
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Sales Manager Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Engineer Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Engineer Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Product Manager Product Management Director
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Application Engineer Demographics


  • Male

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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Tamil

  • Vietnamese

  • Malay

  • Greek

  • Swedish

  • Hebrew

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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 -
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 May 18, 2015 $167,294 -
Application Engineer III Adecco USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 06, 2016 $167,294 -
Application Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 12, 2016 $165,000
Mobile Applications Engineer A&D Engineering, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 15, 2016 $164,382
Application Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Aug 25, 2015 $160,564
Application Engineer Lithium Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 06, 2016 $160,000
Application Engineer Prithvi Americas Inc. Bellevue, WA Aug 19, 2016 $106,500
Principal Applications Engineer Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. Mountain Top, PA Aug 09, 2016 $106,445
Application Engineer III Honeywell International, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Jul 30, 2015 $106,371
Application Engineer Rohde & Schwarz, Inc. Irvine, CA Jul 06, 2015 $106,356
SDS Applications Engineer Weatherford International, LLC Houston, TX Jun 01, 2016 $106,309
Sales Application Engineer I-Global Drives Tmeic Corporation Houston, TX Dec 20, 2016 $106,288
Applications Engineer Altera Corporation Austin, TX Jun 25, 2016 $106,267 -
Applications Engineer (Modeling and Simulation) The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Mar 16, 2015 $106,205
Application Engineer-Big Data W/H/I/P Systems, LLC Beaverton, OR Nov 14, 2016 $86,750
Applications Engineer Mondi Akrosil, LLC Pleasant Prairie, WI Jul 03, 2016 $86,632 -
Applications Engineer Texas Instruments Incorporated Federal Way, WA Aug 26, 2015 $86,600
Applications Engineer II John Zink Company, LLC Houston, TX Jan 01, 2015 $86,507 -
Application Engineer Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Austin, TX Sep 04, 2015 $86,507
Application Engineer Ansys, Inc. Austin, TX Jul 16, 2015 $86,507 -
Applications Engineer II John Zink Company, LLC Houston, TX Feb 06, 2015 $86,466
Application Engineer Powerschool Group LLC Rancho Cordova, CA Sep 10, 2015 $86,465

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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.

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