The primary role of a software applications engineer is to design, develop, implement, and maintain software based on client specifications and company standards for quality. They may work as freelancers or contractors but usually work as full-time employees of a software development company or department within a business.
Aside from the duties mentioned above, a software applications engineer is also typically responsible for conducting tests on newly created software, troubleshooting technical issues, educating clients or employees on how to use the software applications, and making modifications to their applications as they see fit. Usually, they work with other software applications engineers, software developers, and managers.
Since this job requires a broad knowledge of software development, most employers look for candidates with at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or computer engineering. Furthermore, they prefer candidates who have extensive experience in software applications engineering or other relevant fields.
As a highly specialized and skilled role, it comes as no surprise that the average salary for a software applications engineer is a six-digit figure at $104,000 per annum.