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Working As A Solutions Engineer

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

  • $104,300

    Average Salary

What Does A Solutions Engineer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Solutions 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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Solutions Engineer Career Paths

Solutions Engineer
Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Technical Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Engineer Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Product Manager General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Engineer Business Development Manager Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Sales Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Product Manager Product Management Director
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Engineering Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President, Software Development
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Engineer Senior Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Team Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Service Engineer 3.4 years
Engineer 3.2 years
LAN Engineer 3.2 years
Systems Engineer 3.2 years
Solutions Engineer 3.0 years
Computer Engineer 3.0 years
Solutions Manager 3.0 years
Desktop Engineer 2.6 years
Server Engineer 2.5 years
Solutions Analyst 2.4 years
Help Desk Engineer 1.8 years
NOC Engineer 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 5.4%
Engineer 3.1%
Top Employers After
Consultant 7.4%
Engineer 3.2%

Solutions Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

81.6%

Female

16.0%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

73.5%

Asian

13.9%

Hispanic or Latino

9.2%

Unknown

2.8%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

27.5%

Carrier

14.5%

Chinese

8.7%

French

8.7%

Japanese

5.8%

Portuguese

4.3%

German

4.3%

Malay

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Tamil

2.9%

Thai

2.9%

Afrikaans

1.4%

Dutch

1.4%

Ukrainian

1.4%

Persian

1.4%

Urdu

1.4%

Dakota

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Italian

1.4%
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Solutions Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.5%

George Washington University

7.3%

Northeastern University

7.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

6.2%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.7%

University of Texas at Austin

5.2%

Ohio State University

4.7%

Michigan State University

4.1%

Texas A&M University

4.1%

University of Iowa

4.1%

George Mason University

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

Villanova University

3.6%

San Jose State University

3.6%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

Texas Tech University

3.6%

University of Washington

3.6%

University of Georgia

3.6%

Drexel University

3.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

19.7%

Business

17.4%

Electrical Engineering

9.1%

Computer Information Systems

7.2%

Information Technology

6.5%

Computer Networking

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.9%

Computer Engineering

3.9%

Mechanical Engineering

3.1%

Management Information Systems

3.0%

Information Systems

2.8%

Management

2.7%

Communication

2.7%

Project Management

2.4%

Marketing

2.1%

Industrial Engineering

2.0%

Finance

1.9%

Engineering

1.8%

Accounting

1.7%

Psychology

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.0%

Masters

23.4%

Other

17.5%

Associate

8.7%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

1.4%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.2%
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Real Solutions Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Open Source Analytics Solution Engineer IBM Corporation San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2016 $195,648
Solution Engineer Google Inc. New York, NY Aug 16, 2016 $181,400
Solution Engineer Google Inc. New York, NY Aug 24, 2016 $181,400
ADS Solutions Engineer Google Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 29, 2016 $177,000
Solutions Engineer Hortonworks, Inc. North Bergen, NJ Apr 25, 2016 $170,000
Solutions Engineer Cloudflare, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 07, 2016 $169,000
Solutions Engineer Hortonworks, Inc. Wayne, NJ Aug 22, 2016 $160,000
Solutions Engineer Alcatel Lucent USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 10, 2015 $160,000 -
$179,988
Solutions Engineer Hortonworks, Inc. Fairfax, VA Jul 11, 2016 $160,000
Solution Engineer III The TJX Companies, Inc. Framingham, MA Aug 15, 2016 $160,000
Partner Solutions Engineer Hortonworks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Apr 29, 2016 $157,250
Lead Solution Engineer-Customer Facing Capriza Inc. Palo Alto, CA Nov 17, 2016 $155,000
Solutions Engineer I Cadence Design Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 01, 2016 $94,781 -
$118,300
Solutions Engineer Edgecast Networks, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Apr 27, 2015 $94,505
Applications Solutions Engineer General Networks Corporation Glendale, CA Sep 10, 2015 $94,286
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Lake Mary, FL Oct 26, 2015 $94,106 -
$95,000
Solution Engineer Integrated Research Inc. Denver, CO May 15, 2015 $93,974 -
$110,500
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Boston, MA Jun 21, 2016 $93,518 -
$105,000
Solution Engineer Stanley Security Solution, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Jul 20, 2016 $93,293
BI Solutions Engineer Third I Inc. Charlotte, NC Sep 05, 2016 $69,850
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Lake Mary, FL Nov 23, 2016 $69,847 -
$118,500
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Lake Mary, FL Sep 22, 2015 $69,846 -
$95,000
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Dallas, TX Sep 22, 2015 $69,846 -
$95,000
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Lake Mary, FL Nov 16, 2015 $69,805 -
$105,000
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Lake Mary, FL Jun 06, 2016 $69,805 -
$118,500
Solutions Engineer Ingenico Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 14, 2016 $69,800 -
$89,800
Solution Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Norfolk, VA May 06, 2016 $69,764 -
$118,500

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Top Skills for A Solutions Engineer

CustomerServiceWindowsXPInfrastructureWebSQLServerRemoteArchitectureTechnicalSupportStoragePre-SalesSupportCloudRFPTroubleshootVmwareProjectManagementLinuxTcp/IpVoipBackupCustomerSatisfaction

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Top Solutions Engineer Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Windows XP
  3. Infrastructure
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed tickets in customer service tracking application.
  • Install, configure, repair and manage Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 and Windows 8).
  • Integrated metadata solutions with client's enterprise applications and infrastructure.
  • Developed and tested Business Objects universes and Web Intelligence reports.
  • Design and implement procedure to pull data via client SQL server / audio recorder into Nexidia analytics.

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