What does an Applications Engineer do?

Applications engineers work as a bridge between customers and engineering teams. They use customer input and sales information to design or redesign, develop, test, and implement complex software problems and applications. They provide technical support and expertise to customers by testing applications and responding to feedback. They perform installations and maintenance and often perform sales presentations and demonstrations.

Applications engineers perform customer analysis to create applications that respond to their needs and provide innovative solutions to common problems. They perform prototyping applications and code reviews to ensure products are satisfactory. They debug, test, code, improve, and redesign tasks, respond to customer issues, provide updated software that solves bug issues, perform customer installations, and work with customer service teams. Applications engineers need a degree in software engineering.

null null

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
76%
5 - 7
10%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

MS SQL Server
Javascript
Agile Software Development
Relational Database
API
.NET
Cloud
Frameworks

Applications Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Applications Engineer
$90,985/yr
Software Engineer
42% made the transition
Software Developer
23% made the transition
See Career Path

Applications Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$90,985 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
$60K
Median: $91K
$137K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Applications Engineer Jobs