What does an Applications Engineer do?

Applications developers use experience and knowledge of different programming languages to create software. This role requires individuals to work both individually and collaboratively to write lines of code and test software for flaws. Applications developers often work large companies to produce software, but may also work for small start-ups. Work in this field often involves long hours at critical points in the development process.

Applications developers require a Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software development, or other related fields. A Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software development or other related fields may be necessary for upper-level positions. Depending on the type of applications development, critical networking knowledge and certificates may be necessary, which can be obtained through additional coursework and testing. Applications developers must be detail-oriented, creative, and have key problem-solving skills.

  • Work collaboratively with team to receive and respond to project requests
  • Research potential programming needs and required programming languages
  • Provide programming experience to creatively design software
  • Utilize industry-accepted testing methods troubleshoot flaws
  • Work with different teams and departments to ensure code quality
  • Create reports and present development updates to teams and stakeholders
  • Customize existing code to ensure efficiency and functionality
  • Accurately document programming and code changes
  • A Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, programming, or a related field may be preferred for upper-level positions
  • Certificates in other related areas, such as networking, may be necessary for some applications development
  • 0-2 years of experience for entry-level positions
  • Proven experience creating applications or other types of software
  • Up-to-date knowledge of different programming languages, such as C, C+, C++, Java, Javascript, Ruby and Python
  • Experience working within an Agile software development environment
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and efficiently
  • Desire to work collaboratively to ensure effective execution of project deadlines
  • Strongly detail-oriented with an ability to quickly identify and solve programming errors

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

MS SQL Server
Agile Software Development
Relational Database

Applications Engineer Seniority Levels

Applications Engineer
Applications Engineer IV
No Salary Reports
Software Engineer
42% made the transition
Software Developer
24% made the transition
See Career Path

Applications Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹8,00,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
Median: ₹8L
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Applications Engineer jobs

Applications Engineer Interviews