How to Become a RPA developer?

RPA is a configuration of software robots to collect data and perform routine tasks ranging from automated emails to streamlining business operations. RPA is simple to deploy and also helps provide benefits like increased productivity, efficiency and improved customer satisfaction. RPA is the present and the future of intelligent process automation and hence, a very lucrative career path. One of the many career choices in this sector is that of an RPA developer. 

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Who is an RPA developer?

An RPA developer is a person who works with both business analysts and in business operations to help create optimized solutions and workflows. However, this is relatively a new profile and hence, is known with varied names like automation architect or process designer. 

The titles however are irrelevant. A successful RPA developer requires a defined skill-set and good practices of planning and documenting. A RPA developer is required to deliberately document all processes before implementation and produce workflow charts and diagrams for better understanding. A RPA developer is responsible for fixing bugs and hence, requires one to know coding. You also should be in harmony with operating new tech intelligent automation softwares like Krista.  

Now that we have discussed what basically the role and duties of a rpa developer looks like, let’s discuss the n number of skills that they need to be successful in this field. Some of them are as follows: 

  • Strategic Planning: Planning is an important part of this role and setting goals before hand will help you map out the workflow and help with implementation and documentation in the future. 
  • Analytical Skills: You need to analyse various processes and provide suggestions and recommendations wherever there is a scope for improvement. An important aspect of adopting softwares like Krista RPA is their ability to improve workflow and hence, as a rpa developer your job is to manage the tech for the same. 
  • Problem Solver: Intelligent process automation is no easy feat and has many ups and downs especially in the beginning. A lot of issues and bugs may pop-up in the initial stages. You are responsible for fixing all or any of it. 
  • Computer Language Knowledge: You should be experienced and well-versed with programming languages like Ruby, Java, C++ Python and so on.

This list of skill-set is the most basic and hopefully will help you move on to bigger avenues.

It has been estimated that by 2021, the rpa market will grow beyond the 2.9 billion dollar mark. Almost all industries including hospitality, healthcare, retail etc are embracing rpa software like Krista to automate tasks. Krista is a conversational rpa which automatically puts it in the futuristic category and continuous development in the rpa software sector shows a promising future in both the tech and business world. 

This promise of the future means an increase in hiring in the IT sector especially of those with the rpa skill-set. This path also comes with attractive salary packages. According to Indeed, the average salary for a RPA developer ranges from $97,166 to $141,261. 

The best part about being an RPA developer is that it is easier to learn than any other programming languages and is in demand at the moment. There are numerous platforms in the marketspace as RPA and intelligent process automation are still in their development phase. All RPA platforms use Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) but it is better to understand the underlying technology of each tool because especially in complex processes, developers need to customize their bots using the underlying programming language of the RPA tool.

RPA developer’s though currently not much recognised is a growing field and soon will over take IT industries and then there would be a ready need for a fast influx of RPA developers. 

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Kartik Kumar