Before we start with an RPA Developer's job description, let us rewind and look back at what is RPA in simple terms. Robotic Process Automation, also known as RPA, is a software technology developed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning technology, which designs Robots (bots) to carry out easy day-to-day tasks independently without any human interference. It does it's assigned work alone, which previously required humans to perform manually.
 
Now that we have polished our necessary information on RPA, let us now look into the job description for an RPA Developer? 
 
We all have heard about the ever trending RPA and how many job opportunities it offers to become an RPA professional. But what exactly does an RPA Developer do? What would be the job description? What does the company expect from an RPA Developer? In this blog, we are going to discuss answers to such frequently asked questions. Let's dig into it. 
 
 
Before we start with answering the questions, let us first understand who an RPA Developer is. RPA Developer is the one who designs, develops, and implements the RPA software. The primary role of the RPA developer is to design, build, and execute software robots or bots to work side by side with humans to increase the business performance of the process. The primary role of an RPA Developer is to investigate, analyze, and develop automation based on the business/company's requirements. This could be achieved with RPA technologies and tools available in the market, such as Ui Path, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, Kofax, etc. 
 
Speaking in basic terms, an RPA Developer is generally offered three roles, which are Process Designers, Automation Architect, and Production managers. Depending on the need of the said company and the candidate's ability and experience, he/she can have all three job roles in one, or they may have only one specific part towards the company. 
 
Below are some of the job descriptions which are commonly found associated with various companies, although it must be noted that these are not the only ones and it also depends upon a candidate's ability, experience, what role the company is offering, etc. 
 
  • Mapping processes and Data flow
  • Modeling and developing robotic automations
  • Managing production RPA jobs
  • Producing metrics
  • Identifying and analyzing the improvements that can be made
  • Supporting users by using robots
  • Creation and maintenance of Solution documents
  • Supporting business teams in testing activities
  • Solving the problems which arise at the day to day automation and redesign accordingly
  • Testing jobs and successfully migrating them to production
  • Coming up with alternate or better practices for future development
  • Must be able to multi-task with various projects on hand
  • Communication and providing a solution to any identified and potential risks
  • Identify internal and external process dependencies
 
Conclusion
 
An RPA Developer has immense opportunities in the present and more in the future. The roles and responsibilities, as well as the job description, differs from person to person and company to company. Above were a few of the typical job descriptions by different companies of the various positions and roles of an RPA Developer.  
 
Armin Vans
Archer Charles has top education industry knowledge with 4 years of experience. Being a passionate blogger also does blogging on the technology niche.

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