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After I passed all the AWS certifications at the associate and professional levels, I wondered which professional path would be the best for me. I found out the job positions as AWS Developer, AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Data Engineer, but I did not understand the differences between these positions. If you are unsure about the differences between those two jobs, read on.
In this article, I will sum up the main differences between the aforementioned three positions, but be aware that differences can vary across companies.
AWS Developers create and maintain applications based on AWS tools. AWS Developers code in different languages most of the time, but a preferred language is python, based on my experiences. Most developers need to know how to connect to the projects through various ways, such as AWS APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs.
You need to understand the core AWS services such as EC2, VPC, RDS, IAM, etc. AWS Developers cooperate with AWS Solution Architect and Data engineer to fulfil all the customer’s requirements.
AWS Developer Skills and Experience
AWS Solutions Architect Skills and Experience
AWS Data Engineer
From the name of the position it is clear that the significant part of the job is to work with data. The data come from on-prem systems or other clouds, and you have to work with them based on customer requirements. AWS Data Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing automated tools for collecting and transferring data from multiple source systems to the AWS cloud platform. Another vital role is creating and developing large-scale data processing and analysis projects.
AWS Data Engineer Skills and Experience