It’s a cloud era and your profile should reflect it. It doesn’t matter at which role and in which division you are,  you would need Cloud skills for sure. This post would discuss the skills that you need to be a Cloud Developer, AWS Developer to be very specific.

So who is the cloud developer?

Well, Cloud Developer is the one who specializes in development using Cloud Environment and resources. It means he/she uses all the development techniques which a software developer uses in general but also utilizes Cloud features like API Gateway, FaaS, or I can safely say Cloud developer uses development techniques by keeping Cloud Native solutions in mind.

cloud developer

So, what are the key skills for an AWS Developer

Let’s assume that you are familiar with AWS services and comfortable with basic AWS operations like creating an EC2 instance, working with S3 objects, making SNS for your notification services, creating and editing security groups as per your architecture, and deploying an instance in particular VPC with selected subnets. In short, you understand EC2, S3, VPC, Security groups, KMS, IAM, Lambda, API Gateway, Load Balancers very well.

Let’s see other AWS Developer key skills as well

How much do Cloud Developers make as compared to Software Developers?

As you are also a software developer with a skill set of Cloud Computing, surely you would be in high demand and you would be making 20-30% more than a software developer for almost similar tasks.

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Should You Become a Cloud Developer?

I won’t waste much of your time in explaining all these. I would simply share stats and you are wise enough to make a guess that you should start learning Cloud skills for sure.

It is estimated that in the next 3-5 years, there will be more than $500 billion business which would include Cloud services in various forms. This means, there would be 100s of new startups emerging, new tools will be built and surely they would need more and more Cloud engineers.

You can start building Cloud Development skills right away using various online courses offered by Coursera, Udacity, and also Flexmind which specializes in Azure, AWS, Cloud Security training worldwide.

See Flexmind Courses here:

Instructor-Led Online

AI-102-Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution

This is a Virtual Instructor-Led training course that will help you prepare and get certified on Exam AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution.

VILT & Self-Paced

AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

This self-paced course will help you prepare for the Azure Developer certification exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure.

AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions


AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

This self-paced course will help you prepare for the Azure DevOps certification exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions.

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