Prospects of the RPA Developer profession in the future

Overview of RPA

What is RPA?

RPA is the acronym for Robotic Process Automation, meaning robotic process automation. This is software technology created to imitate human actions, performing repetitive tasks to increase work efficiency.

How it works: RPA operates on the interface layer of the browser, software… To put it simply, humans will “teach” virtual robots working processes with many steps, on many different applications such as : receive form, send confirmation message, arrange form into folder, enter data on form…

RPA is often applied to regular, repetitive manual tasks, manipulating structured data.

Prospects of RPA technology

The RPA market is predicted to reach $2.9 billion by 2021 according to Forrester. This is also the top 10 hottest technologies on the market in the 2020s, according to Gartner.

RPA Developer career path

Why is RPA a potential industry?

Not only is work less affected, but it also has the potential to thrive due to the impact of COVID-19

Technology has grown rapidly in recent years: 2020 increased by 11.94%, 2021 increased by 19.53%… (Gartner, September 2020)

Opportunity to work with enterprise-level customers (the highest technology application layer): Gartner predicts that by 2022, 90% of large companies and corporations globally will apply RPA. By 2024, they will triple the enterprise’s RPA application capacity

From the perspective of people in the industry, Thinh Nguyen shared that: In fact, the need for automation arises from businesses themselves, they are in the race to digitally transform and find optimal operational solutions, especially during the epidemic season. An organization/business can ‘order’ up to hundreds of automated processes. Therefore, technology personnel in the RPA industry have a lot of potential to work and learn in many different fields at the same time.

What are the common recruitment criteria for RPA Developers?

According to Mr. Vu Tung – RPA Solution Architect Leader – the manager of all RPA Developers of akaBot, the recruitment criteria are clearly distinguished from two subjects: No experience and with work experience.

For people without experience such as new graduates or Freshers with less than 1 year of experience, requirements include:

Education: Graduated from technology-related fields or have studied programming & programming language training courses.

Spirit & attitude: Eager to learn, ready to absorb new things, absorb quickly and not afraid of difficulties. In addition, confidence, dynamism and initiative are also essential factors.

Foreign language ability: This is a mandatory requirement because the Developer must grasp the meaning of terms as well as requests from customers. You can prepare in advance a minimum TOEIC certificate of 500-600 points.

Logical thinking: For Freshers, from a manager’s perspective, you need to be autonomous in the working process so that whenever you encounter a problem, you have to think of a solution, thereby speeding up your work. than.

For those of you with experience in the RPA industry, there are additional requirements:

Possessing at least 1 Advanced certificate in the field of RPA, issued by UiPath or other RPA platforms. The more RPA certifications you have, the better your advantage.

Have experience in ‘manufacturing’ at least 5 virtual robots. This ensures you have hands-on experience building, deploying, and solving problems with bots.

In terms of education, spirit, thinking and foreign language ability, the requirements are still similar to the fresher group, because this is the common point that RPA Developers must have in the working process.

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What are the positive points that RPA Developers improve the most after joining the industry?

Technical knowledge and skills are the first things to definitely improve. However, soft skills have also changed quite significantly. If you think Developers are just people hiding behind computer screens, then with RPA, Developers gradually become more dynamic, flexible, and their communication skills are also much better. Basically because you have to constantly contact customers, to produce virtual robot assistants that meet the best and most complete requirements. On the contrary, if you are passive, have little interaction and communication, then the Virtual Robot will certainly have to do it over and over again.

RPA Developer promotion order

RPA Developers will go through the following ‘titles’:

Intern/Fresher > RPA Junior Developer > RPA Senior Developer > Technical Leader > Solution Architecture

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