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Interviewing an AWS Developer: X Key Technical Skills

Cloud computing belongs to modern cutting-edge technologies that give the companies an opportunity to store almost unlimited amounts of data on virtual servers. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is one of the leading providers of on-demand cloud computing platforms, and prominent enterprises such as NASA are among AWS users. Many companies choose the Amazon Web Services platform for its security and reliability.

No matter if you are building an AWS infrastructure from scratch or going to migrate your existing data to AWS, you will need certified AWS developers to handle those tasks. In this article, we are going to elaborate on technical skills and expertise that should be taken into account when interviewing an AWS developer.

X Key Technical Skills of an AWS Programmer

– Deep knowledge of at least one of these languages: .NET/C#, Java, Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP. These high-level programming languages are most commonly used when creating cloud-based applications in general, including those for the Amazon Web Services platform.

  •    Hands-on experience with design and maintenance of AWS-based applications.
  •    Ability to use the AWS SDK to interact with AWS services and develop solutions.
  •    Experience in deploying the cloud-based apps by using AWS CloudFormation and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  •    Ability to use Access Management and AWS Identity for service authentication.
  •    Database skills, such as SQL and MySQL. Knowledge of more advanced databases, such as Hadoop or MongoDB is a plus.
  •    Proficient knowledge of the Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Simple Storage Service databases.
  •    Experience with using AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Queue Service, and Amazon Simple Workflow Service to integrate applications and data.
  •    Ability to use Amazon Cognito and Web Identity Framework for user authentication.
  •    Understanding of continuous integration concepts for real-time testing and diagnostics.
  •    Familiarity with open-source automation solutions, such as Puppet and Chef.
  •    Experience with migration of legacy solutions to the cloud.
  •    Familiarity with common enterprise services, such as Virtual Desktops, File Servers, Active Directory, DNS, etc.
  •    Knowledge of DevOps technologies, such as CFEngine, Capistrano, Zookeeper, etc. is a plus.

We wish you good luck in shortlisting the right candidate among AWS programmers.

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