While RPA can have a significant impact on a business on its own, its potential is multiplied by other software automation means and AI technologies, such as machine learning. Go beyond the typical RPA Developer role towards the broader scope of automation development.
No matter the job title, Automation Developers are the engine of any business automation program, thus playing a key role in the Automation Center of Excellence. Their mission is to transform ideas into enterprise-scale automation processes using a broad range of automation tools and functionalities, such as UiPath Studio. They can do this through a combination of technical skills and business acumen.
The best Automation Developers come from tech-savvy individuals with a good understanding of the basic programming concepts and ideally 1-2 years of experience as a software engineer or education in computer science. Being a role closely tied to business, analytical thinking and problem-solving are crucial.
If you're totally new to automation development, start with a course on coding concepts and fundamentals, ideally with C# or VB.NET, but it can also be something else, like Python or Java. Currently UiPath Academy doesn't offer such a course, but you can check out this or this. Or you can do your own research and find the one which suits you best.
The Automation Explorer learning plan (6 courses): the essential topics in automation development, demonstrated with the UiPath technology.
The Associate Automation Developer learning plan: get the skills you need to work with other developers in business automation scenarios.
The Associate Automation Developer certification: demonstrate your expertise with this first Automation Developer certification.
The Advanced Automation Developer learning plan: develop the expertise to drive the automation of business processes.
The Advanced Automation Developer certification: prove your enterprise automation abilities with this certification.