AWS Developer Job Description

Use our template to craft a compelling and comprehensive AWS Developer job description to attract top-tier talent.

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If your company uses cloud infrastructure and web applications, consider hiring an Amazon Web Services (AWS) developer. These AWS experts can establish, maintain, and develop AWS cloud infrastructure, cloud services, and web apps. They can also apply best security and scalability practices.

The first step in hiring a suitable AWS developer is writing an engaging and comprehensive job description. This article covers the information you must include for an AWS developer job description. It also provides a customizable job description template to help you get started.

AWS Developer Job Description Template

Creating an AWS job description can be time-consuming and confusing if you’re unsure where to start. Use our AWS developer job description template to kickstart the job ad-writing process. 

Job Overview

Start with an overview of your AWS developer position and why you're hiring. Make this section as concise as possible — save the details for later.

Here's what a job overview could look like:

[Company name] is [short description of your company's industry and size]. Founded in [year], we aim to [company's purpose or mission statement]. We are looking for a talented [seniority, i.e., junior or senior] AWS developer with [number] years of experience to join our team. This is a [remote, hybrid, or in-person] job in [location for in-person and hybrid roles].

AWS Developer Responsibilities

Like other roles, AWS developers' responsibilities vary depending on the industry and employer. However, AWS development often requires the ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Understand and suggest changes to the current cloud-based application infrastructure
  • Establish a monitoring stack
  • Define and document strategies and best practices concerning infrastructure maintenance and application deployment
  • Write infrastructure as code using services such as CloudFormation
  • Develop different AWS services, including Lambda, RDS instance, and APIs to build serverless applications
  • Create reusable, scalable, and efficient programs and cost-effective migration strategies

AWS Developer Qualifications

After listing the role's responsibilities, establish the qualifications you're looking for. Depending on your goals, industry, and preferences, these may include the following:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in information technology, computer science, or another related field
  • At least [number] years of experience with planning, designing, creating, and implementing cloud solutions on AWS platforms
  • AWS certification

AWS Developer Skills

Next, list the position's required soft and hard skills. 

Soft skills are interpersonal skills and personal attributes that enable hires to interact harmoniously and effectively with others. Candidates can also use soft skills to finish tasks effectively and efficiently. On the other hand, hard or technical skills are quantifiable knowledge, capabilities, and experiences for executing tasks. Unlike soft skills, technical skills can be proven through coding tests and take-home assignments. 

Soft Skills

AWS developers should have comprehensive soft skills, including the following:

  • Leadership skills
  • Time-management skills 
  • Active listening skills 
  • Empathy
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Humility
  • Self-awareness
  • Robust problem-solving skills

Hard Skills

AWS developers should also have various hard skills, including:

  • Experience with the core AWS service
  • Proficiency in Unix/Linux administration
  • Experience developing in a microservices architecture using Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with monitoring solutions such as the ELK stack, Prometheus, and CloudWatch
  • Hands-on experience with database architecture, advanced analytics, machine learning, business intelligence, and big data
  • Knowledge of deploying web services, such as RPC, REST, and APIs
  • Understanding of programming languages such as Java and JavaScript
  • Previous experience handling large systems designs

Technical Skills

AWS developers should have a broad range of technical skills, including:

  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with serverless cloud computing approaches
  • Experience with DevOps
  • Experience using tools such as Jira, Maven, and Jenkins
  • Expertise in PostgreSQL, Gradle, Couchbase, and Netflix OSS is an advantage

Compensation and Benefits

Mention the role's salary range and employee benefits. Include attractive benefits like tuition reimbursement, professional development, hybrid or remote work models, and health insurance. Companies that offer competitive salaries and benefits are more likely to attract and retain top AWS developers.

Company Information

Wrap up your job post with a brief paragraph about your company. Tell candidates when your company was founded, its mission statement, the preferred project management or software development methodology (i.e., Agile or Waterfall), and your company's accolades and media appearances. This section will help you find candidates who share your values.

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Sourcing, vetting, and hiring high-quality AWS developers can be exhausting, especially if you have a small human resources team and lack the time.

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