AWS Resume: How to Build It?

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A professional resume is not just concise but complete. All the experiences and skills are in it, and it's an essential thing. However, the experiences and the skills added must be according to the skills required for the job. If you don't know the skills for becoming a cloud engineer, you will find it below. Your resume is going to be screened by the company where you apply. In this article, we are going to present the complete list of skills required for becoming a cloud engineer. Naresh I Technologies is one of the top five computer training institutes in India. Contact us now for complete AWS training.

However, below are job descriptions from three top company, for the post of AWS Solution Architect, AWS Architect, and AWS IOT Architect.

- AWS Solutions Architect (JD-IBM)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years hands-on experience with AWS
  • At least 3 years experience in designing laaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions
  • At least 2 years experience with Containers and Container management (OpenShift, EKS etc.)
  • At least 2 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic applications
  • At least 3 years experience in architecting solutions using Agile methodologies
  • At least 3 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures
  • At least 5 years experience in distributed systems, databases and / or search engines
  • At least 5 years experience with hybrid integrations and API experience, with expertise in MuleSoft, Apigee, IBM APIC or equivalent frameworks
  • At least 5 years experience with J2EE Platforms: JBOSS, WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, WAS AWS Solution Architect Associate or Professional Certification

- AWS IoT Architect-(JD-TCS)

Experience in AWS, AWS loT concepts such as Lambda, Kinesis, AWS Java SDK, and CLI tools
Knowledge of Glacier, RDS, and all the database provided by AWS
Java, Rest API, Micro services
Agile and DevOps Skills
Knowledge of Cloud Formation, EMR, Chef, Cloud Watch

Minimum of 8 years' experience, with experience in designing the cloud solution architecture and big data.
Minimum 3 years of experience in cloud technology (AWS)
-Must have Good experience (>6)
End to end cloud solution (AWS)
End to End Big data Solution (Horton works, cloudera)
Knowledge of AWS Kinesis
Batch solution like AWS glue, SSIS, AWS pipeline
Distributed compute solutions like spark, HDInsight, Databricks
Knowledge of AWS Lambda
Knowledge of all databases provided by AWS
Knowledge of distributed storage and NoSQL storage
Knowledge of AWS sage maker. ML
Knowledge of Languages like R, Python, C#, java, PowerShell
DW-BI like MSBI, Oracle. Teradata

If you look at the above job skills and requirements, then you will find that they vary in type and numbers in each case. An AWS Engineer is among the three listed below.

- AWS Solutions Architect

The AWS Solutions Architect's job is to design the infrastructure and applications. And that's why they need advanced technical skills and experience to come up with the distributed applications and systems over the cloud. Thus, they are the ones who should keep up with application designs.

Some of the responsibilities are as below:

  • You need to design and deploy scalable, fault-tolerant, consistent, and reliable applications on the cloud.
  • You will be required to select the cloud services for designing and deploying an application provided the requirements.
  • Migrate all kinds of applications on cloud platforms.
  • Implementing and controlling the strategies.

- AWS Developer

These are the one who does the coding and the development of the applications. And they require hence the knowledge of the best practices related to the cloud architecture, the overall look after the development, deployment, and debugging of the cloud-based applications. And they need the below requirement:

  • Be an expert in any one of the high-level programming languages.

  • You need the skills for the development, deployment, debugging of cloud applications.

  • You need to have the skills in developing the API, command-line interface as well as the SDKs for coding the applications.

  • The key features of the cloud services providers are essential as well.

  • You need to understand the application lifecycle management.

You need to know how to do the continuous integration and distribution pipelines for deploying the applications.

  • Possess the ability for coding and implementing the essential security measures
  • Good at troubleshooting the code modules.
  • Efficient in making the serverless applications
  • Efficient in making use of the containers for serverless applications.

- AWS System Operations Engineer

These individuals happen to be the system administrators whose work starts after the application is being designed and developed. You need to manage and monitor the activities which follow after the process of development. And they should have the below skills:

  • You should have experience as a system administrator in system operations.
  • Proficient in Virtual technology.
  • Good at monitoring and auditing the systems.
  • Possess a good understanding of the networking concepts (e.g. DNS, firewalls, and TCP/IP).
  • Must be good at translating the architectural requirements.
  • Good knowledge related to deployment, management, and operation of the scalable and fault-tolerant systems
  • Good at implementing and controlling the data flow to and from the cloud service provider.
  • Capable of selecting the required services for computing, data, and security requirements. 
  • Good at estimating the usage cost and identifying the operational cost of the overall control mechanism.
  • Good at migrating on-premises workloads to service providers.

Thus, now we are up with the skill sets required to be the above three. Let’s now build the AWS resume:

- Resume Building

Keep in mind that your resume is the first impression that your interviewer is going to have about you. It is the first and most essential step towards your goal. You can prepare a resume in two ways:

Chronological This is the one that you need to make use of when you want to list everything as they have happened. And these are used in traditional fields.

Functional: In this, not all the skills and experiences are mentioned, though, the jobseeker only mentions those experiences and skills that are relevant to the job requirements. The recruiters these days prefer these kinds of resumes as they are short yet fully informative.

Hence always prefer the functional resume, and then you will have a better chance of getting the job. Remember, you should put your words most appropriately and as concisely as possible. It should also be consistent and formatted such that you can convey your message as loud as possible.

Also, always keep your resume updated. It's your resume that will help you pass the first round.

Make sure your resume is not more than 2-pages, as otherwise, the recruiters might get bored, and that will affect your chances.

Apart from functional, also list the activities and mention your role in them. And remember, recruiters prefer a customized resume. You should present all your interpersonal skills like leadership, team player, etc... And in case you have received an award, please do mention it.

Do mention your hobbies and present yourself as an all-rounder with all the skills and hobbies.

Now let's cover another essential part, the technical skills in the AWS resume.

Technical Skills

Once you have completed the job experiences, mention the technical skills in the tech skills section. Mention all those that are relevant to the job. However, only brief the skills that you know well. A sample technical skill can look like as below:



  • Good experience in developer tools like Code build, Code Deploy, Code Pipeline, and designing the complete cloud environment, which covers the storage instance, EC2-instance, high availability zones, subnets, etc.
  • Good at preparing blueprints of architecture and preparation of complete documentation. Good at preparing bills, and good experience in all AWS services like ELB, EBS, EC2, ECS, IAM, SQS, RDS, Lambda, CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk, etc.
  • Good at all kinds of migrations.

- Achievements & Hobbies

The next part is the achievement and hobbies. Not a lot of those are required, as it distracts the recruiter. And he can miss the essential ones. Mention a small bunch and those which are relevant to the job. However, make sure you are confident with what you are mentioning as well. 

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