What Are The Hottest RPA Job Titles in 2020?


by Smriti Srivastava
March 3, 2020

With the increasing acceptance of automation capabilities by various organizations, technologies such as the automation of robotic processes or RPA are gaining momentum. RPA is undoubtedly generating a lot of interest and hiring activity because of its potential to automate and integrate processes without the need for a large budget IT project.

In the current market landscape, RPA opportunities are not limited to technologists. Business analysts and others who are able to analyze business processes and imagine how they can be automated can learn to create bots themselves or write down the requirements for an RPA developer. Business leaders whose organizations have not yet embraced the automation of robotic processes have the opportunity to advocate for the possibilities and take on a role for themselves leading this initiative.

Here are some of the hottest Robotic Process Automation job titles in 2020.

RPA developer

The RPA developer is someone who works cross-functionally with business processes and business analysts to create and optimize workflow processes. However, this is a relatively new career path, and many organizations have formal titles that differ for RPA developers.

The role of a successful RPA developer requires specific skills and best practices such as documentation and planning. To automate a business process, an RPA developer needs to create workflow diagrams and strategically document the process before implementation.

While the responsibilities of a Robotic Process Automation developer can vary, typically someone in this role is responsible for designing and managing workflow automation projects. The person may also be responsible for testing or troubleshooting, so coding skills are also important. To be successful in the role of RPA developer, you need to be able to navigate through various appropriate technologies such as UiPath or Automation Anywhere.

RPA Solutions Architect

An RPA solution architect is the pillar of a company’s implementation of Robotic Process Automation and enables the development and deployment of the RPA solution. The solution architect is responsible for overseeing the initial setup of the infrastructure for the development, test, and production environments. The solution architect also examines the server and other RPA deployment options.

The solution architects are responsible for ensuring that all members of the CoE, including stakeholders, agree on the best practices to be followed. They ensure that the correct coding standards and guidelines are in place. A collaboration is carried out with the business analyst with regard to feasibility and optimization. As part of the preparation, the solution architect is also responsible for estimating the amount of time, money, and plans for the technical meetings that will be held during the process.

In addition, the candidate is responsible for designing solutions, creating the workflows, testing, and maintaining the solution. The solution architect is responsible for identifying reusable components that can save double the effort and defining how configurable parameters, queues and schedules are managed by robots to optimize costs and uptime.

RPA analyst

According to Tony Walker, RPA / AI analyst advisor, author, and director at Leania.co, what is expected of an RPA analyst is:

• Develop a center of excellence for correct processes for automating robotic processes across the company.

• Create and ensure correct use of tools, templates, best practices, and quality assurance measures – May include holding governance meetings.

• Be an evangelist for RPA – train and educate teams in robotic process automation and lean process improvement.

• This should include running Lean and RPA Lunch & Learns to ensure teams are not only being bought, but are also identifying, evaluating and redesigning processes.

• Identify and evaluate automation opportunities.

• Collect and analyze requirements, write down use cases and test plans.

• Conduct workshops with stakeholders and process experts.

• You must have sufficient knowledge of the Robotic Process Automation platform (s) to be able to create at least one basic automated process. This allows you to advise the company on exactly what is possible and what is not.

• Develop an implementation roadmap for automating robotic processes and propose other automations (scripts, macros, COTS tools, etc.). This inevitably leads to working with OCR / ICR, machine learning and AI.

• Work with SMEs (subject matter experts) to document the actual process maps and procedures, and conduct exercises on process redesign for the design of the future solution.

• Record users running the process and develop keystroke documents for the Process Design Document (PDD).

• Support of UAT and evaluation of automated processes – Creation of error logs that developers can fix.

• One final point: in some (many) cases, you may also need to take on the role of project manager to ensure that you and your team achieve goals and meet deadlines.

RPA champions

According to UiPath, RPA Champion can evangelize and drive adoption of Robotic Process Automation across the enterprise. The champion is the custodian of the overall robotic process automation solution. You are responsible for ensuring a healthy automation pipeline while leading the operational management of the virtual workforce.

Shail Khiyara, who recently served as Customer Experience Officer at UIPath, says, “An RPA champion who comes from outside IT should put some energy into building a good relationship with IT that will ensure long-term success. I think the vendor community can bridge the gap between business and IT better than expecting it to happen on its own. “

March 30, 2021