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Trending Technology Skills for Full-Stack Engineers

Last Updated December 10, 2018

# Skill Demand Rank Change
1 JavaScript
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2 Java
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3 AWS
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4 Python
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5 Angular
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6 SQL
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7 CSS
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8 HTML
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9 REST
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10 Ruby
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11 Git
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12 Node.js
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13 Docker
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14 MySQL
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15 Linux
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16 Spring
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17 Scrum
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18 Go
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19 Jenkins
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20 Azure
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What Does a Full-Stack Engineer Do?

A Full-Stack Engineer is a technology professional who works throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle: writing, testing, and maintaining the code that powers highly scalable cloud applications. They work with the technical components on the front- and back-end of applications, as well as the platforms and systems that their applications run on.

Key Traits of a Full-Stack Engineer

Operational Mindset

Full-Stack Engineers must able to step back and understand the bigger picture to improve the performance and maintainability of the code they write.

Collaborative

Full-Stack Engineers must work cooperatively with product managers and business stakeholders to implement requirements into product

Inquisitive

Full-Stack Engineers are natural builders and take extra efforts to understand the inner-workings of technology

Problem Solving

Full-Stack Engineers should be adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership in the software development lifecycle.

Day-to-Day Expectations and Responsibilities

Write understandable, high-quality code and deeply grasp the series of technologies to power products and applications

Work collaboratively with other technical team members to develop technologies that serve to achieve business goals

Collaborate with product, design, and business teams to translate feature specifications into implementable code and architectures

Build and document re-usable front-end and back-end software components

Full-Stack Engineer Target Skill Set

Technical Skill Set:
  • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems
  • Experience with databases including SQL and NoSQL
  • Proficiency in languages commonly used in web application development such as JavaScript, Python, Java, HTML, and CSS
Non-Technical Skill Set:
  • Track record of learning quickly
  • Ability to influence others and collaborate across teams
  • Strong sense of ownership
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Starter Training Plan for Full-Stack Engineers

The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become Full-Stack Engineers

  • Amazon Web Services

    Full-Stack Engineer
    Starter Training Plan

    15 weeks

  • Microsoft Azure

    Full-Stack Engineer
    Starter Training Plan

    8 weeks

  • Google Cloud Platform

    Full-Stack Engineer
    Starter Training Plan

    3 weeks

Full-Stack Engineering Certifications

The following industry certifications are popular among Full-Stack Engineers:

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Google Cloud Platform

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate (Released June 2018) exam is intended for individuals who perform a Developer role.

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70-532 Exam: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

The Microsoft 70-532 Certification Exam is intended for professionals who want to become demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Azure.

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Associate Cloud Engineer

An Associate Cloud Engineer deploys applications, monitors operations, and manages enterprise solutions. This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. (Source: Google)

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