Trending Technology Skills for Full-Stack Engineers
Last Updated April 15, 2019
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
Full-Stack Engineers must able to step back and understand the bigger picture to improve the performance and maintainability of the code they write.
Full-Stack Engineers must work cooperatively with product managers and business stakeholders to implement requirements into product
Full-Stack Engineers are natural builders and take extra efforts to understand the inner-workings of technology
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
Non-Technical Skill Set:
- Track record of learning quickly
- Ability to influence others and collaborate across teams
- Strong sense of ownership
Starter Training Plan for Full-Stack Engineers
The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become Full-Stack Engineers
Amazon Web Services
Certified Developer – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS - June 2018
The Cloud Academy Certified Developer - Associate Learning Path has helped thousands of students master the AWS Developer - Associate certification. This iteration of our certification Learning Path is specifically designed to prepare you for the AWS certification exam released in June 2018.
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Google Cloud Platform
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Full-Stack Engineering Certifications
The following industry certifications are popular among Full-Stack Engineers:
AZ-203 Exam: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
Candidates for this exam are Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. They participate in all phases of development, from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. (Source: Microsoft)View Certification >
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)View Certification >
Professional Cloud Developer
A Professional Cloud Developer builds scalable and highly available applications using Google recommended practices and tools that leverage fully managed services. This individual has experience with next generation databases, runtime environments and developer tools. They also have proficiency with at least one general purpose programming language and are skilled with using Stackdriver to produce meaningful metrics and logs to debug and trace code.View Certification >
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