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Difference between an AWS solutions architect and developer

The AWS solutions architect associate and AWS solutions developer associate are both very good job designations with good career prospects and high salaries. In this answer, we will detail the differences in the scope and job responsibilities of the two roles.

What is the difference between an AWS solutions architect and a developer in terms of job scope?


Tasks required to be performed by them on the job -


Architect - The candidate should be able to demonstrate a deep and thorough knowledge of how to develop cloud-based applications on the AWS platform.


He should know how to design and develop these cloud-based applications in such a way that they are robust and secure too. This can be learned by taking aws solutions architect associate training.


For this, the aws architect associate should know how the AWS platform is designed and which are the most appropriate AWS services to make use of to design and develop the cloud-based applications.


He should also know about the most major and important security principles and practices so that he can incorporate them into the application and make it immune to attackers and viruses.


Professional - The candidate should be able to demonstrate a deep and thorough knowledge of architecture and best practices of the AWS platform. The architecture includes the technological base of the AWS platform and it also includes the design and layout of all the various AWS services.


The candidate should also know all the AWS platform best practices such as how to debug code, how to update and maintain code, how to establish and follow a proper product and service release cycle etc.


Architect -  The candidate should be able to demonstrate a deep and thorough knowledge of the architectural design principles which are predominant in the field of the AWS platform.


They should be able to design and develop cloud-based applications in accordance with these architectural design principles. The aws solution architect associate course contains a module on this technique.


They should also be able to design and develop these cloud-based applications according to the requirements of the clients or the customers.


This means that if the client or customer requires a content delivery application they should be able to design it in such a way that it can deliver content on the scale which the client requires it for – whether it be global, continental, or national.


Or if the client requires a music streaming and music playing application such as Spotify the candidate should be able to call upon and tie in all the relevant and appropriate AWS services to serve the needs of the client and to make the application run and function properly. One can learn how to do this by taking aws associate training.


Professional -  The candidate should be able to demonstrate a deep and thorough knowledge of the working and functioning of cloud-based applications.


The candidate should be able to debug and deploy cloud-based applications competently and he should also be able to develop them in an efficient and optimal manner so that they take the least amount of resources to run and perform their functions.


Salary of an AWS solutions architect associate - ₹ 16,75,837 per year.


Salary of an AWS solutions developer associate -  Rs. 7,25,000 per year.


Also know: What is the difference between AWS solutions and a professional?


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