#Robotic Process Automation
"Robotic Process Automation (or RPA) is a rapidly emerging technology that will fundamentally change how SSCs (Shared Service Centre's) operate, slashing the effort for routine tasks and enabling advanced cognitive applications that augment or replace human judgment in knowledge-based processes". - Deloitte 2017 global shared services survey
RPA i.e. Robotics Process Automation, as its name suggests, automates business processes by employing software with machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence) abilities to manage a vast number of recurring tasks, which were previously performed by humans. These tasks include but are not limited to bookkeeping, calculations, manipulating data, communicating with various digital systems and generating responses. Basically, RPA technology, also referred to as software robot, imitates human workers to successfully log into applications, enter data, calculate, complete tasks and log out.
It allows companies to execute these clerical operations promptly and efficiently without modifying the existing system. Although RPA tools are technically similar to graphical user interface (GUI) testing tools, the former boasts additional features for data management in multiple applications. Such features are usually absent in testing tools, therefore they are unable to extract data from one application and accurately feed it into another.
To apply for the any junior or senior positions in this field, one would need the following skills:
OOPs Concepts & Patterns
Abstract Classes and Interfaces
File IO and Serialization
Collections - List , Map , Set
Exceptions - Checked , Unchecked
Java Keywords - Static, Final, volatile, synchronized, transient, this super etc.
JVM and Memory Management
Multithreading and Synchronization
Leading global tech organizations constantly seek brilliant professionals for Robotics Process Automation development. The core skills prospective candidates must possess to be eligible for junior or senior positions are:
Mathematics (strong grasp of geometry and algebra)
Physics (in-depth understanding of electrical circuits, energy, material science and mechanics, as well as topics necessary for understanding basics of robotics)
Other sciences (for understanding real world problems and practical applications of mathematical concepts)
Computing and Programming (VB scripting, C++, Information Systems and Computer Science)
Design and Technology (Product Design, Process Design, Manufacturing, Technological Studies and Graphic Communication)
Engineering (Mechatronics, Bioengineering, Mechanical, Electronics or Automotive)
PLC Programming (HMI – Human Machine Interface, PLC – Programmable Logic Controller, PAC – Programmable Automation Controller, AI, Machine Learning, MVS)
RPA Tools (Automation Anywhere, UiPath, BluePrism, EdgeVerve, NICE, OpusCapita)
C# (for automation framework)
Sound knowledge of or expertise in the aforementioned skills helps professionals transform business processes and achieve RPA related company goals. Hence, highly skilled RPA experts are offered the following positions:
Tech Lead RPA
RPA Delivery Manager
RPA Business Analyst
Senior Director RPA
RPA Senior Developer
NICE RPA Developer
Business Senior Process Analyst RPA
Application Programmer RPA
Technical Architect RPA
RPA Senior Analyst Team Lead
Cognitive Process Automation Architect
Business Analyst RPA
Project Manager RPA
RPA Pre-sales Engineer
Solution Architect RPA
VP – Technical Delivery RPA
HOD/Senior Manager RPA
Industries seeking RPA professionals for outstanding development and transformation of current business processes are:
Banking – Customer on-boarding processes in banks, which previously took 20 days, now take only a few minutes thanks to RPA technology. RPA bots integrate payment data and invoices from multiple systems, simplifying manual work.
Business – Automating complete sales process reduces clerical errors and customer complaints.
Finance – Financial Planning and Analysis system can be partially automated to merge and process financial statements of various departments. Additionally, reconciling records by extracting data available in bank statements simplifies several processes.
Government – RPA robots speed up the process of payroll and absence management while increasing transparency.
Insurance – RPA will replace manual analyses of claims process and data sent by customers in various formats. As bots work on pre-defined rules, human biases and the need for staff training are eliminated entirely.
RPA technology is transforming how humans conduct businesses and if you aspire to contribute to this transformation while experiencing job satisfaction in a lucrative career apply today to join forces with global tech giants.