What does a Cloud Engineer do?
Cloud engineers specialize in the creation, testing, and implementation of software applications at a company or an organization. They are the technical professionals responsible for the planning, design, management, maintenance, and support of cloud computing applications. They determine their client’s technological needs and suggest solutions that meet them. They enhance the delivery of cloud deployments and collaborate with development teams and other personnel to streamline application services.
Cloud engineers evaluate older applications and determine their viability to be migrated or transferred to cloud services. They design, implement, and manage cloud-based systems for businesses and when appropriate, they help debug cloud stacks. They collaborate with engineering and development teams to evaluate and identify optimal solutions and to educate teams on the implementation of new cloud technologies and initiatives. Cloud engineers need a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science and fluency with programming languages including Java or C++.
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Cloud Engineer Insights
“You get to work with CxOs as a cloud consultant and that gives you great confidence and develops your skills.”
“I have gotten massive opportunities to work on projects that would normally not be possible on my own.”
“Sales does a great job winning new business but the engineering teams cannot keep up.”
“Salary is not up to mark...For experienced persons its waste of time to work here..”
“I earned two title promotions but the salary didn't reflect what the market value was for the position.”
“Management knows nothing about IT or "Cloud" more worried about fixing your grammar mistake than solving clients issues.”
“They did a great job in complex OPA side of the project I was on while I supported configuration and admin training on the product.”
“Good for Banking Domain and good salary”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a cloud engineer
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The most common qualifications to become a cloud engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.