Infrastructure Engineer Overview

What does an Infrastructure Engineer do?

Infrastructure engineers use their computer science expertise to build, maintain, and coordinate digital networks and systems that support network communities. They help clients understand potential opportunities for energy-efficient improvements to their structures and install and maintain operating environments and closely monitor them to respond speedily to any problems or concerns.

Infrastructure engineers maintain a professional demeanor with clients and colleagues, provide training and support for the systems, and ensure that the operating environments stay safe and secure. When necessary, they also update software and hardware. Infrastructure engineers document reported malfunctions and actions taken in response. They work with numerous software programs as well as clients and other technical staff. They are also often called upon to do field analysis and perform maintenance tasks. Infrastructure engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in technology or computer science and relevant work experience.

What responsibilities are common for Infrastructure Engineer jobs?
  • Collaborate with engineering, leadership, and cross-functional team members to meet business goals.
  • Execute and improve the infrastructure deployment process.
  • Act as a point of escalation for the support services team.
  • Provide infrastructure code reviews and feedback on technical designs.
  • Responsible for execution of the project implementation plan.
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintain, high standards of code quality and thoughtful design.
  • Perform QA activities to ensure standardization of best practices.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all service-level related issues.
  • Work in tandem with various teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions.
  • The position demands direct interaction with the other technical teams and end users.
  • Build roadmaps and plans to meet prototype and product infrastructure requirements.
  • Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.
  • End-to-end software/firmware infrastructure enabling development, continuous integration, and release of bits supporting prototype and products.
  • Develop and test recovery and resiliency strategies across cloud regions.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure uptime of services.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the infrastructure, lead capacity planning, and lead system designs.
  • Maintain infrastructure metrics and report status to program leadership.
  • Responsible for operational service management processes to ensure quality, efficiency, productivity and agility goals are achieved.
What are the typical qualifications for Infrastructure Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in computer engineering, information technology, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerShell, Active Directory, and Vista.
  • Experience with Cloud, Linux, APIs, DCHP, GIT, Agile, SaaS, Agile, and Unix software and systems.
  • Dedication to high availability for projects and clients.
  • Comfortable with orchestration and infrastructure delivery.
  • A problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Comfortable debugging and scripting.
  • Experience with cloudformation, IaaS, kubernetes, and terraform processes and systems.
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Infrastructure Engineer Salaries near India

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₹8,09,123 /yr
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Infrastructure Engineer Career Path

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Transport for LondonTransport for London
IT Infrastructure Engineer
22 Mar 2023

“Good quality staff have left for better pay elsewhere and replaced by staff of a lesser quality.”

VP Infrastructure
6 Dec 2022

“Work from home so you don't have look at your incompetent boss in IT Infrastructure.”

Community FibreCommunity Fibre
Systems Infrastructure Engineer
22 Feb 2022

“Plenty to do but good working life balance of 37 hours which is kept to.”

Infrastructure Lead
21 Sept 2021

“Good and Nice to work with!”

Sopra SteriaSopra Steria
Infrastructure Engineer
27 Jul 2021

“Great work balance and good in skill development s”

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
18 Aug 2021

“People are nice and friendly.”

Expedia GroupExpedia Group
Infrastructure Engineer
12 Apr 2022

“Good compensation and perks.”

Lead Infrastructure Engineer
21 Jan 2022

“late appraisal and hike not good.”

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