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++.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Cloud Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$86,067 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $86K
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Cloud Engineer Career Path

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Senior Cloud Engineer
Apr. 22, 2020

“I have gotten massive opportunities to work on projects that would normally not be possible on my own.”

Cloud Operations Engineer
Feb. 13, 2021

“Sales does a great job winning new business but the engineering teams cannot keep up.”

Cloud Engineer
Aug. 31, 2020

“Salary is not up to mark...For experienced persons its waste of time to work here..”

Cloud Engineer
Sep. 30, 2021

“Management knows nothing about IT or "Cloud" more worried about fixing your grammar mistake than solving clients issues.”

Houston Technologies
Oracle Service Cloud SME
Feb. 2, 2021

“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.”

Cloud Consultant
Apr. 29, 2021

“good for career shifters and fresh graduates”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
Cloud Architect
Jan. 15, 2021

“Pay not equal to effort expected and there is little room for pay growth with your career”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Cloud Engineer
Nov. 17, 2021

“Good work life is present”

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