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What is a Cloud Engineer

A Cloud Engineer is an IT professional who takes care of the technical aspects related to Cloud Computing. Their tasks generally include planning, architecting. developing and monitoring cloud systems. Best practice implementation r deploying applications on the cloud is generally a primary requisite.

What does a Cloud Engineer Do?


The role essentially encompasses the different qualities of various job roles. We have already seen the general roles and  responsibilities of a Cloud Engineer.

Examples of a Cloud Engineer

Solutions Architect

  • Designing and deploying applications on the cloud
  • Identifying and using appropriate cloud services to support applications on the cloud
  • Migrating on-premise applications of the organization to the cloud
  • Maintaining the usage of cloud services and implementing cost-saving strategies

Cloud Developer

  • Identifying the best practices of cloud architecture to support applications
  • Using their programming knowledge to write codes for server-less applications
  • Automating different parts of the development process
  • Understanding the application life cycle and utilizing APIs

Systems Engineer

  • Identifying potential bottlenecks in applications’ performance
  • Strategizing a recovery plan to compensate for possible downtime or failure scenarios
  • Maintaining data integrity by implementing proper access control for cloud services
  • Managing network-related workloads including DNS and firewalls
With the rise of smart devices and interconnected everything, cloud technology and careers are skyrocketing. Because cloud jobs require out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving, cloud computing is not for everyone. But if you like to think creatively, stay on top of current technology and be interconnected; cloud engineering could be in your future.