Your cloud engineer designs, plans, manages, maintains, and supports the software which is associated with cloud computing. Cloud engineers are responsible for the writing, modification, debugging, and testing of this software in support of cloud applications and deployments. They also develop system documentation contributing to technical designs. It is the responsibility of your cloud engineer to ensure that all cloud computing systems stay finely tuned so that they always run smoothly. This key role should be filled with a candidate who is qualified and competent.
Your cloud engineer should have a minimum of 3 years experience in cloud services such as open-source technology, scripting languages, and multiple cloud provider environments, as well as a background in the building and designing of Web services in the cloud. Cloud engineers should be familiar with programming languages like Java, Python, Ruby, and more. Experience with APIs, orchestration, automation, DevOps, and databases, such as NoSQL are also important. Your cloud engineer should possess a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in computer science, engineering, or another pertinent field.
Salaries for cloud engineers vary greatly with experience and location, and from company to company. See our IT Salary Guide for more information.