Cloud Engineer

Design and build cloud technology.
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What's it like to be a Cloud Engineer?

The primary focus of a Cloud Engineer is designing and building cloud infrastructure that aligns with organisational goals and meets the unique needs of clients or internal stakeholders. They work closely with development teams and project managers to understand the requirements and translate them into scalable and efficient cloud solutions. Cloud Engineers typicallyhave knowledge of various cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP), understanding the nuances and capabilities of each.

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Tasks and duties

  • Design and build cloud infrastructures that align with organisational goals.
  • Implement cloud services and solutions, such as virtual machines, containers, serverless computing, and database systems.
  • Manage and optimise cloud resources, including compute instances, storage, and networking components.
  • Automate cloud processes to improve efficiency.
  • Using monitoring tools and analytics to identify areas for optimisation, capacity planning, and cost control.

How to become a Cloud Engineer

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To become a Cloud Engineer you usually need a qualification paired with work experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.

  2. Seek opportunities to gain practical experience in IT and networking roles. This could include internships, entry-level positions, or volunteer work. Look for positions that involve working with cloud technologies, virtualisation, or network administration to gain exposure to relevant concepts and tools.

  3. Acquire specific cloud-related skills and certifications to demonstrate your expertise. You could familiarise yourself with popular cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Microsoft Azure
Terraform Configuration Management
Ansible Configuration Management
Cloud Infrastructure
Powershell Programming
Load Balancing
Cloud Solutions
Information Technology
Data Centres
Cloud Computing
AWS Solutions Architect Certificate
Jenkins Software
Python Programming
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certificate
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