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++.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Cloud Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€63,158 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €63K
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Cloud Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Cloud Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Cloud Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Cloud Consultant
8 Apr 2021

“You get to work with CxOs as a cloud consultant and that gives you great confidence and develops your skills.”

Senior Cloud Engineer
22 Apr 2020

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

Cloud Operations Engineer
13 Feb 2021

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

Cloud Engineer
31 Aug 2020

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

Cloud Infrastructure Administrator
11 Sep 2020

“I earned two title promotions but the salary didn't reflect what the market value was for the position.”

Cloud Engineer
30 Sep 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
2 Feb 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.”

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Cloud Architect
14 Jul 2021

“Good for Banking Domain and good salary”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a cloud engineer

When working as a cloud engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Cloud Architecture, Azure Cloud, AWS, Javascript and Scripting.

The most similar professions to cloud engineer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Devops Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a cloud engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.