Cloud Engineers and Developers play an integral role in identifying new cloud systems, developing solutions to existing systems that require improvements and maintaining an organisation's cloud-based environment. It leverages the methods and tools of engineering in conceiving, developing, and maintaining cloud systems and solutions.
Talented Cloud professionals can take the route of a Cloud Engineer, Cloud Developer, or Cloud Architect.
Key responsibilities within a Cloud position:
Working with the engineering team to identify and implement the best cloud-based solutions for the company.
Planning, designing, and developing cloud-based applications.
Managing cloud environments in accordance with security guidelines.
Deploying and debugging cloud initiatives.
Providing training on the implementation of new cloud-based initiatives.
Knowledge of APIs to design RESTful services and integrate them with existing data providers.
Lead and develop best practices for the larger Cloud Engineer team.
Building and designing web services in the cloud, along with implementing the set-up of geographically redundant services.
Orchestrating and automating cloud-based platforms.
How to secure a Cloud role?
To secure a Cloud role, individuals should have obtained a degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other IT related field. Clients may also request relevant cloud certifications which could be highly advantageous and give you a competitive edge against other applicants.
An understanding of the following is integral in securing a cloud role:
Database & Programming
Fundamental experience with software programming
Understanding of Microservices
AWS or Azure
GCP Cloud technologies
Strong awareness of networking and internet protocols
To move up the career ladder within a Cloud role you must possess technical expertise of software systems, with a key focus on Cloud-based solutions. You should be able to demonstrate proficiency in designing and developing cloud solutions and perform strategies from start to finish. Obtaining strong knowledge of cloud operations and systems is also essential.