What role is right for you in Cloud Computing?


What role is right for you in Cloud Computing?

Posted 27 May 2021

Over the past few years, more and more companies are moving to the cloud to save money, scale more easily and achieve faster times to production. Cloud computing has become increasingly popular in companies of all sizes and industries, opening up a bunch of jobs leveraging all the functions that cloud has to offer. ☁️

Global spend on cloud tech could reach around $150 billion over the next three years, according to Gartner, so the demand for cloud engineers’ and the potential earnings that they can make are ever-increasing. The title of cloud engineer covers a few different cloud-focused engineering roles. As cloud engineering duties require many areas of expertise, each role is focused on specialized areas. 🎯

So, what are the different cloud engineer jobs and what do they mean? 🤔

Cloud Architect

A Cloud Architect will design and build the cloud computing architecture that all businesses rely on if they are to operate in a flexible and agile fashion. It is the Cloud Architect who has the knowledge and capability required to craft cloud solutions to meet and exceed the requirements of the organisation. 👨‍💻

Cloud Software Developer

Cloud Software Developers build and maintain software features and functions, databases and applications for cloud technologies. They develop and implement cloud-applications, migrate existing on-premise applications to the cloud, and debug cloud stacks. 💻

Cloud Security Engineer

A Cloud Security engineer specializes in providing security for cloud-based digital platforms and plays an integral role in protecting an organization's data. They may also investigate, create, and recommend innovative technologies or other methods that will enhance the security of cloud-based environments. 🔒

Cloud Administrator

A Cloud Administrator manages software and hardware associated with the use of cloud-based services. The primary job responsibilities are to work in coordination with the IT department to develop and support cloud, windows or Unix infrastructure. They usually provide technical assistance on windows, cloud-based systems, and resolve operational problems. ✔️

Cloud Network Engineer

A Cloud Network Engineer manages and supports network infrastructures and connections between clients and service providers. They specialize in migrating functions and networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures. In doing so, they give organizations the freedom and flexibility to maximize their flexibility and productivity. 📈

Cloud Automation Engineer

A Cloud Automation Engineer is similar to a Cloud Developer, but this position places an emphasis on automation, orchestration and integration. This role involves extensive knowledge of software design, process and workflows, as well as data center and cloud infrastructure. An individual in this position typically implements, optimizes and supports that infrastructure and also ensures high availability. ☁️

Cloud Product Manager

A Cloud Product Manager is responsible for the efficient performance and product planning for the cloud-based applications – product concepts and strategy documents. Their responsibilities also revolve around identifying product positioning and allowing the sales process. 💰

If you are a cloud engineer looking for a career change or if your business is struggling to attract top cloud engineers, then get in touch with nicole@umatr.io to discuss how we are able to help.







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