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Top Interview Tips for a Cloud Engineer

From researching the company to preparing for what questions will be asked, spending time getting ready for an interview is essential in effectively showcasing your experience and showing why you are the ideal candidate for the job.

At UMATR, ​we are career consultants. We are always on your team and want to give you the best interview tips in securing the job and building a successful career in Cloud Computing. 👩🏽‍💻

The average job interview in Cloud Computing will last around 30-45 minutes. With a limited time in front of the interviewer, you must ensure to use the time wisely and say the most powerful things with an enthusiastic attitude to leave a memorable first impression. 👔


So, what can you expect to be asked and what are the best ways to prepare for an interview for a Cloud Engineer role? 🤔

1.Prepare your general knowledge 💡

Although specific questions will depend on the role you are applying for, you will still be required to have a solid understanding on Cloud Computing such as Cloud platforms and technologies, security issues you may encounter, the difference between Private and Public Cloud and they may even add different variable fields like azure IAAS interview questions.

You should expect basic question such as:

➡What is Cloud Computing?

➡What are some of the types of security issues you've encountered in regards to cloud implementation?

➡What are the benefits of Cloud Computing?

➡What kind of projects have you been involved in where you implemented specific solutions to the cloud?

➡Give me an example of how you worked with other members of an IT team to solve a particular obstacle to cloud-based solutions.

➡What web development tools are you most proficient in? Which do you most enjoy and why?


2.Know Cloud Terminologies ☁️

Although you may not have to expand deep on terminologies, it is wise to have a good understanding on the most common keywords in terms of their definition and function. You don't want to end up having to ask the interviewer on terms you are not familiar with or being stuck on how to answer a question if you don't actually know what is being asked.

Some common Cloud terminologies which are worth researching may include:

XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Hybrid Cloud

Public Cloud

Private Cloud


3. Show your understanding on your chosen Cloud platform 💪🏼

Depending on the role you're applying for, it's necessary for you to have familiarity of the specific terms as the interviewer will test you on how well you know them.

For example, you may get asked to tell the difference between different types of storage, what they are and which services can be used to support them. Or what are the characteristics of cloud architecture that differ from traditional cloud architecture? Mastering these terms will help you appear more persuasive and boost your credibility.

4. Expand on your skills and experience 🖥️

You may not know all the answers to the questions you are presented, but interviewers will always look for how you would work around a scenario and overcome any problems you may face. It is always best to show your practicability in solving problems even if you have never experienced using a service before as your future employer will appreciate this type of response more.

For example, if you do not have any experience with a particular service yet and the interviewer asks how you would use it, you could respond like "I don't have experience with using that service before, but I am aware of it's concepts, and if I were to solve that problem I would do this..."


With the right preparation, you can succeed in your next interview and land yourself your dream role in Cloud Computing.

Looking for a change in career? Get in touch with and work with us today. At UMATR, as tech recruiters and career consultants, we are committed to helping you find your dream role Because You Matter. 💙





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