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Cloud Engineers


Cloud computing is a type of computing in which individuals and companies and other organizations use application software, store and access data, and perform other tasks on the Internet. Cloud systems consist of the hardware that runs everything, the operating system that contains software that is designed to send instructions to the hardware, and a software application that features a back-end component that interacts with the operating system and a front-end component that allows user to perform a specific task. Cloud engineers design, install, administer, and maintain cloud computing hardware, software, and infrastructure for public, private, and hybrid clouds. Public clouds are owned and operated by third-party cloud providers (such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) and provide clients with cloud services such as servers, storage, and software over the Internet. Private clouds exist on a company or other organization’s private network, and all cloud infrastructure is physically located at an on-site data center. Hybrid clouds consist of public and private clouds.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Career Ladder
Director of Cloud Computing/Cloud Architecture, College Professor, or Consultant

Cloud Architect

Experienced Cloud Engineer

Entry-Level Cloud Engineer

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