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Cloud Engineers

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Cloud engineers work in typical office environments that are comfortable, clean, and well-lit. At top companies, they have access to cutting-edge hardware and software. At smaller companies that do not have a large IT budget, cloud engineers may need to work with lower-quality software and hardware and use their ingenuity, creativity, and problem-solving skills to find cost-effective ways to develop and maintain private or hybrid clouds. This job requires a considerable amount of time working at a computer, which may be monotonous for some people. Work as a cloud engineer can be stressful when one’s colleagues disagree regarding the best approach to cloud migration, development, administration, and/or security; managers place unreasonable demands on engineers; and when cloud systems malfunction or are hacked and cannot be easily restored. At some companies, cloud engineers travel regularly to meet with current and prospective clients. Advances in technology allow many cloud engineers to work from home some or all of the time.

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