You might hire a cloud engineer to:

  • Work in tandem with the engineering team to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company
  • Define and document best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure maintenance

  • Provide guidance, thought leadership, and mentorship to development teams to build cloud competencies

  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design

  • Manage cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Three or more years of experience in architecting, designing, developing, and implementing cloud solutions on AWS platforms
AWS certifications are a plus
Understanding of and experience with the five pillars of a well-architected framework
Knowledge of web services, API, REST, and RPC
Experience in several of the following areas: database architecture, ETL, business intelligence, big data, machine learning, advanced analytics
 
Proven ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of business analysts, developers, data scientists, and subject-matter experts