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Who is a Cloud Engineer and What is Cloud Infrastructure?

Cloud engineers are IT professionals engaged in the role of building, amending and maintaining loud infrastructure which stores tonnes of data. With the advancement of the tech world and the influx of varied data, the technological sector was looking for alternatives to capture the data and give the users an ultimate experience. After years of brainstorming, the tech world received a boon in the form of ‘cloud’, which meant storing data online, without much limits and by entailing users to retrieve data in case its lost. ‘Cloud’ is nothing out of the world today, it is present in every digital device you use, helping you to store, manage and retrieve your data. Cloud engineers are the ones improvising this service to ensure seamless storage of data and maximization of ease.

Qualities Required to be a Cloud Engineer

You must be pondering that to become a cloud engineer, one must require godly powers and high-tech degrees, however this is not the case. While you do require a degree in the IT or tech field, knowledge of the technological sector is not enough to become a cloud engineer.

To be a perfectionist in the field of cloud engineering, one needs to couple technological skills with efficient and effective managerial skills. Following are some technical and managerial skills that make up a good cloud engineer:

Technical or Hard Skills:

  • Programming
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management
  • Network Configuration

Managerial or Soft Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Team Work
  • Leadership

A mixture of hard skills coupled with soft skills lays the way to becoming a successful, managed and balanced cloud engineer as one requires a combination of these skills throughout the career. One cannot be sinking into the space of a computer all the time and requires help from the team or one might have to deal with clients to make deals, hence making it extremely important to enrich one’s personality with both kinds of skills.

How To Become A Cloud Engineer

  • Earning a degree

Cloud engineering is not a skill that can be acquired, it is a series of education that is learnt during an engineering or IT degree.  A degree in computer science can also help you to improvise your CV and land a job. However, not all employers ask for a degree as some of them might require a crash course.

  • Learn Coding

Coding is one of the quintessential skills and knowledge required to work in the field of cloud engineering. Since cloud engineering is an art that is in depth of computers, it is very essential to learn the basic language of computers to follow the path.

Some coding languages to learn are:

  • Java
  • Python
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Ruby

Coding is not something one can necessarily learn on his/her own, which makes it essential for one to seek external guidance and tutoring. You may check the advanced course in full stack Java development by EduBridge to help ease your worries regarding the same.

  • Certifications 

Sometimes, just having a degree may not be enough as one may require new skill additions or certifications for the skills inducted. Hence, getting enrolled in short term courses that help you flare up your career and getting certified is always a good idea.


  • Experience matters

You may not land a role in cloud engineering right after obtaining a degree or certifications. In such a case, it is important to gain some experience that is relevant to the area of practice you are aiming for. It is not necessary to stick to roles in cloud engineering only, one may pick up other roles or internships in the technical field. Remember, the aim is to gain relevant experience that will help you boost your chances of landing your dream job.

  • Creating the Resume and Applying Out

The last and main step is creating your resume and sending it out in the form of applications. You must remember to highlight your skills, abilities, and experience in order to have an edge over other applicants. A resume that is crisp, precise and to the point is ideal as it gives the employers a brief encapsulation of your professional self without having to read long paragraphs.


Cloud engineering is a new role, gaining prominence in the industry, making it important for the young and new seekers to prepare for it in the best way possible. Follow the insights that have been laid down above, and get your career going. Happy floating on clouds!


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