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Cloud Computer Engineer

The Cloud Computer Engineer is responsible for the company's data storage and management, on servers located outside the company.


The Cloud Computer Engineer gathers data about different companies offering data storage services, and selects the most attractive offer. His missions are:

- To secure sensitive dematerialized data
- To optimize the energy consumption of data centers
- To administrate and maintain the virtualized system
- To build the software / the infrastructure
- To manage Big data as a data scientist  

As a project manager, the Cloud Engineer must also deal with the client/supplier relationship. Three models of services are available: SaaS (software as a service), Paas (platform as a service) and IaaS (infrastructure as a service). 

Working conditions

Setting up the storage solution is technical mission, but the CCE must also teach the employees how to use these new technologies. Therefore, communication is important. 

Required qualities

In addition to a solid background in IT, managerial skills are required to ensure a good communication of the new services. 


5 years of higher education are required. Many schools (Isep, Epita, Télécom Lille1, Télécom ParisTech, Eurecom, Télécom Bretagne, Télécom Sud Paris, Itescia, Supinfo..) offer some specialized training, such as :

Masters’ degree (bac+5)
- cloud computing (Isep)
- cloud computing & mobility (Insset)

Master of Science (MS Bac+6)
- virtualisation et cloud computing (Istescia)
- cloud computing (Isep).
- « executive certificate : architecture cloud computing » (Ecole centrale).


There is a high demand for experts in this area. With a few years of experience, the cloud engineer can move on to a senior position in the company. 


Junior profile : between 35 and 45K (euros)
Senior profile: between 45 and 70K (euros)
These wages may get higher depending on the profile, the size of the company and the scope of the missions.
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