The Cloud and Virtualization Engineer is responsible for deploying, storing and managing data on servers located in data centers outside the company.


The Cloud Computing Engineer must find companies that offer cloud data storage services (cloud servers) corresponding to the needs of the company for which he works. He studies the offers of the various providers in order to find the ideal partner.

Its business has two components: a technical aspect for the implementation of storage solutions and a part focused on communication with the people who will be affected by the implementation of these new solutions.




The missions of the Cloud Computing Engineer (or Cloud Computing Architect) are numerous:

  • Securing of sensitive dematerialized data
  • Optimization of energy consumption in data centers
  • Administration and maintenance of the virtualized system
  • Software architecture / infrastructure Management
  • Big data as a data scientist

As a project manager, the Cloud Computing Engineer is also responsible for the customer / supplier company relationship. Three service models are available to it: SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service), and IaaS (infrastructure as a service).



The soft skills of the Cloud Computing Engineer are:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Communication skills
  • Specialist in algorithms and programming of software and networks
  • Knowledge of Saas, PaaS and IaaS service models



Minimum Bac +5 level. Many schools (Isep, Epita, Télécom Lille1, Télécom ParisTech, Eurecom, Télécom Bretagne, Télécom Sud Paris, Itescia, Supinfo, etc.) now offer specialized training.

Masters (bac + 5)

- cloud computing (Isep)

- cloud computing & mobility (Insset)

Specialized masters (MS Bac + 6)

- virtualization and cloud computing (Istescia)

- cloud computing (Isep).

- "executive certificate: cloud computing architecture" training (Central School)



As cloud computing is on the way to generalization in companies, there is a strong demand for experts in the field. After a few years of experience, the cloud engineer can move towards positions of high responsibility in the company.



Junior: 35-45 K € (0 to 3 years of experience)

Confirmed: 45-59 K € (4 to 8 years of experience)

Senior: 60-70 + K € (8 years old and over)


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