If you’re an experienced Cloud Engineer you’re likely always on the lookout for new opportunities to test your skills and gain valuable experience. Field Engineer is a world-leading platform which can act as your gateway to these opportunities.
As a world-leading resource for skilled field engineers and technicians, we help freelancers to find the right employers for Cloud Engineer jobs all over the world. Sign up to our platform and you’ll have instant access to a wide range of jobs which are designed to match your experience and expertise. Our global reach means that there are always clients out there in need of your skills.
You’ve Got the Skills, So Why not Go Freelance?
Do you have the Cloud Engineer skills to bring effective solutions to our clients? If you’re self-motivated and detail oriented with a keen analytical mind you may have a long and rewarding career ahead of you as a freelance Cloud Engineer. Ideally, you’ll also have a valid, clean driving license and access to a vehicle. You’ll be happy to work shifts and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. Team players tend to do well as freelancers as they work with a range of different IT teams.
Cloud Engineer Job Description & Responsibilities
A Cloud Engineer’s responsibilities are many and varied. Our clients have a host of different needs meaning that wherever your talents and experience lie there’s likely to be a job for you. As a Cloud Engineer your responsibilities could include any of the following;
- Handling the design, planning, management, maintenance, and support of cloud-based software systems.
- Conducting database and FTP administration for test and production environments.
- Overseeing the backup and recovery of systems.
- Building infrastructure automation to ensure rapid delivery of system and application updates.
- A range of troubleshooting responsibilities including error debugging, root cause analysis, and the handling of service requests.
- Ensuring and maintaining the security of clients’ cloud infrastructure.
- Carrying out testing and fine-tuning to ensure optimal efficiency.
- Establishing VPNs for clients.
Educational Qualifications and Experience
Before you apply for one of our Cloud Engineer freelance jobs, our clients will want to see that you have the requisite credentials and experience to suit their needs. A Cloud Engineer will usually be expected to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, telecommunications, electronics & electricals or any other related field. You should have a good understanding of database design and network security as well as an in-depth knowledge of various types of network technologies.
Experiences in programming languages such as Java, Ruby, and Python is also usually a must for our clients. Other advantageous qualifications include;
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect
- Cisco Certified Network Administrator Cloud (CCNA Cloud)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional Cloud (CCNP Cloud)
- Microsoft Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (MCSE)
- VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7 – CMA)
What makes Field Engineer’s platform so appealing to freelancers is that they’re able to charge clients in accordance with their worth. We do not dictate their pay. You simply tell the client your fee and if they agree to it you can get started.
However, there’s usually quite a lot of variance when it comes to Cloud Engineer Salary. According to Payscale, Cloud Engineers earn around $93,043 per year or $29.07 per hour in the United States. Glassdoor seems to concur, stating that the average Cloud Engineer makes about $95,000 annually. Indeed’s salary estimates go slightly higher, stating that on average a Cloud Engineer salary is $119,352 per year in the United States.
Opportunities & Outlook
As more and more businesses migrate their IT solutions to the cloud for cost and logistical reasons, Cloud Engineer freelance jobs will be increasingly common in the coming years. This means that freelancers can expect a robust amount of work as more and more of our clients turn to the cloud. The opportunities are out there, and Field Engineer can help you to find them.
How Field Engineer Can Take your Career to the Next Level
As a global force in engineering Field Engineer is a highly advantageous place in which to start your career as a freelance Cloud Engineer. Signing up to Field Engineer couldn’t be easier. Simply create an account, provide your credentials and you can start bidding for work straight away.
If you’re ready to join the Global Marketplace for Field Engineers, visit FieldEngineer.com and join a platform with more than 40,000 engineers with various skills in over 180 countries.
We can’t wait for you to join us!