Cloud developer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 23 Sep 21

What Does a Cloud developer Do?

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Job designation: - Cloud developer

Cloud developers are tasked with developing cloud-based applications that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. 

Cloud development is a growing field. It has become one of the most in-demand jobs due to the ability to develop software using software using services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Cloud developers are tasked with developing cloud-based applications that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Duties and responsibilities of a Cloud developer

Cloud developers handle a diverse range of duties and responsibilities that range from the basic maintenance of existing cloud infrastructures to more complex jobs such as designing and building new cloud apps. Cloud developers must be able to work with the latest technologies and share their experience with colleagues in order to stay relevant.

  •  Provide support for platform users, including 24x7 access to online chat and phone support

  • Provide proactive problem resolution

  • Analyze system logs for root cause analysis

  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues

  • Proactively recommend improvements to the infrastructure based on performance metrics and best practices

  • Provide recommendations for improvement of processes within Infrastructure Operations team (e.g., automation, process improvements)

Places of employment for a Cloud developer

Cloud developers are the ones who build, design, and maintain software that runs in the cloud. They are usually employed by either an IT company or a software development company.

Cloud developers can find employment in many different places. Organizations like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft hire them to create their cloud-based software systems. Smaller companies may hire them to develop any number of apps for their businesses

Work schedule of a Cloud developer

 A typical day for a Cloud developer is very long with long hours in the office and usually at least two or three meetings or phone calls during the course of the day

Cloud developers often work remotely. They have flexible work schedules and can work from home, from a coffee shop or from anywhere they want.

Qualifications required to become a Cloud developer

The cloud computing industry is growing rapidly, with many people shifting to this new way of working. There are many areas of expertise required for this job, so it can be difficult to determine what skills are needed for this role in India

Qualifications required include knowledge in the following areas:

- Experience with cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack etc.

- Knowledge of Linux shell scripting language or Python programming language or similar tools.

- Good understanding in server administration and networking protocols like TCP/IP stack etc.

Under-graduate courses to become a Cloud developer

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • University requirements say that students must score a minimum of 50% or higher on their 12th class examination.

  • Students must have finished 12th  with science or other subjects of that stream

  • Admission process involves an entrance exam or merit-based depending on the university you are considering.

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • JEE-Mains 

  • JEE Advanced

Institutes which are offering these courses

  • IIT-Delhi

  • Parul University

  • Woxsen University

  • IIT-Bombay

  • IIT-Kharagpur 

Post-graduate courses for a Cloud developer

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science

  • M. Tech. in Computer Engineering 

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • You need to achieve an average score of 55% or more to be eligible for this course.

  • Must have pursued a degree in computer science or any other related disciplines

  • Admissions are based on entrance exams and merit lists.

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • GATE

  • Merit-based entry 

Institutes which are offering these courses

  • LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University

  • MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

  • Christ University, Bangalore

  • BHU Varanasi - Banaras Hindu University

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

  • NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

Key/Technical skills

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Leadership

  • Adaptability

  • Problem solving

  • Improvisation

  • Team work

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: -Rs. 6.45  lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 4.07 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary: - Rs. 10 lakhs per annum

Process of getting the job of a Cloud developer

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognized institutions

  • Job searching on LinkedIn or Indeed for Cloud developer posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for a Cloud developer