Cloud Architect Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $140,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $170,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $200,000 AUD


  • Design and orchestrate cloud solutions that align with business objectives and technology strategy. 
  • Lead the evaluation of cloud applications, hardware, and software to determine alignment with business needs. 
  • Develop a cloud strategy and coordinate the adaptation process. 
  • Assess application portfolios and work on cloud migration plans for legacy systems. 
  • Provide leadership and expertise in cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services.

Key Skills 

  • Deep expertise in cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. 
  • Strong architectural skills in building scalable, reliable, and secure cloud-native applications. 
  • Proficiency in implementing DevOps practices and in using CI/CD pipelines for cloud deployment. 
  • Knowledge of enterprise application architecture and integration approaches.
  • Familiarity with compliance regulations and experience in ensuring cloud services adhere to these standards.

Standard Industry Training 

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional or Azure Solutions Architect Expert. 
  • Google Professional Cloud Architect certification. 
  • Training in enterprise architecture frameworks such as TOGAF. 

Interview Questions for Cloud Architects

  1. How do you make architectural decisions when there are multiple viable cloud solutions?
  2. Describe a complex cloud environment you architected and the rationale behind your design choices.
  3. How do you approach cost management for large-scale cloud deployments?
  4. What are the most critical factors in ensuring cloud compliance and governance?
  5. Can you give an example of how you've designed a disaster recovery plan for a cloud architecture?
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