Cloud Engineer Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $100,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $135,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $170,000 AUD


  • Design, implement, and manage cloud-based infrastructure and services. 
  • Work closely with IT and development teams to integrate cloud solutions into the business environment. 
  • Ensure optimal performance, security, and scalability of cloud services. 
  • Automate cloud deployments and orchestrate workloads using various cloud tools. 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in cloud computing and advocate for the adoption of new cloud technologies.

Key Skills 

  • Proficiency in cloud service platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. 
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform and AWS CloudFormation. 
  • Knowledge of cloud security practices and disaster recovery planning. 
  • Familiarity with containerisation and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes. 
  • Strong scripting abilities in languages like Python, Bash, or PowerShell.

Standard Industry Training 

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or equivalent cloud certification. 
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). 
  • Azure or Google Cloud Platform specialised certifications. 

Interview Questions for Cloud Engineers

  1. How do you approach migration of legacy systems to the cloud?
  2. Describe your experience with cost optimisation in the cloud.
  3. What strategies do you employ to ensure cloud-based systems are secure?
  4. How do you stay current with the evolving cloud services landscape?
  5. Can you provide an example of an infrastructure as code deployment you have managed?
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