What does a cloud specialist do?

Do you need your head in the clouds to be one ?

By Sharon Vaz

16 April 2021

3 min read

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A cloud platform specialist builds, maintains, upgrades and continuously improves cloud networks and cloud-based systems. They are responsible for the operations of secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and software. They install, maintain, and upgrade the organization’s cloud computing environments and core infrastructure.   The role is in demand as more and more companies move different functions to a cloud-based system.

The main responsibilities of a cloud platform specialist include:

  • Creating cloud-based programs including implementing identity and access management and configuring cloud environments securely.
  • Logging, monitoring, and responding to detected incidents in the cloud environment.
  • Performing threat simulations and penetration tests to identify and detect possible risks.  Recommending improvements to any risks.
  • Providing security recommendations on service design and application development and coding.
  • Managing cryptography and encryption of data in the cloud.
  • Serving as the voice of the customer to the development teams in implementing new features or resolving security issues.
  • Preparing board level presentations on observations with solutions to any gaps seen in Cloud Security.
  • Assisting with Audit related issues
  • Preparing & enforcing standards and procedures for cloud security

What skills are needed for cloud computing?

  • Cloud Migration and Deployment

The enablement of Saas, PasS or laaS solutions that may be accessed on demand by end users or consumers.

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Use ML & AI to solve solve problems

  • Programming.

They need to be able to be comfortable writing code in a number of different languages (Eg Python, SQL, C++ & R).

  • Database Skills

They need to be able to discover patterns and solutions within the data

  • Serverless Architecture

They need to know how to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure

  • System/Platform Certifications

Validation of the skills they have learnt

  • Dev Ops

They need to be able to increase the organisations ability to deliver applications and services faster than traditional process.

At talent4gig we run coding challenges where you can: 

  • See how you compare on these skills if you want to be a cloud specialist
  • Analyse how your cloud specialists compare - internally or externally
  • Find candidates who have the cloud specialist skills you need for your team

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