What does an Infrastructure Engineer do?

Infrastructure engineers use their computer science expertise to build, maintain, and coordinate digital networks and systems that support network communities. They help clients understand potential opportunities for energy-efficient improvements to their structures and install and maintain operating environments and closely monitor them to respond speedily to any problems or concerns.

Infrastructure engineers maintain a professional demeanor with clients and colleagues, provide training and support for the systems, and ensure that the operating environments stay safe and secure. When necessary, they also update software and hardware. Infrastructure engineers document reported malfunctions and actions taken in response. They work with numerous software programs as well as clients and other technical staff. They are also often called upon to do field analysis and perform maintenance tasks. Infrastructure engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in technology or computer science and relevant work experience.

What responsibilities are common for Infrastructure Engineer jobs?
  • Collaborate with engineering, leadership, and cross-functional team members to meet business goals.
  • Execute and improve the infrastructure deployment process.
  • Act as a point of escalation for the support services team.
  • Provide infrastructure code reviews and feedback on technical designs.
  • Responsible for execution of the project implementation plan.
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintain, high standards of code quality and thoughtful design.
  • Perform QA activities to ensure standardization of best practices.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all service-level related issues.
  • Work in tandem with various teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions.
  • The position demands direct interaction with the other technical teams and end users.
  • Build roadmaps and plans to meet prototype and product infrastructure requirements.
  • Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.
  • End-to-end software/firmware infrastructure enabling development, continuous integration, and release of bits supporting prototype and products.
  • Develop and test recovery and resiliency strategies across cloud regions.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure uptime of services.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the infrastructure, lead capacity planning, and lead system designs.
  • Maintain infrastructure metrics and report status to program leadership.
  • Responsible for operational service management processes to ensure quality, efficiency, productivity and agility goals are achieved.
What are the typical qualifications for Infrastructure Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in computer engineering, information technology, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerShell, Active Directory, and Vista.
  • Experience with Cloud, Linux, APIs, DCHP, GIT, Agile, SaaS, Agile, and Unix software and systems.
  • Dedication to high availability for projects and clients.
  • Comfortable with orchestration and infrastructure delivery.
  • A problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Comfortable debugging and scripting.
  • Experience with cloudformation, IaaS, kubernetes, and terraform processes and systems.
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Infrastructure Engineer make?

Confident
$95,201 /yr
Total Pay
$87,654
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$7,548
 /yr

Additional Pay

$95,201

 / yr
$60K$153K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Infrastructure Engineer Career Path

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Infrastructure Engineer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
27%
8+
17%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Infrastructure Engineer Insights

Read what Infrastructure Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
MphasisMphasis
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Nov 3, 2020

“If you are looking to learn an grow your career then Mphasis is not at all a good option.”

Community FibreCommunity Fibre
Systems Infrastructure Engineer
Feb 22, 2022

“Plenty to do but good working life balance of 37 hours which is kept to.”

MphasisMphasis
Infrastructure Lead
Sep 21, 2021

“Good and Nice to work with!”

Allica BankAllica Bank
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Feb 17, 2021

“life balance and encourages professional and personal development”

Sopra SteriaSopra Steria
Infrastructure Engineer
Jul 27, 2021

“Great work balance and good in skill development s”

Logista Solutions
Infrastructure Engineer
Feb 12, 2021

“Business is good and everyone i worked with was very nice.”

NewgenNewgen
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Aug 18, 2021

“People are nice and friendly.”

Expedia GroupExpedia Group
Infrastructure Engineer
Apr 12, 2022

“Good compensation and perks.”

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