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.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Infrastructure Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$101,089 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $101K
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Infrastructure Engineer Career Path

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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.”

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Director of Global Infrastructure
Mar 4, 2021

“It is a great place to start your career as well as take yourself to new heights.”

Infrastructure Engineer
Nov 13, 2019

“Every employee is expected to take full ownership end to end on domain they lead.”

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.”

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Aug 18, 2021

“People are nice and friendly.”

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