The next level up is running an "enterprise cloud" that provides business capabilities, like customer relationship management and customer service operations, as a subscription service to companies that want to do those things without having their own data centers and having a smaller IT staff. Doing this means you're at least as much of an expert in sales technique, or customer service practices, or some other area of business operations in addition to having a higher-level knowledge of working on a computer platform – but you would not be spending as much time working with hardware. This career path can lead to sales or business strategy roles, since companies that do this are mainly in the business of creating new features for their users and selling more subscriptions. It's much more of a people-oriented career path.
Cloud engineers are professionals who are responsible for assessing a business's infrastructure and migrating different functions to a cloud-based system.
Cloud engineers are in high demand, as more companies move critical business processes and applications to public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures.