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Senior FinOps Practitioner

4FMV, located near Union Station, is looking for a FinOps Engineer on a permanent basis. This is a Hybrid position – you will be expected to be in the office up to 2 times per week.

About the Role
This is a brand new position and the first pure FinOps role in the company. Our client is in the early stages of its migration to Azure. There is a skeleton plan in place for FinOps but you will be responsible for filling in the details. This is a perfect role for someone who wants to blaze their own trail within one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers.

You will be responsible (in collaboration with Architects, Team Leads, Engineers, and our IT Finance partners) for establishing effective reporting in line with Finance’s requirements, building cost analysis dashboards to provide cloud spend insights and track cloud spend performance, establishing Cost Allocation processes, advising on the most cost-efficient products for our cloud infrastructure and applications, and advising on systems optimizations from a cost perspective.

The FinOps Engineer is responsible for:

Cloud Workload Analysis and Forecasting:

  • Analyze spend trends, find opportunities for savings, and advise IT Team with specific recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide reports and custom dashboards to share and visualize cost data.
  • Work with Finance, and Application Development teams to set and track budgets within Azure.
  • Explain Microsoft Cost Data to Financial Stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance to application owners on effective forecasting within Azure.
  • Use Azure Cost Management & Billing data, Cost API, Power BI and other tools to analyze Azure billing and Usage data.

Cloud Financial Tool Management:

  • Work with Finance and Application Development teams on how to best define their tags in line with their products and revenue streams for effective reporting.
  • Build and maintain pipelines for cloud cost data analysis customizations.
  • Feed data into cloud allocation and show-back models.
  • Implement and manage automated tools to help identify cost trends, anomalies, and track budget (actuals vs estimates).

Cloud Workload Optimization:

  • Advise on most cost-effective and work-load appropriate products and configurations.
  • Use Azure Advisor, anomaly detection and spend trends to recommend cost optimization actions, including right-sizing workloads, identifying potential savings plans or reserved capacity and contributing to conversations with Procurement to facilitate purchase of savings plans or reservations.
  • Collaborate with DevOps team to implement FinOps deployments and automation within CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure and Application Development teams on design of new services and system upgrades; participating in capacity planning, right sizing, tagging, and IaC automation.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise IT teams on cloud asset tracking; ensuring all cloud assets are correctly recorded in CMDB and tracking OS and landing zone license compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with Cloud Governance guidelines and guardrails, reporting non-compliant Cost Management relevant Azure Policies and recommending actions to address compliancy gaps.

About You

  • 3+ years of experience in cloud financial management with Azure
  • Knowledge of application and infrastructure design in Azure Cloud
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, networking, storage, security, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
  • Knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes (some hands-on experience nice to have)
  • Ability to articulate and understand a financial business case
  • Experience with data analytics using Python & SQL or other appropriate language.
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Understand use of APIs

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  • Company: 4FMV
  • Published: 12th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 15th June 2024
  • Country: Canada
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $120,000 CDN + bonus
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None