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Cloud FinOps Engineer

About the job

I’m currently hiring for Cloud FinOps Engineer in Dallas, TX area.

  • Provide visibility into cloud cost drivers to the Engineering, Finance, and Executive teams—giving them enough information to make appropriate trade-offs between costs and business needs
  • Automate cost reporting, alerting and visualization for various cloud cost metrics
  • Identify and alert on cloud cost anomalies in a timely fashion
  • Think independently to solve difficult data problems
  • Collate, analyze, and prioritize cloud optimization recommendations and calculate potential savings
  • Provide expert knowledge of cloud cost optimization strategies (e.g. rightsizing, power scheduling, etc.)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional product and finance teams within to understand business needs and for cost optimization to develop key metrics and reporting
  • Ensuring optimization recommendations go through the appropriate governance process and get actioned
  • Collaborate with Engineering teams to implement cost optimization recommendations and best practices
  • Utilize data to tell compelling stories by visualizing cloud usage, driving cloud cost optimization practices within product engineering teams
  • Operate in a highly iterative Agile development environment
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and regulations related to FinOps and Cloud Cost Optimization

Additional Skills & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with native and 3rd party public cloud cost management & advisory tools (AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Trusted Advisor, GCP Billing, GCP Recommender, Azure Cost Management & Billing, Azure Advisor, Azure Pricing Calculator, etc.)
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools (AWS QuickSight, DataStudio, BigQuery, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience with SQL Queries and Python, Go, or similar scripting language to create automations
  • Strong understanding of financial systems and processes in a cloud-based environment
  • Demonstrates competency with cloud-based technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud, and/or Azure
  • Hands on experience utilizing public cloud APIs, Dashboards, and automation
  • Expertise in cloud optimizations, including reservations, savings plans, right-sizing, lifecycle management and rearchitecture
  • Experience in how to organize and analyze data, apply formulas, and get different slices of data, such as price per product/department
  • Ability to convey finance terms to engineering teams and vice versa
  • Experience with cloud-based financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting tools
  • Ability to learn and apply modern technologies, programming practices, patterns, and methods
  • Solutions-oriented with an ability to keep an open mind while finding agreeable solutions
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience working in an Agile environment using frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, or similar
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks/assignments
  • Ability to develop healthy working relationships and collaborate with customers, peers, and leaders
  • Exhibits integrity and high standards in work quality
  • Values diversity and differences amongst individuals in interactions

Added Bonus If You Have

  • FinOps Certified Practitioner
  • We think the knowledge acquired earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Finance, Accounting, or related field

Diversity, Equity & InclusionDE&I Are Embedded Into Our Culture ThroughAt Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people.

  • Hiring diverse talent
  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection
  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes
  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.About ActalentActalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.

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  • Company: Actalent
  • Published: 8th September 2023
  • Closing Date: 23rd September 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • Salary: 40 USD - 60 USD/Hour
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner