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Cloud Cost Management Engineer, Cloud Services

Department / Functional Area: Group Technology and Operations

Reports to: Associate Director – Cloud Services

Work Location: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Geographical Responsibilities: Group-wide role supporting Group Office and Local Business Units


Position Objective:

The overarching objective of the Cost Management Engineer is to assist the organisation in providing recommendations for cost avoidance on AIA’s Group shared Public Cloud consumption. The role will ensure all cloud consumption is allocated internally via established process and is in line budgeted expectations. Furthermore, the role will look to provide ongoing recommendations to application owners on where to reduce or optimize cloud consumption spend. The role will work closely with the other supporting external services, such as managed service providers and other consulting agencies on a project basis. The role will act as a single point of contact for cloud cost related matters on behalf of the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE).

Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Aid the IT Finance team for monthly Cloud Consumption reporting
Provide Cost Center Owners within Group Office and Business Units, actionable recommendations on cloud spend to optimize their cloud spend
Ensure tagging compliance in the cloud environment is always above 95%
Ensure data feeds to automated dashboards are always available
Key contributor to monthly governance reporting on cloud spend and recommendations
Be the single point of contact within AIA for all cloud cost related matters
Be able to distil complex concepts to plain terms for business leaders to understand
Have a passion for data accuracy and providing clear easy to follow insights for cloud optimization


Financial and NonFinancial Measures:

Other responsibilities and duties will be periodically assigned in order to meet operational and/or other requirements.


Communication Requirements:

Communication with stakeholders including but not limited to local Business Units, Risk, Audit, IT, Corporate Security, Human Resources and
communication at all levels within key vendors including Microsoft, AWS, AliCloud and cloud managed service providers (IBM and BT)
Excellent command of spoken and written English to allow communication with all levels of stakeholders


Minimum Job Requirements:

2+ years relevant experience in Cloud Cost Management, FinOps or Vendor Client Success Management
Proven experience with data visualisation tools (PowerBI / Tableau)
Excellent understanding and proven experience in using and managing collaboration spaces (Confluence, Microsoft Teams / SharePoint)
Working experience within an IT based team or organization
Working experience with Cloud Cost Management (FinOps) tools
Proven experience plus relevant professional certifications (Azure, AWS etc)
Experience within regulated industry and regional or multinational scope organization
Experience within a decentralized organization, preferably within the Group unit
Sound understanding of IT operating model design and best practices

Special skills:
Ability to demonstrate independent leadership, judgment, and decision making
Ability to adjust to multiple and changing priorities, remaining flexible and open
Ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders of peer levels
Commercial acumen and understanding of Cloud Consumption based constructs
Analytical and communication skills to understand business context; and
enquire, counsel, and present solutions in an understandable and simple manner
Be a selfstarter and possess the confidence and skills to operate well within a team of highly skilled peers.


Reporting Structure and Supervisory / Managerial Responsibilities:

This position will work under the direction of the Head of Cloud Delivery. The
position will not have any direct reports.



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  • Company: AIA Group
  • Published: 31st August 2022
  • Closing Date: 14th March 2023
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None