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Staff Software Engineer, Cloud FinOps

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Staff+ Engineer to lead our newly created FinOps team. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background with expertise in financial operations, cloud infrastructure, and team leadership. This role is pivotal in optimizing our cloud costs, fostering cost-awareness across teams, and driving financial efficiency across the organization.

Why Attentive needs you

    • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute strategies to make costs visible for a variety of technologies, use cases, and audiences
    • Cost Transparency: Enable teams to understand their costs, empowering them to make informed technical decisions
    • Cost Forecasting: Work with Finance to create and refine models for forecasting costs, ensuring accurate budgeting and planning
    • Reporting: Provide regular cost reports to cross-functional stakeholders, highlighting trends, insights, and recommendations
    • Education and Training: Educate teams on cost measurement and optimization best practices and foster a culture of cost-awareness
    • Collaboration: Work closely with engineering teams to influence architecture and designs to be cost-aware and efficient
    • Cost Efficiency: Prioritize high value savings opportunities

About you

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • 2+ years of experience in FinOps or cloud cost management, cloud infrastructure management, or related roles
    • Proficiency in the following technologies: AWS, Snowflake, Datadog, OpenAI, Vantage, Terraform, Spacelift
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and leadership abilities
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

What we use

    • Our infrastructure runs primarily in Kubernetes hosted in AWS’s EKS
    • Infrastructure tooling includes Istio, Datadog, Terraform, CloudFlare, and Helm
    • Our backend is Java / Spring Boot microservices, built with Gradle, coupled with things like DynamoDB, Kinesis, AirFlow, Postgres, Planetscale, and Redis, hosted via AWS
    • Our frontend is built with React and TypeScript, and uses best practices like GraphQL, Storybook, Radix UI, Vite, esbuild, and Playwright

Our scale

    • 8,000 brands powered by Attentive sent over 2.2 billion text messages over Cyber Week 2023 (Black Friday/Cyber Monday) representing a growth of 31% from 2022
    • We sent 32 billion SMS messages in 2023, up 32% YoY. That’s an average of 87 million per day
    • Our production cluster contains over 18,000 containers which serve 200+ services
    • Our streaming services process over 80 billion events per month
You’ll get competitive perks and benefits, from health & wellness to equity, to help you bring your best self to work.
For US based applicants:
– The US base salary range for this full-time position is $156,000-$245,000 annually + equity + benefits
– Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location

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  • Company: Attentive
  • Published: 2nd May 2024
  • Closing Date: 2nd July 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $156K/yr - $245K/yr
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None