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AWS FinOps Engineer

As an AWS FinOps Engineer, you will play a crucial role in optimizing and managing the financial aspects of cloud operations on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. This position requires a unique blend of technical expertise, financial acumen, and cloud management skills to ensure cost efficiency, budget adherence, and overall financial governance within the AWS environment.

Key Tasks:

  • Cost Optimization: analyze and optimize AWS resource utilization to maximize cost efficiency, implement and maintain cost monitoring tools and processes, collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Budget Management: work closely with finance and IT teams to establish and manage cloud budgets, track and report on actual versus forecasted cloud spending, develop strategies to align cloud expenses with business priorities.
  • Financial Governance: establish and enforce financial governance policies for AWS usage, implement tagging strategies and resource allocation to track costs accurately, conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with financial policies.
  • Forecasting and Planning: collaborate with stakeholders to forecast future cloud usage and costs, develop financial models to support long-term planning and decision-making, provide insights and recommendations based on cost forecasts.
  • Cost Allocation and Showback/Chargeback: implement mechanisms for accurate cost allocation across different business units or projects, develop and maintain showback or chargeback models to transparently communicate costs to relevant stakeholders.
  • Automated Cost Controls: implement automation scripts and tools to enforce cost controls, monitor and adjust auto-scaling configurations to optimize resource provisioning.
  • Educational Outreach: conduct training sessions to educate teams on cost optimization best practices, promote a culture of financial responsibility and awareness within the organization.

Skills and expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a FinOps Engineer or similar role, with a focus on AWS.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS services, pricing models, and billing mechanisms.
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of IT cost structures.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automation.
  • Experience with cloud cost management tools and platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Must be fluent in EnglishCertifications (Preferred):
    •    AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
    •    AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    •    FinOps Certified Practitioner

Our Offer:

  • Flexi-Week and Work-Life Balance: We prioritize your mental health and wellbeing, offering you a flexible four-day Flexi-Week at full pay and with no reduction on your annual holiday allowance. We also offer a variety of different paid special leaves.
  • Flexi-Office: Do you prefer to work from our cool office, from home, or in a completely different environment? With us, the choice is yours. We offer the flexibility to work wherever you want within our Awin locations.
  • Welfare: We provide you with a life assurance, travel insurance and private health insurance that covers several types of health, vision, and dental treatments. Furthermore, you can take advantage of our Cycle to Work Scheme or Season Ticket Loan.
  • Health & Well Being: With our support and access to various initiatives and sports offers, you can devote yourself to your mental and physical well-being.
  • Development: We’ve built our extensive training suite Awin Academy to cover a wide range of skills that nurture you professionally and personally, with trainings conveniently packaged together to support your overall development. You can also improve your English skills by participating in our local language course.
  • Remote Working: You will receive a monthly allowance to cover part of your running costs. In addition, we will support you in setting up your remote workspace appropriately.
  • Appreciation: Thank and reward colleagues by sending them a voucher through our peer-to-peer program and show your appreciation for colleagues who have gone the extra mile to support you.

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  • Company: Awin Global
  • Published: 4th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2024
  • Country: Spain
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner