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Cloud Optimization Lead – 2569

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organization, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.We are recruiting for a talented Cloud Optimization Lead who will help embed FinOps principles which are a combination of systems, best practices, and culture designed to increase our company’s ability to understand cloud costs and manage trade-offs. The role will join our Global Hosting Services Operations team in supporting our entire infrastructure estate.You will be collaborating closely with the technology suppliers and will be expected to manage relationships with other internal partners and consumers of the service to implement new solutions and drive continual process improvement. You will work directly with our partners at Amazon, Microsoft and internal technical specialists.Why should you join Cambridge?Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they’ve learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers’ needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible combination of a supportive, caring environment, balanced with work that brings out the best in you. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, and business tools essential for your role so that you can perform at your peak.What can we offer you?We have 50 offices worldwide, with ten major ‘hubs.’ In this role, you will collaborate with teams in different functional areas whose systems and services are truly global. It is an opportunity that will enable you to widen your horizon by learning from other cultures.The role is pivotal to the success of technology services for the organisation, and there are no limits to the opportunities afforded to work with new and exciting technologies and highly talented people.On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits with coverage for dependents, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.What will you do in this role?The purpose of this role is to get the maximum return of our spend on the cloud, and help speed delivery of products. You will be influential in embedding FinOps principles and best practices that will help us manage our cloud strategy and governance.Your principal responsibilities include:

  • Driving optimal used of cloud hosting services across Cambridge University Press & Assessment from an overall financial and usage perspective.
  • Ensuring that security compliance is maintained with the cloud hosting environment through engagement with technology partners to deliver improvements and opportunities
  • Delivering quality reporting on financial and security aspects on cloud hosting to measure improvements progress and demonstrate value.
  • Accountable for ensuring that technology partners within Cambridge University Press and Assessment are delivering on financial, usage and security opportunities.

You will be expected to provide on call and holiday support, rotating shifts supporting a 14×5 operational environment.What are the qualifications?We are looking for candidates that have strong understanding of technical software engineering concepts, AWS requirements for engineering capacity, ability to partner cross-organizationally and drive cost optimization discussions, attention to detail, innovative thought leader to develop cost optimization strategies.In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following are an advantage:

  • Provide solution estimates for projects on costing, components, and cloud solutions to requesting business.
  • Monitor & report the consumption of cloud services, request fulfillment turnaround time, application performance, among other processes.
  • Design, plan, management, maintain, and provide support cloud computing environment. Work closely with different teams from the group business to ensure successful provisioning of cloud when necessary. This also includes being accountable in identifying detailed specifications and creating required documents (i.e. build sheets) needed.
  • Work with architects in building cloud strategy and program architecture, contributing best practices on cloud computing
  • Provide training to teams on implementing cloud including but not limited to processes and cloud subjects

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  • Company: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1st April 2023
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2023
  • Country: Philippines
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None