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Cloud Operations Lead (AWS FinOps)

The CloudOps Team are leading the approach to cost analysis, modelling, and forecasting our cloud journey in AWS. This includes identifying cost optimisation opportunities, budgeting, centralised purchasing, and monitoring the impact cost reduction strategies have in our AWS cloud platform with a focus on waste reduction and increased cost efficiencies. This role is an essential one, supporting leadership and bringing engineering teams along on a data driven journey to cost effective and scalable services in the cloud. We have a vision of empowering engineering teams to manage their cloud cost footprint and implement solutions to drive cost efficiencies without compromising availability, performance, security and deployment velocity on our platform.

We are a fast-growing company that loves leveraging new technology to build world-class products for our customers. We run a diverse platform that is hosted on AWS utilising the best of what it has to offer, coupled with our own tooling this allows us to embrace Continuous Delivery, DevOps/SRE and cloud native microservices to their full potential. You will often find members of our leadership team, as well as our engineering community, speaking at meetups and conferences.

Our Requirements

· Experience with AWS cloud services and AWS pricing models

· Strong technical and financial experience in AWS

· Experience using AWS Cost Explorer, Trusted Advisor, AWS cost management tooling and cloud billing systems

· Experience with cost management strategies, EDP & commitment plans (SP, RI, Spot)

· Experience in cloud expense management using FinOps disciplines

· Excellent analytical skills with strong ability to analyse and surface detailed insights from complex datasets

· Experience working collaboratively with customer success facing teams at AWS

· Pragmatic self-starter with a keen interest in technology and the cloud

Key Responsibilities

· Be the manager for your team, constantly supporting and developing them through coaching and performance management, ensuring they are engaged and understand how their work contributes to the wider platform strategy & OKRs

· Manage hiring, interviews, and onboarding of any new CloudOps

· Implementing savings plans and RI strategy including purchasing and strategy direction

· Partnering with finance teams to help bridge the gap between finance and technology

· Maintaining documentation on FinOps practises and cost optimisation processes

· Key contributor to the development of our FinOps roadmap on our journey to cloud native PaaS in AWS

· Create and maintain weekly, quarterly and year end reporting

· Identifying and remediating billing anomalies

· Advising teams on where and how to be cost efficient, as well as making it easier for them to adopt improvements

· Evaluating new technologies in AWS that will have a strategic impact on cost efficiency

· Cloud forecasting and budgeting across the tech organisation

· Financial data modelling, cost classification, forecasting and unit costing strategy

· Identifying and facilitate reducing cloud wastage opportunities

· Drive a culture of proactive cost management, transparency, and optimisation

· Elevate cost awareness across all levels, driving a culture of joint accountability for best fit cloud spend that aligns with business growth

· Keeping up to date on the latest cost optimisation trends within FinOps

· Gathering insights and opinions around cloud optimisation and articulate to senior stakeholders

Technical Requirements

· Experience working with software engineering teams

· Keen interest in cost management, CloudOps and FinOps practices

· Scripting knowledge and experience desired

· AWS Cloud Practitioner or AWS FinOps Certification

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  • Company: Trainline
  • Published: 15th October 2022
  • Closing Date: 16th December 2022
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner