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FinOps Cloud Engineering Lead

As a Cloud Financial Operations (FinOps) Lead Engineer, you will help optimize our cloud financial operations by working closely with Engineering Leadership, Finance, and individual Engineering teams to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and ensure compliance.
About the Role
This multifaceted position requires a good blend of technical understanding, financial acumen, and strategic thinking. You will be an advocate for FinOps cloud best practices and will be a subject matter expert in cloud financials.

  • Collaborating with engineering teams to analyse cloud usage patterns, identify cost drivers, and implement strategies to optimize expenses.
  • Developing and enforce financial governance policies and procedures to maintain budget adherence and cost control.
  • Mentoring and coach engineering teams to help foster a culture of cost awareness and accountability.
  • Assisting in the development of accurate and comprehensive financial forecasts and budgets for engineering projects.
  • Providing regular updates on actual spending versus budgeted amounts, offering insights into any discrepancies.
  • Evaluating & manage FinOps tools (ex CloudHealth, AWS Cost Explorer/CID) to automate cost management processes, streamline reporting, and enhance visibility


  • Have prior experience with Cloud cost management and can demonstrate analytical and quantitative skills with hands-on experience
  • Have experience with on cloud demand forecasting, cost optimization, capacity planning, cloud utilization, spend modelling and cost savings strategy development.
  • Able to show a proficient working understanding of AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud computing platform and its pricing dynamics.
  • Have a good understanding of application development environments, database, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints.
  • Have working experience with AWS tagging benefits and limitations.
  • Show experience with Python or similar automation/scripting languages knowledge.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and outstanding customer service abilities

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  • Company: Elsevier
  • Published: 31st May 2024
  • Closing Date: 29th June 2024
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None