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Senior AWS Cloud Cost Optimization Developer

We are currently in search of a seasoned Senior AWS Cloud Cost Optimization Developer to become a part of our remote community.

This role involves enhancing the visibility of cloud expenditure by formulating a data-centric strategy for alerting, reporting, and optimizing cloud costs. The perfect candidate will bring hands-on experience in DevOps or SRE, hold a deep understanding of cost analysis and optimization in expansive AWS settings, possess a strong affinity for data analysis, and have the ability to collaborate effectively across the organization.


  • Collaboration with various software development and engineering teams to pinpoint optimization opportunities for maximum ROI on cloud resources, leading to a cost-efficient cloud infrastructure
  • Comprehensive understanding of the client’s product, its architecture, deployment in the cloud, and the associated costs for each environment component
  • Advising architects and engineers on architecture and resource optimization, waste management, capacity management, and KPI development
  • Identification and investigation of anomalies in Cloud costs and usage and tracing their source
  • Monitoring of cloud reservation/savings plan utilization and re-purposing of freed capacity in collaboration with teams
  • Evaluation and investigation of data patterns and anomalies to extract insightful knowledge for strategic and operational decision making
  • Recommendation of savings opportunities in relation to cloud commitment purchases (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Committed/Sustained use) and tracking of commitment utilization
  • Identification of efficiency areas and development of optimization plans
  • Creation, modification, and maintenance of cloud costs and utilization reports, dashboards, and cost usage alerts and forecasts
  • Implementation of dashboards and automated reporting for cost and cost compliance
  • Participation in the creation, maturation, automation, and governance of Cost Optimization policies and best practices
  • Reporting of KPIs and recommended savings opportunities
  • Collaboration with engineering teams to ensure cost improvements are functional


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in AWS Cloud Cost Optimization
  • Proficiency in AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and Amazon EC2
  • Experience with containerization and AWS EKS, Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudWatch, and Smartsheet
  • Experience with Python
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to function both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with working remotely and in an Agile environment
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills in English, capable of engaging effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences

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  • Company: EPAM Systems
  • Published: 10th April 2024
  • Closing Date: 22nd June 2024
  • Country: Colombia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None