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Senior FinOps Engineer

The Senior FinOps Engineer role is pivotal in managing and optimizing cloud financial operations, particularly within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem. This role goes beyond mere cost analysis; it involves applying a deep understanding of both finance and cloud technology to drive efficient cloud spending and usage. As a Senior FinOps Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that align cloud investments with business objectives, ensuring that cloud resources are utilized effectively and economically.

In this role, you will oversee complex cloud financial operations, focusing on cost optimization, budgeting, and forecasting. You will work across multiple teams, including finance, IT, and engineering, to enhance cloud financial management practices. Your expertise in AWS services and pricing models will be crucial in identifying cost-saving opportunities and making informed decisions. You will be a subject matter expert in cloud financial management, partnering with various stakeholders to balance cost efficiency with other business needs such as performance and security. Your role will involve using data-driven insights to guide decisions and improve cloud financial operations.

You will operate in an environment that values collaboration and continuous improvement. While the primary focus is on AWS and DataDog, your role may also encompass other cloud platforms, depending on the organization’s needs.


 Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Own and drive the financial management of cloud resources, focusing on cost optimization, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Analyze cloud spending and usage data to identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for cost savings.
  • Implement and manage cloud cost management tools and processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate FinOps practices into the broader organizational context.
  • Develop and enforce policies for cloud usage that balance cost, performance, and security.
  • Educate and advise internal stakeholders on FinOps principles and best practices.
  • Stay current with AWS and DataDog offerings and pricing models to continually identify new opportunities for cost optimization.
  • Provide detailed financial reporting and insights to stakeholders, helping them understand cloud costs and make informed decisions.
  • Participate in strategic planning of cloud usage to align with organizational financial goals and objectives.
  • Mentor and guide engineering teams in cloud financial management best practices.
  • Establish key financial metrics and benchmarks to drive continuous improvement in cloud cost efficiency.


What we’re looking for in our next teammate

  • Experience in cloud financial management, particularly in AWS and DataDog environments.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with financial analysis, reporting, and forecasting.
  • Technical understanding of AWS services and how they impact costs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively across different teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance technical and financial considerations in decision-making.
  • Experience with cloud cost management tools and processes.
  • A proactive approach to identifying and implementing cost-saving measures.
  • Relevant certifications in AWS, FinOps, or cloud financial management are a plus.
  • A commitment to continuous learning and staying current with cloud technology and financial management trends.


We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

•    An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
•    Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
•    Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
•    Be well, save well and live well – with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

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  • Company: FanDuel Group
  • Published: 14th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None