FinOps Commercial Architect, AWS Strategic Industries, OPTICS (Optimization Intelligence for Cloud Systems)

Published: 15th June 2022 Closing Date: 15th July 2022

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Job summary
The Business Development and Strategic Industries OPTICS (Optimization Intelligence for Cloud Systems) team has a direct impact on AWS’s largest customers’ FinOps and Cloud Financial Management strategies. The OPTICS team works to proactively optimize our customer’s deployments, identify cost savings, educate stakeholders on cloud best practices & FinOps, and create cost and usage transparency.

The OPTICS team is looking for a Commercial Architect to be hands-on and passionate about working directly with the world’s largest and most complex multinational organizations as they transform their procurement and commercial process to be optimized for the cloud. This person will be the subject matter expert on cost optimization and efficiency, leading and supporting customer conversations around cost savings, cost visibility and education on optimization of AWS. This will include generating recommendations on how customers can optimize their usage of AWS, re-engineering their internal people and processes, and working with partners to ensure ongoing success at scale. It is crucial for this person to be able to drive towards simple, scalable solutions to difficult problems, have excellent project-management skills, be able to communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences, visualize and tell a story with data, and is comfortable while interfacing with the C-suite decision makers.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive Culture.
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work/Life Harmony. Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Mentorship and Career Growth. Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

This position can be located in any AWS Corporate office in the US.

Key job responsibilities
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the subject matter expert around cloud financial strategies, procurement operations, cost management mechanisms, and cost-efficient cloud architecture best practices
  • Engage with technology leaders up to the CXO level, in order to drive strategic financial outcomes.
  • Simplify cost reporting and visibility, provie insights into cost-efficient cloud operations and guidance on key performance indicators.
  • Creation, presentation, and implementation guidance on cost optimization reviews.
  • Evangelize cost management with customers, partners, and at various networking opportunities.
  • Adapt existing financial structures to fit the custom needs of AWS customers.
  • Communicate billing, forecasting, budgeting, and savings across both technical and non-technical leaders

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+ years of experience in Business Development in large enterprise organizations, IT management, IT consulting or Management consulting
  • Experience working with senior IT executives, IT vendors and cloud service providers to analyze implementation options for on-premise, remote virtualized and/or cloud IT Infrastructure
  • Strong data visualization skills including Excel, AWS QuickSight, Tableau or similar
  • Understanding of AWS and/or cloud technology

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Existing AWS Certifications (i.e. Cloud Practitioner/Solution Architect)
  • Experience optimizing cloud environments financially and architecturally
  • Experience working within a high-growth technology company
  • Experience presenting at conferences, public events and summits
  • Experience using AWS database and analytics services

Location

Details

  • Company: Amazon Web Services
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None