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FinOps Principal Engineer

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

​​We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.


What you’ll do


Group Communications & Infrastructure

Looking to be part of non-stop innovation? Join our Group Communications and Infrastructure team and you’ll work alongside experts in broadband, telephony, mobile, cloud and infrastructure. We’re the team that designs, builds, supports and maintains the telecoms networks across the whole Sky Group. Together, we help Sky broadband, mobile and TV enter new markets by creating a single and secure infrastructure for the amazing content and services that keep our customers coming back for more.

We are currently seeking a top performing Principal Engineer to join our FinOps Team who will be focused on helping to architect, engineer, innovate, lead, manage and mentor squads of engineers for our world class cost reporting dashboards used across Comcast Group.

You’ll get the opportunity to work across multiple cloud providers to help us deliver solutions that provide clarity, insight, and management of our cloud estate.

As the team is expanding quite rapidly, there is a strong need for someone with a good amount of cloud and devops experience to help provide guidance and support, instilling good engineering practices and design principals, to other team members.

  • Join the FinOps Leadership team and collaborate closely with your peers to advance and improve our processes and capabilities.
  • Lead, manage and mentor our development team to ensure they understand business and technical requirements to deliver against the product roadmap whilst advancing their skills and experience. Success of the team reflects success in this role.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and other business units to manage expectations, assess work,  understand key requirements, and how to progress work towards successful delivery
  • Provide product level oversight of solutions within the Cloud Finops team to ensure products can be engineered in a mature and pragmatic way aligned with other areas of the team.
  • Contribute code to continue improving our cost and configuration reporting capability across our cloud environments (both public and private), drive towards automation of everything.
  • You will help enable innovation through continuous integration and continuous deployment across technology stacks and demonstrate best practices around advanced cloud solutions


What you’ll bring

  • Previous experience leading a team of engineers, mentoring junior members of staff and owning the delivery of a product roadmap.
  • Experience as a “hands on” AWS, GCP, or Azure DevOps engineer in an enterprise environment.
  • Enthusiasm for generating, testing and delivering ideas to improve both our solutions and our ways of working.
  • Experience with developing high and low level designs for event driven and serverless cloud architecture with strong documentation skills
  • Experience with software development and object orientated programming model with proficiency in at least one programming language, ideally Python.
  • Expertise with at least one testing methodology, writing tests and testing code.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as code, automating tasks with CICD tooling, repository management, managing CI triggers, managing git history.
  • Solid grasp of Agile and DevOps principles: Experience in breaking down tasks, refinement, story pointing, and managing workloads between team members


The rewards

There’s one thing people can’t stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences


How you’ll work – hybrid working

The world has changed. And so have we. We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home.

You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There are also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed, and even get pampered at our beauty salon.



Our spacious tech hub is less than a mile from Leeds train station. There’s plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.

Need a break? You can blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis, and stay fit at our subsidised gym.


Livingston Watermark House

Our lively campus is a free shuttle bus away from Livingston South train station and the town centre. Plus there’s onsite parking available for cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

You’ll be well fed at our subsidised canteen, and you can keep in shape at our onsite gym – or play a game of pool or table tennis.


Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.


Why wait? 

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

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  • Company: Sky
  • Published: 14th November 2022
  • Closing Date: 11th December 2022
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None