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AWS Cloud Engineer (FinOps)

As an AWS FinOps Engineer, you’ll work primarily on maximising the value and efficiency of our cloud spend. You will help to define best practices to ensure responsible cloud spend and help forecast future spend.


You will be part of an exciting and challenging work environment, working with some of the best engineers in the industry. You will benefit from investment in technology, training, conference attendance, career development and cross-team growth opportunities.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing and implementing cost optimization strategies to maximize efficiency and minimize waste across AWS services
  • Monitoring cloud usage and spending patterns, identifying areas for optimization and cost-saving opportunities
  • Collaborating with engineering and operations teams to align cloud resources with business objectives and performance requirements
  • Utilizing AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and other cost management tools to analyse spending trends and forecast future expenditures
  • Establishing and enforcing governance policies and best practices to ensure responsible cloud spending and resource utilization
  • Working with finance teams to track and report on cloud spending, providing dashboards for insights and recommendations for budget management and forecasting
  • Identifying opportunities for Reserved Instance purchases, Spot Instance utilization, and other cost-saving mechanisms
  • Conducting regular audits of AWS accounts to identify unused or underutilized resources, recommending decommissioning or rightsizing as necessary
  • Staying informed about AWS pricing updates, service offerings, and cost management best practices to continuously improve FinOps processes



Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in financial analysis, cost management, or cloud computing, with a focus on AWS
  • Ability to code in Python
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code tooling, such as Terraform
  • Strong proficiency in AWS cost management tools and services, including AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Cost and Usage Reports
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify actionable insights
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing principles, architectures, and services offered by AWS
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with stakeholders across different departments
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • AWS certification(s) such as AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer is highly desirable

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  • Company: G-Research
  • Published: 31st May 2024
  • Closing Date: 30th June 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None