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FinOps Practitioner

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The Koch Global Services Cloud & Applications team is hiring a FinOps Practitioner. You will be key to building our FinOps capability and driving our enterprise to capture the most value that the cloud has to offer. In this role, you will be responsible for collaborating with internal & external partners to identify optimization opportunities, develop best practices for optimizing resource efficiency, and implement processes to empower engineers to optimize their application infrastructure by making the right way the easy way.

An ideal candidate is someone who considers themselves a techie at heart who can speak the language of finance. A successful FinOps Practitioner will be naturally curious, can balance digging into data to solve a problem while looking at the big picture, and is effective at taking an empathy-first approach to collaboration. If you’re passionate about cloud technology and want to transform how Koch applies FinOps and increase our cloud efficiency, this is the role for you. Apply now and join us as we shape the future of FinOps at Koch!

What You Will Do

  • Collaborate with our FinOps Product Owner and Analyst to review optimization opportunities and develop a technical plan for working with application teams to validate and take action on the opportunities.
  • You will create materials to help promote and educate developers on cost optimization best practices in AWS.
  • Develop a deep understanding of services offered by cloud service providers and how to adjust configurations for price performance.
  • Develop solutions (tools, processes, standards) to drive resource efficiency outcomes.
  • Develop clear processes for actioning recommendations that empower our engineers effectively make optimization decisions for their applications.
  • You will collaborate with business partners across Koch to review FinOps opportunities and co-develop plans for action.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Development experience in AWS through use of AWS Console and CI/CD pipelines
  • Prior experience optimizing infrastructure in AWS for cost efficiency.
  • Experience architecting cloud workloads with cost as a key consideration.
  • Experience using large datasets such as financial, usage, tag metadata to tell a story and drive action.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Cloud Provider or FinOps Foundation Certification
  • Prior experience in a FinOps specific role


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  • Company: Koch Industries
  • Published: 5th February 2024
  • Closing Date: 26th March 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner