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Senior Cloud FinOps Consultant

Overview

The Cloud FinOps Engineer will provide full lifecycle production assistance to development, testing and Production departments for cost effective platform engineering. The FinOps Engineer will work within the DevOps and Platform Engineering team to be the hands- on subject matter expert for the application stack with particular knowledge of MS Azure, Cloud environments (PaaS & IaaS) and Compute functions. Working to deliver an automated approach to hardware and software delivery, adopting the appropriate tooling and governance to create repeatable, resilient and controlled deployments. Supporting the day to day management and control of all environments, from development infrastructure and applications right through to Production, ensuring they are aligned and the best possible service available to support business processes, including the provision of regular FinOps reports as Cost corrections and enhancements will be the primary responsibility

Key Accountabilities and main responsibilities

Strategic Focus

  • Experience in cloud expense management using the FinOps discipline
  • Strong ability to analyse and interpret data and provide insights
  • Exposure to public cloud billing and services including AWS and Azure
  • FinOps certification is highly desirable
  • Should possess experience in below areas:
  • Public Cloud On-boarding and Business Operations
  • Public Cloud Governance from financial perspectives
  • Operational and Financial Optimization of Public Cloud

Operational Management

  • For the operational support and continuous improvement of the application and infrastructure estate, and processes, for Development, Test and Production environments.
  • Automation, process efficiency and appropriate tooling is utilised to reduce cycle times, and improve reliability, audit and traceability for all system deployments across multiple applications;
  • Process, best practice, system and application build standards are consistently applied and constantly improved upon;
  • Setup and configuration of software version release management, cloud provisioning, and monitoring within cloud and hosted environments.
  • Ensuring that, working with DevOps, the Development Team has the right environment to maximise the development Teams’ efficacy and obstacles are removed and automation introduced where appropriate;
  • Production environments are protected by governance, good practice/process, design and ‘fit for purpose’ environments, to the left of Pre-Prod, supporting all project and change activity;
  • Ensuring project and change release(s) are packaged to the right quality, repeatable between environments without change or modification and deployed to the target environments – ultimately to Production without detriment or issue in agreed timescales;
  • Weak points in Process, Technology and Service is addressed through a culture of continual improvement;
  • Software and processes are correctly documented to ensure single points of knowledge do not become a problem and skills are distributed across the team and department;
  • Ensuring that software Deliverables/Artefacts, as part of any Change/Project, are progressed providing appropriate status reporting and updates as requested by the Line/Project/Change Manager;
  • Design and implement virtualized and cloud-based architectures, leverage agile development techniques for scripting, and setting up developers so that they can “run what they build”.
  • The deployment and configuration of applications and systems, ensure all releases are documented and packaged appropriately.

Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Degree-educated or relevant professional qualifications are desirable.
  • 10+ Years of experience in IT with Cloud experience and Azure certification
  • Build, monitor and support knowledge in some if not all of Windows Server, Cloud, Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Experience as an infrastructure, operations or technical expert operating in the space between development and operations

Desirable

  • Business Analysis skills :
  • Expert in managing large data sets and excel programming and modelling
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to draw business relevant insights
  • Strong business acumen and fundamental knowledge of Cloud and IT infrastructure financials
  • Ability to package and present findings in a structure manner to executives and/or large audience
  • Prepare reports for internal and external audiences using business analytics reporting tools
  • Preparing reports for the management stating trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge in Enterprise system Design, Virtualisation, Capacity, Resilience, Monitoring, Network and Performance Management;
  • Previous experience in cloud management, code and test, scaling, automation, source control, deployment and back up.
  • Experience in tooling, package management, and deployment strategies that support both iterative & continuous development
  • Experience as an infrastructure, operations or technical expert operating in the space between development and operations
  • Experience with a setting up, configuring, and managing standards and open source / vendor tools dedicated to setting up a just-in-time and continuously improving operational infrastructure (eg Azure Automation, NuGet, Git, Octopus Deploy, etc)
  • Resourcefulness in getting over problems and establishing clarity.
  • Able to define and contribute to Strategic Departmental Objectives;

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  • Company: Link Group (LNK)
  • Published: 20th August 2023
  • Closing Date: 8th October 2023
  • Country: India
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner