The FinOps team are a group of Cloud and Finance specialists who work with the business to inform, optimise, and operate cloud finance. As the company’s use of public cloud has grown so has the FinOps team to match business requirements to cost optimise, manage cloud consumption, and engineer change. An engineering lead is sought to lead a small team to strategize, roadmap and drive technical change while supporting the requirements of the central FinOps team, business application teams and the core engineering function.
The successful candidate would ideally have a proven background in technical engineering; be able to simplify complex technical change into easy to understand presentations for management; be able to support the application teams at every stage of the application lifecycle to drive improvements with cost / performance; support Finance & Procurement teams to simplify complex billing data received; and to assist Architecture & Design teams where sharing cloud best practice and industrial experience aids long-term decision making.
The team leader will need to have experience managing at least one of the most common public cloud providers (AWS / Azure/ GCP); be able to translate technical information into business language; have experience managing a team of high performing staff and be able to present to all layers of management (i.e. solution designs for sponsorship).
The Cloud FinOps Engineering Team leader is responsible for managing a team of high performing individuals to work with the business to enable efficient cloud use throughout the application lifecycle. The successful candidate will have extensive AWS / Azure / GCP experience; be familiar with the FinOps foundation’s framework & know what is required to achieve “run” maturity; be able to confidently talk with application teams about their designs, encouraging good use of cloud agility and unit economics; be able to highlight improvements to cost / performance ratios through virtual machine management & reserved instance purchase and will manage the pipelines of work to ensure that financial data presented through the companies tools are kept to a high quality.
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