About the job

  • Lead the business with best practice advice
  • Manage data analytics and reporting on our software management maturity
  • Work with our Procurement and Finance teams to develop and maintain internal policies for software deployment, usage, and acquisition

We’re REA

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help on every step – whether that’s buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Proptrack.com, Smartline.com.au and Mortgage Choice.

We’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two years in a row. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What You’ll Be Doing

Ensuring that REA is spending its technology budget in the most effective way possible & working to reduce our carbon footprint through optimisation, the Technology FinOps Lead will:

  • Maintain an ongoing Strategic Plan for how REA Group purchases and manages software assets across the organisation
  • Lead the business with best practice advice to ensure software & cloud platform (AWS & GCP spend) compliance is built into the way we do things
  • You will be optimising our software license / SaaS system purchasing and usage along with organisational cloud platform (AWS & GCP) spend, with a view of maximising the value of our entitlements whilst reducing operational costs where appropriate
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement methods, policies, processes, best practices, techniques, technologies, and tools for software license management cloud platform (AWS & GCP spend)
  • Manage data analytics and reporting on our software management maturity, including reporting relating to organisational risks related to software licensing
  • Work with our Procurement and Finance teams to develop and maintain internal policies for software deployment, usage, and acquisition
  • Maintain governance for all Software License Management and manage all 3rd party software vendor audits
  • Identify and develop opportunities for process and system improvement that will enhance the experience of software licensing for REA staff
  • Be a key driver in establishing and running a service / software catalogue for REA staff.

What We’re After

We’re looking for candidates who have demonstrated experience managing stakeholders across both the business and vendors, including strong influencing and negotiation skills.

  • You have a great work ethic, attitude and service management approach to work and projects.
  • You are good with numbers and crunching data. You may even have an accounting background, but attention to detail is your jam.
  • You like to take ownership of the end-to-end process of acquiring, using and retiring software products. Including change management experience in this area.
  • You are not lawyer but are comfortable with language around service provider licensing models, perpetual licensing, contractual legal terminology, procurement, and strategic supply concepts.
  • You can demonstrate some experience in the management of Software and Services providing software, hosting, cloud infrastructure and telecoms products and services (including Microsoft 365, Amazon Web Services and Google Platform).
  • You understand product and technology offerings available to enhance Software License Management and optimisation (for example, Zylo or Flexera) and how to get the best out of these products.

The REA Experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)
  • A hybrid approach to the future of work – https://rea.to/hybrid-working
  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March
  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our Wellbeing Program
  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment
  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you’ve got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We’re proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we’re looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?

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  • Company: REA Group
  • Published: 2nd March 2023
  • Closing Date: 11th April 2023
  • Country: Australia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None