As a Cloud FinOps Lead, you are responsible for developing and implementing a robust program for cloud cost management that includes: a service-based cost allocation and classification strategy, tracking and management of cloud costs, cloud services rates settings, and defining consumption and show-back/charge-back reports from both the provider and consumer perspective.

You need to be technically strong and intimately familiar with public clouds (AWS, Azure) to drive cost-optimization. You’ll be driving improvements with cloud & compute squads to adopt latest strategies of AWS and Azure to save cost. Cost initiatives must be Cloud agnostic which can scale up / scale down on Hybrid Cloud strategies (eg: AWS, Azure).

You contribute to the high performing culture of the Cloud & Compute by delivering a user experience that is better, faster, and cheaper through cloud.

You share a collective responsibility with your peers within the squad for the end-to-end lifecycle management of the service or product you are delivering. You are consistently contributing and delivering against the squad priorities and roadmaps.


  • Create Cloud cost optimization framework and Governance mechanism.
  • Establish strong cost management practice in the Public Cloud for AWS and Azure.
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization; Analyze AWS / Azure financial reports and identify opportunities for optimization.
  • Optimize Cloud costs by defining / tracking cost plans, reserved Instances, enterprise saving plans.
  • Develop and maintain cloud infrastructure capacity and demand forecasts – incl. day to day monitoring and tracking of cloud capacity & resource mgmt. for all services
  • Define cloud cost performance KPIs and track against agreed KPIs on a regular basis.
  • Implement cost optimization and governance strategies for continuous cost optimization.
  • Help define, implement, maintain and automatically remediate tagging standards for AWS and Azure.
  • Drive a positive and close working relationship with Syngenta’s IT teams and selected collaborators and outsourcing partners. Pro-actively communicate and engage with the IT and Business communities as a visible ambassador of IT and digital
  • You are an agile team member and actively participate in a learning culture.


Experience / Previous jobs required for the job

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field (such as Computer Science, Engineering), and at least 10 years of IT experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with one/more public/private cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.).
  • Experience with capacity forecasting, cloud cost optimization techniques, financial reporting, and workflow management in a large service operations environment. Familiarity with monitoring and reporting tools/APIs.
  • Understanding of cloud providers, platforms and configurations and familiarity with workload usage/consumption patterns on cloud.
  • Good understanding of billing on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)
  • Ability to support agile decision making across multiple cloud services, with short-cycle analytics and problem solving.
  • Ability to develop effective reporting schemes/metrics to maintain strong control on usage and billing of cloud services.
  • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders (across IT, finance, business functions) and proactively identify opportunities for service improvement.
  • Demonstrated skills in working across multi-functional teams to bring increased business value through seeing the bigger picture, collaboration and alignment of diverse needs
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification preferred

Critical knowledge and education required for the job

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field (such as Computer Science, Engineering), and at least 10 years of IT experience.
  • Experience with AWS cost optimization tools and/or 3rd party cost optimization solutions, AWS billing and Reserved Instances, AWS Spot Instances, AWS consolidated billing etc.
  • Mastery of Agile change delivery and steady state operations (e.g. DevOps, SaFE)
  • This leader is ideally connected with external IT and digital innovators and able to assess technology disruption.
  • This leader has a good balance between people focus and value over investment mindset, driving IT and digital delivery towards profitable growth.
  • Fluency in English, additional languages beneficial.

Experiences to be gained in the job:

  • IT Development and Operational excellence in life science agriculture
  • Leading through technology disruption and cross-functional transformation
  • Leadership at interfaces
  • Agile and decisive leadership

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  • Company: Syngenta
  • Published: 8th May 2024
  • Closing Date: 8th July 2024
  • Country: India
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None