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FinOps Cloud Engineer

This is an exciting position for a FinOps Engineer (Financial Operations) to manage all financial aspects related to consumption of public cloud and SaaS services by CPL Cloud Services such as Safenet Trusted Authentication (STA), Data Protection on Demand (DPoD) and Software Monetization SW services. CPL currently spends several million dollars/year on consuming cloud services.

The primary goal of the FinOps analyst is to prioritize ongoing optimization of  cloud consumption costs and to make sure the engineering teams are getting maximum value for minimal spend. Without a strong FinOps operation, CPL may be incurring expenses for services it doesn’t need, tools no one is using, or licenses that have been abandoned.
Key Areas of Responsibility 

Continuously monitor & optimize the Cloud Services consumption expenses

Forecast consumption expenses for various Cloud Services and publish detailed consumption reports on a monthly/quarterly basis

Maintain/update a list of Cloud Services vendors, understand licensing terms and be able to write Statement of Work (SOW) for any contracted services

Monitor Cloud Consumption costs using Cloud Cost optimization tools

Identify consumption trends and recommend best practices to reduce the costs

Work with finance for forecasting and budgeting Cloud Consumption expenses

Present reports at the monthly Cloud Operations Governance meetings and quarterly executive staff review meetings for Cloud Operations

Key Relationships:

Work with financial controller for forecasting, budgeting and cost allocation to various departments

Engage with procurement team for negotiations with vendors with regards to pricing, licensing and other terms. Work collaboratively with administrators raising the purchase requisitions.

With guidance from the Cloud Operations Engineering Director, collaborate with engineering managers to evangelize, implement cost saving development practices and realize cost savings

Maintain close relationships with Technical Account Managers for the various Cloud Services (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Data Dog) in order to learn, leverage and implement the tools offered natively by these vendors for optimizing cloud consumption costs

Interact with DIS Global Business Unit Cloud Operations Team to share and collaborate on best practices for Cloud Operations as it relates to Financial Operations

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a strong back ground in Cloud Computing and Data Analytics

Industry experience: 7+ years in a Cloud Services company offering “As a Service” products along with 2+ years of experience in a FinOps role.

Solid understanding of the infrastructure services in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud (GCP)

Experience with tools such as AWS Trusted Advisor/cost explorer, GCP cost report,  billing export and Big Query

Expertise in Microsoft Excel for financial forecasting, expense trending and budgeting and in using Microsoft Power BI for Data Analytics

Forecasting and budgeting skills and exposure to basic finance

To request a modification to this listing please email jobs@finops.org

  • Company: Thales
  • Published: 4th April 2024
  • Closing Date: 29th June 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None