About the job
TIAA is seeking a talented Cloud Sr. Lead FinOps Engineer, who is customer focused and passionate about leveraging technology innovations to delivering solutions and strategies to optimize cloud economics. You will be an integral part of the Enterprise Cloud Product Management team and you’ll bring expertise in and work with customers to understand their requirement and advise technology solutions for effective ways to leverage optimal and cost-effective solutions in the cloud. You will be an advocate for FinOps cloud best practices and will be a subject matter expert in cloud financials across the firm and promote a cost-conscious culture and cloud engineering best practices across the IT organization. You will help develop and evolve our FinOps Practice, utilizing Cloud FinOps tools to define, aggregate, and deliver insightful dashboards and models to expand the FinOps practice beyond the public cloud to include SAAS related cost economics. You will work across our technology and business stakeholders to understand cloud consumption. This role requires advanced industry knowledge, understanding of cloud platforms coupled with strong customer relationship management in support of the organizational objectives. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions in the best interests of our customers.
Key Responsibilities And Duties
- Operate and manage various Cloud financial management tools (Including Apptio Cloudability and native cloud provider tools) to provide financial transparency across the organization and make data driven decisions.
- Deliver new and iterative features to the Cloud FinOps reporting and data platform.
- Leverage automation and scripting to democratize and deliver meaningful alerts, insights, anomalies, workflow, and other tools to be leveraged by multiple stakeholder personas to manage and optimize their cloud spend.
- Senior Cloud FinOps Engineer will develop solutions and strategies to optimize cloud usage and refactor existing technology toward effective ways to leverage Cloud-native services.
- Engineer and implement patterns to achieve Cloud elasticity of enterprise application.
- Identify ways to enhance forecasting, chargeback and modeling of cloud spend, including the delineation between cost to produce (non-production) and cost to serve (production) for tracking cloud costs back to business benefits.
- Senior Cloud FinOps Engineer will communicate and collaborate between business, technology, and finance teams.
- Promote a cost-conscious culture and cloud engineering best practices across the IT organization.
- Support stakeholders in understanding their forecasted cloud spend based on their strategic plans.
- Provide guidance to developers and application owners on best practices for reducing costs and optimizing consumption of cloud services.
- Establish Cloud Financial KPIs in alignment with CPM goals and objectives. Create operational metrics to demonstrate cloud usage.
- Lead and facilitate regular cloud financial management calls.
- Use Agile methodology for planning and execution.
- Produce insightful cloud dashboards and reports that can be shared with across the firm.
- Provide summaries and detailed usage statistics for resources across public clouds, offering actionable intelligence to right-size and scale services efficiently to realize savings.
- Support annual budget and forecast process for enterprise-wide cloud spend.
- University (Degree) Preferred
- Proven experience in Cloud Cost Management with experience in some 3rd party cloud cost management tools
- 2-4+ years of enterprise experience in either AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure
- Python or similar automation/scripting languages knowledge
- High proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint
- Proven experience in Cloud Cost Management with experience in some 3rd party cloud cost management tools.
- 5 years of enterprise experience in either AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure.
- Python or similar automation/scripting languages knowledge.
- High proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint.
- Public Cloud Service Provider certifications is desirable.
- Cloud FinOps certifications.
- 5 years of experience as a Cloud FinOps analyst with deep knowledge of cost and usage data using the FinOps/Cloud spend optimization discipline.
- 5 years of enterprise experience in either Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform or other public cloud.
- Python or similar automation/scripting languages knowledge.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, IT, Accounting or Economics. MBA a plus.
- Familiarity with cost structure of cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google.
- Understanding of applications development environments, database, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints.
- Experience with AWS tagging benefits and limitations.
- Analytical and quantitative skills with hands-on experience on cloud demand forecasting, cost optimization, capacity planning, cloud utilization and spend modeling and cost savings strategy development.
- Excellent organization, time management, and communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Self-starter who can also work with a team to deliver superior customer service.
- Experience working in an agile environment / SDLC.
- The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, collaborative team player and analytical thinker.
- 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred
- Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
Base Pay Range: $122,400/yr. – $204,100/yr.
Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).