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Cloud FinOps Engineer

Job Description

Introducing the CloudOps Team

We are leading the approach to cost analysis, modelling, and forecasting our cloud journey in AWS. This includes identifying cost optimisation opportunities, budgeting, centralised purchasing, and monitoring the impact cost reduction strategies have in our AWS cloud platform with a focus on waste reduction and increased cost efficiencies. This role is an essential one supporting leadership as well bringing product engineering teams along on a data driven journey to cost effective and scalable services in the cloud. We have a vision of empowering engineering teams to manage their cloud cost footprint and implement solutions to drive cost efficiencies without compromising availability, performance, security, and deployment velocity on our platform.

We are a fast-growing company that loves leveraging new technology to build world-class products for our customers. We run a diverse platform that is hosted on AWS utilising the best of what it has to offer, coupled with our own tooling this allows us to embrace Continuous Delivery, DevOps/SRE and cloud native microservices to their full potential. You will often find members of our leadership team, as well as our engineering community, speaking at meetups and conferences.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the CI/CD pipeline for in-house cost monitoring and reporting software
  • Direct and manage the implementation of Savings plans and Reserved Instance strategies
  • Partnering with finance teams to help bridge the gap between finance and technology
  • Maintain documentation for FinOps practices and cost optimisation processes
  • Create and maintain automated weekly, quarterly and year end reports
  • Identify and remediate billing anomalies
  • Advise product engineering teams on where and how to be cost efficient, as well as making it easier for them to adopt improvements
  • Evaluate new technologies in AWS that will have a strategic impact on cost efficiency
  • Participate in existing cost efficiency program, forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Foster a culture of proactive cost management, transparency, and optimisation
  • Keeping up to date on the latest cost optimisation trends within FinOps


  • Hands-on experience with developing scripts using languages like Python (Libraries such as NumPy, Pandas and Boto) and SQL for cost reporting and automation.
  • Experience working with AWS cloud services such as EC2, IAM, S3, lambda, Athena, or Glue
  • Experience working with any CI/CD tools such as Github actions, JIRA, etc
  • Experience with any BI Tools (Business Intelligence)
  • Experience/interest in cost management strategies, EDP, commitment plans (SP, RI, Spot)
  • Experience/interest in cloud expense management using FinOps disciplines
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse and surface detailed insights from complex datasets
  • Experience working collaboratively with customer success facing teams
  • Experience working with Elastic search is desirable

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  • Company: Trainline
  • Published: 12th June 2024
  • Closing Date: 12th September 2024
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None