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Cloud Engineer | FinOps

We need to strengthen our cloud operations team with an additional colleague: Cloud Engineer – FinOps for Digital Platform Operations who is driven by technical challenges and the urge to always find better and more efficient ways of delivering services to the customer.

The Digital Platform Operation team is a multi-competence team, operating the Vattenfall Digital Platform; this comes with a big variety of tasks to ensure stable cloud systems. Those tasks are governance (ensuring architectural and security compliance), IaaS, PaaS, Network operation, Monitoring support, Azure DevOps support and capacity management. To handle all those different topics we must automate as much as possible and provide self-service functionality.

What will you do? 

In the role as Cloud Engineer – FinOps you will be working in a team that is very close to business but also to Agile IT and Core IT. To succeed in this role, it is important that you have the ability to bridge the gap between our development, operation and financial teams.

You are not only an expert technician but you also have social competence and understands the need of the business. You always challenge yourself and others how to improve and develop and are open for suggestions from others but can also give your own.

As our Cloud Engineer – FinOps your major responsibility is driven to optimize cloud cost.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Scripting
    • Writing scripts in Powershell, Json with a finops focus
  • Automation and orchestration
    • Creating and maintaining automation based on scripts using e.g. REST
    • Increase usage of schedule shutdown to save cost
  • Financial analyses
    • Analyse and adjust the usage of reservations
    • Analyse and consult the right-sizing of Azure resources
    • Active contact with azure usage about correct sizing and license usage
    • Finding license optimization and drive implementation together with software centre
    • Improving charge out process and increase cost allocation accuracy
    • Monitor the development of cost savings and efficacy increasing features provided by Microsoft and possible 3rd party
    • Project support to optimize cost during design phase


Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm or Katowice


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Who are you? 

We are looking for a specialist who is willing to develop to T-shaped cloud specialist and has a background financial optimisation for cloud services.

Next to this you bring:

  • An academic Degree in IT, engineering, science or mathematics
  • Interested in new technologies and a fast learner
  • Experience in a large international environment
  • Deep understanding with cloud costs and the various alternatives
  • Experience in FinOps projects in larger enterprises
  • Very good understanding of billing on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)
  • Good understanding of licences models
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Ability to translate complicated technical matters into simple understandable language
  • Proficient English communications skills (other local Vattenfall languages are a plus)
  • This job requires some international travel
  • You need to be able to work independently in an international team that meets more virtually than physically


Job id REF4823L

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  • Company: Vattenfall
  • Published: 1st April 2024
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2024
  • Country: Germany
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None