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Cloud FinOps Engineer

As a Cloud FinOps Engineer, You Will:

  • Solve business problems through innovation, automation, and cloud engineering best practices
  • Assist our customers in with their cloud budget, analyzing, and optimizing their cloud spend
  • Participate and/or conduct knowledge sharing sessions with your team and/or our business partners
  • Presentations to leadership
  • Drive optimization through discovery, development, and sharing of cost-saving opportunities e.g., translating financial insights & your cloud knowledge into actionable recommendations
  • Work with customer’s financial and technical teams to gather business requirements, identify capability gaps, craft roadmaps, and implement solutions.
  • Other duties, as assigned

To Be Successful, You Need:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Cloud FinOps / Cloud spend optimization
  • FinOps Practitioner Certification a plus
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification preferred
  • Experience using AWS Cost Explorer and other AWS Cost Management tools
  • Experience with cloud economics, AWS services, and AWS pricing models
  • Experience in the following:
    • AWS Trusted Advisor
    • AWS EC2, EKS, RDS, Autoscaler, etc.
    • Act as SME in working groups to develop best practices and usage examples
    • AWS APIs to extract data from the above tools for additional transformation and analysis
    • AWS QuickSight and/or Cloud Intelligence Dashboards
    • Microsoft Azure
    • SAFe Agile preferred
  • Experience with cloud management platforms or cloud billing systems
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Expertise in application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Proficiency in multiple modern programming languages (e.g. Java, Python)
  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology trends and best practices
  • Keen understanding of financial control and budget management
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Provide accounting and payment details of cloud bills
  • Prepare monthly slide decks for Cloud Finance/Cost Optimization for all Business Units
  • Research and identify cloud cost optimization and opportunities as part of a continuous improvement model.
  • Drive optimization through discovery, development, and sharing of cost-saving opportunities e.g., translating financial insights into actionable recommendations
  • Produce measurements, reports and recommended improvement plans for financial excellence in the cloud.
  • Create custom reports giving personalized recommendations to customers based on budget, best practices, timeline, and goals
  • Create cost and usage analyses, trending and forecasting reports, buying strategies, and best practices for cloud adoption
  • Stay educated on the latest cost optimization strategies and technologies; gather insights and develop new opinions and strategies around cloud optimization and present solutions to leadership
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets); experience analyzing large datasets
  • Confluence
  • Jira experience
  • Permanent Residency required

Why xScion?

  • We have an amazing culture– We were named a Best Places to Work in Virginia 7 times, including 2023.
  • We are poised for rapid growth– We are on the cutting edge of digital transformation in Financial Services, Healthcare, Nonprofit and Public Sector and continuously welcome new clients to the xScion family.
  • We believe in your continuous development– We invest in our teams’ development, including our Communities of Practice, technology partnerships, sandbox and paying for certifications and trainings to improve their skills because we are committed to collectively being the best at what we do.
  • We want you to make an impact in whatever you do– Our people are given the opportunity to provide impactful change to our clients and team.
  • We believe in equality – As a woman-owned organization, we believe in an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s uniqueness makes us stronger.
  • Great Benefits: Medical, dental, 401(k) match, flexible spending and more, but we also have unique perks such as up to 27 days off a year (including your birthday!), remote work opportunities, parental leave, wellness benefits and many other things that inspire balance and flexibility.

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  • Company: xScion Solutions
  • Published: 29th August 2023
  • Closing Date: 31st October 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None