Cloud FinOps Engineer

AWIN

We work a 4-day week (32hrs @ 100% salary)

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in North America, Europe ⚠️

Purpose of position:

As an AWS FinOps Engineer, you will play a crucial role in optimizing and managing the financial aspects of cloud operations on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. This position requires a unique blend of technical expertise, financial acumen, and cloud management skills to ensure cost efficiency, budget adherence, and overall financial governance within the AWS environment.

Key Tasks:

  • Cost Optimization: analyze and optimize AWS resource utilization to maximize cost efficiency, implement and maintain cost monitoring tools and processes, collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Budget Management: work closely with finance and IT teams to establish and manage cloud budgets, track and report on actual versus forecasted cloud spending, develop strategies to align cloud expenses with business priorities.
  • Financial Governance: establish and enforce financial governance policies for AWS usage, implement tagging strategies and resource allocation to track costs accurately, conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with financial policies.
  • Forecasting and Planning: collaborate with stakeholders to forecast future cloud usage and costs, develop financial models to support long-term planning and decision-making, provide insights and recommendations based on cost forecasts.
  • Cost Allocation and Showback/Chargeback: implement mechanisms for accurate cost allocation across different business units or projects, develop and maintain showback or chargeback models to transparently communicate costs to relevant stakeholders.
  • Automated Cost Controls: implement automation scripts and tools to enforce cost controls, monitor and adjust auto-scaling configurations to optimize resource provisioning.
  • Educational Outreach: conduct training sessions to educate teams on cost optimization best practices, promote a culture of financial responsibility and awareness within the organization.

Skills and expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a FinOps Engineer or similar role, with a focus on AWS.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS services, pricing models, and billing mechanisms.
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of IT cost structures.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automation.
  • Experience with cloud cost management tools and platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Certifications (Preferred): AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, FinOps Certified Practitioner

Our Offer:

  • Flexi-Week and Work-Life Balance: We prioritize your mental health and wellbeing, offering you a flexible four-day Flexi-Week at full pay and with no reduction on your annual holiday allowance. We also offer a variety of different paid special leaves.
  • Flexi-Office: Do you prefer to work from our cool office, from home, or in a completely different environment? With us, the choice is yours. We offer the flexibility to work wherever you want within our Awin locations.
  • Welfare: We provide you with a life assurance, travel insurance and private health insurance that covers several types of health, vision, and dental treatments. Furthermore, you can take advantage of our Cycle to Work Scheme or Season Ticket Loan.
  • Health & Well Being: With our support and access to various initiatives and sports offers, you can devote yourself to your mental and physical well-being.
  • Development: We’ve built our extensive training suite Awin Academy to cover a wide range of skills that nurture you professionally and personally, with trainings conveniently packaged together to support your overall development. You can also improve your English skills by participating in our local language course.
  • Remote Working: You will receive a monthly allowance to cover part of your running costs. In addition, we will support you in setting up your remote workspace appropriately.
  • Appreciation: Thank and reward colleagues by sending them a voucher through our peer-to-peer program and show your appreciation for colleagues who have gone the extra mile to support you.

Established in 2000, Awin is proud of our dynamic, social and inclusive culture.

Like all businesses, we’ve had to adapt and nurture our culture in a virtual environment. Our virtual ‘Life @ Awin’ hub brings our colleagues from across the globe together for various social activities.

Diversity & Inclusion are paramount to us, and we proudly pursue and hire diverse team members. We champion uniqueness and authenticity; this is who we are at our core. Our network of affiliate partnerships is diverse and transparent, as are the employees powering our vision to build the world’s leading open partner ecosystem. We welcome all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. If you need support at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Apply now to begin the next stage of your career at a progressive company that supports both your professional and personal development.

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Working Week

We work a 4-day week (32hrs @ 100% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation policy varies by country. Living in the UK you could expect:

  • 25 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 77 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Our team works across 15 different offices globally. We also offer remote working opportunities

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 9 across 1 departments:

  • engineering
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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Python
  • PowerShell
  • Cost Optimization
  • Budget Management
  • Financial Governance
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Cost Allocation
  • Automated Cost Controls
  • Educational Outreach
  • English Fluency

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