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Job ID: 47939
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Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer

Our client is seeking a Cloud Optimization Engineer to join their team.

Who are They Looking for:
Do you have seasoned experience in creating elegant automation and repeatable processes in complex public & private cloud landscapes? Do you have a skill and passion for making systems easier, and delivering actionable data? Are you a team-player with abilities to automate, optimize, and simplify technologies? Are you a technologist who can also partner with peer groups and influence internal customers? They are looking for a unique individual who encompasses these traits and will deliver game-changing skills to a world-changing company.

What You Will Work on:
As a FinOps Engineer for the Enterprise Architecture & Platforms (EAP) domain, you will lead the automation, simplification, and efficiency of cost containment & reporting within the public & private cloud ecosystem. You will transform complex technical requirements into simple solutions that will impact teams on a global scale. You will support application developers and data analysts in enhancing value, producing quality data, and integrating cloud tools & platforms in support of the digital transformation.  You will be evangelizing cloud cost management across many levels within the organization from executive leadership to individuals and teams.  Help promote a culture of cost accountability and awareness.

Who You Will Work With:
Within the EAP domain, you will work on the Performance Management team.  They are a collaborative team of data engineers and analysts that work to “Fuel Data Driven Decisions!” One of our primary objectives is providing actionable information to our management teams to help them make informed decisions.  Our analysis covers operational delivery, financial variance and deep insights into cloud spend.  This role is focused on the last element, cloud spend where you will work analysts, engineers, and AWS to deliver quality data, optimize costs, and automate processes. You will regularly partner with cloud cost containment analysts and application development squads, while also supporting the data & metadata needed to produce data driven decision making for internal leadership.

What you Will Bring:
BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
A DevOps mindset.
Extensive knowledge of AWS public cloud infrastructure; Azure and Google Cloud is a plus.
Deep understanding of core public & private cloud billing, cost management, and data visualization tools (e.g. CloudHealth, Cloudability, BigQuery, AWS Cost Explorer, Kubecost, SparkLens, VRealize).
Solid understanding of cloud billing and metering and the impact of usage patterns on total cost of ownership (TCO).
Proficiency in developing repeatable and efficient automation to codify and simplify end-to-end processes and methods in public and private cloud landscapes.
Proficiency in using & integrating application programming interfaces (APIs).
A passion for problem solving and customer service.
Experience building a cloud financial management roadmap
Senior experience scripting using Python, as well as Perl, PowerShell, JavaScript, or similar scripting languages
A passion for automating everything, from leveraging open source tools to delivering machine learning based forecasts, self-service budgets, and real time Kubernetes spend visibility and much more!
Experience with Application Performance Management tools (e.g. SignalFX, NewRelic, DataDog) preferred.
Experience providing chargeback, showback, budgeting and forecasting as core capabilities of cloud financial management.
Experience creating advanced product level visibility that will help drive better business decisions and cost accountability.
A developmental mindset with the ability to discern patterns, drive efficiencies, and lower total cost of ownership for technology processes and solutions.
Self-starter with a desire to exceed customer expectations.
Above average oral and written communication skills.
Experience working across silos in change-controlled environments.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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