Cloud Engineer – FinOps (POS24158)

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Cloud Engineer – FinOps (POS24158)

Location:
Rivonia, Sandton

The Cloud Engineer FinOps will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of cloud computing, including cost optimization, cost allocation, and reporting. The ideal candidate should have experience with Native Azure services and FinOps, as well as insight into cloud Compute, storage, backups, infrastructure as code, cloud automation, DevOps, and Terraform. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams in Engineering, Finance, Product, etc. to enable faster product delivery while gaining more financial control and predictability.

Closing Date: 14 June 2024

Duties & Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities
FinOps Management:
• Implement and manage FinOps practices to optimize cloud spending and improve cost efficiency.
• Conduct regular cost analysis, identify cost drivers, and recommend optimization strategies.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align FinOps practices with business goals.

Azure and AWS Expertise:
• Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Native Azure services for building and managing cloud infrastructure.
• Stay updated on the latest Azure features and enhancements to leverage them effectively.

Compute and Storage:
• Design, deploy, and manage compute instances and storage solutions in Azure.
• Optimize performance and costs related to compute and storage resources.

Backups:
• Implement robust backup solutions to ensure data integrity and availability.
• Develop and maintain backup strategies in alignment with business continuity requirements.
• Infrastructure as Code (IaC):
• Utilize Infrastructure as Code principles to automate the provisioning and management of infrastructure.
• Collaborate with development teams to integrate IaC practices into the software development lifecycle.
• Cloud Automation and DevOps:
• Implement and enhance cloud automation processes to streamline deployment and operations.
• Collaborate with DevOps teams to integrate CI/CD pipelines and automate operational tasks.
Terraform:
• Proficiently use Terraform to define and provision infrastructure as code.
• Collaborate with teams to ensure consistent use of Terraform for infrastructure management.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Experience Level
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
• 3+ years of experience in cloud computing, with a focus on FinOps and Native Azure services
• 2 years in FinOps experience
• 1-2 years Operational experience with Cloud Services
• 1-2 year’s experience (Chef, Terraform, Linux, Scripting, Python, other)
• Experience with cloud Compute, storage, backups, infrastructure as code, cloud automation, DevOps, and Terraform
• Public Cloud Certification and Virtualisation certification (VMware preferable)
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Technical Knowledge
• FinOps Management
• Azure and AWS Expertise
• Cloud Automation and DevOps

Professional Knowledge
• Networking Knowledge
• Storage area network infrastructure
• Database Management
• Computer Security
• Disaster Recovery & Business continuity standards
• Information Technology concepts
• Systems application Design