cloud cost optimization engineer | budapest

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Cégleírás / Organisation/Department

Aegon Global Technology Services (GTS) provides IT infrastructure and application support services to the Aegon businesses. GTS is responsible for the provision, support and ongoing maintenance of IT operating platforms, applications and services. There is also a strong connection with external providers necessitating vendor and service provider management. GTS is responsible for driving the technology strategy and providing IT infrastructure solutions that are in alignment with business objectives and the GTS technology strategy.

Pozíció leírása / Job description

The Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer reports into the Cloud Cost Management (Cloud FinOps) team. The team is responsible for overseeing the global and multi cloud footprint for the firm with a critical mission focused on promoting, governing, and implementing economical consumption. The Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer will partner with architects and engineers to advise on architecture and resource optimization, waste management, capacity management, KPI development and maintenance, and tagging and alerts enhancements.

Key Tasks:

The Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer will be a critical member of the team working directly with our cloud clients, leadership, and vendors:

Monitor cloud consumption in various accounts and projects to mitigate waste and to determine areas of resource efficiency

Work with account owners and engineers on an ongoing basis to advise on cloud resource setup in light of operational and financial trade-offs

Comprehend complex architectural diagrams for new and existing projects to derive cost impact and advise on the cost mechanics and alternatives of the various cloud services

Recommend savings opportunities related to cloud commitment purchases (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Committed/Sustained Usage, etc.)

Track utilization of cloud reservation/savings plans and work with teams to re-purpose freed up capacity

Evaluate and investigate data patterns and anomalies to derive insightful knowledge that can inform strategic and operational decisions

Leverage the cloud CMDB and other tools to advise on strategies for resource mapping, tagging, and maturity

Analyze cloud services and deployed resources volume to inform contractual negotiations relating service discounts and commitment levels

Participate in building, maturing, and governing Cost Optimization policies and best practices

Act as subject matter expert in advising on new and existing cloud services and resources across cloud vendors

Participate in automating, integrating, and maturing the Cloud FinOps team's processes and data

Elvárások / Requirements

Needed Skills:

Deep expertise in the core cloud services architecture and cost mechanics (Compute, containers, database, serverless, storage, etc.)

Advanced understanding of AWS cloud platform, Cost Explorer, Cost and Usage report, and services

Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform cloud platform, console, and services

Experience in DevOps/SRE practices such as CI/CD, IaC, and expertise with Linux and Windows stacks

Experience in cost management tactics such as enterprise wide discount programs and commitment plans (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Sustained Use/Committed Use Discounts...)

Successful implementation of cost optimization strategies related to storage lifecycle configuration, compute rightsizing, reduction of idle or underutilized resources, snapshot cleanups, etc.

Experience in navigating and managing cloud CMDB

Experience with 3rd party cloud optimization tools and in utilizing data from monitoring tools to advise on optimization opportunities (New Relic, Splunk, CloudWatch, etc.)

Experience with developing scripts via Python (other languages might be applicable) to implement automated cost optimization control policies

Ability to connect various services using related product APIs

Self-driven and able to work across functionally diverse teams (technical and non-technical)

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to operate successfully in a lean, agile, and fast-paced organization

Team player with a transformation mindset

+3 years of relevant work experience in a large multi million cloud environment

+5 years experience working as a cloud engineer, developer, or architect

Possess an AWS Solutions Architect certification, or ability to attain within 6 months is required


Preferred Skills:

Possess a FinOps certification, or ability to attain within 6 months

Possess an AWS Practitioner certification or ability to attain within 12 months

Past experience in working as a cost optimization engineer with successful track record in delivering substantial efficiencies and savings

Deep knowledge of Kubernetes, Serverless technologies, Elemental Media Services (Live, Connect, Package, and Convert)

DevOps experience using Terraform

Past experience working for a financial service company

Experience with implementing a successful tag governance process

Knowledge of AWS and Azure cloud platforms, consoles, and services

BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Amit kínálunk / Offer

Very good development opportunities in a global company

Competitive salary

Home office

Flexible working hours

Health Insurance

Yoga classes, Life Fitness discount

Training & Development opportunities

Highly people-centric environment

Workplace in a pleasant atmosphere with motivated and team-oriented colleagues

Kapcsolattartó / Information

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