Cloud FinOps Engineer for Digital Platform Operations (m/f/d)


Business Intelligence
Microsoft Azure
Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Bewerbungsfrist 09-08-2021

Do you find satisfaction in understanding how your technical expertise enables our business applications and by that be able to Power Climate Smarter Living?

We need to strengthen our cloud operations team with an additional colleague who is driven by technical challenges and the urge to always find better and more efficient ways of delivering services to the customer. Therefore Vattenfall IT is now looking for an experienced and ambitious

Cloud FinOps Engineer for Digital Platform Operations

The location for this position is flexible (Amsterdam, Berlin, Gliwice or Stockholm).

The Digital Platform Operation team is a multi-competence team, operating the Vattenfall Digital Platform; this comes with a big variety of tasks to ensure stable cloud environments. Those tasks are governance (ensuring architectural and security compliance), IaaS, PaaS, Network operation, Monitoring support, Azure DevOps support and capacity management. To handle all those different topics we must automate as much as possible and provide self-service functionality.

Your responsibilities

As our Cloud FinOps Engineer your major responsibility is driven to optimize cloud cost. Specific tasks would include:

Financial analyses:

  • Analyse and adjust the usage of reservations
  • Analyse and consult the right-sizing of Azure resources
  • Active contact with Azure usage about correct sizing and license usage
  • Finding license optimization and drive implementation together with licence department
  • Improving charge out process and increase cost allocation accuracy
  • Monitor the development of cost savings and efficacy increasing features provided by Microsoft and possible 3rd party
  • Consulting in predicting cost for future solutions

Data analytics:

  • Build up cost models
  • Create Power BI reports

Your profile

In the role as Cloud FinOps Engineer you will be working in a team that is very close to business but also to Customer IT and Core IT. It is important that you in your function assure secure and stable cloud operations on an optimal cost level.

You are not only an expert technician but you also have social competence and understands the need of the business. You always challenge yourself and others how to improve and develop and are open for suggestions from others but can also give your own.

As Cloud FinOps Engineer you have the following qualifications and skills:

  • An academic Degree in IT, engineering, science or mathematics
  • Interested in new technologies and a fast learner
  • Experience in a large international environment
  • Deep understanding with cloud costs and the various alternatives
  • Data analytic thinking
  • Experience in:
    • FinOps projects in larger enterprises
    • Development of cost models
  • Very good understanding of billing on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)
  • Good understanding of licences models
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Ability to translate complicated technical matters into simple understandable language
  • A broad and versatile profile with one or several areas of deeper technical knowledge

We are looking for a specialist who is willing to develop to T-shaped cloud specialist and has a background financial optimisation for cloud services.

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps to build a more profitable, efficient and attractive company. Therefore we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of age, religion, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

Our organization

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission.

What we offer

At Vattenfall you will work in an open and entrepreneurial environment. We offer you a challenging and independent job in an informal, dynamic working environment. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company where the only constant is change. Besides being a challenging and inspiring place to work, we value a great work atmosphere. We want to be the best in what we do. We offer good remuneration, attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

This job requires some international travel. You need to be able to work independently in an international team that meets more virtually than physically. You are also expected to take part of an on-call schedule at a later stage, shared with your team mates.

More information

Due to COVID-19 we adapted our application process to the current conditions. Interviews regarding this position will be conducted via video conference. Do you have any questions about the application process or how we deal with COVID-19? Please visit our generic FAQ page
in advance.

For further information about the recruitment process please contact recruiter Pia Siebensohn via phone, +49 173 3406340.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Since Vattenfall is part of the Swedish critical infrastructure many of our positions are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates can be subject to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.

Trade Union representatives in Sweden: Michelle von Gyllenpalm (Akademikerna), Anders Bohlin (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Lennart Bengtsson (SEKO). To get in contact with the representatives, please call Vattenfall’s switchboard +46 8 739 50 00.

Location: Amsterdam, Berlin, Gliwice, Stockholm

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