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Cloud Architect

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Sr. Cloud FinOps Architect
The Sr. Cloud FinOps Architect is responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the cost management practices of public cloud services. This role will lead, develop, and implement the processes and capabilities required that ensure costs optimization. The Sr. Cloud FinOps Architect is expected to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills necessary to effectively collaborate with key stakeholders across the organization.

- Provide subject matter expertise in all FinOps aspects of public cloud services, as well as review and approve deployment of new instances & systems within cloud environments
- Collaborate with technology teams to incorporate cost management best practices into cloud platforms via tagging, alerting and configurations that supports financial monitoring of cloud platforms
- Create and oversee a cloud billing dashboard to track, manage and optimize cloud costs and Reserved Instance purchases
- Build a dashboard that provides secure self-service capabilities to all TDD teams on cloud spend
- Establish KPIs to track progress and success of transformation and optimization opportunities
- Lead regular cadence with Finance, Sr. leaders and technical peers providing expert advice on cloud financial management activities
- Also responsible for reporting, escalating, and remediating system alerts based on the established processes
- Provide summaries and detailed usage statistics on costs for resources across public clouds environments, offering actionable intelligence to right size and scale services efficiently
- Creating operational metrics to demonstrate costs and usage and assist with tracking for key stakeholders
- Participate in integrated and new systems planning and provide cost forecasts for implementation details for cloud governance processes
- Serve as expert on Cloud costing
- Optimization strategies, Operating Guidelines/Principles, and Services/Solutions
- Perform other job-related duties as requested

- 5+ years developing and operating infrastructure, public cloud environments, finance or IT infrastructure / platform's role or related experience
- Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Business or a related field, or equivalent experience

- Previous experience working with vendors and performing contract analysis
- Strong understanding of technical software engineering concepts
- Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP cloud environments preferred
- Experience with cloud telemetry tools preferred (CloudWatch, Datadog, Honeycomb, etc.)
- Prior working knowledge of the pricing and consumption models in at least one of the major public cloud providers and experience with market leading cloud cost products (e.g. Flexera RightScale, ServiceNow, CloudHealth or CloudCheckr) preferred

- Gaming Registration card and/or license in relevant jurisdictions.

- Proficient knowledge of AWS, Azure and GCP dashboards
- Knowledge of financial reporting and product roadmap processes
- Ability to learn various computer systems quickly
- Able to make decisions and work independently
- Must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously at various stages of development
- Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with leadership and peers
- Must have strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with business partners
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex technical topics to a non-technical audience (including senior leadership)
- Experience working with AWS, Azure, GCP or other cloud platforms
- Experience with Windows and/or Linux Server Administration

Keywords: Apex Systems, Houston , Cloud Architect, Professions , Houston, Texas

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