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FinOps Engineer

Job ID: R0141138 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Thales people architect identity management and data protection solutions at the heart of digital security. Business and governments rely on us to bring trust to the billons of digital interactions they have with people. Our technologies and services help banks exchange funds, people cross borders, energy become smarter and much more. More than 30,000 organizations already rely on us to verify the identities of people and things, grant access to digital services, analyze vast quantities of information and encrypt data to make the connected world more secure.

Job Purpose:

This is a new position to manage all financial aspects related to consumption of public cloud and SaaS services by CPL Cloud Services such as Safenet Trusted Authentication (STA), Data Protection on Demand (DPoD) and Software Monetization SW services. CPL currently spends several million dollars/year on consuming cloud services. The primary goal of the FinOps analyst is to prioritize ongoing optimization of  cloud consumption costs and to make sure the engineering teams are getting maximum value for minimal spend. Without a strong FinOps operation, CPL may be incurring expenses for services it doesn't need, tools no one is using, or licenses that have been abandoned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key areas of responsibility:

    Continuously monitor & optimize the Cloud Services consumption expenses

    Forecast consumption expenses for various Cloud Services and publish detailed consumption reports on a monthly/quarterly basis

    Maintain/update a list of Cloud Services vendors, understand licensing terms and be able to write Statement of Work (SOW) for any contracted services

    Monitor Cloud Consumption costs using Cloud Cost optimization tools

    Identify consumption trends and recommend best practices to reduce the costs

    Work with finance for forecasting and budgeting Cloud Consumption expenses

    Present reports at the monthly Cloud Operations Governance meetings and quarterly executive staff review meetings for Cloud Operations

  • Key Relationships:

    Work with financial controller for forecasting, budgeting and cost allocation to various departments

    Engage with procurement team for negotiations with vendors with regards to pricing, licensing and other terms. Work collaboratively with administrators raising the purchase requisitions.

    With guidance from the Cloud Operations Engineering Director, collaborate with engineering managers to evangelize, implement cost saving development practices and realize cost savings

    Maintain close relationships with Technical Account Managers for the various Cloud Services (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Data Dog) in order to learn, leverage and implement the tools offered natively by these vendors for optimizing cloud consumption costs

    Interact with DIS Global Business Unit Cloud Operations Team to share and collaborate on best practices for Cloud Operations as it relates to Financial Operations

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a strong back ground in Cloud Computing and Data Analytics
  • Industry experience: 7+ years in a Cloud Services company offering “As a Service” products along with 2+ years of experience in a FinOps role.
  • Solid understanding of the infrastructure services in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud (GCP)
  • Experience with tools such as AWS Trusted Advisor/cost explorer, GCP cost report,  billing export and Big Query
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel for financial forecasting, expense trending and budgeting
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Power BI for Data Analytics
  • Forecasting and budgeting skills and exposure to basic finance
  • Pinpoint deficiencies and identify solutions in the deployment of a solution.
  • Able to work along side teams and provide feedback from a design/cost perspective.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

Thales is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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