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Cloud FinOps Analyst

Job Description

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Cloud FinOps Analyst to join our Infrastructure Platforms team. You will provide detailed data analysis of our Cloud consumption across all Cloud venues and all Cloud hosted technologies. You will be identifying consumption trends, optimisation opportunities and creating custom reports and dashboards to be delivered to internal stakeholders.

This is a permanent role supporting the build out of an internally driven Cloud FinOps service. We can offer this role across the UK, but you will be required to visit our office in Bromley as required. Currently the team is working from the office 1 to 2 days a week and working from home otherwise.

Who you'll be working with

At DLG (Direct Line Group) we are delivering a set of ambitious plans to transform our technology for the future, evolving the systems, platforms, and infrastructure that our people use day-to-day. You'll join our wider 'Core Technology' department whose mission is to design, deliver and collaborate to enable foundational services.

Within this you'll be part of the Infrastructure Platforms team comprised of the new Cloud FinOps Team alongside multiple SMEs for different technology towers including Compute, Storage, Networks, Database and Middleware, Mainframe and Capacity Management.

The team has a continuous improvement mindset and we're looking for curious minds and critical thinkers who will work collaboratively to identify and analyse trends and opportunities to optimise our environments.

What you'll be doing:

  • Perform daily data analysis of our Cloud consumption across all Cloud venues and all cloud technologies. Including but not limited to Compute, Storage, Database, Backups, Logs and serverless technology in AWS and Azure.

  • Provide customised reporting and dashboards to internal stakeholders to provide a view on actual costs vs budget and the drivers of the spend and peaks in usage.

  • Working within the Cloud FinOps team to identify Cost Optimisation Opportunities and inform the business and technical owners. Including but not limited to Rightsizing, Reservations, Savings Plans, Wastage Removal, technology upgrades.

  • Working with other Cloud FinOps team members to provide cost forecasting across the Cloud estate considering proposed/planned changes, new workloads planned to be cloud hosted in the future and comparing Cloud costs across AWS, Azure, GCP.

  • Collaborate with the Procurement team to report on enterprise level commitments vs consumption and future consumption across agreements such as AWS PPA and Microsoft EA

  • Alongside our Software Asset Management team, you will work to help identify software renewals or new software procurement that could use a cloud-based Market Place to achieve a lower price point for the business and assist burn down enterprise level commitments.

  • Working together with Supplier Governance team to track consumption vs commitment across agreements purchased via Market Place

  • Report on tagging compliance across all Cloud venues to internal stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with the engineering teams on the policies and guardrails to ensure business is empowered to achieve its objectives with appropriate governance in place to maintain enterprise standards.

Candidate Description

We want to make sure you are set for success, so here are some of the skills and experiences we're keen to see. We understand you might not tick all of them, but we'd still love to hear from you.

  • A curious, data driven and analytical mindset

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable way to all stakeholders

  • Excellent customer centric communication and interpersonal skills

  • Some knowledge and experience with AWS and Azure technologies. (Foundation level)

  • Sense of ownership to follow tasks through to completion

  • Previous experience in technology and/or finance or data analytics

  • Collaborative and continuous improvement mindset; knowledge share, ability to positively influence the team

  • Preferable to have experience of Cloud management tools such as AWS cost explorer, Azure Cost Management, Cloudhealth, Cloudability

Employer Description

Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.

When you do come into the office, there are exciting workspaces and zones available to use, depending on the type of work you are doing. How often you'll be in the office depends on your role and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Selection Process and application process

Making fair recruitment decisions is important to us. You'll already know we welcome diversity and inclusion at DLG, and that we're committed to making it a truly inclusive place to work. We recognise that people work in different ways and we'll always adapt where possible so you continue to have the best and most comfortable working environment that we can offer. We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, bring real potential to DLG. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.