AWS Cloud Engineer (FinOps) Job at G-Research, Dallas, TX

  • G-Research
  • Dallas, TX

Job Description

Do you want to tackle the biggest questions in finance with near infinite compute power at your fingertips?

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology firm, with offices in London and Dallas.

We are proud to employ some of the best people in their field and to nurture their talent in a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating culture where world-beating ideas are cultivated and rewarded.

This is a hybrid role based in our new Dallas infrastructure hub where we work on the latest technologies in a cutting-edge environment.

The role

G-Research’s Infrastructure group is looking for an AWS Cloud Engineer specialising in FinOps to join its expanding global team in Dallas.

As an AWS FinOps Engineer, you'll work primarily on maximising the value and efficiency of our cloud spend. You will help to define best practices to ensure responsible cloud spend and help forecast future spend.

You will be part of an exciting and challenging work environment, working with some of the best engineers in the industry. You will benefit from investment in technology, training, conference attendance, career development and cross-team growth opportunities.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

Developing and implementing cost optimization strategies to maximize efficiency and minimize waste across AWS services
Monitoring cloud usage and spending patterns, identifying areas for optimization and cost-saving opportunities
Collaborating with engineering and operations teams to align cloud resources with business objectives and performance requirements
Utilizing AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and other cost management tools to analyse spending trends and forecast future expenditures
Establishing and enforcing governance policies and best practices to ensure responsible cloud spending and resource utilization
Working with finance teams to track and report on cloud spending, providing dashboards for insights and recommendations for budget management and forecasting
Identifying opportunities for Reserved Instance purchases, Spot Instance utilization, and other cost-saving mechanisms
Conducting regular audits of AWS accounts to identify unused or underutilized resources, recommending decommissioning or rightsizing as necessary
Staying informed about AWS pricing updates, service offerings, and cost management best practices to continuously improve FinOps processes

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

3+ years of experience in financial analysis, cost management, or cloud computing, with a focus on AWS
Ability to code in Python
Experience working with infrastructure as code tooling, such as Terraform
Strong proficiency in AWS cost management tools and services, including AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Cost and Usage Reports
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify actionable insights
Solid understanding of cloud computing principles, architectures, and services offered by AWS
Experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with stakeholders across different departments
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences
Proven ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously
AWS certification(s) such as AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer is highly desirable

Why should you apply?

Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
Excellent paid time off allowance of 25 days
Sick days, military leave, and family and medical leave
Generous 401(k) plan
16-weeks’ fully paid parental leave
Medical and Prescription, Dental, and Vision insurance
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
Employee Assistance and Wellness programs
Generous relocation allowance and support
Great selection of office snacks, and hot and cold drinks
On-site gym and car parking

Job Tags

Relocation package, Flexible hours,

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