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Principal FinOps Engineer

  • Dubai


Job Purpose

At Emirates, we believe in connecting the world, to and through, our global hub in Dubai; and in constantly innovating to ensure our customers ‘Fly Better’. Our FinOps team, based within IT Performance & Insights, makes this possible by automating and optimising the costs and reporting for our global, multi-cloud ecosystem. Join us in cosmopolitan Dubai as a Principal FinOps Engineer and help Emirates Group to make data-driven technology decisions that create maximum business value.

The Principal FinOps Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing the Enterprise-wide Cloud adoption strategy with a strong focus on FinOps principles around Cost Optimizations and Governance. Control the deployment and usage of Cloud resources to maximise ROI and reduce waste, while ensuring the cloud costs are predictable and manageable, through the implementation of policies and guardrails to support the consistent adoption of best practices across the organisation. Engage with Technology, Finance, Procurement and Products teams, to implement strong cost savings and cost reporting practices making the Cloud a valuable asset in providing data to be used for business decisions and expansion.

What You’ll Do

Design & implement a full-fledged Cloud Cost Management strategy built on the core principles of the FinOps framework and model agreed internally within a complex Enterprise grade multi-cloud multi-disciplinary mission critical scenario.
Drive optimised utilisation of cloud with a technical and commercial lens, working with and influencing both technical and non-technical members on cost-effective cloud solutions.
Create a strong Cost Cloud Governance framework analysing Cloud consumption, identifying cost optimization opportunities, and recommending cloud cost reduction measures from a budgetary and current perspective.
Drive FinOps roadmap across the organisation using metrics/ORKs on topics such as: Adoption, Efficiency (technical and commercial), Governance and Business value.
Develop and lead a cost analysis processes by establishing guardrails, enforcing policies and procedures, reporting actuals vs budgets and recommending actions.
Create and maintain dashboard and customized reports to enable data driven decision and efficiencies in cost control. Analyse billing data against budget forecasts and associate costs/billing to business units to identify and drive cost optimization opportunities.
Partner with Finance, Procurement, Operations and Engineering teams to better manage cloud costs and to help shape solutions in cloud adoption and best practices.
Define and report against FinOps KPIs and work closely with IT Management team and with corporate functions to influence business decisions in both private and public cloud utilisation and shifting mind-set from cost only to value.
Identify and implement cloud commercial offerings from different cloud providers such as Saving Plans, Reserved Instances and Spot instances. Assess risks and potential limitations to consider and mitigate in the investment decisions.
Mentor and coach multiple technologies and non-technologies teams involved in different cloud projects as a subject matter expert. Lead the effort on his/her area of pertinence guiding discussions and decision between teams that will report to different lines of management, resulting in the best possible synthesis of all the different points of view and ideas.

Qualifications & Experience

What You Will Bring To The Team

Degree or Honours in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Economics.
8+Years of hands-on experience with optimising infrastructure or on Cloud Computing, Cloud Implementation and Migration (AWS, Azure, VMware, GCP) with 3-5+ years of business finance in cloud management. Experience with at least two major Public Cloud Providers in the cost management area (e.g., AWS or Azure).
Hands-on experience in Cloud Financial Management tools (e.g., Cloud ability, Cloud Health, native cost modules from CSPs, etc.)
Knowledge on Cloud Computing, Cloud Implementation and Migration (AWS, Azure, VMware, GCP)
Strong analytical and data gathering skills Strong attention to detail while maintaining the broader, analytical perspective
Strong quantitative and analytical competency
Excellent communication and presentation skills; be comfortable interacting at any level and specifically with senior management & leadership team
Goal oriented with a sharp delivery focus and attitude

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

Professional Certification on FinOps, Cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP), Cloud Financial Management Tools, DevOps, DevOps related Tools, Systems Administration Networking, Cloud, Agile, SAFe, etc
Published Blogs, Articles, contributions to Open Forums
Representation in Technical forums.

Leadership Role: No

Salary and Benefits

We started out in 1985 with just two aircraft and handful of enthusiastic people. Now we have a team of over 60,000 and one of the largest fleets in the world. You could be part of our story and join us in our home city, Dubai. You’ll earn a tax-free salary and enjoy a competitive package of benefits. Our cosmopolitan team is built by people from over 160 nations. But wherever we’re from, there’s one thing we all share – a passion for travel. Our airline connects people to new places, experiences and cultures in 160 cities across six continents, and our route network is growing all the time. We have the only fleet of just A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, and we’ve won multiple awards for our on board experience. We’re looking for people from across the globe to join our team in a vast range of areas. Be part of Emirates and help us to create the future of travel.

Join us in Dubai and enjoy an attractive tax-free salary and travel benefits that are exclusive to our industry, including discounts on flights and hotels stays around the world. You can find out more information about our employee benefits in the Working Here section of our website Further information on what’s it like to live and work in our cosmopolitan home city, can be found in the Dubai Lifestyle section.

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