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Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer (Cost Cloud)

Calgary, AB
Full Time
4 days ago

Senior Cloud Infrastructure Professional

Permanent Full-time Opportunity - Excellent Compensation

Location: Calgary or Winnipeg (Remote to start)

Start: Immediately!

This role is focused on helping us optimize for cost, automating away repeatable tasks and creating cost awareness and visibility within teams without ever risking reliability or customer experience

  • Identifying and addressing repeatable patterns in wastage by:
  • Building and contributing to automated tooling to remove/mitigate waste (e.g. automatic deletion of untagged instances, automatic deletion of ELBs not connected to anything, Glacier lifecycle policies, better use of staging to meet functional needs whilst minimizing costs)
  • Building and re-using automation to make teams aware of potential wastage
  • Contributing to the development of the FinOps roadmap and product backlog, and comfortable with solution design and architecture
  • Tagging coverage, enhancing automation and types of tags to increase our insights into where we spend on the cloud, enabling better decisions and increasing cost allocation to our different platforms
  • Enhancing the use of Cloudability e.g. dashboard enhancements, building automation integrated with the Cloudability API, synchronization of our metadata
  • Integrating cost into our other tooling (e.g. delivery pipeline, 'ScoreCard', our internal tool we use to gamify engineering best practice)
  • Monitoring and investigating bill anomalies providing remediation and recommendations
  • Working with AWS and GCP to drive efficiency
  • Owning the evaluation of 3rd party cost optimization tools
  • Onboarding of new instances; initial technical assessment followed by creating awareness and guidance e.g. changes in architecture, what teams should be aware of, any changes needed in alerting etc
  • Assessing new vs current tech for cost-saving purposes e.g. DynamoOnDemand vs DynamoDB (reserved) costs, how we could use SPOT
  • Influencing teams on where and how to act to be cost-efficient, as well as making it easier for teams to adopt improvements
  • Implementing major cost savings changes that can be pulled on should 'additional' savings need to be made (e.g. consolidating regions to enhance RI savings, RDS consolidation etc)

  • Understanding and/or experience with cost tooling (Cloud Custodian, native AWS cost tooling and Cloudability)
  • Engineering for the cloud (ideally AWS)
  • Experience of contributing to other teams code
  • Self-starter, whether that's coming up with new ideas, discovering organizational and technical knowledge, or improving existing processes and solutions
  • Experienced in automation scripting, including Python and shell / PowerShell
  • Understanding of Object-Oriented programming languages such as C# or Java would be beneficial
  • Experience of Configuration Management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet or Chef
  • Strong passion to automate away manual tasks

About Annex

Annex Consulting Group is a full service IT and management consulting firm, specializing in staff augmentation contracting, permanent staffing, and outsourced solutions. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in location advertised.

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About Annex Consulting Group

Leaders in IT. Advisors in Business. Partners in Solutions. Annex Consulting Group is a full service IT and management consulting firm, specializing in staff augmentation contracting, permanent st...

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Management and Consulting
Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing
51-200 employees