Cloud FinOps Lead - #978160


Date: 1 week ago
City: Pune, Maharashtra
Contract type: Full time

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Job description

As a Cloud FinOps Lead, you are responsible for developing and implementing a robust program for cloud cost management that includes: a service-based cost allocation and classification strategy, tracking and management of cloud costs, cloud services rates settings, and defining consumption and show-back/charge-back reports from both the provider and consumer perspective.

You need to be technically strong and intimately familiar with public clouds (AWS, Azure) to drive cost-optimization. Youll be driving improvements with cloud & compute squads to adopt latest strategies of AWS and Azure to save cost. Cost initiatives must be Cloud agnostic which can scale up / scale down on Hybrid Cloud strategies (eg: AWS, Azure).

You contribute to the high performing culture of the Cloud & Compute by delivering a user experience that is better, faster, and cheaper through cloud.

You share a collective responsibility with your peers within the squad for the end-to-end lifecycle management of the service or product you are delivering. You are consistently contributing and delivering against the squad priorities and roadmaps.


  • Create Cloud cost optimization framework and Governance mechanism.
  • Establish strong cost management practice in the Public Cloud for AWS and Azure.
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization Analyze AWS / Azure financial reports and identify opportunities for optimization.
  • Optimize Cloud costs by defining / tracking cost plans, reserved Instances, enterprise saving plans.
  • Develop and maintain cloud infrastructure capacity and demand forecasts incl. day to day monitoring and tracking of cloud capacity & resource mgmt. for all services
  • Define cloud cost performance KPIs and track against agreed KPIs on a regular basis.
  • Implement cost optimization and governance strategies for continuous cost optimization.
  • Help define, implement, maintain and automatically remediate tagging standards for AWS and Azure.
  • Drive a positive and close working relationship with Syngentas IT teams and selected collaborators and outsourcing partners. Pro-actively communicate and engage with the IT and Business communities as a visible ambassador of IT and digital
  • You are an agile team member and actively participate in a learning culture.

Company Description

Syngenta Group is one of the worlds leading sustainable agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Our 53,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet making us the worlds most local agricultural technology and innovation partner.

Syngenta Group is committed to operating at the highest standards of ethics and integrity. This is a commitment that we are making to investors, customers, society and employees. Syngenta Group is also Committed to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.


Experience / Previous jobs required for the job

  • Bachelors degree in a computer-related field (such as Computer Science, Engineering), and at least 10 years of IT experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with one/more public/private cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.).
  • Experience with capacity forecasting, cloud cost optimization techniques, financial reporting, and workflow management in a large service operations environment. Familiarity with monitoring and reporting tools/APIs.
  • Understanding of cloud providers, platforms and configurations and familiarity with workload usage/consumption patterns on cloud.
  • Good understanding of billing on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)
  • Ability to support agile decision making across multiple cloud services, with short-cycle analytics and problem solving.
  • Ability to develop effective reporting schemes/metrics to maintain strong control on usage and billing of cloud services.
  • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders (across IT, finance, business functions) and proactively identify opportunities for service improvement.
  • Demonstrated skills in working across multi-functional teams to bring increased business value through seeing the bigger picture, collaboration and alignment of diverse needs
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification preferred

Critical knowledge and education required for the job

  • Bachelors degree in a computer-related field (such as Computer Science, Engineering), and at least 10 years of IT experience.
  • Experience with AWS cost optimization tools and/or 3rd party cost optimization solutions, AWS billing and Reserved Instances, AWS Spot Instances, AWS consolidated billing etc.
  • Mastery of Agile change delivery and steady state operations (e.g. DevOps, SaFE)
  • This leader is ideally connected with external IT and digital innovators and able to assess technology disruption.
  • This leader has a good balance between people focus and value over investment mindset, driving IT and digital delivery towards profitable growth.
  • Fluency in English, additional languages beneficial.

Experiences to be gained in the job:

  • IT Development and Operational excellence in life science agriculture
  • Leading through technology disruption and cross-functional transformation
  • Leadership at interfaces
  • Agile and decisive leadership

Additional Information

Note: Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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