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Cloud FinOps Consultant

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Information Technology

About Us

At Direct Line Group, insurance is just the start. Combining decades of industry experience with talented people in every field, we’re a customer-obsessed market powerhouse. And we all work together to be brilliant for customers, every single day.

We’re evolving, to be a more digitally-focused data-driven insurance company of the future – and your unique talent, skills and ideas can drive our success. Like us, you thrive on collaboration, exploration and innovation. And like you, we take tech seriously. That’s why we’re embracing the move to a more digital, flexible world. With constant investment in the newest tools, programmes and equipment for our teams, it all adds up to creating the best possible user experience for customers. And a great career for you. Join us. Own the evolution!

We are looking for an experienced Cloud FinOps Consultant to closely monitor, control and manage cloud spend and introduce enterprise-level standards around cloud cost management.

You will also lead the development and maturity of reporting and dashboarding to further enhance the insights to key stakeholders in business-critical programmes and projects.

You will deliver detailed data analysis of Cloud consumption across all Cloud venues and all Cloud hosted technologies including identifying consumption trends and optimisation opportunities.

Who you'll work with

At DLG (Direct Line Group) we are delivering a set of plans to transform our technology for the future, evolving the systems, platforms and infrastructure that our people use day-to-day. You will join our wider 'Group Core Technology and Operations' department whose mission is to serve customers by managing Technology for stability, performance, and value.

Within this, you'll be part of the Cloud Infrastructure Services Team, which comprises of multiple SME for different technology disciplines. You will report to our Cloud Governance Lead.

What you will do

  • Provide FinOps consultancy into key programmes and projects to ensure cost-efficient workloads.

  • Identify and address resource inefficiencies, including consolidation and duplication removal.

  • Drive and mature Cloud Cost Optimization initiatives to maximize business value.

  • Develop a mature Cloud budgeting model and reporting of actual cost v budget.

  • Create and track KPIs for Cloud FinOps effectiveness and implement improvements.

  • Design and implement enterprise-level processes and standards based on FinOps best practices.

  • Transform through automation the existing manual FinOps processes and tasks.

  • Develop and lead the sustainability metrics and reporting on carbon emissions within the cloud.

  • Deliver matured customised insights to internal stakeholders to provide a view of actual costs vs budget.

  • Identify Cost Optimisation Opportunities as part of the FinOps team. Including but not limited to Rightsizing, Reservations, Savings Plans, Wastage Removal, technology upgrades.

  • Provide detailed cost forecasting across the Cloud estate considering proposed/planned changes, new workloads planned to be cloud hosted in the future and comparing potential Cloud costs across AWS, Azure, OCI.

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

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

  • Work with the Software Asset Management team to identify software renewals or new software procurement that could use a cloud-based Marketplace to achieve a lower price point for the business, assisting with the burn down of enterprise level spend commitments.

What we look for

  • Direct experience of large-scale Cloud migrations and associated cost challenges.

  • Deep level knowledge in Cloud economics, budgeting, forecasting and optimisation.

  • Associate level technical knowledge of both AWS and Azure.

  • Ability to influence decision-making through clear informed evidence-based data and build healthy trusted relationships.

  • Expertise in communication of technical information in a clear and precise way to all level of stakeholders both technical and nontechnical both verbally and via written documentation.

  • Extensive Experience of Cloud management tools including Cloudability, AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Cudos, Azure Cost Management and PowerBI.

  • Data-driven with an analytical background.

What we’ll give you in return:

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model combining the best parts of home and office-working, varying with the nature of your role. Core benefits include:

·         9% employer contributed pension

·         50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

·         Up to 10% annual bonus

·         25 days holiday (rising by 1 each year to 28) + bank holidays and option to buy or sell up to 5 days

·         Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

·         EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.

·         Buy as you earn share scheme

·         Employee discounts and cashback

·         Plus many more

Ways of Working

Our hybrid 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'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. Read our flexible working approach here.

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this.

There’s no-one else like you.

No-one with the exact same mix of strengths, quirks, skills and thoughts. That’s why you could belong here. As part of a team of brilliant individuals, in a place that empowers you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of who we are, of what we do, and what every single one of us brings. Join us. Help us keep innovating and putting customers at the heart of everything. To be an insurance company of the future. When we work together, we can all achieve great things. Inspiring, challenging, and supporting each other to aim higher.

Together we’re one of a kind.

Collectively we help every business within our group aim higher. Standing shoulder to-shoulder to stand out in the market, we want to be an insurance company of the future. And with so many areas to choose from, your ambitions are welcome here. See your opportunity to start a career that’s varied, distinct and exciting. Visit




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