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Cloud Governance Manager

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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 Governance Manager who will lead and develop the Cloud Governance model to ensure it remains current and fit for purpose within a constantly changing multi-cloud ecosystem. Provide expertise to ensure that agreed enterprise standards are adhered to, steering the Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) in Cloud governance best practices, and supporting, guiding, and influencing any exceptions and deviations from the model.

You will also be responsible for monitoring, managing, and optimising Cloud spend to deliver maximum return on investment and advising and supporting cloud budget forecasting for dedicated and shared cloud services.

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

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

  • Deliver insightful assurance reporting to evidence compliance of agreed standards and exceptions.

  • Creation of KPIs to measure effectiveness and identify areas for improvement in compliance of model.

  • Support the development and maturity of our CCoE and the Cloud Governance model.

  • Contribute to the definitions of Cloud Governance polices within the CCoE.

  • Develop tagging polices and ensure compliance across all Cloud Service Providers.

  • Create a control testing model to ensure ongoing compliance with Cloud standards.

  • Advise on transforming existing manual Cloud processes and tasks into automation.

  • Drive and mature Cloud Cost Optimisation initiatives to deliver maximum business value.

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

  • Support Cloud Capacity Planning and Capacity Management

  • Contribute to sustainability reporting and metrics on carbon emissions within the cloud.

  • Collaborate with the CCoE on policies and guardrails to empower the business while maintaining enterprise standards.

  • Contribute to the FinOps team to identify Cost Optimisation Opportunities.

  • Coach and Mentor existing members of the existing FinOps team in wider Cloud Governance best practices.

  • Provide cost forecasting across the Cloud estate for proposed/planned changes to existing deployments.

  • Workload planning modelling the expected cost of a deployment into one of AWS, Azure or OCI.

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



What we look for

Direct experience of managing a Cloud Governance model within a large multi-cloud environment. Expertise in Cloud Governance best practice models, polices and standards. Ability to influence decision-making through clear informed evidence-based data and build healthy trusted relationships. Technical knowledge of both AWS and Azure. Knowledge of Cloud economics, budgeting, forecasting and optimisation. Expertise in the communication of technical information in a clear and precise way to all levels of stakeholders. Experience of Cloud management tools including Cloudability, AWS cost explorer, AWS Cudos, Azure Cost Management and PowerBI. Data-driven with an analytical background.


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