Cloud FinOps Lead

Job ID : 7300
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $77,700 - $157,000

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

The Cloud Financial Operations (FinOps) Lead facilitates Cloud financial management through interaction with key stakeholders establishing practices and processes that enable cloud spend management. This role establishes cloud budgetary practices, cost controls, and reporting to enable key stakeholders to manage their cloud costs. This role established the financial management and cultural practices with key technology and business partners to maximize our cloud financial investments. 

What can you expect in this role?  

Cloud Economics Practice Development 

  • Establish the central standards, policies, and governance practices which enable key stakeholders to manage cloud finances.
  • Ensure business and technology functions are adopting and adhering to leading cloud financial management practices.
  • Drive the decisions and management of the Cloud FinOps working group ensuring continual improvement of cloud financial management.
  • Work with Engineers, Developers, and Key Business leads from other teams to develop tools and practices that optimize the spend of cloud solutions.

Cloud Financial Reporting

  • Develop and implement chargeback and show back methodologies for cloud services ensuring ROI on cloud spend and investments.
  • Manage the cloud budget monitoring, reviews and reporting.
  • Regularly evaluate cloud spend around applications, hardware, and software.

Program Support

  • Collaborate in estimating delivery work necessary to realize a requirement through the development lifecycle.
  • Support the development of the cloud strategy. 
  • Regularly evaluate cloud applications and cloud provider offerings Support project initiatives with work estimation and design decisions.

What do you bring to the role? 

  • Bachelor of science degree (or equivalent) in computer science, engineering, or relevant field.
  • 5+ years combination of cloud design, technical implementation, and infrastructure architecture experience.
  • Experience with application architectures, middleware, and technology platform architectures (cloud, on-premise, and hybrid).
  • Experience with capacity forecasting, cloud cost optimization techniques, financial reporting, and workflow management.
  • Professional level cloud certification preferred.
  • Ability to develop effective reporting metrics to maintain strong control on usage and billing of cloud services.
  • Cloud Platforms: AWS (Cost Explorer, CUDOS Dashboard), GCP (Cost Management, Looker)
  • Technologies: JFrog Artifactory, Vault, Terraform, Jenkins, Bitbucket Pipelines, ArgoCD
  • Scripting and Programming Languages:  Bash, Python, Node, Ruby, Go
  • Container Platforms: Kubernetes, EKS, GKE, Anthos, Docker"          
  • Understanding of cloud providers, platforms and configurations and familiarity with workload usage/consumption patterns on cloud.                                             
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure. 
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)

Salary range: $77,700 - $157,000

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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