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Centrica • United Kingdom

Cloud FinOps Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part: As a Cloud and FinOps Engineer, your primary purpose is to drive insight, innovation and best practice for our financial operations in the cloud. Operating as a trusted advisor and liaison, you demonstrate exceptional proficiency in analysing, optimising, and implementing cost-saving measures, while effectively managing risks, operations, and performance across diverse cloud services. Your pivotal role involves advocating for cutting-edge cloud governance and cost optimisation practices, while ensuring that solution designs align meticulously with cost and governance considerations. Drawing upon your expertise in both cloud and data engineering, you enhance transparency through meticulous forecasting and cost reporting, complemented by the implementation of innovative solutions that proactively identify and eliminate cost wastage.

The day to day

  • Work closely with the Head of Cloud Governance to take charge of the governance strategy and execution for Centrica's Cloud computing.
  • Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities within the cloud environment, proactively devising and implementing risk mitigation measures to safeguard business operations.
  • Foster strong relationships with cloud service providers, effectively managing contracts, SLAs / KPIs, and ensuring compliance with service expectations.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and internal teams to establish well-defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Regular assessment and identify the maturity of our cloud platforms, providing meaningful insight to our stakeholders to help them boost performance, scalability, reliability and cost control.
  • Work closely with Enterprise and Cloud Architecture to assist with the evaluation of our cloud engineering and management tools.
  • Establish comprehensive cloud training programs to empower teams across Centrica with the necessary skills to leverage cloud technologies effectively.
  • Shadow the FinOps team to actively monitor and analyse cloud expenditures.
  • Ensure strict adherence to established cloud standards, principles, and best practices, promoting a consistent and secure cloud computing environment.
  • Develop and enforce governance policies, ensuring cloud investments comply with regulatory requirements and internal controls.
  • With support from our suppliers and stakeholders arrange regular assessments of cloud platform maturity, recommending improvements and enhancements to elevate operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate and ensure we have a repository to evaluate and prioritise cloud investments, considering governance, compliance, and maturity aspects, to maximize returns and alignment with business goals.

What's in it for you

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68%:32%

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium
Denmark
Ireland
United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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