Senior Engineer, Cloud FinOps - Activision Blizzard
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Senior Cloud FinOps Engineer - Activision Blizzard
Employment type: Permanent
Activision Blizzard - known as ABK internally - has embarked on a multi- year journey to run an ever- increasing number of workloads in public cloud - in particular Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As we progress on that journey, we now need an experienced Data & DevOps Engineer to join our newly formed ABK Cloud FinOps function and help support Cloud FinOps activities at both the Activision Blizzard group level and across our group of companies.
Your role at ABK
As a Senior Cloud FinOps Engineer at ABK, you will:
Operate cloud cost monitoring & optimization (CCMO) tools/platforms, including developing any required integrations with other systems
Define, implement and evolve the metrics, reports and dashboards required to track, analyze and optimize public cloud spend across the ABK group
Working together with our business units (Activision, Blizzard and King), implement a common taxonomy for public cloud workloads at ABK
Develop reusable Cloud FinOps technical solutions and services which can be implemented across the group
Collaborate on and document Cloud FinOps best practices - eg, around the technical optimization of particular public cloud services to reduce cost, optimal strategies for the utilization of cost- optimization instruments, etc
Work with colleagues in our nascent ABK Cloud Centre of Excellence to address issues of common concern - eg, a sudden spike in cloud spend possibly indicating a security incident
Support Cloud FinOps tooling evaluations and POCs
Highly knowledgeable of and proficient on at least one public cloud - ideally GCP
Experienced working with cloud APIs, REST, OAuth, IAM, etc
Strong at a Linux command line; know your cat from your grep; have a favourite CLI text editor - and can explain why it’s your favourite!
Strong scripting/programming skills
Data- native; can read and write complex SQL in your sleep
Strong, multi- year experience with at least one BI platform - eg, Looker, Tableau, Power BI, or Data Studio
Familiar with cloud security principles and best practices
Be comfortable working across countries and timezones on a daily basis (ABK has people across North America and Europe)
Be a self- starter who can deliver results with minimal day- to- day direction
Proficient on multiple public clouds
Serverless savvy - ideally including Cloud Functions/Cloud Run/App Engine
Familiar with building, testing, deploying and operating containerized applications - including on Kubernetes/GKE
Proficient in multiple programming languages (particularly Go/Java/Node.js/Python)
GCP certified (in particular, Professional Cloud Architect and/or Professional Data Engineer)
Experienced with CCMO tools - eg, Apptio Cloudability
Experienced working programmatically with Google Workspace - Google Sheets in particular
Understanding of financial accounting concepts such as accrual- basis accounting, depreciation and amortization
Have read the O’Reilly book “Cloud FinOps” from front to back!
King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
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