Lead Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer at TransUnion

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What We'll Bring

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring

Proven experience with a hybrid cloud environment including but not limited to AWS, Azure etc.

Experience with cloud cost optimization techniques, financial reporting, and workflow management in a large service operations environment. Familiarity with cost control and reporting tools/APIs such as Cloud health, Cloudability

Experience with AWS cost explorer, billing analysis and various cost optimization techniques

Foundational knowledge on cloud chargeback reporting, show back, reserved instances, spend control, etc.

Intermediate to Expert level skills with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau and Splunk etc.

Good understanding of billing and metering on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)

Ability to develop effective reporting schemes/metrics to maintain strong control on usage and billing of cloud services

Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders (across users, IT & ops support groups) and proactively identify opportunities for service improvement

We’d Love to see:

Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field (such as Computer Science, Engineering, or MIS), and at least 7 years of IT experience.

2+ years of experience with one/more public/private cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.). Cloud governance centric role preferred.

Understanding of cloud providers, platforms and configurations and familiarity with workload usage/consumption patterns on cloud

Good understanding of billing and metering on cloud platforms (incl. impact of usage patterns on TCO)

Good understanding of enterprise infrastructure such as server, storage, network, virtualization, database, middleware, and various operating systems.

Strong analytical skills and appetite for financial modelling and analytics

Impact You'll Make

Develop and maintain cloud infrastructure capacity and demand forecasts – incl.Day to day monitoring and tracking of cloud capacity & resource mgmt. for all services

Create Cloud cost optimization framework and Governance mechanism using native and 3rd party tools

Coordinate with Cloud relationship managers to log incoming cloud service demand and provide recommendation.

Review and validate incoming requests for new cloud services and/or infra components and ensure capacity availability

Cloud infrastructure operational reporting (on performance, usage, compliance, etc.)

Responsible for day to day CLOUD performance tracking and reporting – incl.Create reports for new services & manage exceptions to usage and billing, as needed

Analyzing and reporting performance metrics input to cloud service portfolio manager for continuous improvement

Involve in planning, strategic decision making and project management practices



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555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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