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FinOps Engineer (Kosice/Bratislava)

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 400 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The role of Cloud Engineer operates within the Cloud Business Office (CBO) team in our Cloud Centre of Excellence. This role has a particular emphasis on Finance Operations (FinOps) in the public cloud. The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) is a cross-functional team responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform the business using the cloud.The CBO ensures the effective governance for the organization to adopt and accelerate Public Cloud use across the business. It does this through the holistic representation of key stakeholders from across the business who form a quorum, who commit to be broadly educated on key Cloud differentiators across security, reliability, availability, cost, and time to market.The CBO is recognised as the conduit for internal customers of Zurich’s multi-cloud platform to accelerate cloud adoption across the business and manage the roadmap for cloud migrations. The CBO product portfolio spans internal front door cloud services, FinOps, Risk & Compliance and Education. The Cloud Engineer role would appeal to a person who enjoys variety and developing opportunities within an evolving global function.This role requires occasional travel. Candidates from Ukraine are encouraged to apply. As FinOps Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve: 
  • Develop and enhance FinOps solutions enabling lean operations for Zurich applications
  • Perform FinOps analytics to enhance decision making processes and improving products and services around business cases, budgets, spend, cost savings and more.
  • Define and develop the KPIs and reporting structures to demonstrate how cloud services align with the business objectives
  • Provide technical advisory services to stakeholders on CCoE processes, roadmap and cloud requirements
  • Manage stakeholders and multiple initiatives across the cloud product portfolio in a trusted advisor capacity
  • Perform source data analytics and tooling integration to enhance the CBO products and offerings e.g., cost management
  • Contribute to cloud risk and compliance governance processes, ensuring CCoE obligations and responsibilities are upheld continuously
  • Contribute to the cloud education program that includes user training, events, knowledge sharing, and capability building across the enterprise
  • Continuous alignment with the Product Owner, Engineering and Operations functions with the cyclical development of an iterative cloud road map to plan for ongoing changes to services\platforms as technologies emerge and new features are requested by users
  • Establish mechanism for internal customers to provide feedback on cloud services (i.e., surveys, focus groups, forums)
  • Develop and promote CBO products & services with the interests of group IT and cloud consumers alike
  • Show initiative, own issues, and take on challenges on behalf of CCoE & CBO
  • Become familiar with wider IT, CCoE Services and processes
  • Become familiar with and adhere to Zurich security and architecture policies

Employee perks, benefits

Possibility to work REMOTE/ON-SITE (Kosice/Bratislava) Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leaveMonetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team eventsLearning/Development
Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As FinOps Engineer, your skills and experience will ideally include: Basic qualification:
  • 2+years’ experience delivering AWS or Azure public cloud services in a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Proficiency in AWS or Azure cost management, usage and billing services with relevant associated certifications
  • Relevant degree or diploma programme of study
  • Project, program or service delivery management experience in virtual/cloud infrastructures
  • Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models
  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile methodologies
Preferred qualification:
  • 5+years’ experience delivering AWS or Azure public cloud services in a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Expert level knowledge of Azure or AWS cost management services with associated certifications
  • PowerBI, Service Now, or JIRA platform skills would be beneficial
  • Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code Languages: Terraform or CloudFormation 


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees