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Cloud Optimization Engineer

Company: Prudential
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Prudential's Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly-skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency.

The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you'll unlock a challenging and impactful career - all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world's leading financial services institutions/

Within Prudential's CTO organization, the Cloud team is hiring a Cloudability Developer. This exciting position will offer a qualified candidate the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated Cloud practice in a corporate IT organization. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, has passion for technology, and a desire to provide outstanding customer service.

The position will be the single point of contact for managing, maintaining, and tracking the Cloudability tool (third party cloud cost management tool). They will also be responsible for ensuring cloud optimization / FinOps methodology is being followed with a focus on driving optimization of the cloud footprint. A successful candidate will utilize technology to automate solutions and optimize outcomes, never wanting to see the same class of problem twice. The top technical skills for this role include a deep understanding of core public & private cloud billing, cost management, and experience data visualization tools e.g. Cloudability, Splunk, etc.


  • Configure and maintain Cloudability in the Prudential cloud environment
  • Handle all administrative functions including user account maintenance, reports and dashboards, workflows, and other point-and-click configuration items
  • Manage API integrations between Cloudability and other systems as needed
  • Evaluate Prudential's cloud cost management processes and tools to identify optimization opportunities
  • Review new capabilities released by the public cloud providers and work with PruCloud POs to develop an optimization roadmap
  • Track and manage roadmap and backlog to ensure optimization activities are yielding the desired business outcomes
  • Support application developers and business teams in enhancing value, producing quality data, and identifying best practices and new processes to optimize use and adoption of the Cloudability platform
  • Collaborate with vendors, IT, Finance and Business Unit colleagues to support the integration and growth of the Cloudability platform
  • Creates and applies architecture, governance, security, and global process standards to system changes and deployments
  • Establish, maintain and apply coding/configuration standards and best practices
  • Resolve user-identified functional and technical issues on the Cloudability platform and proactively troubleshoot for anticipated issues
  • Support internal users as a subject matter expert, recommending enhancements, dashboards, reporting, etc.
  • Work with Cloudability on new features/enhancements e.g. savings views, optimization, etc.
  • Work with engineering/ops/finance to ensure alignment with new tags/cost centers/mapping

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Extensive Cloudability developer experience or similar tools (Cloud Health, CloudCheckr, Cloud Custodian, Cloudyn, Cloud Cruiser)
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • A DevOps mindset
  • Solid understanding of cloud billing and metering and the impact of usage patterns on total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Experience providing chargeback, showback, budgeting and forecasting as core capabilities of cloud financial management
  • Experience creating advanced product level visibility that will help drive better business decisions and cost accountability
  • A passion for problem solving and customer service
  • Senior experience scripting using Python, as well as Perl, PowerShell, JavaScript, or similar scripting languages
  • Experience with Application Performance Management tools (e.g. NewRelic, DataDog) preferred
  • SAFe Agile development experience preferred
  • Data migration skills using data loader or ETL tools desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and complete simultaneous requests
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of AWS public cloud infrastructure and Azure is a plus
  • Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.


If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please call (800) 433-8960, prompt 4 or email accommodation.h&

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