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Lead Software Engineer - FinOps

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

the Lead Software Engineer - FinOps creates real-time reporting and decision making platform that allows Grainger to manage expenses through optimization while providing an exceptional experience for our customers. Additionally, you will help identify opportunities to manage costs and support teams in using more efficient options.

You will work with Product team members, engineers at different level, architects, shared services, security and legal teams to shift the way we think about consumption-based spend by engaging the community through data-driven conversations

You will report to the Senior Director of Enablement and Platform Engineering and can be based in Chicago, IL or remotely.


You Will:

  • Work with architects, platform engineers, product engineers and finance to understand and model current utilization and projected growth across public cloud and other consumption-based platforms and products such as SDLC tooling or data platforms.
  • Evolve the culture across the organization so engineers understand cost decisions and becomes part of their daily work by creating a community of practice, leading learning sessions and presenting in other venues
  • Partner with Technology and Finance teams to build measurements and best practices around consumption-based platform use
  • Create a tagging strategy for each consumable platform to allow a show-back model tied to the product or capability
  • Partner with Cloud Foundations team to identify optimization opportunities across the enterprise.
  • Work with leaders are all levels of the organization to understand their current and projected cost spend and the relationship to goals and revenue


You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience developing software that can process high volumes of data using engineering best practices, including source control, unit testing, Continuous Integration and automated deployments
  • 3+ years of experience working with public cloud (primarily AWS) cost models supporting a large implementation
  • Experience creating impactful visualizations and report that support decision-making
  • Experience extracting data and conducting analysis
  • Experience working with or being part of a Finance team with monthly reporting requirements to align forecast to actuals
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related study or equivalent project-related experience


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.