cloud optimization engineer in amsterdam

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the world around us

We live in extraordinary times. Technology, society, the job market - they’re all rapidly advancing, and opening up previously unimagined opportunities. With innovation driving the world of work even faster, many of us are left wondering: how can I find a job that works for me?

people at the heart of everything we do

Working at Randstad is unlike working at any organization. Because at Randstad we put people at the heart of everything we do; this goes for our clients, our candidates, our employees and society. By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s technologies, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. We call this Human Forward.

Are you our new colleague? We’re looking for a

Cloud Optimization Engineer at
Randstad Global IT Solutions

your typical day includes

As Cloud Optimization Engineer, you are analysing (AWS) cloud environments and performing the role of Cloud Consultant for certain Randstad Operating Companies worldwide.

You are responsible for managing day to day operations of Randstad’s global cloud infrastructure. This includes doing the reservations, rightsizing the environments, checking performance and utilization, manage cloud costs and much more. Your aim is to ensure the global cloud infrastructure runs with high efficiency at the lowest cost possible.

As Cloud Optimization Engineer you are also responsible for informing and advising the management team on the cloud budget and forecast and how this should be managed in order to reach the company’s goals.

Typical tasks include:

  • Work with OpCo IT departments on optimal mix of cloud cost and performance.

  • Rightsizing servers, storage, databases by using performance metrics of the resources.

  • Maintain continuous improvement and new features in systems automation.

  • Maintain runtime scheduling of assets according to the need of the applications.

  • Eliminate waste via identifying and terminating unused resources.

  • Continuously monitor the cloud costs and trigger necessary alerts and actions in case of irregularities and/or possible improvement options.

  • Enforcing asset tagging to be compliant with infrastructure designs and principles.

  • Manage the centralized reservations pool. Purchase and convert reservations.

your background


  • Very organized and accurate way of working.

  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.

  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written.

  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions.

  • demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.

  • Strong affinity with numbers and financial reporting.


  • Know where to find information and be able to signal new developments.

  • Able to understand new concepts and topics quickly and train yourself.


  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree

  • Working experience of at least 5 years in IT or infrastructure, systems analysis and/or business analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing financials.

what do you get in return?

In return for your talent and effort we pay a good, competitive salary and offer attractive benefits. Job security and a great work-life balance mean we take care of each other. Imagine having an instant network where everyone wants you to succeed. And we have the numbers to back that up: we’re 38,820 employees strong, with over 4,826 offices in 38 countries. And 48% of our management is female.

Randstad’s performance standards are high, but as a team, we’ll make sure you reach and even exceed them through a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Joining our team means getting to work with great people. Each of them is crucial to maintaining our open-minded, entrepreneurial, and vibrant company culture.
Sure you’ll work hard, but this hard work is also rewarded, and success is celebrated. It’s the culture you’ll find in any of our global Randstad offices.

human forward starts with you

Randstad’s purpose is: supporting people and organizations in realizing their true potential. And this starts with making your work meaningful every day. It’s people-work at its best. Making work meaningful. So if you recognize yourself in the profile above, we gladly invite you to apply for this role.

about Randstad

The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). In 2018, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.8 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see

About Randstad Global IT Solutions (GIS)

GIS is the global IT Shared Service Center of the Randstad Group. GIS provides IT Infrastructure services to its customers, which are Randstad’s local IT departments. These local IT departments service one or more Randstad operating companies. The goal of GIS is to deliver high quality, low risk, secure, and low cost IT Services.


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