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Lead Software Engineer - Cost Engineering



Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Company Description

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a global team operating from 13 global locations to serve more than 65,000 companies -- from startups to public companies – that rely on Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CRM, CX) and employee experience (ITSM).

Freshworks’ cloud-based software suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshchat (AI-powered bots), supported by Neo, our underlying platform of shared services.

Freshworks is featured in global national press including CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and has been a BuiltIn Best Place to work in San Francisco and Denver for the last 3 years. Our customer ratings have earned Freshworks products TrustRadius Top Rated Software ratings and G2 Best of Awards for Best Feature Set, Best Value for the Price and Best Relationship.

Job Description

The Cloud Cost Engineer will be responsible for optimizing cloud resource utilization, managing costs, and ensuring efficient use of cloud services across our organization. This role will involve working closely with cross-functional teams to implement cost-effective cloud solutions while maintaining high levels of performance and reliability.


  • Develop and maintain tools and scripts for automating cost management tasks, such as resource provisioning, scheduling, and scaling. Implement cost monitoring and alerting systems to proactively identify cost anomalies and inefficiencies.

  • Develop and maintain cloud cost forecasts and budgets. Track actual spending against budgeted amounts and provide regular reports and analysis to stakeholders.

  • Implement controls and governance mechanisms to prevent cost overruns and unauthorized spending

  • Cross collaboration with teams and implement engineering solutions for optimizing the cost

  • Stay abreast of cloud computing innovations and implement the cost optimization strategies

  • Examine cloud architecture blueprints to identify flaws and make system enhancements.

  • Collaborate with engineering, finance teams to align cloud spending with organizational goals and priorities.


  • Experience in cloud cost management, cloud architecture, or related roles.

  • In-depth knowledge of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS) and their pricing models.

  • Proficiency in cloud cost analysis tools and platforms .

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to analyze complex cost data and identify optimization opportunities.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools and practices (e.g., Terraform, AWS CloudFormation)

  • Experience with software development and scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) is a plus.

  • Experience with working in cloud custodian open source scripts

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.