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Cloud FinOps Architect

*This is a hybrid role (Tues-Thurs) and can be based out of our Boston, Austin, Toronto, Seattle or Mountain View office*

Wayfair is on a cloud modernization journey and we’re looking for an experienced Cloud FinOps Architect to own the GCP cost optimization strategy and execution across Wayfair’s technology ecosystem.

This person’s mission is to identify opportunities for cloud optimization, prioritize how we need to tackle them, and partner with leaders across Wayfair (Technology, Finance) to execute against these opportunities to drive tangible results. This role is an individual contributor role that will lead and empower a highly matrixed team of engineering, product, and finance leaders as we get on our cloud modernization journey to meet customer demand with a focus on efficiency, scalability, and profitability, with real-time impact on the entire business.

Our technology enables our entire family of retail brands (Wayfair, Perigold, AllModern, Joss & Main, Birch Lane) and our operations in 5 different customer markets. In 2022, Wayfair achieved ~$12 billion in net revenue which at our $800+ billion (and growing) total addressable market means we are just getting started.

What You’ll Do:

  • Strategy Development: Craft and execute strategies for optimizing technology costs, balancing performance, scalability, and savings.
  • Cost Analysis: Examine cloud spend trends, uncover savings opportunities, and implement cost optimization initiatives. Additionally, establish cost management standards in partnership with Engineering teams.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Partner across Engineering, Product, and Finance leadership to align cloud objectives with company financial goals.
  • Reporting Management: Create and oversee tools to identify cost trends, anomalies, and budget tracking. Additionally, identify and establish automation to manage and monitor cloud cost.
  • Financial Planning: Collaborate on financial objectives, strategies, budgets, forecasts, and monthly reviews with senior management, finance, and technology teams.
  • Compliance: Uphold industry regulations and standards in technology cost management.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, information systems, information technology, software engineering, or computer engineering.
  • 12+ years of experience in engineering or technology, with a preference for candidates with a mix of start-up and large-company experience.
  • Proven cost management skills with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) and hands-on experience with cloud-based services.
  • Hands-on experience driving cloud modernization efforts within high-growth environments at scale.
  • Experience working with cross-functional and geographically distributed teams/vendors with an ability to align priorities across finance and technology.
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, conceptual thinking, and problem-solving abilities; ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Nice to Haves:

  • Cloud Certifications – FinOps Certified, Cloud Provider certifications (AWS, Azure, GCP), Cloud Economics.

The salary range for this position is $216,000-$228,000* however, base pay offered may vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Washington Salary Transparency Law.

Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities

Wayfair is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. As part of this commitment, Wayfair will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on business operations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by completing our Accomodations for Applicants form.

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About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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  • Company: Wayfair
  • Published: 21st September 2023
  • Closing Date: 31st October 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • Salary: $216,000/yr - $228,000/
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner