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Cloud FinOps Engineer | USA REMOTE ONLY

Job Description

As a FinOps Engineer, you will analyze cloud spend, identify potential cost savings, define follow-up activities, and increase productivity. You will work closely with our Service Delivery Managers, Technical / Solution Architects and Finance team to ensure we maintain our cloud cost spend and environment stability through data analysis, consulting, accurate documentation, and creative problem-solving. You will ensure that Technology optimizes relationships and commercial terms with vendor and partner population, to maximize business benefit from third-party supplier arrangements.

  • The FinOps Engineer is expected to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills necessary to effectively collaborate with key stakeholders across the organization and with our customers.
  • You will implement frameworks, processes, and solutions to manage and optimize Cloud consumption.
  • Implement and manage automated tools to help identify cost trends, anomalies, and track budget (actuals vs estimates)
  • Set and Track budgets as per business unit requirements (by Account, by Project, by cost centre etc)
  • Create financial and usage dashboards for budget, forecast, tagging and related FinOps centric KPI’s and SLA analytics and reporting requirements
  • Work with the financial teams on Work in a dynamic environment and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.

People Management

  • Participate and heavily contribute to a cross functional project teams, located in multiple global locations
  • Train other team members
  • Influence key IT stakeholders to factor commercial implications of IT decisions for whole of Experian
  • Support in developing a team with skills required to transition Experian into an organization which has best-in-class approach to technology vendor/partner management and achieves best-in-class results

Success Measures for the Role

  • Drive achievement of best-in-class technology cost performance
  • Develop and maintain strong and mutually supportive relationships with internal partners, to ensure joint objectives are achieved
  • Play a key role in leading Experian through technology transformation, leveraging appropriate change management practices and skills

Personal Development

  • There is significant growth potential in this role, given scope of transformation to be delivered in next two years
  • Beyond the current role, next step likely to be Vendor Manager, Procurement lead or Cloud Cost Management SME


  • Possess a current FinOps certification, or ability to attain within 6 months
  • Possess an AWS Practitioner & Architect certification or ability to attain within 12months
  • State desirable vocational/professional certification or degree.
  • Bachelors or master’s degree in business, finance, IT or analytics; MBA/engineering degree
  • A minimum of 10 years of overall professional experience (progressive experience in a financial setting e.g. Financial Analyst, Business Analyst) and three or more years of relevant experience in cloud FinOps/cloud spend optimization, experience in sourcing of public cloud services including cloud sourcing strategy planning
  • Experience with cloud tools such as Cloudability, CloudHealth or AWS native tools
  • Strong understanding of public cloud players (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google), their product portfolio and commercial cost/structure models
  • Python Programming, building API in Cloudability, BI Tool experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities; superior written/verbal communications skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and partnership skills
  • Extensive experience in preparing and analyzing investment cases, including complex financial analysis to support major contract negotiations
  • Proven ability to operate in a “challenging business partner” role, acting as sparring partner with senior technology leaders to optimize strategy and results
  • Proactive, positive, innovative operating style and approach

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  • Company: Experian
  • Published: 11th August 2023
  • Closing Date: 10th October 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $123,078 - $221,540
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner