FinOps Analyst

Published: 15th June 2022 Closing Date: 15th July 2022

What’s the role?

The Team

Cloud and Employee Foundation (CEF) is part of HERE’s larger vision for horizontal development and operations. CEF focuses on mission core and mission critical solutions. We help the company ensure the stability of the technical foundation for development and product through managing platforms that are valuable to the overall function of HERE Technologies. This includes back office to mid office, networks and end points, cloud service providers, and applications that provide digital experiences for our entire workforce.

 

The HERE Cloud Foundation is comprised of engineers, data scientists, and business analysts. We are tasked with governance, cost optimization, invoicing, reporting, and internal consulting regarding our CSPs and SaaS vendors. As a strategic cloud customer, HERE Technologies uses a tremendous amount of compute, storage, and other -aaS offerings from our service providers.

Our team analyzes resource usage and utilization levels to craft policy, architect and implement automation, advise engineering teams, provide compliance guardrails, and constantly look for opportunities to optimize for efficiency.

 

Additionally, we manage all aspects related to invoicing and purchase orders related to these vendors to ensure that our costs are validated and that payments are issued in accordance with our contracts. HERE helped pioneer the FinOps methodology and we are looking to expand our team in this area.

 

If you want to be on the leading edge of cost optimization strategy, then we would like to hear from you!

 

The Role

As a member of our team, you will be focused on refining our existing cloud FinOps approach and helping to expand this methodology to other vendors within our Compute Foundation. This role leverages the team’s knowledge of cloud, big data, automation, and concepts of finance and accounting. You will help create and deploy cost optimization recommendations, cost show-back, cost charge-back, and the associated reporting. Our team works via a Scaled Agile Planning approach, and we focus on implementing solutions via automation to ensure 100% compliance whenever possible. This role requires you to navigate between business and technology concepts fluently.

 

You should be comfortable with adopting new 3rd party tooling (or providing feedback on alternative solutions), participating in proof-of-concept activities, presenting complex topics to varied audiences (from executives to engineers to finance analysts), and thinking creatively about cost optimization concepts.

 

Ideal candidates will be FinOps certified and be proficient in Excel, SQL, and Python.

 

In addition, you will:

  • Work with other HERE teams to influence adoption of cost optimization best practices
  • Create/present models of anticipated spending patterns and provide recommendations to manage to rate based targets
  • Design and/or deploy automation solutions related to recurring processes to ensure accuracy and consistency

****The role can be done in Poland and Czech Republic both from our offices or Home Office****

Who are you?

You are fast learner with an interest in FinOps strategy.  You hold a bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of industry experience including:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with native cloud cost tools (AWS Cost Explorer, Azure Cost Management and Billing, etc.) or 3rd party cost analysis tools (Cloudability, CloudHealth, Turbonomic, CloudBolt, etc.)
  • Capable of navigating finance and engineering concepts with ease
  • Proven ability to understand concepts related to cloud technology (certifications, etc.)
  • Comfortable working as part of a global team
  • Expert level MS Excel knowledge
  • SQL and/or Python experience is a plus

Location

Details

  • Company: HERE Technologies
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner