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Cloud FinOps Specialist

As part of our investment into Technology, Operations and Product, Kantar is looking to recruit a Cloud FinOps specialist. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to address a cloud financials focused role, enabling the Kantar divisions and central services to leverage cloud and deliver leading edge, client-driven solutions.


This is a highly technical and strategic role, where you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the cost management practices, developing cloud optimization and rightsizing opportunities, designing and implementing engineering models, pilot the choice of FinOps tools and processes, and foster innovation.


This person will work in the Cloud Center of Excellence [CCoE] and will drive the implementation of the cloud strategy along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services.

You will develop, and implement the processes and capabilities required to ensure costs optimization!


This is an exciting time to join Kantar on this journey and play a pivotal role in leading innovative and impactful solutions for our clients


Key Responsabilities

  • Help develop well engineered solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security.
  • Develop and drive the cloud data strategy along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services, cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring strategies
  • Help design target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Network Architects, Cloud Solution Architects, Cloud Security Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams
  • Develop Reusable Patterns for application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and affect application development teams on roadmaps and designs
  • Development of metrics and scorecards to influence the technology teams on industry best practices for cloud development
  • Analyzes spend trends, opportunities for savings, and advise the Cloud Teams with specific recommendations for improvement
  • In a dynamic environment, produce high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans. Oversees the implementation of operating plans for specified area of responsibility
  • Reviews the competitive marketplace and makes adjustments to operational activities based upon identified information


Capabilities and Experience

  • Worked previously with public cloud providers like Azure, AWS and GCP and understands cloud costs and billing
  • Experience with public cloud engineering, architecture, Cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools
  • Experience suggesting competitive and innovative technical decisions, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements
  • Pro-active in approach, focus on innovation and ability to learn new technologies
  • Naturally accountable and responsible: Self-starter, self-motivated, well-adapted, and self-sufficient
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, to all levels of an organization
  • Experience in process engineering to establish new processes and improve existing processes with a metrics driven approach
  • Experienced with cloud budget management process, cloud cost analytics and cloud cost optimization
  • Established concepts cost and cloud usage ownership
  • Collaborates well with Engineering, Applications and finance team
  • Established and driven cloud cost management processes in a larger organization
  • Experience applying standards of cloud compliance to application design to achieve reliability
  • Knowledge of IaaS, PaaS services and cloud technologies, for example Databricks, AKS, ADF, Log Analytics, Load Balancing, Disaster recovery is a plus


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  • Company: Kantar
  • Published: 18th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 18th May 2024
  • Country: Portugal
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None