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Staff Cloud FinOps Engineer

What you will do

  • Design, implement, and manage financial systems and processes for Cloud Cost Management within the organization.
  • Collaborate with Cloud Operations, Cloud Engineering, and Finance teams to optimize cloud spending, reduce waste, and help drive continuous cost savings in customer-facing infrastructure.
  • Define and establish a cloud cost allocation, ownership and governance model
  • Collaborate with our Product Development organization to optimize cloud spending and help answer business questions regarding spend.
  • Monitor and report on cloud usage and cost trends, identify cost optimization opportunities, and recommend and present solutions to management.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards, reports, and metrics to track cloud usage and costs.
  • Provide financial analysis and modeling support for cloud infrastructure investments and initiatives.
  • Ensure optimal spend rates that balance the need responsibly burn down commits, while staying within budget.
  • Help define tagging standards and cost allocation strategies.
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting processes for cloud costs.
  • Provide training and support to team members on cloud cost management processes and tools.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in financial operations, accounting, or related field with a focus on cloud cost management
  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure and cloud cost management principles and best practices
  • Proficient in cloud cost management tools (e.g., Cloudability, CloudHealth, AWS Cost Explorer, GCP Cost Management, Azure Cost Management, Looker CCM etc.)
  • Experience with data analysis and financial modeling
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record of process improvement initiatives focused on cloud cost management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • FinOps Foundation certification
  • CPA or CMA certification
  • Experience in the technology industry

What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work – We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People – We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact – As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than words to us. They are the guiding principles for building a culture where we celebrate each others’ differences, continuously strive for equality and recognize that inclusion makes us stronger as individuals, a company and a global citizen. 

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  • Company: Kinaxis
  • Published: 12th June 2023
  • Closing Date: 30th July 2023
  • Country: Canada
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner