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Cloud FinOps Specialist

Role Overview

 

A FinOps Specialist who has detailed knowledge of AWS/Azure/GCP is required to join a dedicated FinOps team to assist with the management of a large public cloud estate.

The successful candidate will be working with: Application teams at every stage of the application lifecycle to improve cost /performance ratios; Finance & Procurement teams to help simplify complex billing data received; and Architecture & Design teams where sharing cloud best practice and industrial experience aids key choices and long-term decision making.

 

The Cloud FinOps Specialist is responsible for managing cloud consumption by encouraging efficient cloud use throughout the application lifecycle. The successful candidate will have extensive AWS/Azure/GCP experience; be familiar with the FinOps foundation’s framework & know what is required to achieve “run” maturity; be able to confidently talk with application teams about their designs, encouraging good use of cloud agility and unit economics; and be able to highlight improvements to cost / performance ratios through virtual machine management & reserved instance purchase.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage user access and user trainings for cloud financial management tool (CFM) and report inconsistencies to engineering team/provider for remediation.
  • Look after increased adoption of cloud cost management tool by end users and set-up regular Q&A, workshops with the provider.
  • Continuously build knowledge and skills to keep up to date with developments in content and tools.
  • Collect business requirements from customers, shaping them into technical specifications, present them to the provider and development team, communicate on the release of the new features and constantly collect and share feedback.
  • Use cost management tools to clearly communicate complex analysis of cloud data in simple understandable terms for all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrable eagerness to learn the latest industrial trends and can translate how these services or technologies can improve cost / performance for our business partners.
  • Use reports to highlight tagging data quality to drive improvements with cost allocation and management reports.
  • Look after renewing reserved instances/savings plans and extend current scope where possible.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Good English language verbal and written communication skills essential.
  • Ideally, the successful candidate would hold the Certification in one of the major cloud providers technologies or hold a degree in Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • Great business analysis and data analysis skills.
  • Experience using a public cloud cost management tool.
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven record of taking ownership, leading data backend analyses, and influencing results.
  • Excellent communication skills, and an organized approach to projects and communications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and data-driven decision making.
  • Understand common financial terms, key drivers, and concepts that Technology, Finance, Procurement, Accounts Payable and Receivable teams use day-to-day is essential.
  • Familiarity with the FinOps Foundation framework and an understanding of what it means to reach “run” maturity. FinOps Foundation certification would be a plus.
  • Previous experience in managing key performance indicators and scorecards (define, measure, analyse, publish via PowerBI) would be a plus.

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  • Company: LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)
  • Published: 11th June 2024
  • Closing Date: 11th August 2024
  • Country: Romania
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None