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Cloud FinOps Data Analyst

Team’s Mission / Work Responsibilities

Team mission:

Ensure we are using the cloud infrastructure effectively, eliminating unnecessary spending, and obtaining clear visibility of our usage.

(Learn more about Mercari’s mission and values here.)

In this position, you will be responsible for proactively collaborating with stakeholders such as engineering, product, finance, and accounting teams to manage cloud resources, execute cost optimization methods, and ensure cloud spending and usage constructively support organizational growth.

Specific work responsibilities include the following:

  • Design, develop and maintain scalable data analysis dashboards for cost and usage forecasting, cloud consumption metrics, and business scenario metrics
  • Monitor cloud consumption, investigate, and escalate anomalies and unplanned spikes
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports with recommendations to drive savings and efficiencies
  • Analyze and produce meaningful insights that can inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Support the budget and forecast process in managing consumption, showback, and savings in collaboration with stakeholders

Unique and Bold Challenges

  • Mercari’s FinOps team plays a meaningful role in optimizing cloud spend and improving business agility. We develop a platform that allows our organization to make data-driven decisions, crafting maximum business value. Since the cloud infrastructure is used not only by Mercari JP but also by Merpay, Mercari US, and other group companies, any improvements could affect the performance of the entire organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Shared understanding and belief in our company’s mission and values
  • Experience in the public cloud environment (GCP and/or AWS)
  • Experience building data visualization tools (Domo and/or Looker)
  • Experience aggregating data using SQL
  • Knowledge and understanding of statistics
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in both technical and non-technical contexts

Preferred Qualifications

  • FinOps certification
  • Public cloud provider certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of public cloud pricing schemes
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • Experience in public cloud cost management projects in a larger organization

Screening Criteria

  • Mercari interviews applicants to determine three things: enthusiasm toward Mercari’s mission, embodiment of our values, and culture fit. We believe having a shared belief in Mercari’s and Merpay’s missions and being able to embody our values to achieve those missions are very important parts of working at Mercari. In the interviews, we will ask questions to learn about your past experience and whether Mercari is the right place to demonstrate your skills.
  • Telling us how you think you can utilize your past experience here at Mercari and what kind of opportunities to push yourself we can offer will help both sides get an understanding of whether the position is a good fit for you. We recommend asking about these points in your interviews.
  • At Mercari, we recommend using the STAR method, an interview technique that helps you go into detail about your past actions. We want to get a thorough understanding of your experience and skills by asking interview questions about specific situations, tasks, actions, and results.

(See this page for details.)

Language Requirements

  • English: Independent (CEFR – B2)
  • Japanese: Independent (CEFR – B2) preferred

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  • Company: Mercari
  • Published: 10th May 2023
  • Closing Date: 20th December 2023
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner