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Cloud Cost Specialist

Job Summary

We’re looking for a Cloud Cost (AKA FinOps) Specialist to join our team at Spot Eco.

Spot by NetApp® has been at the forefront of FinOps innovation since 2014—before the word “FinOps” existed! Spot provides optimization and automation technologies that help cloud consumers improve performance, reduce complexity, and optimize costs. At Spot, we use advanced, cloud-first technologies to deliver results for customers (up to 90% savings on compute and storage infrastructure!)

Spot Eco is the foundational product in the Spot suite of tools. Eco helps customers manage and optimize their cloud commitments (Savings Plans, Reserved Instances, Committed Use Discounts). We currently support AWS and Azure, with GCP support in development. Cloud commitments are relevant to almost all cloud customers, but managing commitments can be complex, time-consuming, and risky. At Eco, our goal is to maximize the savings our customers achieve while keeping commitment “risk” to a minimum. And we do that while allowing our customers’ engineering, operations, and FinOps teams to refocus their time on what they do best.

As an Eco Specialist, your job will be to work directly with customers to understand their technology operations and craft commitment strategies that best suit the customers’ engineering and financial goals. You will be responsible for executing those strategies, using a mix of automation, advanced BI dashboards, and your specialized knowledge of cloud operations. Finally, you’ll be responsible for monitoring performance and adapting your strategies based on emerging trends within the customers’ environments and across the entire cloud ecosystem (thus, our name, Eco!)

At Spot Eco, we don’t rely on just one or two one-size-fits-all approaches—you’ll learn and practice advanced commitment management techniques utilizing every cloud commitment product available. You’ll join a fast-growing team of FinOps practitioners who dive deep into the most esoteric vagaries of cloud operations. You’ll work with some of the most innovative organizations in the world; you’ll learn constantly; you’ll get exposed to new technologies as they emerge; and you’ll help Spot perfect the craft of FinOps.

If you have some experience working with the cloud and you want to make cloud technology or cloud FinOps your “forever” career, then this is the place for you! (OK, maybe it doesn’t sound that glamorous, but it’s pretty cool if you’re into this sort of thing.)

Spot Eco is an all-remote, international, multi-cultural team.

Job Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. At home with Zoom; handy with PowerPoint; savvy with Slack; terrific with ticketing; comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders. Customer service experience is a big plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful leadership in projects, business improvements, or innovations.
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a FinOps role, or similar experience in cloud billing or cloud operations (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel for data analysis, or any comparable tool.
  • Proficiency with BI tools and dashboards—the ability to “read” data, drill-down to meaningful specifics, interpret results, and develop actionable insights. QuickSight, Tableau, PowerBI, SQL, Alteryx, or comparable experience is a plus.
  • General experience working in or with technology companies.


  • Experience using AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR), Reserved Instances, Committed Use Discounts and other AWS, Azure, or GCP cost management products
  • Sound business judgment. Proven ability to influence others. Experience working closely with sales, marketing, product, or engineering teams.
  • Able to operate successfully in a lean, fast-paced organization, and to create a vision and organization that can scale quickly.
  • IC – Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Mgr & Exec – Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities.

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.

USA Residents Only: The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations, is $86,310- $129,030. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education, skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law. In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

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  • Company: NetApp
  • Published: 21st March 2023
  • Closing Date: 22nd May 2023
  • Country: Ireland {Republic}
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None