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Cloud FinOps Leader

Requisition ID: 72542

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today!

Position Specific Description

Cloud FinOps Leader

Cloud Program Mission

Provide a secure world class cloud platform that enables NextEra Energy IT teams to consume Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) in a way that is standardized, self-service, scalable, and cost optimized.

Position Specific Description

The Cloud FinOps Leader creates value in our organization by running well-managed, financially optimized public and private clouds. Responsible for strategic management of public and private cloud costs. Develop and execute projects to reduce cost and improve efficiency through automation and process improvements. Report monthly on public and private cloud cost consumption compared to targets and other key metrics.


  • Leads cost optimization for public and private cloud
  • Leads FinOps practice across internal cloud consumers
  • Develops and maintains cloud cost forecast with 3 year outlook
  • Leads capital and operating cost planning for public and private cloud
  • Negotiates discounts with cloud service providers and hardware / software suppliers
  • Leads planning and execution of cloud discount programs
  • Develops strategies for cloud cost optimization
  • Delivers executive reports monthly on cloud cost compared to forecast, discount program status, cost optimization performance, and other key metrics
  • Ensures all cloud costs are properly charged to internal teams and applications
  • Assist internal customers with cloud cost forecasting for new projects
  • Review architecture for new projects and advise internal customers on best practice for cost optimization
  • Process owner for cloud processes related to FinOps
  • Product owner for development of automation and self-service to optimize FinOps processes
  • Work with IT Financial team and Accounting team for development and maintenance of standards related to cloud costs
  • Participate in special interest groups for cloud financial optimization
  • Leverage industry standard processes and terms to inform and mature the FinOps practice

Essential Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years designing, engineering, or supporting the use of public cloud services in a medium to large company
  • 2+ years planning strategic projects, budgets, financial forecasting, and data analysis
  • Experience contracting work with third-party companies


  • Strong business acumen, planning, and organizational skill
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, motivating others, and relationship building
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and data analysis using tools such as business intelligence reporting, cost management tools, and spreadsheets
  • Good presentation skills, develop and present material that is concise and effective

Job Overview

This position establishes strategy, develops business plans, and oversees and leads in the design, development and implementation of technology solutions to meet business needs. Leaders in this role provide leadership and oversight to manage performance and results in one or more Information Technology (IT) disciplines. Individuals will be accountable for the reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems and supported business processes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, influence, vision, and direction to the organization to contribute to achieving the company’s goals
  • Works with IT leaders to develop overall IT strategy in alignment with business strategy
  • Oversees value stream by focusing on cost and risks of technology portfolio to meet business needs
  • Supports and fosters innovative technologies to deliver new ideas that enable business transformation
  • Ensures high levels of ongoing system and application performance in production environments
  • Oversees development of processes and tools to automate code releases from development to operations (DevOps)
  • Attracts, develops and retains a high-performing and diverse team
  • Establishes and drives technology roadmaps that align with current and future business needs
  • Manages third party technical and outsourcing relationships to deliver project and operational support objectives
  • Ensures technology processes are conducted in line with applicable standards and company policies
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 2+ years

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Information Technology

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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  • Company: NextEra Energy Resources
  • Published: 11th May 2023
  • Closing Date: 18th July 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None