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Senior Cloud FinOps Analyst

The Cloud FinOps team plays a meaningful role in optimizing cloud spend for Nike’s global, multi-cloud ecosystem. We develop products and provide services that allow our teammates to make data-driven technology decisions, crafting maximum business value for Nike.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOROur ideal candidate will be a top-tier FinOps analyst demonstrating outstanding abilities to engage, support, and advise internal customers on their public cloud journey, helping them raise their cost optimization game.

The candidate will have FinOps experience or a cloud engineering background with a proven technical understanding of public cloud products and services balanced with strong analytical, collaborative, and communication skills. As well as being a team-player and self-starter with agile learning abilities and a bias to doing the right thing. Attention to detail, good listening skills, and the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical partners are desired qualifications!

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ONYour deep knowledge of public cloud services, including their cost structure and technical use cases, will pair with your keen analytic abilities to help our DevOps squads strike the best mix of cost, quality, and performance. You will develop an intimate knowledge of our Global Technology domains allowing you to produce valuable data for forecasting, show back, charge back, and variance analysis. You will advise internal customers on tagging, metadata, policy compliance, while improving on Nike’s overall cloud maturity. Your interpersonal skills will help you guide your internal customers through demand management and oversight controls. You will contribute to the development and iterative improvement of our data reporting, visualization, and policy-as-code products.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITHYou will report to the Director of Cloud FinOps, partner with the Lead Cloud FinOps Analyst, and work closely with our dedicated team of DevOps engineers and FinOps analysts. You will engage with leaders, analysts, engineers, developers, and other key members of Nike’s Global Technology domains, as well as Finance and Accounting partners. The visibility of cloud spend will provide occasional opportunities to present to senior technology and business leaders.

We encourage all members of Global Technology to take advantage of developer and engineering community groups, participate in engineering forums, and join social & professional networks that foster career growth.

WHAT YOU BRINGIn addition to the requirements described above, successful candidates will exhibit the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT related discipline or a combination of equivalent relevant education, training and experience
  • Solid grasp of public cloud provider platforms and services (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public cloud provider billing methods and concepts
  • Proficiency using third-party or cloud-native cloud cost reporting products and tools (e.g. CloudHealth, Cloudability, Cost Explorer, Azure Cost Mgmt+Billing)
  • Working knowledge of financial close activities and accounting principles
  • 3+ years of analyzing, forecasting, and reporting cloud spend (cash flow & amortized)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with business and technical leaders, teams, and squads

The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:

  • FinOps certification
  • Public cloud provider certification(s)
  • Understanding of Agile principles and Sprint Planning, including planning/backlog tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Experience with Python or similar automation/scripting languages
  • Experience in automating the ingestion and/or processing of cloud provider billing data

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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  • Company: Nike
  • Published: 30th November 2022
  • Closing Date: 14th March 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner