In this role, you will partner with governance teams in cloud security and infrastructure engineering, both internally (at Nordcloud) and externally (at the Customer) and you will collaborate with hyperscalers to build and maintain strategic relationships.

Your daily work:

  • As a FinOps Advisor, you will become a trusted advisor to the CxOs in the customer organization
  • Supporting our customers in defining their cloud strategy, and aligning it with their business goals, while analyzing and adjusting their FinOps-related cloud governance processes accordingly
  • Evangelizing the cloud operating model, advising on the procurement process and consumption methods (e.g. contracting, OPEX vs CAPEX)
  • Building and maintaining cloud usage visibility, providing summaries and detailed usage statistics for resources across the customer’s public clouds
  • Working closely with financial and billing teams on budgets, forecasts, show backs, and chargebacks
  • Providing expert guidance on all cloud cost-related matters, from governance (business process optimization) to performance (cost efficiency, cost modeling, and cost of ownership)
  • Leveraging best practices to design and implement services that provide financial control of our customers’ public cloud environment and providing recommendations on optimizing cloud usage to access all available saving opportunities
  • Providing early intervention advice to consumers: identifying opportunities to optimize, and offering actionable insights on cost avoidance and cost reduction
  • Assisting the customers with compute savings plans and reserved instance purchase strategies
  • Creating operational metrics and introducing KPIs to support and validate recommendations, assisting with following up with the necessary stakeholders (e.g. designing and introducing responsibility matrices)
  • Leading regular cadence calls to keep stakeholders informed, providing insights on findings and suggested courses of action
  • Creating and maintaining external (customer) and internal (Nordcloud) documentation on adopted FinOps and cost optimization processes, sharing best practices and lessons learned

Your skills and attributes of success:

  • Several years of professional experience in a similar role, ideally with another consultancy company; knowledge of FinOps practices
  • Experience in business process optimization, ability to quantify the monetary impacts of bottlenecks, and recommended changes
  • Experience in reporting, forecasting, and communicating costs related to technology
  • Conceptual knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, VMware)
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and provide insights
  • Understanding of billing and metering for cloud platforms, including the impact of usage patterns on the total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Fluent communication skills in English

If you don’t meet all of the desired criteria, but still fit most of the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway. Let’s find out together if we are a good fit for each other!

What do we offer in return?

  • A highly skilled multinational team
  • Individual training budget and exam fees for partner certifications (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud) and additional certification bonus covered by Nordcloud
  • Access to join and the possibility to create knowledge-sharing sessions within a community of leading cloud professionals
  • Flexible working hours and freedom to choose your tools (laptop and smartphone) and ways of working
  • Hybrid/remote work within the country of interest
  • Benefit packages vary from country to country, better talk to our recruiters to find out more about what is offered in the chosen location

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  • Company: NordCloud
  • Published: 15th August 2023
  • Closing Date: 25th August 2023
  • Country: Germany
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None