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Senior FinOps Advisor

Currently, we are looking for a Senior FinOps Advisor for our team in the UK.

Your daily responsibilities:

  • Becoming an advisor to CxOs in the Customer organization, establish trust, and close working relationships
  • Supporting our Customers in defining their cloud strategy, aligning it with the business goals. Analyze and adjust their FinOps related cloud governance processes accordingly
  • Evangelizing the cloud operating model, advise on the procurement process and consumption methods (e.g. contracting, OPEX vs CAPEX).
  • Building and maintain 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 early intervention advice to consumers of the services: identify opportunities to optimize, offer actionable insights on cost avoidance and cost reduction
  • Assisting the Customer with compute savings plans and reserved instance purchase strategies
  • Creating operational metrics and introduce KPIs to support and validate recommendations, assist 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 maintain external (Customer) and internal (Nordcloud) documentation on adopted FinOps and cost optimization processes, share best practices and lessons learned
  • Providing expert guidance on all cloud cost-related matters, from governance (business process optimization) to performance (cost efficiency, cost modeling, cost of ownership)
  • Leveraging best practices to design and implement services that provide financial control of our Customers’ public cloud environment and provide recommendations on how cloud usage shall be optimized to access all available saving opportunities
  • Partnering 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
  • Occasional travelling in the UK or Europe may be an option, depending on the assignment and your preferences

Your key skills:

  • Prior experience in a similar role, ideally with another consultancy company
  • Experience with business process optimization, ability to quantify the monetary impacts of bottlenecks, and recommended changes
  • Experience reporting, forecasting, and communicating costs related to technology
  • Conceptual knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, VMware) and AWS and/or Azure certifications
  • Working knowledge of FinOps practices
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and provide insights
  • Stakeholder management, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience presenting at all hierarchical levels
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within an organization and influence leadership
  • A clear understanding of billing and metering for cloud platforms, including the impact of usage patterns on the total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Business finance knowledge
  • Ability to work with reduced supervision, making decisions based upon priorities, schedules, and an understanding of business initiatives
  • Fluent communication skills in English

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  • Company: NordCloud
  • Published: 8th July 2024
  • Closing Date: 7th August 2024
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None