(Senior) FinOps Advisor

Published: 1st September 2022 Closing Date: 31st October 2022

In this role, you will provide expert guidance on all cloud cost-related matters, from governance (business process optimization) to performance (cost efficiency, cost modeling, cost of ownership). You will leverage best practices to design and implement services that provide financial control of our customers’ public cloud environment and provide recommendations on optimizing cloud usage to access all available saving opportunities.

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 the 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 early intervention advice to consumers: identifying opportunities to optimize, 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 and German.

What do we offer in return?

  • A highly skilled multinational team
  • Individual training budget and exam fees for partner certifications (Azure, AWS, GCP) 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
  • Freedom to work fully remotely 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

Please read our Recruitment Privacy Policy before applying. All applicants must have the right to work in Germany.

Learn more about #NordcloudCommunityIf you’d like to join us, please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile.

About Nordcloud

Nordcloud, an IBM company, is a European leader in cloud advisory, implementation, application development, managed services, and training. It’s a recognized cloud-native pioneer with a proven track record of helping organizations leverage the public cloud in a way that balances quick wins, immediate savings, and sustainable value. Nordcloud is triple-certified across Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services – and is a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services. Nordcloud has 10 European hubs, over 1500 employees, and counting, and has delivered over 1,000 successful cloud projects.

Learn more at nordcloud.com

#Li-Remote


Location

Details

  • Company: NordCloud
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None