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Cloud FinOps Engineer

The Cloud FinOps Engineer will report to the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) function.  The role is responsible for defining cloud financial controls, tags, allocations, budgets, and processes. As part of the role, the incumbent will work with the teams responsible for product development, support, and execution to implement financial controls and related governance principles.

The role involves monitoring cloud spend on a regular cadence and preparing weekly and monthly reports for review. Identify, analyze, and prioritize cloud optimization recommendations and calculate potential savings. Develop expert knowledge of cloud cost optimization strategies (e.g. rightsizing, power scheduling). Ensuring that optimization recommendations are processed according to the appropriate governance process and are implemented. Implement cost optimization recommendations and best practices in collaboration with the Engineering teams.


  • Cloud financial management and cost optimization.
  • Financial management strategy and tactics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Cloud pricing schemes (AWS Preferred).
  • Experience with native and 3rd party Public Cloud cost management & advisory tools (AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Trusted Advisor).
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools (AWS Quicksight, PowerBI).
  • Software and/or Product development lifecycle knowledge.
  • Written and verbal technical and non-technical communication capabilities
  • FinOps Certified Practitioner or related certification/experience (AWS Preferred).


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information technology or an alternate combination of education/experience in the equivalent job knowledge and skills.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in Cloud FinOps/Cloud Spend optimization.
  • Experience of the core Finance principles and basic understanding of the corporate accounting process (forecast, invoicing, chargeback, etc)


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Strong knowledge of technology and how it can be used to increase productivity.
  • Project management, time management and follow-up skills with attention to detail.
  • Practical knowledge and/or experience in functional areas being supported desired.
  • Proficiency with desktop office automation tools required.
  • Critical thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Strong ability to collaborate.
  • Strong dedication to the development of customer-centric standards and solutions.
  • Agile and iterative development practices and lifecycle workflows
  • Latest cloud offerings and services (AWS Preferred)


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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  • Company: The Nature Conservancy
  • Published: 17th May 2023
  • Closing Date: 28th May 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner