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Sr Technical Manager | FinOps | Cloud Business Office

Yahoo’s Cloud Platforms team is looking for a FinOps manager to be a key driver in managing all financial aspects of Yahoo’s cloud computing infrastructure. The FinOps Manager’s responsibilities will include analyzing and optimizing cloud usage and spending, developing and overseeing budgets, implementing governance policies, negotiating vendor contracts, generating insightful reports, and promoting cost awareness across all verticals. Collaboration with cross-functional teams, ensuring compliance, and continuous improvement of cost management strategies will be central to the role. The FinOps Manager will be crucial in aligning cloud spending with our business goals, ultimately contributing to financial efficiency and accountability across Yahoo.

 

Responsibilities

  • Cloud Cost Management: Develop and implement strategies to effectively manage cloud costs across AWS and GCP. Monitor cloud spending, identify cost-saving opportunities, and work with technical teams to optimize resource utilization.
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting: Lead financial analysis efforts related to cloud services, providing insights into cloud spending trends, forecasting, and budgeting. Generate regular financial reports to communicate the financial impact of cloud services to stakeholders.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting for Cloud Services: Collaborate with IT and finance teams to develop budgets and forecasts for cloud-related expenses. Track actual spending against budgets and identify areas for cost containment and improvement.
  • Cloud Contract and Vendor Management: Manage cloud service contracts, negotiations, and vendor relationships. Ensure compliance with contract terms and negotiate favorable terms for cloud services.
  • Cloud Cost Allocation: Implement cloud cost allocation methodologies to attribute cloud expenses to different projects, departments, or cost centers accurately.
  • Cloud Financial Governance: Develop and enforce financial governance policies and procedures for cloud services, ensuring adherence to financial controls and compliance standards.
  • Cost Optimization Strategies: Identify opportunities for cost optimization, such as Reserved Instances, Spot Instances, and Rightsizing. Implement cost-saving measures while maintaining optimal performance.
  • Cloud Investment Analysis: Evaluate the financial impact of cloud-related investments, projects, and migrations. Provide financial justification and ROI analysis for cloud initiatives.
  • Cloud Financial Training and Awareness: Conduct training sessions for stakeholders and technical teams to enhance cloud financial awareness and promote cost-conscious behaviors.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. MBA or advanced degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a FinOps Manager with a focus on AWS and GCP cloud services.
  • Strong understanding of cloud pricing models, cost optimization techniques, and cloud financial management best practices.
  • Familiarity with cloud billing and cost management tools and platforms.
  • Expertise in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, with the ability to interpret and communicate financial data effectively.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills related to cloud service contracts.
  • Experience in implementing cloud cost allocation methodologies and financial governance for cloud services.
  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills with a focus on team development and collaboration.
  • Analytical mindset with excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.

 

Join our team as a FinOps Manager, and be part of a dynamic organization at the forefront of cloud technology. Your expertise in AWS and GCP financial management will play a key role in driving cost efficiency and strategic decision-making for our cloud-based operations.

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  • Company: Yahoo
  • Published: 19th February 2024
  • Closing Date: 14th April 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • Salary: $121,125.00 - $252,500.00/yr
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None