You might be looking for a new job. Maybe you want to switch areas of tech that you work with. Perhaps you are a business leader looking to migrate your business to the cloud.
Whatever your scenario is, have you considered FinOps?
FinOps (short for Financial Operations) is a methodology that aims to bring together the teams responsible for technology operations, finance, and business to optimize cloud spending.
It involves managing cloud costs through a combination of cultural and technical practices that help organizations understand, track, and optimize their cloud spending in real-time.
FinOps also involves breaking down silos between teams and adopting a collaborative approach to cloud spending.
The methodology typically involves establishing a framework for managing cloud costs, including setting budgets and targets, monitoring usage, and identifying opportunities for optimization. It also involves implementing tools and processes for tracking and analyzing cloud spending, such as cost allocation tags and automated cost optimization.
The skills, roles, and responsibilities of a FinOps team may vary depending on the organization's size, structure, and specific needs.
Some of the typical skills, roles, and responsibilities include:
Strong financial management skills, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis.
Proficiency in cloud computing platforms and related technologies, such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or Kubernetes.
Familiarity with data analysis and reporting tools, such as Excel, Power BI, or Tableau.
Knowledge of programming languages and automation tools, such as Python, Bash, or Terraform.
Communication and collaboration skills, to work effectively across teams and departments.
FinOps Manager: responsible for overseeing the FinOps team's operations and strategy, ensuring alignment with the organization's financial and business objectives.
Cloud Cost Analyst: responsible for monitoring and analyzing cloud spending, identifying opportunities for optimization, and providing recomme