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Cloud FinOps Program Manager

Job ID 39108 Location Waltham, Massachusetts; Syracuse, New York; Brooklyn, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Hicksville, New York Organization Business Process and Performance Department Domain Architecture

About us

National Grid is hiring a Cloud FinOps Program Manager for our Cloud FinOps team. This role can be based anywhere in our service area. 

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.  We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

Job Purpose

The Cloud FinOps team plays a critical role in optimizing cloud spend for the company’s global cloud platform. We develop products and provide services that allow our teammates to make data-driven technology decisions, creating maximum business value for the company.

We are looking for a Cloud FinOps Program Manager with superior analytical and quantitative skills to perform cloud demand forecasting, cost optimization, capacity planning, cloud utilization analysis, spend modelling, and cost savings strategy development. 

Who We Are Looking For:


Our ideal candidate will be a Program Manager, FinOps leveraging a unique skill set to engage, support, and advise internal customers on their public and private cloud journey, helping them to understand their cloud estate.

The candidate will have FinOps experience or a cloud engineering background with a demonstrated technical understanding of public cloud products and services balanced with strong analytical, collaborative, and communication skills.

The candidate will be a team-player and a self-starter with agile learning abilities and a bias to doing the right thing. Attention to detail, good listening skills, and the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders are desired qualifications.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee the execution (tracking) of the Cloud FinOps roadmap. Responsibilities include task level tracking within Jira to support overall reporting
  • Interface with multiple lines of business to determine cloud rebill needs
  • Responsible for driving and tracking continuous improvement activities within our domain
  • Ensure proper rebilling to lines of businesses (and applications) on a monthly basis 
  • Provide timely regular reporting to applications on costs and cost savings opportunities 
  • Create and track savings metrics and KPIs 
  • Conduct project meeting, project tracking and analysis 
  • Ensure all project objectives are clearly documented, and delivered to meet customer needs 
  • Communicate timely project status to all stakeholders 
  • Manage project risk, develop mitigation plans, and escalate decisions and unresolved issues 

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

Qualifications

  • Cloud Private and Public (Azure) experience 
  • Cloud Fin Ops Experience (FinOps certification a plus) 
  • Project manager experience in a large organization 
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated ability in team motivation and delegation 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and to all levels within the organization 
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving and expert communication skills 
  • Knowledge of advanced project management, basic program management, and basic portfolio concepts, practices, and procedures within reporting area 

More Information

Salary

$122,000 - $170,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.  

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