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Cloud FinOps Technology Manager

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64306 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

NEER IT is looking for an experienced AWS cloud expert to provide governance and business financial support for our AWS cloud services while assisting in managing the cloud spend and providing guidance on opportunities for cost optimization, governance, and architecture. Team focused and strong collaboration individual is critical for the success of this role. 


Job Description 

  • Provide summaries and detailed usage statistics for resources offering actionable intelligence to right-size and scale services efficiently
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities to optimize and reduce costs to realize savings 
  • Maintain cloud usage transparency to educate and prioritize workload optimization partnering with teams and financial stakeholders 
  • Support agile teams in understanding their cloud bills based on their business goals and budget
  • Oversee cloud billing and managing the cloud Compute Savings Plan and Reserved Instance purchases
  • Assist teams containerizing their applications with Docker or Kubernetes (ECS, EKS, Fargate) 
  • Evaluate and investigate data patterns and anomalies to derive insightful knowledge that can inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Lead regular FinOps meetings providing expert advice with consulting from AWS on cloud financial management activities
  • Configure, manage, and support cloud cost optimization tools 
  • Build and execute on roadmap definition, strategic vision and governance related to AWS

Job Qualifications

  • Strong technical and financial experience in AWS. 
  • Experience in cloud expense management using FinOps disciplines within the AWS platform
  • Familiarity with cost structure of AWS products and services 
  • Scripting knowledge and experience desired
  • Docker or Kubernetes experienced desired using ECS or EKS
  • Experience in cost management tactics such as enterprise-wide discount programs and commitment plans (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Dedicated Hosts
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and provide insights
  • Experience in creating visualization dashboards with PowerBI or AWS QuickSight is desirable
  • Experienced with tools such as AWS Console, AWS Cost Explorer, Apptio
  • FinOps Cloud Practitioner and certification is highly desirable
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Job Overview

This position establishes strategy, develops business plans, and oversees and manages the design, development and implementation of technology solutions to meet business needs. Leaders in this role provide leadership and oversight to manage performance and results in one or more Information Technology (IT) disciplines. Individuals will be accountable for the reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems and supported business processes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, influence, vision, and direction to the organization to contribute to achieving the company's goals
  •  Works with IT leaders to develop overall IT strategy in alignment with business strategy
  • Oversees value stream by focusing on cost and risks of technology portfolio to meet business needs
  • Supports and fosters innovative technologies to deliver new ideas that enable business transformation
  • Ensures high levels of ongoing system and application performance in production environments
  • Oversees development of processes and tools to automate code releases from development to operations (DevOps)
  • Attracts, develops and retains a high-performing and diverse team
  • Establishes and drives technology roadmaps that align with current and future business needs
  • Manages third party technical and outsourcing relationships to deliver project and operational support objectives
  • Ensures technology processes are conducted in line with applicable standards and company policies
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 8+ years
  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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