Roles and Responsibilities:
Cloud FinOps Specialist Services will
comprise of the following objectives:
- Perform FinOps analytics to
enhance decision making processes and improving products and services around
Vodacom business cases, budgets, spend, cost savings and more.
- Producing real-time data to
predict usage patterns, to use in making decisions for optimizing and being
able to tell the data stories in the reporting to all levels of management and
- Investigate and understand the
basis for every line item in the cloud infrastructure invoices and usage data
- Finding anomalies in usage
patterns and giving quick feedback to course correct.
- Provide customised reporting
and dashboards to internal stakeholders to provide a view on capacity trends,
plans and actual costs vs budget and the drivers of the spend and peaks in
- Ensure capacity / performance /
availability requirements are optimised and cost justified
- Perform daily data analysis of
our Cloud consumption across all Hyperscalers and all cloud technologies
- Identify Cost Optimisation
Opportunities and inform the business and technical owners. Including but not
limited to Rightsizing, Reservations, Savings Plans, Wastage Removal,
- Use your understanding of
public cloud cost and usage reports to identify opportunities to reduce spend.
- Work with CSP experts to
further optimize cloud spend.
- Creating AI and ML
capabilities, to assist in automating and less human interventions for managing
of Cloud spend. By using cloud native technologies and applications as first
- Work with other FinOps/Finance
teams to provide cost forecasting across the Cloud estate considering
proposed/planned changes, new workloads planned to be cloud hosted in the
future and comparing Cloud costs across Hyperscalers.
- Act as a conduit between
finance and technical teams so an understanding of common financial terms is
- Collaborate with the Vodacom
Procurement (SCM) team and the Cloud Product owner to report on enterprise
level commitments vs consumption and future consumption
- Work together with Vodacom
Procurement and application owners to track consumption vs commitment across
agreements purchased via Market Place
- Support software asset
management teams and procurement to help identify software renewals or new
software procurement that could use a cloud-based Market Place to achieve a
lower price point and assist burn down enterprise level commitments.
- Provide technical advisory
services to stakeholders on Vodacom CCoE processes, roadmap and cloud
- Contribute to the cloud
education program that includes user training, events, knowledge sharing, and
capability building across the enterprise
- Continuous alignment with the
Vodacom Product Owner, Engineering and Operations functions with the cyclical
development of an iterative cloud road map to plan for ongoing changes to
services\platforms as technologies emerge and new features are requested by
- Keeps up to date with industry
trends and can spot and translate how to use the latest services to improve
cost / performance for the business stakeholders.
- Manage the FinOps application
platform to ensure that the reports generated are up-to-date and accurate. Supports analytical, experimental, investigative and
other fact-finding work in support of cost management.