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Cloud Cost Manager



Novi Sad, Serbia
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role

We’re looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our platform engineering group as a Cloud Cost Manager. This group is responsible for building a highly available, reliable, and scalable application/infrastructure platform running over 4 million data pipeline jobs every day across 3 major public clouds GCP, AWS, and Azure.

In this role, you will be responsible for optimizing and managing our engineering SaaS application and cloud infrastructure costs while ensuring efficient resource/cost allocation, usage, and budget adherence. To be successful, you must possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work with cross-functional teams and drive initiatives, and have a deep understanding of cloud technologies, SaaS applications, FinOps, and a passion for optimizing cloud spending to drive business value. Come join our team and help us shape the future of cloud cost management!

This is a full-time position based out of our Novi Sad office.

Technologies You’ll Use

  • AWS, GCP, Azure, Python, Terraform,
  • Looker, Sigma, BigQuery, SQL, Google Sheet

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize cloud infrastructure costs across AWS, Azure, GCP, and engineering SaaS applications (Observability, CI/CD, Incident management, etc.) spend/usage including but not limited to tagging, attribution, policies & controls
  • Monitor cloud/engineering SaaS application usage and expenditure, track utilization of reservations/savings plan, analyze cost drivers, identify cost-saving opportunities, and provide actionable insights to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with finance and engineering teams to establish cloud budgets, track actual spending against budgets/contracts, and provide regular reporting on cost performance.
  • Work closely with engineering and development teams to right-size cloud resources, optimize instance types, and leverage reserved instances, savings plans, commitments, or spot instances where appropriate.
  • Evaluate cloud service and SaaS providers, negotiate pricing contracts, and manage relationships to ensure cost-effective solutions and compliance including their PO/invoice management
  • Build financial models for projecting SaaS and cloud costs, ensuring accurate cost estimation, budgeting, forecasting, and identification of savings opportunities.
  • Drive a culture of cost accountability and enable team members through training and documentation
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.
  • Stay up-to-date on best practices and emerging trends in cloud cost optimization, evolving service offerings, and pricing models.
  • Collaborate with partners across the company to continuously identify cloud cost optimization opportunities and drive strategic cost-saving initiatives that improve gross margin.
  • Design and Implement cloud cost allocation methodologies to attribute cloud expenses to different departments, groups, teams, services, or cost centers accurately

Skills We’re Looking For

  • Proven experience(5+ years) in FinOps best practices, and cloud/engineering SaaS application(Observability, CI/CD, Incident management, etc.) cost management including reporting and optimization at scale on AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Proficiency in cloud cost management tools and platforms such as AWS Cost Explorer, Azure Cost Management, Cloud Custodian, and GCP Cloud Billing Reports
  • Experience handling major cost-saving projects from inception through post-implementation
  • Experience building and managing data analysis & visualizations using tools like Looker, Sigma, Google Sheets
  • Experience with developing scripts using languages like Python, SQL, and Terraform to implement automated cost optimization control & attribution policies
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills related to cloud service and engineering SaaS application contracts
  • Strong understanding of cloud services, architectures, discount programs, and pricing models offered by major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams, drive cross-functional initiatives, and influence decision-making at all levels of the organization.

Bonus Skills​

  • Understanding of Kubernetes and container cost allocation strategy



Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

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We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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