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FinOps Engineer

Support Office»Technology


Job Reference: 2 3 4 4 5 4 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Level 5

Recruitment Partner: Akash Karia

Location: Nottingham

The Boots Cloud Centre of Excellence team is seeking an experienced Finops Engineer to join our growing International IT and Advanced Analytics (IT2A) function.

We are looking for people who want to challenge the ‘norm’; we want to change how we use the Cloud and help our companies who have some awesome ideas on how we help our patients and customers and the Cloud Centre of Excellence is pivotal to help our colleagues across IT and the wider business to make the most of the Cloud.

About the role:

As our new Finops Engineer, you will drive the processes for managing cloud spend and driving efficiencies.

You will lead the strategic financial management of cloud resources, focusing on maximizing cost efficiency and aligning cloud expenditure with our financial goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Your role will involve collaboration with finance and technology teams to lead cost-effective cloud use.
  • Strategy and Direction – Develop and implement strategies for CCM (Cloud Cost Management) and optimization.
  • Optimization - Oversee and analyze spend to identify trends and cost saving opportunities.
  • Services – Partner with engineering teams to understand resource utilization and recommend cost-effective solutions.
  • Partner/Software Evaluation – work with procurement and finance partners to evaluate solutions and negotiate with Cloud providers.
  • Operations – Establish and enforce Cloud FinOps (Financial Operations) policies for cloud spend.
  • Promote the adoption of FinOps practices across the organization.
  • Build KPIs to measure success.
  • Risk Management – Evaluate risks (security, compliance, etc.) and operational inefficiency.
  • Compliance – Ensure compliance with financial governance and company policy as it pertains to cloud investments,

What you’ll need to have:

  • Knowledge of FinOps Principles and Practices
  • Solid grasp of Cloud Services and Pricing Models
  • 5 years Azure Cloud experience
  • 2 years FinOps
  • 7 + Years of related experience
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Effective Communication and Interpersonal Abilities

It would be great if you also had:

  • Azure Solution Architect Expert or Equivalent
  • Experience in Financial Management in Cloud Computing related area.
  • Technical proficiency in visualization/reporting tools (PowerBI, Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience with VMWare and on Premise technologies.

About our team – Cloud Centre of Excellence

WBA is the world’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,500 stores in the UK, approaching 10,000 stores in the US and thousands more internationally, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. WBA is continuing the journey we started a couple of years ago with the Cloud. We are now embarking on establishing our International (Boots UK, No 7 Beauty Company, Boots Opticians and International Retail) Cloud Centre of Excellence which will support and develop the services we look after today. You will have the opportunity to help advance the Cloud Centre of Excellence and influence how we set ourselves up for success. This is an exciting time for us as we look to build a world class team of brilliant people who can help our companies maximise the opportunities the Cloud brings to organisations. From setting up the FinOps function, through to working in Architecture to develop our strategies, to developing our Engineering capability around automation and AI, to all the way to supporting the services we have and making these even better.

Our benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by WBA and may not be accurate.

What's next

If your application is successful, our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you will be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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