Cloud FinOps Manager

Date: 11 Feb 2024

Location: England–remote, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Cloud FinOps Manager
Location:       Any UK Site (Farnborough, Bristol, Malvern, Portsmouth) + Adaptive working
Package:       Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:     Permanent
Role ID:          SF15853


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Cloud FinOps Manager at one of our main UK sites where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The role
As a Cloud FinOps Manager, you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, you will co-ordinate initiatives to achieve cloud cost optimisation opportunities and to instil a “FinOps Ready” approach to deployment of cloud services, working with value streams, platforms and the business where appropriate.


Day-to-day, accountabilities:

  • Cloud account administration: manage and administer cloud-based financial accounts, including monitoring usage, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with financial policies and regulations.
  • Financial reconciliation: be responsible for reconciling cloud provider invoices and charges to ensure accurate billing and financial reporting.
  • Cost optimisation: optimise cloud costs by identifying opportunities to reduce expenses, optimising usage, and negotiating contracts with cloud providers.
  • Vendor Support:  Liaise and collaborate with cloud providers and other vendors, including negotiating contracts, resolving billing disputes, and ensuring compliance with service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Reporting and analysis: create financial reports and conduct data analysis to provide insights into cloud usage, costs, and performance.
  • Security and compliance: ensure that cloud usage and financial management practices comply with security and compliance regulations.


This role is full-time, 37 hours per week, and can be based from any of our main UK sites, with adaptive working options.


Essential experience of the Cloud FinOps Manager:

  • Experience leading FinOps projects and initiatives
  • Setting up Cloud FinOps operations and governance models
  • Sound understanding and experience of defining of IT recharge models
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize your workload to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Good understanding of cloud cost optimisation techniques and billing/metering for cloud platforms
  • Knowledge of cloud contracting, commitment, licensing models, cloud strategies, Dev-Sec-Ops, and cloud-based operations


Qualifications for the Cloud FinOps Manager:
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.