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At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Be part of an innovating FinOps and Cloud Cost Management at Northwestern Mutual. As part of this role, you will be responsible for defining and maturing FinOps through Inform, Optimize and Operate phases.

Drive outcomes by working across the technology organization in partnership with Finance.

Need to have:

  • Experience with AWS Services and architecture
  • Experience with AWS billing and discount programs (CUR, RIs, Savings Plans, EDP, MAP)
  • Experience with cloud native tools like AWS Cost Explorer or third-party cost tools (Kubecost, Flexera, CloudHealth, Apptio, etc)
  • Knowledge / experience with governance tools such as AWS SCP, AWS Trusted Advisor or Cloud Custodian
  • Experience querying AWS CUR via Athena and/or Redshift
  • Knowledge of containerized workloads and how sizing and scaling impacts costs
  • Ability to analyze anomalies by reviewing cloud usage metrics and trends
  • Experience with advanced Excel functions
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology
  • Ability to solve complex technical issues and enable/teach peers to be self sufficient
  • Ability to provide thought leadership throughout the local work division
  • Experience with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment

Nice to have:

  • Experience with cost data reporting dashboards/tools (i.e. AWS QuickSight, Power BI)
  • Experience with extracting, manipulating and ingesting cost data (AWS Athena, AWS Glue, Redshift, S3, Lambda, Python)
  • Experience with budgeting/forecasting


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program, and more!


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.