Cloud FinOps Data Analyst

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • December 5, 2023
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(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Conversational
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Team’s Mission / Work Responsibilities

Team mission:

Ensure we are using the cloud infrastructure effectively, eliminating unnecessary spending, and obtaining clear visibility of our usage.

In this position, you will be responsible for proactively collaborating with stakeholders such as engineering, product, finance, and accounting teams to manage cloud resources, execute cost optimization methods, and ensure cloud spending and usage constructively support organizational growth.

Specific work responsibilities include the following:

  • Design, develop and maintain scalable data analysis dashboards for cost and usage forecasting, cloud consumption metrics, and business scenario metrics
  • Monitor cloud consumption, investigate, and escalate anomalies and unplanned spikes
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports with recommendations to drive savings and efficiencies
  • Analyze and produce meaningful insights that can inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Support the budget and forecast process in managing consumption, show back, and savings in collaboration with stakeholders

Unique and Bold Challenges

  • Mercari’s FinOps team plays a meaningful role in optimizing cloud spend and improving business agility. We develop a platform that allows our organization to make data-driven decisions, crafting maximum business value. Since the cloud infrastructure is used not only by Mercari JP but also by Merpay, Mercari US, and other group companies, any improvements could affect the performance of the entire organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Shared understanding and belief in our company’s mission and values
  • Experience in the public cloud environment (GCP and/or AWS)
  • Experience building data visualization tools (Domo and/or Looker)
  • Experience aggregating data using SQL
  • Knowledge and understanding of statistics
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in both technical and non-technical contexts

Preferred Qualifications

  • FinOps certification
  • Public cloud provider certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of public cloud pricing schemes
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • Experience in public cloud cost management projects in a larger organization

Largest C2C marketplace in Japan and Japan's first tech unicorn, Mercari is aiming to become a truly global tech company. Their app allows anyone with a smartphone to easily sell items they no longer need, providing a new and unique user experience.

Circulate all forms of value

To unleash the potential in all people

“What can I do to help society thrive with the finite resources we have?”

The Mercari marketplace app was born in 2013 out of this thought by our founder Shintaro Yamada as he traveled the world. We believe that by circulating all forms of value, not just physical things and money, we can create opportunities for anyone to realize their dreams and contribute to society and the people around them.

Mercari aims to use technology to connect people all over the world and create a world where anyone can unleash their potential.

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