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3M DSC Cloud Cost Optimization Analyst

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As an Analyst in the Cloud Financial Optimization space, tap into your curiosity and collaborate to make an impact by:

  • Discovering and promoting compliance and spend management issues in the cloud by working with multiple software teams
  • Using cloud FinOps management tools (such as Cloudability) to communicate cloud financial metrics and best practices for cost ownership
  • Freely choosing methods within broadly defined processes and tools to produce the desired results. With approval from management, develops and leads improvements and/or solutions to work processes and tools.
  • Providing input to management that may impact how financial resources are generated or spent. Conducts work independently. When necessary, the supervisor is consulted for assistance in problem areas.
  • Handling non-routine and difficult inquiries. Adapts differing techniques and methods to develop solutions for a variety of complex issues.
  • Applying analytical skills for analysis and interpretation of trends or data generated by company reporting systems, statistical results, or other information collection systems. Most complex problem solving may include the use of extensive experience, individual reasoning, and research which may deviate from standard techniques and practices.


Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires these minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university


  • High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) and eight (8) years of experience in data analysis


  • One (1) year of AWS cloud computing AND software operations
  • Four (4) years of data analyst experience related to software development AND/OR software implementation AND/OR experience with successful technical projects (Course work and Internship experience considered)


Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology Business Management or with a software and business management blend of course work
  • At least one cloud certification
  • Two (2) years plus of recent cloud computing experience
  • Demonstrated use of APIs
  • Involvement in software operations, configuration, or testing


Work location:

  • Work Your Way Eligible (REMOTE USA)
  • Preferred to be based in Salt Lake City, UT


Travel: May include up to 5%


Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.


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Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.



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  • Company: 3M
  • Published: 21st December 2022
  • Closing Date: 27th February 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None