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Cloud Cost Optimization Director

Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Cloud Cost Optimization Director to join our Financial Plan & Analysis organization. This person will be a key leader responsible for providing financial and analytical support to key business departments, and managing critical projects and initiatives.


What You’ll Do

  • Implement financial processes for tracking, monitoring, and forecasting multi-cloud costs and usage
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product Management, and Cloud operations to ensure cost efficient usage of cloud
  • Develop and monitor cloud budget and expenses against core models and metrics
  • Develop governance framework with partnership from key stakeholders
  • Build and define financial observability and operation tooling for our cloud platforms
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization and efficiencies by analyzing GCP, Azure, and AWS invoices and spend patterns coupled with using product discovery techniques interacting with existing cloud initiatives.
  • Be acutely aware of cloud spend footprint and detect any unusual consumption.
  • Utilize the cost datasets to innovate data analysis that helps the organization better understand and react to cloud spend.
  • Implementation of additional governance and compliance policies for further development of the Financial Operations strategy as an important pillar in the area of the entire cloud environment

What You’ll Need to Succeed

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Can work remotely or from an Applied Systems office

Your experience should include some or all of the following:

  • 3+ years of experience with GCP in a administrative function
  • Expertise in cloud infrastructure, cost reporting, and cost optimization, at scale in GCP, Azure, and AWS
  • Experience with capacity forecasting, cloud cost optimization techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of business, finance, economics, or a related field
    • We proudly support and encourage people with military experience, as well as military spouses, to apply

Additionally, you may have:

  • Experience with scripting and automation of cost and billing reports for at least one public cloud
  • Cloud certifications (Azure, AWS, GCP) or Financial Operations Practitioner Certifications

What You’ll Gain

Benefits from Day One

  • Health insurance plans, dental, and vision
  • Wellness incentives
  • 401(k) and/or RRSP retirement savings plans with employer match

Work-Life Balance

  • Competitive paid vacation time and a free day for your birthday
  • Personal/sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Flex Time
  • Paid parental leave (U.S. candidates)
  • Volunteer time off

To request a modification to this listing please email

  • Company: Applied Systems
  • Published: 14th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 18th May 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Director
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner