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Cloud Cost Analyst

Cloud FinOps Administrator

6-month contract to hire (full-time conversion upon contract end date)

$45-50/hr converting to $100,000-105,000/yr (rate is dependent on experience)


The overall purpose/primary function of this position is to ensure that the organization’s cloud spending aligns with its business objectives and that cross-functional teams work harmoniously to gain more financial control and predictability, reduce friction, and deliver products faster. This is achieved through financial cost analysis and reporting, developing a key of business-value metrics and KPIs, budgeting, promoting efficiency and optimization, and being an agent of continuous improvement. The function therefore requires a candidate with a strong understanding of financial services in conjunction with wide cloud technology exposure.

Essential Job Responsibilities (% of Time Allocated to Each Responsibility)

Cost accountability and enablement (20%)

  • Establish governance and set standards for managing cloud spend
  • Build foundation to enable the creation of cost allocation models that align cloud spend with functional ownership across the organization

Measurement and realization (20%)

  • Establish metrics and KPIs to measure success of transformation, starting with a set of cost-optimization metrics and eventually shift to unit economics / business value metrics such as cost per transaction or cost per customer serve

Cost optimization (20%)

  • Identify key cost-optimization drivers in an iterative and continuous process that provides a consistent methodology to manage cloud consumption in a most cost-effective manner
  • Key areas of optimization: Resource optimization, Pricing optimization, Architecture optimization

Planning and forecasting (20%)

  • Plan and forecast cloud resources as part of project intake in partnership with engineering teams, to better understand the cost drivers, allocate spend, and benchmark efficiency

Tools and accelerators (20%)

  • Deploy cost-management tools to analyze real-time billing and cost data
  • Developing a reporting dashboard to manage cloud spend and value tracking
  • Implementing automation scripts to set account guardrails and budget alerts

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Training

  • Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • AWS certifications or GCP/Azure/OCI equivalent very desirable

Knowledge and Skills

  • Highly detail-oriented
  • A love of data and driving business outcomes with it
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly, and become the subject matter expert
  • Strong self-sufficiency, initiative, and work ethic.
  • Proven communication and technical writing skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems with minimal direction.

Technical Skills

  • Experience implementing the FinOps lifecycle – Inform, Optimize, Operate
  • Extensive experience with public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Services, or Oracle Cloud
  • Experience with Cloud Management Platforms such as Cloudhealth, Cloudzero or similar
  • Experience building BI dashboards (e.g., Quicksight, PowerBI, OAC, etc…)
  • Experience authoring SQL
  • Conceptually understanding GAAP reporting

Job Experience

  • Qualified candidate has with proven experience in project and/or production support roles in an enterprise environment

Bonus Qualifications (Highly Preferred)

  • FinOps specific certification and training (e.g., FinOps Foundation Practitioner/Professional)
  • Knowledge of service management processes (e.g., ITIL)
  • Knowledge working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with container technologies
  • Experience with managing SaaS platforms

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  • Company: Brooksource
  • Published: 25th July 2023
  • Closing Date: 24th August 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Contract
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • Salary: $100,000-105,000/yr (rate is dependent on experience)
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner