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Business Analyst, Cloud Services

Job Title:           Business Analyst, Cloud Services

Location:          Europe, 100% Remote

Working Time : Central European Time

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Business Analyst, Cloud Services, who is interested in shaping the future of Centric Software Cloud Services. You will work closely with infrastructure and finance stakeholders to forecast and provide impactful analysis, insights, and recommendations as the primary manager of our cloud infrastructure budget and spend.

This position will report to Senior Director of Cloud Services.



  • Monitor, understand, manage, and report on cloud spend
  • Partner with the infrastructure, engineering, and product teams to understand the cloud demand forecast and to develop and maintain cost forecasting models to provide required insights on current and future cloud spend
  • Functions financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting
  • Develop and manage project plans that will drive changes resulting in reduced and optimized spend
  • Prepare Financials for QBRs
  • Public Cloud Governance
  • Review cloud utilization and make recommendations on strategy, planning, optimization opportunities, product architectural recommendations to promote optimization.
  • Partner with Licensing to track hosted customer license revenue and to improve the process
  • Lead and drive tagging requirements to ensure proper tracking and reporting of data
  • Drive migrations to alternate cloud platforms to optimize cloud spend
  • Manage process improvement initiatives to optimize operational effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Work to fully understand our product and the way it is architected and deployed in the cloud, and the associated costs for each portion of the environment
  • Partake in creating, maturing, and governing Cost Optimization policies and best practice


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering or business related experience
  • 3+ years of experience with at least one public Cloud Provider: AWS, Azure, or GCP including making recommendations related utilization optimization, enterprise discounts, and cloud contract terms
  • Proven track record for optimizing technology spend and managing significant technology budgets
  • Extensive knowledge of cloud technology and cost components/drivers, particularly AWS & GCP
  • Experience with large and complex cloud environments
  • Understanding of creating ROI, TCO, and cost and utilization optimization strategies
  • Passion for optimizing cloud costs and identifying utilization efficiencies
  • Expertise with Cloud billing tools, and Cost Management.
  • Experience with BI tools, SQL queries, organizing data, and building reporting dashboards
  • Certifications in Project Management PMI, PMP a strong plus
  • Comfortable simultaneously driving multiple short-term and long-term complex projects, many with tight deadlines
  • Comfortable with presenting and working with all levels of the customer’s organization, from C-suite down

Personal Interactions

  • Creative, flexible, and collaborative in approach to technical problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at a variety of technical levels
  • Ability to work effectively as part of the diverse team
  • Adapt quickly to obstacles and changing demands and priorities
  • Entrepreneurial and self-directed, demonstrated ability to innovate and bias toward action in fast-paced environments

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  •  A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • Opportunity to work remotely with a dedicated and motivated team
  • A remote work environment built on collaboration, flexibility, and respect
  • Varied and challenging work to help you grow your technical skillset.


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  • Company: Centric Software
  • Published: 16th February 2023
  • Closing Date: 15th March 2023
  • Country: Germany
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None