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Business Analyst – Cloud Cost Management (FinOps)

Position Description:

Location: Montréal (Office Attendance 2 to 3 times from Day 1)

The Technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets. Technology’s mission is to ensure the Firm manages its global businesses and serves clients on a market-leading technology platform that is resilient, safe, efficient, smart, fast and flexible. Within Technology, the Cloud Fleet is responsible for driving the adoption of public cloud services as rapidly as possible, maintaining a balance between risk, capability and cost through this journey. Repositioning our Applications and Infrastructure organizations to harness the power of the Public Cloud will enable the higher level of productivity and flexibility needed to improve our time to market, respond to business trends, lower our cost base, maintain a highly conservative risk posture, and ultimately outpace our top competitors in the market. This is a key role within the team, responsible for supporting the definition and introduction of FinOps practices across the organization in order to drive efficient and effective public cloud cost management. The FinOps capabilities are developed to ensure public cloud investments deliver the best possible business value, through robust cost transparency mechanisms, optimization and financial controls. You will support existing reporting processes, as well as become involved in providing new capabilities to both internal and external clients, working closely with stakeholders across the technology organization

Your future duties and responsibilities:

You will:
-Drive adoption of Cloud FinOps capabilities and best practices within the organization
-Develop cost management processes, mechanisms and controls to provide ongoing cost transparency and governance
-Articulate the value of public cloud adoption use cases to business and technology teams
-Provide commercial insights / deal economics support for strategic vendor engagements
-Drive a culture of proactive cost management, transparency and optimization across public cloud spend
-Identify cost saving / optimization opportunities and liaise with technology team to provide execution support
-Track cost optimization actions and associated value
-Manage vendor commercial incentives (e.g. Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, credits, etc.)
-Define advanced cost recovery models for non-standard allocations (e.g. shared services & platforms, SaaS, etc.)
-Monitor ongoing cost management compliance
-Drive cross-functional engagement across business and technology teams through training and communications

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

You have:
-Experience working in a technology department, with focus on commercial / financial management
-Knowledge of IT infrastructure and public cloud concepts
-Experience with public cloud cost management mechanics and tools (native / 3rd party)
-Experience in financial analysis / working with large datasets and creation of data-driven executive materials
-Experience in delivering presentation content to business and technology stakeholders
-Proactive mindset and ability to work independently in a large organization
-Strong written and verbal communication skills

You might also have:
-Experience in effective IT cost management strategies, models, processes, tools
-Experience with business chargeback / cost recovery models / TCO / capacity planning
-Experience in articulating public cloud migration economics, including articulating benefits of cloud investments at business / technology executive level
-Experience with Cost Explorer, Cost and Usage Reports, Reserved Instances, vendor discounts and other AWS, Azure, GCP cost mechanics
-Understanding of cloud billing processes and procedures
-FinOps / TBM certifications”


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While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Position ID: J1122-2120

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  • Company: CGI
  • Published: 6th January 2023
  • Closing Date: 23rd February 2023
  • Country: Canada
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner