Cloud FinOps Analyst

Published: 13th June 2022 Closing Date: 13th July 2022

As a Cloud and Hosting Services Analyst for Pearson, you will be helping to collect and analyze data to provide Cloud financial insights critical to our success as a business as it relates to an Infrastructure and Operations organization.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Produce insightful reports for multi-cloud platforms that can be shared with and actioned by Management.
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams globally, assimilating requirements, driving results in the form of data insights and building strategic partnerships.
  • Support the FinOps team with setting goals/KPIs, retrieving data and modeling
  • Partner heavily with our Cloud Governance team to map data process flows, allowing FinOps to gather a single source of data source.
  • Analyze and forecast cloud hosting costs.
  • Provide cost optimization recommendations.
  • Create and maintain month-end and quarter-end reports.
  • Use Agile methodology for planning and execution.
  • Use tools and technology to make data driven decisions.
  • Collecting requirements for targeted automation projects; exploring potential solutions based on fit, up-skilling need, team skillsets, cost, and current and long-term strategies

What Skills You Need:

  • Self-starter who can also work with a team to deliver superior customer service
  • Knowledge of financial principles and business analytics.
  • Ability to work with multiple internal teams to provide the best experience for our customers
  • Understanding of applications development environment, database, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints.
  • Ability to analyze and produce meaningful insights from large datasets
  • Strong analytical background with an aptitude for understanding technology
  • Experience with advanced Excel functions required
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, etc.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with Cloud billing and cost management tools and processes
  • Experience in cost management tactics such as enterprise-wide discount programs and commitment plans (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Sustained Use/Committed Use Discounts)
  • Experience with 3rd party cloud cost optimization tools (Cloudability)
  • Understanding of database and big data management capabilities and constraints (RDBMS, NoSQL, Datalake, etc)
  • Experience managing or developing automation with object-oriented programming languages (Java, Python) and understanding of appropriate use
  • Experience with the AWS Cloud platform and leveraging appropriate AWS services (e.g. S3, Lambda) as part of development of automated solutions.
  • Experience leveraging REST API for extracting and/or posting data


Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in computer science, management information systems, data analytics
  • +5 years of experience in IT (Business Analytics, Project Management, IT Finance)
  • This role is fully Remote
  • This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.



  • Company: Pearson
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None