Cloud Cost Management Analyst

Published: 18th January 2023 Closing Date: 17th March 2023

The Cloud FinOps Analyst will work with a wide range of stakeholders to promote a culture of cost accountability and awareness for Experian’s cloud consumption. Key areas the role will support, include financial modelling, budgeting, and forecasting, consumption analysis and KPIs, showback and analytics, and capacity

Cloud Financial Management 

  • Develop dashboards and reports to analyze, monitor, report on Experian’s consumption of Cloud and related services to proactively identify opportunities for optimization.
  • Monitor cloud consumption at the account level to detect, investigate, manage anomalies alerts and unplanned spikes
  • Implement and identifying opportunity to improve the processes, procedures, and governance to manage, make transparent, and optimize the costs accrued by Cloud services to protect the financial investment of Cloud for Experian
  • Work with various stakeholders to collect reporting requirements and drive continues improvements
  • Analyze, report, and produce meaningful insights from large raw datasets within cloud billing and usage tools, data lake, CMDB, and other asset inventories as applicable
  • Evaluate and investigate data patterns to derive insightful knowledge that can inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Determine strategies to manage Cloudability limits for synthetic data creation

People Management 

  • Support in developing a team with skills required to transition Experian into an organization which has best-in-class approach to technology vendor/partner management and achieves best-in-class results.
  • Participate and heavily contribute to a cross functional project teams, located in multiple global locations
  • Act as a trusted advisor and challenging business partner to assigned internal stakeholders
  • Influence key IT stakeholders to factor commercial implications of IT decisions for whole of Experian

Success Measures for the Role 

  • Drive achievement of best-in-class technology cost performance
  • Develop and maintain strong and mutually supportive relationships with internal partners, to ensure joint objectives are achieved
  • Play a key role in leading Experian through technology transformation, leveraging appropriate change management practices and skills

Personal Development: 

  • There is significant growth potential in this role, given scope of transformation to be delivered in next two years
  • Beyond the current role, next step likely to be Demand Manager, Vendor Manager, or Cloud Cost Management SME

Qualifications

Education and specific training:

  • Possess a current FinOps certification, or ability to attain within 6 months
  • Possess an AWS Practitioner certification or ability to attain within 12months

State desirable vocational/professional certification or degree. 

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in business, finance, IT or analytics; MBA/engineering degree

What special skills/training is needed to perform the job?.

Basic knowledge of Cloud provider tools and billing mechanics AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI

  • 2+ years of work experience in Finance/Cloud/IT functions
  • Fair knowledge of SaaS/Cloud business models
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a very strong work ethic who is willing to work both autonomously and as part of a growing team
  • Ability to operate at multiple altitudes, prioritize workload across multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to evaluate and tackle complex problems and understand the implications of different business approaches
  • Exceptional social skills, able to establish strong rapport and partnerships at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with financial modeling and spreadsheets (Excel, PoweBI, Quicksight, Tableau, etc)
  • Remarkable analytical skills and the ability to distil sophisticated information
  • Ability to work independently in a distributed, fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Location

Details

  • Company: Experian
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner

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