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Sr Analyst, Cloud FinOps

What Will You Be Doing?

Frontiers Cloud Engineering team is looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual to be a Senior Cloud FinOps Analyst. In this role, you will serve as a subject matter expert on our Cloud Operations FinOps Practice and a partner for the Frontier organization. You bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish! You will provide a key function in shaping the success of Frontiers current and future products. As a team member, you will be responsible for actively implementing Frontier’s Cloud FinOps program including overseeing cloud consumption charges, identifying primary cost drivers, and leading optimization activities to ensure that our infrastructure is operating efficiently. You will be using cloud cost optimization platforms as well as partnering with Engineering to gain visibility and better management of third-party cloud infrastructure usage and costs.

At Frontier we’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours! Join our team in a fast-paced and high growth environment, demonstrate your capabilities, and you will find plenty of growth opportunities down the road!

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the forecasting and financial reporting of a subset of the Frontier IT organizations, capital expenditures, and private/public cloud financials
  • Continue implementation and maturation of Frontier Cloud FinOps program.
  • Work with IT Managers and Directors regarding project budget status, overall budget performance, and future forecasting.
  • Track the status of project budget/funding and work with Finance & Accounting to help track and resolve issues with the Azure budget forecast.
  • Develop and document Cloud FinOps processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Assist in pricing build-up and cost proposal development for projects.
  • Work together as a team with other IT members and our accounting groups to achieve better tracking and forecasting of cloud spend.
  • Analyzing current and past financial data and performance, and prepare reports and projections based on this analysis.
  • Assist in producing quarterly forecasts, variance analyses, financial models, and prepare ad hoc financial reporting as requested.
  • Identifying trends in cloud financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Prepare and contribute to executive presentations, including IT Cloud FinOps performance, risks, and opportunities.
  • Continual process improvements to help scale the business and automate data and reporting.
  • Able to research complex technical solutions, consisting of multiple technologies and cloud services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Functions

  • Actively monitor cloud consumption charges and identify primary cost drivers.
  • Lead optimization activities to ensure the cloud environment is as cost efficiently as possible.
  • Leverage cloud cost optimization platforms to help track and better handle cloud spend.
  • Use an agile “FinOps” approach to managing cloud spend.
  • Assist coworkers with collecting and reviewing financial data from various Cloud Native sources. (e.g., AWS Cost Explorer, Azure Cost Management, PowerBI, or other Cloud native cost management tools).
  • Analyzes cloud requirements and provide technical knowledge on cloud computing techniques and technologies of low- moderate complexity. (e.g., AWS Savings Plans and Reserved Instances)
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy cloud computing optimization techniques. Example: Low Utilization of Cloud Resources
  • Extensive & timely customer service responses.
  • Conduct ad-hoc AWS & Azure cost analysis using a deep understanding of cost reports capabilities.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Pursue cost credits with public cloud providers due to unexpected overages.
  • Produce budgetary quotes for public cloud platforms upon request using public cloud native tools.

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree with emphasis in finance, accounting, business administration, computer science or related field of study. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Finance & Accounting role, preferably in an IT Finance focused role.
  • Preferred previous Cloud Financial Operations Experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel.
  • Azure Fundamentals or AWS Practitioner certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products like MS Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Attention to Detail, Organized, Self-Starter, Deadline-Oriented, with good analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude to learn technology solutions quickly.
  • Analytic/ queries understanding for cloud billing.
  • Proficient in cost management knowledge including trending and variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Experience with Cloud Native Committed Use or Reserved Instance Management
  • Experience with PowerBI and/or Anaplan is a plus.
  • Airline experience a plus.
  • Cloud optimization expertise in Microsoft Azure required and AWS is a plus.
  • Experience working on building a Cloud Fin Ops Practice Preferred.

Equipment Operated

Traditional office computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and chair.

Work Environment

Flex work environment that is largely meeting based via on-line Teams meetings.

 

Work Perks 

At Frontier, we like to think we’re creating something very special for our team members.  Work is why we’re here, but the perks are nice too:

  • Flight benefits for you and your family to fly on Frontier Airlines
  • Buddy passes for your friends so they can experience what makes us so great
  • Discounts throughout the travel industry on hotels, car rentals, cruises and vacation packages
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, movie tickets, restaurants, luggage and over 2,000 other vendors
  • Enjoy a ‘Dress for your Day’ business casual environment
  • Flexible work schedules that support work/life balance
  • Total Rewards program including a competitive base salary, short term incentives, long-term incentives, paid holidays, 401(k) plan, vacation/sick time and medical/dental/vision insurance that begins the 1st of the month following your hire date.
  • We play our part to make a difference.  The HOPE League, Frontier Airlines’ non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing employees financial assistance during catastrophic hardship

Who We Are

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 100 destinations and growing in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on more than 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Low Fares Done Right service to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.

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  • Company: Frontier Airlines
  • Published: 21st March 2024
  • Closing Date: 27th March 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • Salary: $72,000 - $93,525
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None