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Cloud Cost Analyst | Cloud FinOps

Job Description:

GDIT is seeking a FinOps/Cloud Cost Analyst, who will be the cost optimization expert for our National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) customer.  You will work with the customer on optimizing their Cloud spend, including purchasing Reserved Instances and Savings Plans.  You will also be the billing expert available for training customers on understanding Cloud usage and patterns and champion and advocate for the use of our automated tools.

Additionally you will provide financial operations training and drive user experience improvements, adoption of processes, and FinOps education.

You will also support the NIAID Cloud Hosting team in delivering highly communicative and financial reports that provide customers with their usage, monthly billing, and funding utilization.


Work Visa sponsorship will not be provided for this role.



  • Collaborate with architects and clients to establish cloud economics tools and platforms based on Federal and Industry Cloud FinOps best practices
  • Develop agency and program-specific framework for FinOps principals, personas (roles), domains (areas of focus) and roadmap for Cloud FinOps to provide financial recommendations for cloud usage
  • Create and present financial models and reports
  • Continuously monitor cost of services and perform Total Cost of Ownership studies
  • Lead technical and financial analysis to help Business and Product Owners determine the impact of cloud hosting by identifying cost savings design options and usage trends that impact projected spending
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant AWS optimization techniques, best practices, policies, and procedures to share in meetings with NIAID leadership, product teams, and infrastructure engineers
  • Help develop the billing and analytics engines of the centralized decision-making portal
  • Create and present financial models and reports




Education: BA/BS or equivalent (or equivalent)


Experience:  Minimum of five years related experience


Required Technical Skills:

  • Minimum of five years of experience with Cloud Systems (AWS)
  • Minimum of three years of Cloud Financial/Economics experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with senior business and product owners to develop business cases, perform value and TCO analysis, and identify and implement cost optimization techniques for cloud infrastructure and applications
  • Experience in developing and presenting reports that quantify the cost benefits of different design options for running applications in cloud
  • Experience using Cloud native optimization tools, such as AWS Cost Explorer


Security Clearance:  Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and be able to convey cloud technologies and solutions to customer personnel


Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of FinOps tools such as Apptio, CloudZero, or CloudCheckr
  • Experience in building and operating financial control and analysis systems such as cloud cost analysis and chargeback models
  • Experience working with stakeholders and development teams

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  • Company: GDIT
  • Published: 4th April 2024
  • Closing Date: 22nd June 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $86,400/yr - $129,600/yr
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None