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Cloud Economist | Cloud FinOps Subject Matter Expert

As Cloud FinOps SME, you will lead the cloud financial solution for a program that is operating and maintaining cloud infrastructure and platforms for a federal government customer. The scope of the program includes cloud modernization strategy, managed services, process development for cloud service provisioning, user story capture and refinement, and enhancing cloud capabilities to solve mission problems.



  • 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.
  • Collaborate with staff on cloud improvements. Create and present financial models and reports. Continuously monitor cost of services and perform Total Cost of Ownership studies.
  • Manage central financial control center to promote cost transparency.
  • Identify and categorize services by sub-accounts.
  • Help develop the billing and analytics engines of the centralized decision-making portal.
  • Create and present financial models and reports.



● Education: FinOps Certified at the Practitioner or Professional level is required.

● Required Experience: 10+ years of experience with IT systems and 5+ years of experience with cloud systems. 3+ years of cloud financial/economics experience.
● Required Skills: Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working with stakeholders and development teams. Strong communication skills, oral and written, to convey cloud technologies and solutions to customer personnel.

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of specific FinOps tools such as Apptio, CloudCkr and cloud native cost optimization tools
● Location: Remote, with up to 25% travel

● Timeline: This posting is contingent on contract award and/or funding, and is anticipated to start in March or April of 2024.

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home*
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Please note: We are unable to sponsor a work visa for this position.

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  • Company: GDIT
  • Published: 4th April 2024
  • Closing Date: 22nd June 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • Salary: $106,371 - $177,632
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner