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Cloud Cost Optimization Consultant

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Math, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience coding in one or more languages: Java, C++, Python, Go, SQL, JavaScript.
  • Experience designing, building, and deploying cloud-based solution architectures.
  • Experience managing client-facing projects, technical troubleshooting, working with engineering, sales, services, and customers.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified in one or more cloud certifications.
  • Experience working with Infrastructure as a Code (e.g., Terraform, Google Cloud Deployment Manager) including designing technical architectures, and provisioning deployments and automation workflows.
  • Experience in technical consulting with companies.
  • Experience working with multi-tier modern web technologies (e.g., BigQuery, GKE, DataProc, Pub/Sub, Cloud Run, Cloud Function), information retrieval, REST APIs to extract, and/or post data.
  • Experience in architecting cost efficient and resilient cloud solutions and developing software, or internet scale production-grade solutions in virtualized environments.

About the job

In this role, you will work with Google’s business customers and provide business consulting, transformation, and cloud financial operations expertise, while engaging with customers to accelerate their transition to Google Cloud. The role sits within the Cloud Professional Services Organization (PSO), where we are focused specifically on helping customers transform and evolve their business through the use of Google’s global network, web-scale data centers and software infrastructure. This role is part of the Digital Transformation Consulting team and you will specialize in scoping, shaping and delivering Cloud Financial Operations (Cloud FinOps) transformations.

In this role, you will conducting cloud cost optimization assessments, designing scalable cost-aware architectures, implementing efficient automated workflows using Google Cloud native services and open source tooling. You will also include developing cost optimization solutions and go-to-market initiatives through collaboration with Customer Success teams to generate pipeline and cloud consumption by aligning on key business priorities and goals through a well-thought out customer success plan. You will be working with Google’s Cloud customers to guide them on how to ingest, store, analyze and explore/visualize usage data on Google Cloud platform along with supporting its implementations.

Google Cloud accelerates the organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with infrastructure, platform, industry solutions, and expertise.

Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.


  • Deliver Cloud FinOps projects and engage with customers to develop, design, and implement processes and integration solutions to manage and optimize cloud consumption.
  • Work with Google teams outside of PSO to ensure delivery of Go-To-Market offerings for Cloud FinOps and provide feedback from the field for product features roadmap.
  • Create and deliver recommendations, tutorials, blog articles, sample code, and technical presentations adapting to different levels of key business and technical stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships with customers to gather requirements and deliver cloud optimized and automated solutions using Infrastructure-as-Code.
  • Assist leadership with further development of the PSO Cloud FinOps practice, including creating capabilities, accelerators, and thought leadership as a recognized subject matter specialist for Cost Optimization within PSO and Google Cloud.

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  • Company: Google
  • Published: 6th October 2022
  • Closing Date: 18th February 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $123,000-$191,000 + bonus + equity + benefits
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None