Back to search

Cloud FinOps Analyst

What You Will Do:


The Cloud FinOps Analyst will be part of the Innovation and Technology group (ITG) at Guidehouse Digital and bring demonstrated experience providing essential financial and operational support to federal government agencies as they navigate their cloud computing and cost optimization initiatives. As a Cloud FinOps Analyst focused on the federal sector, you will play a pivotal role in helping government organizations optimize their cloud spending, ensure compliance, and drive efficiency in their cloud operations. This position requires a deep understanding of cloud services, financial analysis, and a commitment to upholding federal regulations and standards.

  • Perform comprehensive analysis of cloud usage and spending to identify cost-saving opportunities, trends, and anomalies. Collaborate with government stakeholders to create budgets, forecasts, and financial reports that align with federal guidelines.
  • Stay current with federal regulations, policies, and security standards related to cloud services. Ensure that cloud operations meet all relevant compliance requirements and contribute to compliance audits as needed.
  • Develop and implement strategies for optimizing cloud spending, such as rightsizing instances, leveraging reserved instances, and recommending appropriate pricing models to minimize costs while maintaining performance.
  • Assist government agencies in establishing and managing cloud budgets, providing regular updates, and identifying areas for cost containment.
  • Evaluate cloud service providers, negotiate contracts, and monitor service quality and performance to ensure adherence to government standards.
  • Work closely with government clients to allocate resources effectively, ensuring that cloud infrastructure meets the agencies’ needs while avoiding over-provisioning.
  • Facilitate transparency in cloud spending by establishing cost allocation models, tagging strategies, and implementing cost management tools.
  • Generate regular reports and presentations for government stakeholders, highlighting key financial and operational insights, recommendations, and progress toward cost optimization goals.
  • Provide training and guidance to government employees on cloud financial best practices and FinOps methodologies.

What You Will Need:

  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card is required
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance
  • 6 + of experience in cloud financial operations, cloud cost optimization, or financial analysis in a federal government context.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP), their pricing models, and services.
  • Familiarity with federal government regulations and compliance standards, including FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST.
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, including proficiency with financial modeling and budget management.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work with diverse stakeholders within government agencies.

What Would Be Nice To Have:

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator)
  • Master’s degree in relevant disciplines



The annual salary range for this position is $100,200.00-$150,200.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • annual membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

To request a modification to this listing please email

  • Company: Guidehouse
  • Published: 16th February 2024
  • Closing Date: 21st April 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • Salary: 100,200.00-$150,200.00
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None