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Cloud FinOps Analyst

Job Description


This opportunity is part of the Global Technology Infrastructure & Operations team (GTIO), where our mission is to deliver modern and relevant technology that supports the way McDonald’s works. We provide outstanding foundational technology products and services including Global Networking, Cloud, End User Computing, and IT Service Management. It’s our goal to always provide an engaging, relevant, and simple experience for our customers.

The Cloud Financial Analyst is part of the Cloud Business Office team in GTIO. The role reports to the Cloud Cost Management & Optimization Senior Manager and has a deep understanding of cloud financial management and principles, budgeting processes, with a proven track record of optimizing cloud costs and investments.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed financial analysis and forecasting for cloud spending across multiple platforms (i.e., AWS, Azure, Google).
  • Leverage management tools to identify and act upon optimization opportunities.
  • Supervise and analyze cloud usage and spending patterns to find opportunities for optimization and cost savings.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to optimize cloud resources, including rightsizing instances, demonstrating instance reservations and Savings Plans, and optimizing cloud storage and networking configurations.
  • Implement tagging and cost allocation methodologies to supervise spending and allocate costs accurately.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly recovery chargebacks for all Cloud owned SKUs
  • Design and implement automated processes for cost reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Stay updated on cloud pricing models, cost management tools, and standard methodologies in FinOps.
  • Investigate cost anomalies and discrepancies to identify root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Prepare and present reports and recommendations to management on cloud optimization initiatives and cost savings opportunities.



  • Willingness and ability to live the McDonald’s values every day: Serve, Inclusion, Integrity, Community, and Family.
  • Strong desire to automate everything you touch.
  • Self-starter, able to come up with solutions to problems and complete those solutions while coordinating with other teams.
  • Experience with cloud monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Experience with financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting processes, and familiarity with financial governance frameworks and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze financial data and provide actionable insights and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Cloud experience in operational and strategic roles
  • Experience in scripting (e.g. Python, Powershell, etc.).


Also available at: Corporate Careers at McDonald’s (

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  • Company: McDonald's
  • Published: 22nd April 2024
  • Closing Date: 22nd June 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None