Cloud FinOps Analyst

Published: 15th November 2022 Closing Date: 16th December 2022

As a Cloud Financial Operations Analyst for PPL Services, you will help collect and analyze data to provide financial insights critical to the success of our Infrastructure and Operations organization, with a heavy focus on cloud.  You will work with a wide range of stakeholders to promote a culture of cost accountability and awareness for PPL’s cloud consumption.  This role will provide financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting, consumption analysis including KPIs, showback, analytics and capacity.   

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities 

  • Support the cloud monthly budget and forecast process in managing consumption, showback, and savings in collaboration with accounting, finance, and technical owners. 
  • Support stakeholders in understanding their cloud spend based on their business roadmap and budgeted forecast. 
  • Monitor cloud consumption at the account level to detect, investigate, and escalate anomalies and unplanned spikes. 
  • Analyze, report, and produce meaningful insights from large raw datasets within cloud billing and usage tools, data lake, CMDB, and other asset inventories as applicable. 
  • Collaborate with Cost Optimization Engineers to track resource utilization to define and execute relevant cloud commitment plans and to define strategies to re-purpose freed up capacity. 
  • Design, develop, and maintain reports and KPIs that provide detailed usage statistics of resources across the multi cloud landscape. 
  • Evaluate and investigate data patterns to derive insightful knowledge that can inform strategic and operational decisions. 
  • Participate in business case development, cost modeling, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and trade-off exercises. 
  • Participate in automating, integrating, and maturing the Cloud FinOps processes and data. 
  • May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule. 
  • All positions in which driving is an essential function of the job, regardless if the job code is marked safety sensitive or not, will also be included as safety sensitive. 
  • The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers. 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information technology or an alternate combination of education and experience with results in the equivalent job knowledge and skills. 
  • Basic knowledge of public cloud players (e.g., at minimum, Azure), their product portfolio and commercial models.  
  • Knowledge of the core Finance principles and basic understanding of the corporate accounting process (forecast, invoicing, showback, accruals…etc.) 
  • Ability to properly structure, model and visualize cloud platform data to support decision making. 
  • Do deep dives to further dissect issues or identify opportunities. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and deliver presentations to leaders. 
  • Aptitude to learn and understanding new concepts and technologies to become an expert in the field. 
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to operate successfully in a lean, agile, and fast-paced organization. 
  • Possess a current FinOps certification, or ability to attain within 12 months. 
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Cloud FinOps/Cloud Spend optimization. 

Location

Details

  • Company: PPL Corporation
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None