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Cloud FinOps Engineer/Analyst

The Cloud Financial Operations (FinOps) Engineer/Analyst is responsible for tracking, optimizing, and managing the cloud cost at Renaissance. Responsible for identifying inefficiencies and carrying out the changes to address them. Develop a deep understanding of cloud usage across all areas and work with development, engineering, and architecture to help understand, plan and manage costs.

In this role, you will: 

  • Utilize software tools and develop automation for cloud cost optimization
  • Creating governance on cloud spend
  • Reviewing new and existing system architectures
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Operationalize FinOps frameworks, establish business processes in support of globally distributed teams, promote a culture of cost awareness and accountability
  • Build data pipelines and dashboards for cost visibility at the enterprise level while supporting individual business unit requirements
  • Develop, measure, report and maintain key performance indicators for tracking real time costs, consumption, and metrics for measuring unit economics, product level visibility
  • Partner with Finance, Operations and Engineering teams to implement cost optimization initiatives involving usage efficiencies, pricing efficiencies, deep dives into services such as compute, network, and storage usage
  • Build and deliver effective data driven presentations for various business partners on public cloud cost usage and spend insights.
  • Continuously monitor public cloud provider discount commitments (like Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, committed use discounts) with the vital governance, processes, and tooling and ensure key coverage and utilization metrics are trending in the right direction
  • Work with Cloud Service Providers (AWS, GCP Azure) teams to implement best practices in automations, new vendor related cost optimization programs and other initiatives
  • Support Business Unit, Procurement, and other teams with subject matter expertise on forecasting and cloud costing models.
  • Provide cost analysis and reports to management and peers
  • Work with DevOps engineers to identify utilized resources and cost-effective infrastructure
  • Work with Development teams to identify rationale for cost anomaly and take corrective action
  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the teams
  • Monitor Cost Management dashboards and budgets
  • Collaborate with IT leadership and Finance on Total Cost of Ownership, cloud optimization and capacity management, hybrid infrastructure management including cloud migration costing, financial metrics, and cost transparency initiatives.


For this role, you must have: 

  • Knowledge of software development requirements combined with an expertise in finding optional and cost-efficient solutions for deployment in the cloud.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with AWS Tagging
  • Experience working cross-functionally, enterprise-wide, with all levels of team members, project leads, management and vendor partners.
  • FinOps certified

Bonus points for: 

  • Adaptive, flexible and responsive to challenges, change and customer business cultures.
  • Understanding of cloud-based services usage, structure, discount, and pricing
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and provide insights
  • Ability to bridge finance and technology
  • Experience with cloud cost management tools such as Azure Cost Management, AWS Cost Explorer, AWS QuickSight e, etc.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in creating visualization dashboards
  • AWS certified: Cloud Solution Ops

Additional Information

Salary Range: $80,000 -$120,000. This range is based on national market data and may vary by experience and location.


  • World Class Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. We hope you’re open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team! Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work and our products. Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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  • Company: Renaissance Learning
  • Published: 5th September 2022
  • Closing Date: 31st December 2022
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $80,000 -$120,000
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None