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FinOps Infrastructure Cloud Consultant


Securian is looking for a Cloud Financial Consultant to support the growth of Cloud Financial Management as part of our Cloud Transformation. Cloud Financial Management (CFM) is a discipline focused on transforming the way technology costs are managed by enabling teams to make more informed decisions about their cloud spend. Within the Cloud Center of Excellence, the FinOps team is responsible for setting the direction of CFM and financial accountability for Securian’s cloud platforms. The FinOps team works to effectively managed the variability of cloud spend and ensure we are optimizing our resources to encourage innovation and deliver the most value for the business.


Securian’s Enterprise Technology organization is in progress with establishing Cloud as the predominant technology platform, changing the way we deliver technology, services, and value to the organization and our business. Maturing Cloud Financial Management continues to be a key pillar for the overall success of the Cloud Transformation.


What you would do in this job:

  • Provide technical analysis of cloud spend per account/team/environment to understand trends, to inform budget planning and business decisions about technology spend
  • Create cost estimates for applications running in the cloud, in partnership with technology owners and engineers
  • Identify and recommend potential cost optimization opportunities and partner with engineers to address
  • Provide financial oversight and management of cloud spend across Securian’s technology teams
  • Perform FinOps activities related to managing cloud costs including cost anomaly analysis, cloud cost management solution administration and supporting AWS Account Owners to track and align to their budgets
  • Ensure alignment across technology, finance and business teams for activities related to Cloud Financial Management, including tagging, guardrails, best practices, and requirements
  • Develop documentation, reports, and communication for technology, finance, and business teams to understand how to manage their cloud costs
  • Able to take abstract requirements and execute, refining along the way
  • Develop and maintain Show Back and Charge Back mappings through code for cloud costs
  • Create communications and reports for ET & EDNA leadership on cloud costs


What we’d expect from you:

  • Analytical mindset and ability to think outside the box for creative problem solving
  • Understanding of the AWS and/or Azure cloud platform, service pricing models, how to perform usage estimates and forecasting
  • Willingness to research and self-study to keep technical skills relevant in a highly complex environment
  • Experience in or ability to learn financial modeling and analysis of large-scale IT infrastructure, application and/or service investments
  • Ability and willingness to mentor and coach other Securian associates, seeks opportunities for continuous self-improvement
  • Comfortable working in cross functional and multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, multi-task, and prioritize deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with great attention to detail and accuracy


What you could expect from us:

Appreciating diversity and the unique contributions of each associate, Securian fosters a workplace where people can develop and reach their potential. The Company offers opportunities for long-term, career growth in a wide range of fields.

We encourage associates to prepare for future responsibilities and career success by pursuing professional and educational opportunities, and offer an extensive on-campus curriculum of industry programs and customized courses through our Training and Development department.

Providing a family-friendly workplace, we encourage associates to maintain a balance between work and personal activities, and offer a variety of life balance programs and benefits. We understand there’s more to life than work.

We also contribute to the health and vitality of the communities where we live and work through our tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy.

The advantages we offer – opportunities for advancement, a positive and flexible work environment, a comprehensive and valuable benefits package, and a commitment to our community – result in an excellent associate retention level.


Securian Financial believes in hybrid work as an integral part of our culture. Associates get the benefit of working both virtually and in our offices. If you’re in a commutable distance (90 minutes) you’ll join us 2-3 days each week in our offices to collaborate and build relationships. Our policy allows flexibility for the reality of business and personal schedules. When working in our offices at least two days per week isn’t feasible (vacations, illness, travel, etc.), an eight day per month standard is an option.


#LI-hybrid **This position will be in a hybrid working arrangement.**


Physical job requirements:

  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to utilize telephone for approximately 1-4 hours per day.
  • Ability to perform simple grasping including handwriting, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, etc. periodically throughout entire workday.

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  • Company: Securian Financial
  • Published: 25th July 2023
  • Closing Date: 18th September 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Entry-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None