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Cloud FinOps Analyst

The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled Cloud FinOps Analyst to join our team. The Cloud FinOps Analyst will play a crucial role in optimizing our cloud infrastructure costs, ensuring efficient resource utilization, and driving cost-effective strategies across our cloud environments. You will partner with a wide variety of collaborators to promote and developing a culture of cost accountability and awareness at SEEK. This role will provide financial modelling, budgeting & forecasting, consumption analysis including important metrics, show back, analytics and capacity.


Key Accountabilities

  • Analyse, report, and produce meaningful insights from large raw datasets within cloud billing and usage tools, data lake, CMDB, and other asset inventories as applicable.
  • Develop and implement cost optimization strategies, including rightsizing instances, identifying and eliminating waste, and implementing cost-saving measures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as engineering, operations, and finance, to align cloud resource usage with business objectives and budgets.
  • Establish and maintain cloud cost governance policies, processes, and standard methodologies.
  • Automate cloud cost reporting, forecasting, and optimization tasks using tools and scripts.
  • Provide regular reports and insights on cloud spending, cost trends, and optimization opportunities to collaborators and leadership.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud pricing models, services, and cost optimization techniques.
  • Participate in cloud architecture design reviews to ensure efficient solutions are implemented.
  • Support the cloud monthly budget and forecast process in handling consumption, show back, and savings in collaboration with accounting, finance, and technical owners.
  • Support collaborators in understanding their cloud spend based on their business roadmap and budgeted forecast.
  • Monitor cloud consumption at the account level to detect, investigate, and call out anomalies and unplanned spikes.
  • Collaborate with Cost Optimization Engineers to supervise resource utilization to define and complete relevant cloud dedication plans and to define strategies to re-purpose freed up capacity.
  • An understanding of Cloud Commercials

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Validated experience as a Cloud FinOps Analyst or a similar role, with a strong understanding of cloud cost management principles and standard methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the core Finance principles and basic understanding of the corporate accounting process (forecast, invoicing, showback, accruals…etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with cloud cost management tools and services (e.g., AWS Cost Explorer, Azure Cost Management, GCP Billing).
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash) and data analysis tools (e.g., SQL, Excel).
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure services, such as compute, storage, networking, and databases.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret sophisticated data and identify cost optimization opportunities.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and deliver presentations to leaders.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and DevOps practices is a plus.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Familiarity with cloud cost management tools and FinOps frameworks (e.g., AWS Cost Explorer, CloudHealth, FinOps Foundation) is a plus.
  • Experience with Analytics and Reporting Tools such as AWS Quicksight
  • Familiarity with ERP platforms and supporting processes i.e. Account Payable, Finance

Personal Skills:

  • Strong communicator, able to present to and influence technical and non-technical audiences
  • Comfortable facilitator
  • Positive, ‘can-do’ demeanour with a clear sense of initiative
  • Breaks problems down, analyses constituent parts, proposes and delivers creative solutions
  • Compassion and high emotional intelligence
  • Willingness and flexibility to different viewpoints
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Open minded collaborator with a growth mindset

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  • Company: SEEK
  • Published: 10th July 2024
  • Closing Date: 10th September 2024
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None