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Senior Cloud Business Analyst-Finops


We are seeking a full-time Senior FinOps Analyst- Cloud in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for engaging, supporting and advising internal customers in their cloud journey. We are looking for the right candidate that has extensive experience working on cost analysis and optimization in large Cloud environments, with passion for data analysis, and is a team player who can collaborate with others across the Enterprise. You will be the subject matter expert in all things related to cloud FinOps and can speak the languages of finance, technology, and the business to drive cross-functional and cross-organizational collaboration. You will need to have a passion for driving change and discovering impactful efficiencies. You will lead with data and will need to enjoy building models and dashboards as vehicles to communicate status and opportunities. You will need to be highly motivated to reach business goals, manage budgets and will proactively find creative ways to make improvements.Essential Functions

  • Drive the establishment of the various pillars of a Cloud Business Office
  • Drive adoption of Cloud FinOps capabilities and best practices within the organization
  • Provide ongoing cost transparency and governance by developing cost management processes, mechanisms, and controls
  • Deliver cost management solutions through transparency and optimization
  • Identify cost savings and optimization opportunities in partnership with application engineering teams
  • Track cost optimization results and associated values
  • Work with vendors and service providers to establish and manage value opportunities such as reserved instances, savings plans, credits, etc.
  • Establish training and communication plans to drive cross-functional engagements across business and technology teams
  • Develop and manage complete cloud infrastructure financial plan, budgets and spend forecasts
  • Establish and manage cloud spend governance process including facilitation of the Garmin Cloud Review Board
  • Analyze data and produce quantitative financial models and dashboards to track and forecast spend
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of cloud consumption metrics with recommendations to drive savings and efficiencies
  • Work closely with Corporate Finance team as needed to manage plans
  • Work closely with Procurement to drive negotiations around EDP and other discount programs
  • Create and maintain internal documentation on FinOps and cost optimization processes and consumer environments
  • Provide cost comparison, cost optimization and justification metrics for new cloud deployment requests and cloud migrations across private and public clouds
  • Develop strategic relationships with CSP’s on future enhancements to help with cloud management
  • Cultivate a strong understanding of Capacity Planning, Performance Management and Cloud Cost Management at an Enterprise level
  • Develop and implement cloud request intake and onboarding technology and practices
  • Lead regular cadence calls providing expert advice and consulting on cloud financial management activities
  • Configure and manage cloud cost optimization tools
  • Develop presentation content to business and technology stakeholders
  • Support consumers in understanding their cloud bills based on their business goals and budget
  • Provide operational spend trends and anomaly alerting with early intervention
  • Creation of business chargeback, cost recovery models, TCO and capacity planning

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Finance or equivalent degree and experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • 5+ years relevant experience as an Information Technology or Finance professional managing IT
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience and knowledge in public cloud
  • Extensive experience working with technology teams with focus on financial management/FinOps of IT and cloud assets
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and public cloud concepts
  • Experience working with large datasets and the development of data-driven models and designs for executive materials
  • Able to work independently and proactively towards establishing and completing goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience interacting with senior executives and business leaders
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and provide insights
  • Ability to establish IT cost management strategies, models, processes, and tools
  • Experience with Cost Explorer, Cost and Usage Reports, Reserved Instances, vendor discounts and other AWS, Azure, GCP cost mechanics
  • Understanding of cloud billing practices and procedures

Desirable Qualifications

  • Outstanding analytical and conceptional thinking skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Additional skills using report builders to create data visualizations
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Interpersonal, consultative and facilitation skills, coupled with analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner certification or equivalent knowledge
  • 3+ years experience in a cloud business operations role with an emphasis on forecast accuracy and cost optimization
  • AWS, Azure and/or GCP Cloud Certifications
  • Scripting or data science experience via Python, BASH, SQL, R, etc.
  • FinOps Practitioner, Cloud Financial Management, Total Business Management or equivalent Certifications
  • Proven track record of developing frameworks to solve ambiguous problems and leveraging data to derive insights that lead to actionable recommendations
  • IT-related coursework and aptitude

Position ID: 10280

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  • Company: Garmin
  • Published: 21st March 2023
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner