Sr. Cloud FinOps Analyst

Published: 16th June 2022 Closing Date: 16th July 2022

Position Overview

Looking for an analytically-minded individual to join a fast-paced and growing team of Cloud engineers, architects, analysts, and scrum masters focused upon continuing to build a best-in-class enterprise cloud service at RGA. The ideal candidate will report to the Lead Financial Business Analyst and be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a complex global organization, working across multiple internal teams to optimize Cloud cost and usage.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing analyses and delivering insights on cloud cost and usage
  • Partner with Cloud Engineers and Architects to optimize cost via usage analytics
  • Provide continuous feedback on Cloud cost trends and insights to business stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Create and effectively present Cloud finance information to a wide audience for shared understanding
  • Developing budget forecast and tracking spend against budget
  • Working across the organization to understand technical and business models, data pipelines, and other dependencies
  • Partner with corporate Finance in developing cost allocation methodologies
  • Partner with Procurement and Global IT to realize procurement synergies and best leverage vendor partnerships
  • Administration of Cloud Cost Management tool platform
  • Managing various programs around cloud cost including onboarding, tagging, automation, and governance.
  • Working with large volumes of data and conducting targeted analyses in multiple dimensions
  • Evaluate new or enhanced solutions to determine potential issues and communicate how problems may impact business
  • Developing new ideas and FinOps strategies for cloud optimization
  • Mentor and coach teammates
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Requirements

Required:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Preferred:  Master’s degree, LOMA Certification

Required:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills demonstrating ability to share and impart knowledge
  • Strong investigative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong data analysis skill
  • Ability to be flexible when needed, take initiative, and demonstrate accountability
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions
  • Ability to set goals and handle multiple tasks, clients, and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to appropriately balance priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and participate in department/team projects
  • Ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives
  • Ability to foster customer service as needed
  • Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions
  • Intermediate negotiating and persuasion skills
  • Familiarity with cloud cost models
  • Experience with Amazon (AWS) Cloud
  • Experience working with multidimensional data and deriving insights from large datasets
  • Ability to work seamlessly across a large global organization
  • Experience with at least one BI tool: Power BI, Looker, Tableau, Quicksight, etc.
  • Advanced/Expert Excel skills
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Comfortable presenting nuanced findings in data analytics to stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Proactive approach to new technologies and tools
  • Ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines
  • General business knowledge

Preferred:

  • 4+ years IT-related experience, such as Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Data Analyst, etc.
  • AWS or FinOps Certification
  • Familiarity with AWS Savings programs including Savings Plans and Reserved Instances
  • Familiarity with Cloud tagging strategies
  • Experience in Insurance, Re-insurance industry, Financial Services or Data intensive environment.

Location

Details

  • Company: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $80,380-$109,350
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner