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Cloud Financial Operations Specialist

As a Cloud FinOps Specialist at Stride, you will be responsible for managing cloud program operations, governance, cost optimization, and financial reporting activities as they relate to our cloud environment across all major platforms (AWS, Azure, etc). The Cloud FinOps Specialist will work closely with cross functional teams across the enterprise including Technology, Data, Product and Finance organizations, in additional to 3rd party vendors. The Cloud FinOps Analyst will develop and maintain a holistic view of our cloud roadmap, cloud operational health and cloud usage data to reduce costs and drive efficiencies, while providing regular updates to executive leadership.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Financial analysis and reporting to monitor finances associated with business operations and cloud
  • Financial management of cloud usage data to implement cost savings recommendations and best practices to drive efficiencies (identify cost optimization opportunities, including rightsizing instances, utilizing reserved instances and savings plans, and optimizing storage and networking configurations).
  • Identify significant cost savings through optimizations, with clear data and reporting measuring outcomes and highlighting areas of opportunity
  • Conduct capacity planning analysis and cloud budget planning; Support the business aspects of new workload migration
  • Integrate financial systems with cloud billing tools
  • Lead the development and implementation of Cloud FinOps best practices across the organization, including cost governance, budgeting, forecasting, AWS marketplace purchases, and cost allocation methodologies to accurately track spending by department, team, or project.
  • Partner with finance and IT teams to develop a comprehensive cloud cost management framework, including budgets, monthly forecasts, investment cost analysis, and variance analysis
  • Design and maintain dashboards and reports to provide stakeholders with clear visibility into cloud costs and usage trends.
  • Set up the AWS services plan, continuous cost optimization of the services plan, and cost tracking and reporting of the cloud resources
  • Track and manage the lifecycle of AWS Marketplace subscriptions, including renewals and terminations.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences to explain cloud cost concepts and recommendations, including the impact of AWS Marketplace purchases.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to Finance, Business Administration
  • Eight (8) years of direct experience with IT Finance and cloud experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Other Required Qualifications

  • A strong understanding of cloud computing concepts and best practices (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Solid financial acumen with experience in budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis
  • Experience developing data analytics dashboards and reporting, relating to finance and operational processes
  • Cloud cost management tools (CloudZero, Cloudability CloudHealth, etc.)
  • Financial modeling and planning software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interface with all levels of management and staff
  • Integral experience with business projects in determining and driving process, technology and organizational changes/impacts
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to apply business judgment to complex problems and make decisions
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to travel 5% of the time
  • Ability to clear required background check

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  • Company: Stride
  • Published: 8th July 2024
  • Closing Date: 8th September 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $85,224.75 - $149,966.40
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None