Cloud Cost Optimization Analyst

Lakeland, Florida | Permanent | Job ID #63010 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a National Chain, is seeking a Cloud Optimization Analyst to join our client onsite in the Tampa Florida general area for a full time perm engagement.


  • Drive visibility of cloud cost management across app teams to develop and implement chargeback, cost allocation, and budget forecast models
  • Monthly reporting to business application owners on consumption costs that will be charged back to the respective line of business/cost center
  • Report on project costs and forecasting cloud costs for application owners to support the annual OCP
  • Development of reserved instance, on-demand, and spot instance strategy and guidelines
  • Development cost allocation models for shared services
  • Providing guidance to cloud engineering on cost optimization best practices
  • Build monitoring and reporting to identify inconsistent consumption against expected models
  • Detect unexpected spikes in consumption across cloud tenants to identify non-budgeted expenses
  • Help manage Office 365 subscription licensing

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or other analytical disciplines or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT Infrastructure solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as IT Business analyst
  • Minimum of 2 years experience tracking cloud spend for Microsoft Azure
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with total cost ownership, charge back, cost allocation, and budget forecast models for cloud consumption
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with cost allocation models for shared services
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an IT business analyst for cloud services
  • Experience tracking cloud spend for Google GCP and AWS
  • Experience working in cloud architectures from Azure, AWS, or GCP
  • Experience using tools such as Cloudability, Cloud Checker, Cloud Health or Turbonomic
  • Office 365 subscription licensing expertise

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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