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Business Analyst Cloud Services (Contract)

Location: Irving, TX Country: United States of America
Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Business Analyst Cloud Services for a contract assignment with one of our premier financial services clients in Irving, TX.

  • Be responsible for monitoring external cloud infrastructure costs (AWS, GCP, Azure) to ensure adherence to client standards
  • Recommend cloud cost reduction measures to ensure optimal configuration from budgetary perspectives
  • Performing external cloud infrastructure billing and optimization activities; maintaining cost information on a daily basis using native cloud service provider (CSP) tools, third-party, or custom tools
  • Preparing forward looking cost estimations to support client and project needs. The candidate will support a team responsible for performing Product Management duties such as Cloud Cost calculations, application migration cost benefits, and internal monthly invoicing.
  • The Cloud Cost Analyst shall perform duties on tasks that require expertise in CSPs AWS/GCP/Azure/system/processor Costing, and a general understanding of Client Server architecture, operating systems, software applications, network protocols, Routers, Switches, remote access Servers, and Firewalls.
  • Gather functional and business requirements and rapidly translate that information into a working set of operational and financial models, dashboards, and management reports.
  • Collaborate with IT Executives and Finance on IT Total Cost of Ownership, financial metrics, and cost transparency initiatives.
  • Act as a point of contact for Business Information Officers and other IT Executives.
  • Operationalize data monthly by loading, validating, and reviewing on timely basis.
Required Skills:
  • ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE APPTIO (Enterprise App designed to assess & communicate the costs of IT services) EXPERIENCE
  • AWS Business Professional, AWS Technical Professional, AWS Total Cost of Ownership Certifications or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of 2 Years of Technical Experience inclusive of 6 months of Cloud Experience.
  • Experience using Apptio Software as a Service or comparable service
  • Strong understanding of technology and industry trends for public cloud providers (eg AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal clients through all available mediums (verbal, listening, writing, presenting)
  • Strong Financial/Technology/Business Financial Knowledge
  • Demonstrate success in managing deliverables within aggressive timeframes; ability to cope under strict time restraints.
  • Demonstrate project management experience and detailed knowledge of products, risks, processes, and client base
  • Working knowledge of the financial services industry and financial products
  • BS/BBA degree focused on mathematics, finance, industrial engineering, computer engineering or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time and/or as required
  • Willingness to stay on the leading edge of technology by learning new techniques
Preferred Skills:
  • MBA preferred
SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit.
Posted Date: 09 Nov 2018 Reference: JS18-03872 Company: Software Guidance & Assistance Contact: SGA