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Pricing and Cost Cloud Optimization Specialist

Company: GAMA-1 Technologies
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The remote Senior Cloud Pricing and Cost Optimization Specialist is responsible for both: monitoring and auditing cloud resources to improve the operational efficiency of NOAA's NCCF cloud infrastructure and ensure margins for hosting business as well as leveraging knowledge of those infrastructure costs to develop custom pricing models.

This role will have both strategic and operational responsibility. This position is responsible for estimating product development costs and forecasting growth, while also considering third party support licensing agreements, labor costs, and financial statement impact. You will interact regularly with the leadership, Engineering, Finance and Sales team to take actions to reduce cloud spending and increase margins.


    • Develop and maintain cloud infrastructure capacity and demand forecasts - including day to day monitoring and tracking of cloud capacity & resource management for all services
    • Develop and maintain custom pricing models - including day to day monitoring and tracking of revenue for all services
    • Create Cloud cost optimization framework and Governance mechanism using native and 3rd party tools
    • Coordinate with Cloud Ops managers to log incoming cloud service demand and provide recommendation for commitments
    • Review and validate incoming requests for new cloud services and/or infra components and ensure capacity availability
    • Cloud infrastructure operational reporting (on performance, usage, compliance, etc.)
    • Responsible for day to day cloud performance tracking and reporting - including creating reports for new services & manage exceptions to usage and billing, as needed
    • Analyze the cloud infrastructure and provide financial updates and optimization recommendations
      To set you up for success in this role from day one, GAMA-1 requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
        • Five years of Information Technology (IT) experience in a private or public cloud environment
        • Experience with AWS cost explorer (mandatory), Azure Cost Management (preferred), billing analysis and various cost optimization techniques
        • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification (or equivalent knowledge), AWS Business Professional certification or equivalent knowledge, AWS Cloud Practitioner certification
        • Working knowledge on cloud chargeback reporting, show back, reserved instances, spend control, etc.
        • Must be able to obtain a government security clearanceABOUT GAMA-1GAMA-1 is a rapidly growing technology business that is based in Greenbelt, Maryland. GAMA-1 Technologies provides strategic information assurance, information security, and business enterprise and networking solutions to the Federal Government. Our success is based on the utilization of industry and agency standards, establishment of standardized processes, and IT Services expertise. At GAMA-1, we believe employees should grow, achieve, and develop just as the company grows, achieves, and develops. GAMA-1 is committed to providing our employees with opportunities for career advancement throughout their employment. For more information, visit www.gama1tech.comGAMA-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: GAMA-1 Technologies, Silver Spring , Pricing and Cost Cloud Optimization Specialist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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