FinOps Cloud SME

Clearance Level
Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Data Analysis


Financial Economics

It Economics


REQ#: RQ173456
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Cloud Developer Expert

Cloud Developer Expert: As an Enterprise Architect for Financial Operations, you will lead the cloud financial solution for a program operating and maintaining cloud infrastructure and platforms for a federal government customer. The scope of the program includes cloud modernization strategy, managed services, process development for cloud service provisioning, user story capture and refinement, and enhancing cloud capabilities to solve mission problems.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborate with architects and clients to establish cloud economics tools and platforms based on Federal and Industry Cloud FinOps best practices.
  • Develop agency and program specific framework for FinOps principals, personas (roles), domains (areas of focus) and roadmap for Cloud FinOps to provide financial recommendations for cloud usage.
  • Collaborate with staff on cloud improvements. Create and present financial models and reports. Continuously monitor cost of services and perform Total Cost of Ownership studies.
  • Manage central financial control center to promote cost transparency.
  • Identify and categorize services by sub-accounts.
  • Help develop the billing and analytics engines of the centralized decision-making portal.
  • Meet with individual customers to review and optimize their specific cloud instance spend as directed by the Government.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with IT systems and 5+ years of experience with cloud systems. 3+ years of cloud financial/economics experience.
  • Required 3+ years of project experience in a multi-cloud environment (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI)
  • Knowledge of specific FinOps tools such as KION, Apptio, CloudCkr and cloud native cost optimization tools
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working with stakeholders and development teams.
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written, to convey cloud technologies and solutions to customer personnel.
  • Candidate must possess a minimum an active DoD Secret security clearance.
  • FinOps Certified Practitioner or Professional.
  • Experience with relational databases, data extraction, and data analysis tools.
  • Understanding of Federal Government IT procurement processes.
  • Understanding of industry best practices related to Cloud resource tagging and tagging enforcement thru automation.
  • Airforce FinOps background is a plus.

Desired Capabilities and Experience:

  • Proficiency in Cloud lifecycle management including cost management, Producing Cloud estimates (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI), assisting with funding requests, tracking burndown rates and budget/cloud usage alignment.
  • Ability to define FinOps Governance processes and standards ensuring numbers have traceable data lineage and controls including ability to reflect on issues such as when costs don’t necessarily match up to AWS console views because of lag.  
  • Experience with setting expectations on what is an authoritative data source and how price/costs were calculated – lag, discounts applied, etc.
  • Experience with relational databases, data extraction, and data analysis tools
  • Understanding of Federal Government IT procurement processes
  • Understanding of industry best practices related to Cloud resource tagging and tagging enforcement thru automation


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $160,389 - $272,667. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.