Cloud Economist

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in the USA
Key Skills For Success

Cloud Business Models

Cloud Economics

Finance Support

REQ#: RQ148266
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As Cloud Economist, you will lead the cloud financial solution for a program that is 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.


  • 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.
  • Create and present financial models and reports.


● Education: FinOps Certified at the Practitioner or Professional level is required.

● Required Experience: 10+ years of experience with IT systems and 5+ years of experience with cloud systems. 3+ years of cloud financial/economics experience.
● Required Skills: 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.

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of specific FinOps tools such as Apptio, CloudCkr and cloud native cost optimization tools
● Location: Remote, with up to 25% travel to Washington, DC.

● Timeline: This posting is contingent on contract award and/or funding, and is anticipated to start in September of 2023.

● 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


Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $142,400 - $213,600, 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.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

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.