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Pearson Cloud FinOps Analysts in Iowa City, Iowa

Cloud FinOps Analysts - ( 2113313 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

As a Cloud and Hosting Services Analyst for Pearson, you will be helping to collect and analyze data to provide Cloud financial insights critical to our success as a business as it relates to an Infrastructure and Operations organization.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Produce insightful reports that can be shared with and actioned by Management.

  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams globally, assimilating requirements, driving results in the form of data insights and building strategic partnerships.

  • Support the FinOps team with setting goals/KPIs, retrieving data and modeling

  • Partner heavily with our Cloud Governance team to map data process flows, allowing FinOps to gather a single source of data source.

  • Analyze and forecast cloud hosting costs.

  • Provide cost optimization recommendations.

  • Create and maintain month-end and quarter-end reports.

  • Use Agile methodology for planning and execution.

  • Use tools and technology to make data driven decisions.

What Skills You Need

  • Self-starter who can also work with a team to deliver superior customer service

  • Knowledge of financial principles and business analytics.

  • Ability to work with multiple internal teams to provide the best experience for our customers

  • Understanding of applications development environment, database, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints.

  • Ability to analyze and produce meaningful insights from large datasets

  • Strong analytical background with an aptitude for understanding technology

  • Experience with advanced Excel functions required

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, etc.

  • Experience with Cloud billing and cost management tools and processes

  • Experience in cost management tactics such as enterprise-wide discount programs and commitment plans (Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Spot, Sustained Use/Committed Use Discounts)

  • Experience with 3rd party cloud cost optimization tools (Cloudability)

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Undergraduate or master's degree in computer science, management information systems, data analytics

  • 2 years' experience in IT (Business Analytics, Project Management, IT Finance)


Primary Location : US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations : US-NC-Durham, US-TX-San Antonio

Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Sep 15, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2113313