Cloud Cost Analyst

About SimpliSafe

We’re a high-tech home security company that’s passionate about protecting the life you’ve built and our mission of keeping Every Home Secure. And we’ve created a culture here that cares just as deeply about the career you’re building. Ours is a no ego culture of collaboration and innovation where those seeking their next challenge can find big opportunities and make a huge impact on the lives of all those who we protect. We don’t just want you to work here. We want you to grow and thrive here. 

We’re embracing a hybrid work model that enables our teams to split their time between office and home. Hybrid for us means we expect our teams to come together in our state-of-the-art office on two core days, typically Tuesday and Wednesday, to work together in person, and teams can choose where they work for the remainder of the week. We all benefit from flexibility and get to use the best of both worlds to get our work done.

Why are we hiring?

Well, we’re growing and thriving. So, we need smart, talented, and humble people who share our values to join us as we disrupt the home security space and relentlessly pursue our mission of keeping Every Home Secure.

What You’ll Do

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Cloud Cost Analyst to join our team.  Amazon Web Services is our cloud provider and project launches can come with costs that balloon without proper oversight.  

In this role, you will be responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and identifying optimizations regarding cloud infrastructure costs within AWS. You will regularly interact with finance, and engineering teams to support efficient resource allocation and cost-effective cloud usage.

Our ideal candidate is interested in building their analytical skills and developing their knowledge of cloud services.  With these learnings, the candidate should be able to spot opportunities for cost optimization while maintaining high performance and reliability.

An average day may look like:

Assisting various team leads and managers to analyze their cloud costs and identify trends, anomalies, and optimizations.  Develop and maintain cost models to help management accurately forecast cloud spend and budget allocation.  Building process and tools to help surface recommendations surrounding rightsiding of cloud resources.  Work across many teams to help calculate things like ROI on projects and subscriber costs.  Research industry trends and best practices surrounding tooling in this area and cloud pricing models in order to drive continuous improvement.

More important than individual items on a list, the stand-out candidate will have a track record of proactively identifying and solving problems.  Having experience with analytic tools, cloud substrates, or cost management tools is all valuable; having all of the previous would be fantastic. 

We are open to consider candidates with a wide range of backgrounds from computer science, engineering, finance, economics, and beyond.  Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and derive actionable insights is important, but you will also need to be able to convey the findings both verbally and in writing (text, presentations, etc).  You will regularly have to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Come blaze a path and join us!

What Values You’ll Share

  • Customer Obsessed - Building deep empathy for our customers, putting them at the core of our work, and developing strong, long-term relationships with them.
  • Aim High - Always challenging ourselves and others to raise the bar.
  • No Ego - Maintaining a “no job too small” attitude, and an open, inclusive and humble style.
  • One Team - Taking a highly collaborative approach to achieving success.
  • Lift As We Climb - Investing in developing others and helping others around us succeed.
  • Lean & Nimble - Working with agility and efficiency to experiment in an often ambiguous environment.

We wholeheartedly embrace and actively seek applications from all individuals, no matter how they identify. We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we believe our work is enriched when we incorporate a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We want everyone who works here to thrive and contribute to not only our mission of keeping every home secure, but also to making our workplace safe and supportive for others. If a reasonable accommodation may be needed to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of a position, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact careers@simplisafe.com.



Department:

Engineering

Position:

Cloud Cost Analyst

Location:

Boston, MA