Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
The Senior Financial & Cost Analyst, acts as a Cost Engineering Lead facilitates the delivery of reporting and cost performance analysis to consumers of Information Technology Systems (ITS) products. Working with partners and ITS product providers, this individual will become the subject matter expert in recommending and helping partners select the ITS products that achieve the best operational results. Provides training and guidance on AWS offerings.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Financial & Cost Analyst possess knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes and is able to articulate to customers the impact of operational decisions on financial performance including trends and comparisons. He/she is a subject matter expert in cloud related resources and is well-versed in understanding the cost implications of architectural decisions and designs.
The Cost Engineering Lead will proactively engage and communicate to ITS providers and key stakeholders changes to sources of revenue/funding within established and ad hoc finance exercises. He/she will serve as a member of the HUIT oversight committee for cloud related infrastructure costs and will work with partners to help manage and optimize IT spend in the cloud.
The Cost Engineering Lead understands the service and solutions delivered through ITS products and thereby able to assist and collaborate in resolving business operation issues including billing and service changes. The Cost Engineering Lead collaborates closely with ITS teams, CTO office, and other HUIT service delivery groups through leading or contributing to projects and activities.
Establishes the Cost Engineering Service within the Cloud Program workgroup structure
Selects a robust technology to support the service offering vision
Communicates financial and budgetary impact of cloud operating activities and consumption
Possesses ability to effectively manage a project from inception to implementation
Serves as an AWS subject matter expert on product offering, cost drivers, and tradeoffs of architectural designs
Provides training and guidance on AWS offerings
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, research, teach, and work through the effective deployment and use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUS meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree required
finance & budgeting experience in an IT environment or capacity
The following skills are preferred, but not required:
Ability to synthesize technical product offerings into solutions for business issues.
Excellent analytical, facilitation, and decision analysis skills
Adept at translating data into meaningful insights and recommendations
Communicates effectively with technical staff and non-technical staff
Skilled with maintaining efficient, cost effective, processes, controls and data management
Customer service orientation, with emphasis on collaboration and creative problem-solving.
Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships as a trusted advisor and consultant
Build knowledge of AWS operations, deployment, and best practices
Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint and reporting dashboards
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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