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Manager, Cloud Financial Mgmt. & Analytics

Discovery Inc
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Discovery Inc

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, 20901
Req ID: 765

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.


Our Team

Discovery Inc is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Global Technology & Operations (GT&O) provides technological infrastructure and operations support to ensure audiences can enjoy Discovery's programming around the world and across platforms. Already a leader in the factual and lifestyle genres, Discovery has expanded its core business into new genres: sports, entertainment and kids. Its platforms and product eco-systems are now engaged in terrestrial/free-to-air, OTT products and content development/production companies.

The Way We Work

Discovery continues to grow around the world and across platforms. GT&O is building media technology and systems that meet world class standards for which Discovery is known. Our culture and leadership traits are in evolution as we expand from a traditional linear Pay TV business towards a convergent media and entertainment business that encompasses digital and mobile. Discovery is developing direct-to-consumer relationships, while delivering traditional platforms, with innovative solutions. Discovery is looking to embrace a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual that has the one team mentality.

The Role

The Cloud Financial Management and Analytics role reports into the Cloud Cost Management team within GT&O. The team is responsible for overseeing large and critical investments in multi-cloud environment around the globe - offering advisory services, cost modeling and strategic analysis, executive and financial reporting, and cost governance and optimization

Job Description

Key Tasks:

The Cloud Financial Mgmt. and Analytics Manager will be a critical member of the team working directly with our cloud clients, leadership, and vendors:
  • Pull and aggregate data from various sources (cloud vendors, monitoring tools, CDN, Cloud CMDB..etc) to build complex multi-source reports serving diverse set of clients ranging from executives to engineers
  • Maintain key data sources in the data lake and ensure changes to the data structure is kept up to date
  • Perform QA process to ensure data integrity by comparing loaded data against incoming invoices
  • Provide strong analytical skills to recognize and evaluate data patterns/outliers and derive insightful knowledge that can inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Work directly with cloud clients, accounting, and finance to help them understand cloud cost impacts
  • Work with Cloud engineers to understand triggers/changes that can influence spend projections
  • Interface with vendors' Technical Account Managers (TAMs) to resolve any roadblocks
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy of billed services. Escalate and resolve abnormalities
  • Govern active projects to monitor business as usual vs. growth/intake consumption to control cost deviations
  • Participate in business case development and cost modeling exercises
  • Work with executive leadership to support their inquiries

Qualifications Description

Candidate should have:
  • Deep analytical/reporting skills, strong knowledge in data structure, and financial acumen
  • Expertise in data visualization tools such as power bi
  • Basic knowledge in SQL queries and familiarity with Amazon Aurora, and PostgresSQL
  • Knowledge in Python and API queries is a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP, Azure, and Akamai tools/services- such as Cost Explorer, Cost and Usage Reports, Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, Sustained Use Discounts/Committed and other cloud cost mechanics
  • Experience in consulting or a client facing role
  • Leader and a team player with transformation mindset
  • Strong organizational, task, and project management skills
  • Self-driven and able to work across diverse technical and non-technical teams
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to operate successfully in a lean, agile, and fast-paced organization
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Continued Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Business; MS preferred
  • +5 years of relevant work experience at a large-scale global company

This position is partially remote- geographical presence near Silver Spring, Maryland or Knoxville, TN is preferred

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-11-03

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