Finance Manager - Cloud Infrastructure in Redmond, WA

TitleFinance Manager - Cloud Infrastructure
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 27, 2015
Open Positions1

Are you passionate about Cloud Computing? Are you looking for an opportunity to influence strategic decision making and optimizing capital allocation? Does creating new frameworks through white space thinking, and influencing engineering roadmaps for cloud capacity build-out sound exciting to you? Are you passionate about applying such frameworks and process rigor to solve big problems and make an impact to Microsoft's future? If so, this is the role for you!

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Finance (MCI Finance) is a new, exciting and fast evolving finance team within Microsoft Finance at the forefront of Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy with the charter to:
Drive end to end Cloud Infrastructure planning and optimization
Expand Cloud Services Profitability through focus on Gross Margin
Support Long Term bets to keep Microsoft Cloud ahead of competition
Enhance transparency into Cloud Infrastructure investments

MCI Finance is looking for a talented and motivated individual to help shape the future of the C+E Cloud business by working closely with the group's business leaders to support planning and analysis for the workloads and services.

Job Responsibilities
This role will be responsible for developing robust, driver-based cost and analysis frameworks for Windows Azure workloads and services to assess business performance and drive optimizations to improve service profitability. Specific responsibilities include:

o Partner with engineering on new products and features to understand the gross margin impact.
o Provide deep insights into gross margin in its current state and progress to north start
o Develop sustainable frameworks, systems, processes and tools to track performance against defined KPIs and other targets.
o Own the usage analysis framework and understand usage trends over time.
o Partner with revenue and marketing teams to track the ROI and LTV of benefit & deployment
o Develop cost models and insights for hybrid services.
o Own special projects as necessary.
o Effectively manage multiple inputs across many stakeholders, prioritizing the effort on main drivers and simplifying where appropriate

Requirements and Qualifications
o Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, computer science or engineering
o Avid intellectual curiosity with MBA preferred
o 5-8 years of relevant experience with progressive advancement within your discipline
o Strong analytical and strategic thinking
o Comfort working at multiple altitudes, from strategic/high-level projects to detailed revenue analysis
o Strong partnering capabilities, with the ability to influence others without direct authority
o Executive level oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way
o Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
o Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in a business that evolves at super-fast pace
o High level of self-motivation; ability to quickly identify what needs to be accomplished

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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