Cloud Cost Analyst

Administrative San Jose, California San Francisco, California Plano, Texas Seattle, Washington Boulder, Colorado

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


We are looking for a

Cost Analyst to join our Cloud Business Operations team located in San Francisco, CA. This role reports into the Engineering organization and will focus on identifying and executing solutions to optimize Splunk costs. Your primary focus will be to analyze infrastructure costs and determine solutions to maintain and optimize overall spend. You will partner with all Splunk departments to control their Cloud spend. Splunk offers the chance to work with cutting-edge technology in a collaborative, exciting, and dynamic environment.


Manage infrastructure costs

  • Manage infrastructure spend across the company to ensure efficient consumption and spend
  • Partner cross functionally to implement cost management policies and strategies
  • Create reporting and monitoring to ensure awareness of cost trending
  • Craft and execute companywide RI management to ensure optimal cost savings across all functional groups at Splunk
  • Collaborate with Finance, Engineering, Product, IT teams to drive cost savings projects and initiatives

Monitoring of infrastructure usage

  • Build monitoring and reporting to identify inconsistent consumption against expected models
  • Detect unexpected spikes in consumption across company to identify non-budgeted expenses


  • Create and implement a strategy to forecast spend for operational and financial modeling
  • Develop a process that will forecast overall spend for overall budgeting and financial planning
  • Set individual spend targets for Product teams and measure performance against expectations / budgets.


  • 3+ years experience as an Operations, Business or Systems analyst
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills written and verbal -- to work cross functionally within the organization
  • Hands on experience with public cloud service providers, like AWS or GCP, with emphasis on infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of Splunk and/or SignalFX
  • Strong analytical and technical skills to work on complex business issues
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $75,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!