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Manager, IT Governance – Cloud Governance

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The IT Governance Manager, Cloud Governance collaborates with strategic partners across Technology, Operations, and Finance to drive cost optimization of our cloud deployments. The role relies heavily on a blend of cloud resource technology, resource modeling, and traditional project management practices with emphasis on cloud usage, reporting, and costs, driving organizational change management, strategic planning and focusing on ongoing alignment between IT department activities and corporate objectives.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead cloud governance initiatives that are fully aligned to deliver value across FMI–

  • Lead process maturity efforts across IT (processes, policies) bridging cloud engineering solutions and cloud operations with Finance
  • Act as the primary point of contact across all FMI departments and Technology Platform Teams related to AWS cloud cost management, and laisse with FMI Financial Analysts and IT Governance Program and Project Managers to reconcile portfolio roadmaps with Annual Operating Plans (AOP) cloud budgets 
  • Provide cost analysis, comparison, and ROI of architectural enhancements to the Cloud Infrastructure in order to explain costs while improving capacity, ensuring our compute environment is available to meet commitments for all business opportunities, and new product development
  • Support Finance and Line of Business Owners in monitoring, predicting, and reducing Cloud infrastructure costs
  • Communicate and elicit internal customer requirements as they relate to cost/benefit analysis for Cloud services, developing repeatable best practices and improved financial optics
  • Review and report planned vs. actual Cloud operating costs via live KPI Dashboards for Senior Leadership and other key stakeholders
  • Support and educate the Product Owners, with respect to transparency and ability to derivate COGS and Cloud Services costs
  • Support broader IT Governance efforts to improve efficiency, deliver new innovations and increase collaboration with stakeholders across FMI
  • Build successful stakeholder relationships within IT and across FMI by developing a keen understanding of business needs and acting as trusted advisor
  • Establish programs to identify and drive adoption for policy: data retention policy, cloud governance, tools governance
  • Identify team commitments and execute upon initiatives to ensure that teams are delivering upon their commitments.
  • Partner with the team in identifying and removing roadblocks and in leveraging organizational resources to improve delivery capacity.
  • Coach members of the team as needed to optimize team efficiency.
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Perform neutral facilitation of work responsibilities and ensures all work is completed.
  • Facilitate discussion, decisions making, and conflict resolution as needed.
  • Initiative Planning and Management –
  • Define scope, plan, and schedule for regular and timely delivery of value.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings at established intervals.
  • Prepare and distribute progress reports on projects to applicable stakeholders.
  • Manage risks mitigation and issue resolution as they arise.
  • Address and correct deviations from plans.
  • Manage expectations of cross-functional stakeholders, including senior leadership.
  • Perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
  • Support the Senior Manager, Cloud Governance in managing customer expectations for deliverables, managing stakeholder communications

• Represent the program to all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of delivery, assisting in external communication and initiatives to improve transparency.

• Other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 5+ years of experience in project management (managing projects, project and resource est and/or applying Scrum methodology to managing projects)

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or similar field

• 2+ years of hands on experience with public cloud technologies managing cost and usage for compute, storage, and data transfer, along with higher service-level offerings such as managed databases, 3rd party marketplace services, and object stores

• Certification in Agile Program Management, Certified Scrum Master or Project Management Professional or similar credentials

• Certification in ITIL or other IT Governance frameworks

• Foundation level cloud certification such as AWS Practitioner or Azure Fundamentals

• Experience with enterprise-level change management

• Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience with process engineering and requirements gathering frameworks

• Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, with a strong emphasis on expert level use of Microsoft Excel for statistical analysis

 • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerBI, CloudHealth, ServiceNow, Smartsheet, Atlassian tools

• Ability to leverage technical background in highly-credible leadership to development teams and to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

• Strong knowledge of and skill implementing servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

• Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels, including the executive level


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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