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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

About the Role

We are seeking a Business Analyst to drive analysis & presentation across several key Infrastructure team initiatives. The infrastructure team is responsible for growing Cloudflares global data center/PoP footprint. This role will be responsible for analyzing, forecasting, & reporting across several key areas of our global infrastructure footprint. In addition, they will help in creating & delivering presentations about Cloudflares infrastructure to various internal & external parties. Their work will directly impact Cloudflares strategy around data centers, hardware & colocation. We are looking for someone who is very data driven, enjoys analyzing metrics & drawing conclusions on their business impact & can work independently.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Cost Modeling (TCO modeling, colocation cost modeling, etc)
    • Support hardware decision making
    • Model & forecast colocation costs; help inform negotiation
    • Cost modeling to support sales & estimate cost to serve
    • Support new product launches & understand cost to serve
  • Budget & Financial Management
    • Annual Budget Planning
    • Quarterly Budget Management (interfacing with FP&A)
    • Budget forecasting
  • Create slides highlighting & reporting on infrastructure strategy, progress, & performance
  • Creating Ad hoc Presentations
    • Getting large hardware purchases approved
    • Laying out infrastructure group strategy
    • External facing slides about Cloudflares infrastructure
  • Capacity Planning Analysis
    • Analysis on how infrastructure equipment growth feeds into future capacity needs
    • Interface with sales organization & translate sales pipeline into capacity needs
  • Track invoices & POs; ensure invoices match contract amounts
  • Deal Negotiation
    • Improving reporting on current colocation, bandwidth, hardware costs
    • Support & be active, key member of negotiation


  • 1-2 years in finance, consulting or other quantitative/analytical role
  • Previous experience in budget planning, financial analysis
  • Ability to multi-task & manage complex projects across multiple teams within set deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems & answer questions with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Identify process improvements & proactive solutions
  • Bachelors degree in a quantitative field
  • Python/SQL skills

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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