The responsilities and other info about this role specifically are also available with more detail at the Cost Management section of our handbook that goes over more specifics related to this role
I'm Davis Townsend. I'm born and raised in Austin, Texas and I have a a MS in Business Analytics and B.A. in Economics from University of Texas at Austin. I started my career by interning at a local data consulting startup during college, and then worked for a large video game publisher for 2 years after college where I got really into infrastructure cost management before I came here to GitLab.
Outside of work, I like to play video games, sports, and go hiking or snowboarding depending on the season.
There is no magic when reducing or analyzing infrastructure spend, it just requires a good understanding of what our own usage and architecture looks like and how we get billed for it.
Therefore, if requesting help or a review from an infrastructure analyst you should try to provide as much information as possible. Some of the most important pieces of information to provide are:
If one or more of these is not known, then you should partner with the infrastructure analyst so you can define these together.