Cost Analyst

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We believe that the future of transportation is automated. Automated travel will be safer, more comfortable, more efficient and a powerful economic enabler for our communities. However, automating driving is a massively complex engineering challenge, requiring vehicles to navigate social norms, regional traffic patterns, unpredictable weather incidents, and a host of anomalous events. While billions of dollars have already been spent trying to solve this problem, a comprehensive answer remains frustratingly elusive. We believe that the final answer lies with roadway infrastructure.

Join us in building the roads of the future. Cavnue, which recently announced the closing of its Series A at $130M, is bridging technology and road infrastructure to realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future for automated transportation. Cavnue’s experienced team sits at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and government—working together to develop and deploy the world’s most advanced roads. We are incorporating physical and digital infrastructure that unlock the full spectrum of capabilities of current and future automated vehicle technologies. We believe in a world in which road infrastructure shares in the complexity of autonomy and, instead of being another problem to solve for, becomes a core part of the solution.

Role overview: 

The Cost Analyst will work alongside the Director of FP&A to provide Cavnue’s financial forecasts, annual budgets, operating plan variance analysis (BVA), and conduct root cause analysis (RCA). They will provide financial advice and strategic support to senior management, prepare board and internal presentations, conduct capital expenditure and product lifecycle cost analysis, and perform other tasks as requested by senior leadership.

The Cost Analyst will identify and model all costs associated with the design, development, manufacturing, operating, and maintenance of new generations of Cavnue hardware. The analyst will then monitor the cost of components and other resources, examine cost trends, and collaborate with engineering and other tech teams to recalibrate the models and ensure the accuracy of cost estimates.

The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of hardware product development, high analytical skills, the ability to work in a team environment, and excellent communication skills.


  • Be the expert on the cost of product design and development, including bill of materials, labor, professional fees, and other expenses.
  • Support financial planning, forecasting, reporting, and analytics processes.
  • Work with engineering and supply chain teams to understand cost elements, ensure that costs are effectively managed and controlled, and drive alignment across teams.
  • Synthesize data gathered from various sources to create the models and reports.
  • Develop cost models and conduct different “what if” and scenarios analysis to optimize for various operational and financial constraints.
  • Continuously monitor cost performance and provide guidance and advice to the business on cost savings solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to quickly understand the product, market, and multiple stakeholders’ needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or engineering.
  • 3-5 years of experience in cost accounting, financial modeling, planning, and analysis in a supply chain or manufacturing setting is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex financial data in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Proficient in data analysis and modeling tools (e.g., Excel)
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative environment.
  • Attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, work within project deadlines, and adjust as priority changes occur.
  • Experience in hardware product development is a plus.


  • Remote friendly and flexible work environment
  • Company 401K match 
  • Parental, childbirth, and adoption leave
  • Wellness perks including access to on-demand primary care, virtual health appointments, and online mental health therapy
  • Home office reimbursement policy
  • Generous PTO policy, including paid year-end holiday shut down 
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Top of the line equipment for our team members!


We are building an incredible team of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that great work can occur anywhere and are open to considering candidates who meet our needs who reside outside our geographic footprint. We also value the impact that can result from co-located teams and some roles may require regular presence in one of our offices.

Cavnue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Cavnue are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.