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Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist

Company: Horizontal Talent
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Key Roles & Responsibilities:Participates in the management of software licenses to help ensure compliance with policies, software licenses agreements, and end-user licenses agreements.Design and implement SAM tool and technology (preferably Flexera-based) license management solutions to support software lifecycle management.Manage, operate, and trouble-shoot SAM tool and technology (preferably Flexera-based) license management solutions.Audit and improve software license data and ensure that software licenses are managed and tracked effectively.Analyze and improve customer software lifecycle management and change management.Provide and improve data, reports, and dashboards on software lifecycle management and software ROIOccasionally build Cognos reports or otherwise to improve the operations of the system.Contributes to the maintenance of Oncor--------s effective licenses position within Oncor--------s Software Asset Management Solution through the effective, efficient and agile utilization of the tool.Contributes to the IT team--------s understanding, tracking and forecasting of software licenses by collaborating with the teams and clearly explaining the software license agreements and management processes and procedures.Assist management in leading, training, and developing employees to better understand and utilize software licensing processes, procedures and tools.Research, prepare and deliver presentations to all levels of management on software licensing processes and procedures.Demonstrate leadership and active participation in inter-company committees with Oncor.Maintain an understanding of changing technologies, risks and potential impacts on Oncor.Assist others in learning and understanding software compliance and risks.Collaborate closely with Commercial Governance in contract negotiations related to software licensing by providing supporting data and information related to software licensing.Employ methods to focus and successfully perform responsibilities in an open work environment.The minimum skill requirements are:Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving skills, including the ability to accumulate, organize, and assimilate large amounts of information/dataAbility to meet strict deadlines while managing multiple tasks with competing prioritiesAbility to learn and master the administration of Oncor--------s SAM solutionFlexera product knowledge including FNMS, Workflow Manager, App Portal, and Data PlatformThorough understanding of various Tier 1 vendor license models (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Symantec, VMware, Adobe, RedHat) and the ability to interpret software contracts/EULAsAbility to create Effective License Positions for Tier 1 publishers using SAM tools such as Flexera including but not limited to uploading purchase orders, creating licenses and performing software optimizationExperienced in on-boarding of publishers from start to finish in FNMSAbility to create detailed and summarized Excel reports using data from FNMSUnderstanding of Cloud/Virtualization technologies (VMware, AWS, OpenShift Platform, RedHat/RHEL)Ability to use initiative to identify and pro-actively resolve issuesAbility to communicate professionally, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in a timely mannerStrong interpersonal and team building skillsAbility to work with a diverse team and help influence/drive change across functional boundariesAbility to generate technical but user-friendly procedural documentsAbility to work with minimal supervisionPreferred Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:Strong understanding of Atlassian JIRA workflowsticketing system for software requests/installationpurchasesserver build requests and hardware requestsKnowledge of enterprise security as it relates to softwareExperience with license server administrationDeep knowledge of software deployment, device inventory, software asset management (SCCM, ADDM)Flexera FNMS Tooling expertise and knowledge for the purposes of supporting, troubleshooting and maintaining FNMSExperience with opening support cases with Flexera and following through to completionReviewing out of date inventory and validating that inventoryTracking and managing FNMS device license consumptionUnderstanding of Cognos and posseses the ability to build FNMS Cognos reportsPrior experience with Software Audits / ComplianceExperience with software procurement & vendor managementProject management skillsCertified in Software Asset ManagementMeasures of Success:Demonstrated ability to interface with external and internal partners in a professional mannerDemonstrated skills in prioritization and multi-tasking, and success in adapting to change in a fast-paced environmentStrives for accuracyManages and minimize risks related to IT software licensingPositively contributes to the maintenance of Oncor--------s active licenses position within the SAM solution and produces supporting reportsContributes to the continuous improvement of software licensing processes and procedures in a constructive, measurable mannerPandoLogic. , Location: Dallas, TX - 75201

Keywords: Horizontal Talent, Dallas , Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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