Software Asset Manager

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - Remote
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 15437
Date Added: 05/08/2023

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Our client is a premier global media and entertainment conglomerate. They are seeking an individual to join their international team due to their recent merger. This opportunity will be at least 1 year with the intention to convert you into a permanent employee. 

Job Description:
As a Software Asset Manager, your primary focus will be managing and optimizing software assets within the organization. You will ensure compliance with software licensing agreements, minimize costs, and maximize the value of software investments. You will also be responsible for verifying entitlements, overseeing software request workflows, managing vendor licenses, working on budgets, and delivering data for negotiations. Your background in IT, understanding of virtualized environments, and experience with SAM tools like SAM-PRO on ServiceNow will be essential for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive software asset management strategy aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with software licensing agreements by maintaining accurate records, tracking software installations and usage, and conducting regular audits.
  • Collaborate with procurement teams to evaluate software needs, negotiate contracts, and acquire software licenses. Coordinate software deployment, ensuring proper installation and configuration.
  • Collect and analyze data on software licenses, usage, and company needs. Provide data for negotiations with vendors, identify optimization opportunities, and deliver reports on licenses and company usage.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop and manage the software asset management budget. Monitor spending, track expenses, and ensure efficient utilization of resources.
  • Provide service administration and support for software-related matters, including Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, cloud-based products, SQL, and other relevant software assets. Troubleshoot issues, coordinate with IT teams, and implement necessary solutions.
  • Maintain accurate records of software licenses, agreements, entitlements, and inventory. Ensure proper documentation and organization of software assets, facilitating efficient tracking and management.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Software Asset Management.
  • Experience with SAM tools like SAM PRO on ServiceNow and ticketing systems.
  • Familiarity with Oracle licensing, Adobe licensing, Microsoft licensing, and cloud-based products.
  • Background in IT with an understanding of virtualized environments.
  • Strong knowledge of software licensing models, agreements, and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and data analysis skills.
  • Experience working with budgets and managing software spend.
  • Familiarity with asset management principles and practices.
  • 1 year of experience working with ServiceNow is required.




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