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Software Asset Managment Specialist

Dallas, TX 75235

Posted: 03/20/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Professional Services Job Number: 7758 Pay Rate: 60.00

Job Description

Wheeler Staffing Partners is seeking a Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist. The Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist is accountable for software utilization and compliance data. This person will provide subject matter expertise for major software publishers and smaller publishers. Assist as needed with software vendor contracts and work with other departments to build, execute and manage remediation as it relates to software compliance. This person will evaluate SAM tool system design and provide requirements for functionality. Align license capacity with initial needs, expected growth, and enterprise experience from similar implementations. Establish SAM processes and procedures.

Location: Downtown Dallas/Hybrid - 6 months Contract to hire

Key Roles & Responsibilities
  • 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 ROI
  • 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.
  • Collaborate closely with Commercial Governance in contract negotiations related to software licensing by providing supporting data and information related to software licensing.

Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements

The minimum education requirements are:
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent is required; Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Statistics or Computer Science is preferred.
The minimum experience requirements are:
  • 5+ years’ experience in IT Software Asset Management software licensing
The minimum skill requirements are:
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving skills, including the ability to accumulate, organize, and assimilate large amounts of information/data
  • Flexera product knowledge including FNMS, Workflow Manager, App Portal, and Data Platform
  • Thorough understanding of various Tier 1 vendor license models (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Symantec, VMware, Adobe, RedHat) and the ability to interpret software contracts/EULAs
  • Ability to create Effective License Positions for Tier 1 publishers using SAM tools such as Flexera including but not
  • Experienced in on-boarding of publishers from start to finish in FNMS
  • Understanding of Cloud/Virtualization technologies (VMware, AWS, OpenShift Platform, RedHat/RHEL)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
  • Working knowledge of Atlassian JIRA used as ticketing system for software requests/installation, purchases, server build requests and hardware requests
  • Strong understanding of Atlassian JIRA workflows
  • Deep 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
  • FNMS
    • Experience with opening support cases with Flexera and following through to completion
    • Reviewing out of date inventory and validating that inventory
    • Tracking and managing FNMS device license consumption
    • Understanding of Cognos and possesses the ability to build FNMS Cognos reports
  • Prior experience with Software Audits / Compliance and experience with software procurement & vendor management
  • Certified in Software Asset Management

WSP specializes in filling your company’s contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, contingency, and executive positions with professional candidates. From our Executive Retained Search Teams, Direct Hire and Contract Staffing Professionals, and RPO Service offerings we create models to deliver a world-class service, with a sense of urgency and professionalism. Our connections and our candidates combined with a staff backed by over 20 years of experience, ensure that our clients are seeing the right candidates for their career openings.
WSP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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