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License Compliance Auditor \ Analyst (2013433)

Location:Provo, UT
Job Category:Novell Jobs
Date Posted:01/16/2014

Job Description
Technical Compliance Analyst – Audit Tools and Process – Global
Location: Provo, UT or Seattle, WA
Company: TAG; The Attachmate Group / Novell Inc

Overview: This position is for a software auditor and inventory analyst who will form a key part of Attachmate Group Compliance Management Team. The compliance team is a fast paced, upbeat, and extremely focused group, responsible for the protection of Intellectual Property and contractual rights held in the software produced across all business units: Novell, Attachmate, NetIQ, and SUSE.

The Technical Compliance Manager is a key resource for the compliance team and caries significant responsibility in the overall license verification process. This individual will be responsible for the creation of complete, accurate and verifiable reports evidencing a customer’s deployment of software at, or prior to the point or audit. Such reports form the basis of the team’s assessment of a customer’s license compliance and are therefore mission-critical.

In order to create such high-quality inventory reports, the Technical Compliance Manager will utilize; remote guided self-audit, onsite assisted audits, and / or manage and guide third party audit firms to conduct the inventory collection on company's behalf.

The position requires significant experience and understanding of; software discovery mythologies and toolsets, auditing best-practice, inventory data analysis, and project management. The successful candidate will also have a thorough understanding of the ways in which software can be deployed, managed, and distributed across large enterprises – be this at a desktop, server, or virtual level.

Whilst analytical and technically-minded, the successful candidate must also be able to clearly and confidently communicate technical or audit-related information to potentially non-technical recipients – be they externally or internally based. The Technical Compliance Manager should also be comfortable handling multiple simultaneous engagements, driving each against a stringent timeline and reporting progress to the compliance manager.

This position also requires that the successful candidate must be able to analyze, understand, and formulate audit process and procedures for new and existing software products. This individual will need to have some experience and comfort in reading and understanding software contracts and software license agreements as well as formulating strategies to audit for the software based on the terms of those agreements.

Key Skills
  • Good communication (telephonic and direct)
  • Strong analytical and logic skills (High level of Excel, SQL, DBA skill essential)
  • Project management expertise
  • Ability to travel (approx. 15-20%)
  • Familiarity with SAM / Discovery toolsets (such as SMS, SCCM, Altiris, LANDesk, Centennial / FrontRange, Snow, HP*, IBM*, ZENWorks etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of IT infrastructures and deployment methodologies
  • Strong Understanding of Directory Environments (AD, eDir, etc)
  • Familiar with standard Software License Agreements and the ability to read and understand software contract language
  • Software audit experience

    Useful Skills
  • Directory Management Skills (AD, LDAP,eDir)
  • Multilingual
  • Visual Basic skills
  • SQL Skills

    3- 5 years of Software Asset Management or software auditing

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Job Location
Provo, Utah, United States
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