NATS is the UK's leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.
The Technical Services Software Asset Management (SAM) team are looking for an ITAM professional to support them in providing a Software Asset Management service to the business.
The SAM Analyst role will primarily support Air Traffic Control systems Service Design, Transition and Operations. The role provides an opportunity to develop the SAM Service along with the SAM Manager.
Applicants must have experience of operating a software data discovery capability and being involved in the establishment and continued maintenance of an Effective Licence Position.
Responsible for supporting the Software Asset Manager to establish and Operate an Effective Licence Positions (ELP), maintain compliance against licence agreements & be audit ready
Support the continual improvement the Software Asset Management (SAM) capability in line with industry best practice
Monitor & support the optimisation of NATS' licensing position (including the management of licence portals & tools) to ensure the best value for NATS
Work with Supply Chain to ensure licensing agreements & contract renewals are fit for purpose
support SAM subject matter queries, to ensure consistency of advice & information on entitlement, software usage, deployment, licence availability, process, governance & compliance
Support and maintain quality relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective & continually improving SAM capability
Essential skills & experience:
Demonstrable experience of inputting to ELPs for Tier 1 & 2 Vendors e.g., Microsoft, SAP, VMware, IBM, Oracle, RedHat
Experience and knowledge of Software Vendor licencing terms such as Microsoft, RedHat, Oracle, VMWare and TIBCO are required.
Experience in the use of procurement ERP systems such as SAP Ariba
Experience in the use of SAM products such as SNOW, ServiceNow and Flexera will be beneficial.
Understanding of Cloud based licensing consumption models (e.g., M365, Azure)
A minimum of a Higher National Diploma/Diploma Higher Education (DipHE) in a Business Management, Information Technology or Engineering related discipline, or relevant experience.
The candidate will hold an ITIL Foundation level certificate.
Previous experience embedding software asset management policies, processes & tools
Proven analytical & reasoning skills
Communicates in a clear & engaging way, sharing information to build enthusiasm & commitment
Collaborative working style with a clear focus on delivering outcomes
In addition to a competitive salary that's regularly reviewed, NATS offers an excellent range of benefits which includes a company performance related pay scheme, voluntary benefits and retail discounts, generous leave entitlement and a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme. Find out more here.
NATS have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely. We also welcome discussions on flexible and part-time working arrangements.
If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe - we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.