Job Description

Reference # : 18-00608Title : IT Asset Management Specialist
Location : Arlington, VA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 03/27/2018
Must be legal to work in the US without sponsorship.

The client is partnered with an electric cooperative in their search for an innovative IT Asset Management Specialist located in Arlington, VA.

The IT Asset Management Specialist will be responsible for administrative duties within the IT procurement and inventory management function. They will maintain records and databases containing information regarding licenses, warranties, and service agreements for the organization's hardware and software. As well, they are tasked with tracking quality through the product lifetime and minimizing organizational cost through product standardization and tracking.

This role requires a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or relevant industry experience and the ability to model the core organizational competencies of Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity and Problem Solving to promote the culture they want to create.

The position typically requires 5+ years of related experience as a specialist on complex technical and business matters.

Work is highly independent and the Asset Management Specialist may assume a team lead role for the work group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining an automated asset inventory of all systems connected to the network and the network devices themselves, recording the network addresses, machine name(s), purpose of each system, an asset owner responsible for each device, the department associated with each device, and other data as defined.
  • Responsible for resolving hardware and/or configuration asset exceptions in the Network Access Control (NAC) and asset management data stores.
  • Responsible for reviewing and remediating the NAC discovery error tables and identifying devices blocked from gaining access.
  • Support the asset management life cycle of Information Technology hardware and software assets throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all IT equipment acquisitions automatically update the inventory system as approved devices are connected to the network.
  • Confirm and maintain IT Hardware asset inventory from the NAC, Asset Lifecycle Manager (ALM) that supports both Critical Security Controls and Finance databases, throughout its lifecycle.
  • Responsible for approving any manual entries made to ALM.
  • Ensure data integrity of IT hardware asset database in ALM.
  • Responsible for maintaining a software inventory that includes: operating systems, database software, third-party software, customized software, development tools, security and infrastructure tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the software inventory list to support staff maintaining the whitelisting tool, including removals due to software disposal.
  • Responsible for resolving exceptions between the software inventory and whitelisting tool in partnership with the group maintaining the whitelisting tool.
  • Work with IT procurement staff to identify software and hardware purchases and decommissions.
  • Correlate the hardware asset to software asset inventories in the asset management database.
  • Provide key performance indicators (KPIs) as it relates to the hardware and software asset management as defined in Critical Security Controls.

Skills Required:
  • Working knowledge of SQL and Open Source Puppet
  • Working knowledge of SDLC and ITIL processes
  • In-depth understanding of IP infrastructure with data center components, such as backup/restore (Avamar) and archiving systems (Centera)
  • Working knowledge of virtualization technology (hardware, bare metal OS, and VMotion)
  • Knowledge of asset management in the cloud (AWS)
  • Understand 3rd party product lines, roadmaps, and licensing models (e.g., Microsoft, Adobe)
  • Knowledge of Oracle licensing
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows scripting
  • Knowledge of virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of network equipment, security appliances, messaging and remove access technologies (e.g., Exchange, P2P, RSA, Citrix, LYNC, Communicator, and VPN)
  • Knowledge of network access control (NAC) technology
  • Knowledge of IT asset lifecycle management (e.g. ALM) tracking tools and data interface integrations, including IT service desk tools (e.g. LDMS and LDSM), and best practices
  • Knowledge of contract compliance with hardware and software vendors
  • Proven ability to identify and parse third-party vendors from custom developed software
  • Proven ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrixed environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, a broad knowledge of complex IT systems and architectures, and experience working alongside other IT and financial fixed asset management professionals
  • Strong understanding of software asset management (SAM) best practices
  • Provide 24/7 on-call support for security events and incidents relative to asset management whenever needed

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