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Software License Manager

Software License Manager

Posted 6 April by Capita Managed Services Ended

Job Title - Software License Manager

Location - Milton Keynes

Rates - £395.43 Umbrella/Ltd or £352.84 PAYE

In Scope of IR35

About the role / project:

To lead, manage and deploy the Software Management policies and processes across Information Management (IM), optimise software asset investments and minimise overall Network Rail risk. The role will be aligned to the principles of the Service Transition elements of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL.

What you will do:

  1. Responsible for the strategic roadmap for Software Licence Management for Network Rail including reviewing proposals for renewals and new services. Responsible for the day to day management of the Software Licence Management Team
  2. Lead the development, deployment and maintenance of the Software Asset Management policies, processes and procedures across all aspects of the asset lifecycle in IM, minimising the risk of change to Network Rail Configuration Items. Use ITIL as a framework and partners, such as Gartner as a benchmark, making continual improvement a BAU practice
  3. Be the Network Rail Information Management liaison/owner for all formal Software asset audits including the ownership of the tools and processes within Licence Management
  4. Accountable for establishing, influencing and maintaining the governance of the processes regarding the tracking and use of Software Assets and co-ordinating regular audits with Configuration Owners to verify the accuracy of the Software Configuration Management database (CMDB)
  5. Work with all customers, IM architecture and project teams to support the procurement, configuration, deployment and destruction of software so that we are making the most out of our current software assets, and not acquiring new software assets unnecessarily
  6. To own the Software Licence Management Risk Register identifying proactively and mitigating risks that could impact the operational, reputational or commercial expose Network Rail
  7. Work with all customers, IM architecture and project teams to support the procurement, configuration, deployment and destruction of software so that we are making the most out of our current software assets, and not acquiring new software assets unnecessarily
  8. As the Subject Matter Expert (SME) lead negotiations on behalf of Network Rail relating to Software Licence Management including strategy, efficiency and continual service improvement.

Your experience will include:


  • Proven demonstrable experience in Software Licence Management as a subject matter expert
  • This role is aligned to the ITIL framework, therefore ITIL v3 (or later) qualified to Service Transition Lifecycle/Capabilities (Intermediate Level) or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Software Licence risk management
  • Experienced team leader/manager
  • Lead the function as a subject matter expert as part of a hybrid delivery model
  • Commercial forecasting experience > £5m
  • Excellent commercial and service negotiation skills


  • Understanding of mainframe and distributed systems environments
  • Good understanding & experience of using CMDB and Service Management tools such as Assyst, Remedy, etc
  • ITIL v3 (or later) qualified to Manager/Expert level or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge of organisation policy framework, management structures and reporting procedures
  • Implementation of a SAM Tool & Processes

What you'll get in return

Capita and our client understand what it is like to work as a contractor and we will do everything we can to make it a simple process for you - this includes dedicated on-boarding, extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client

Our client is the largest rail infrastructure business in the country and is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. They are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years they will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Our client welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or another irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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