Company: Schlumberger
Skills: IT - SAP / ERP, Architect
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Schlumberger has an opening in Houston, Texas for an SAP License Architect. The SWAM License Architect analyzes the current global license entitlements and engages with vendor management team, SWAM Management and SAP/Software Product Leadership to prepare a consolidated defensible global licensing position. The SWAM License Architect owns and communicates the licensing vision that aligns with current initiatives within Schlumberger. This licensing vision is optimized for the best return on Schlumberger's licensing investment and focuses on discovering areas of licensing non-compliance, reduction of known licensing exposure, and leverages any legacy metrics to be migrated to more recently available licensing metrics when they are a better fit for the environment. These activities will cross across all SAP/Software environments and depend on input and engagement from all impacted parties. Since these environments are not uniform each must be analyzed separately and then consolidated to remove license duplications, enforce global alignment of license usage, and give recommendations on compliance and global standards for the SAP/Software Environment Owners to implement. During this process the Architect provides insights discovered during contract analysis and escalates any language concerns to legal and supplier manager for review

  • Participates in defining the vision and licensing roadmap, participates in strategic discussions around audit defense and planned purchases, and assumes responsibility for executing and reporting on this roadmap
  • For SAP: Participates in all major architecture and design decisions that affect the systems utilizing SAP Data and any connecting systems to the HANA database (Indirect or Direct Access)
  • Coordinates with Portfolio Planning Lead to review changes in systems, the deployment roadmap, business needs, module usage, and resulting licensing implications
  • Ensures appropriate consistency of global licensing architecture across multiple SAP Environments, as appropriate
  • Interfaces with leadership, business owners, and architects of related systems to ensure compliance within the overall license roadmaps and criteria for information exchange with other systems/software/users to manage compliance
  • Establishes and documents Global User Licensing Optimization utilizing available tools and technologies
  • Is the ultimate decision making authority regarding user license criteria.
  • Collaborates with NWW Job Design team to align job roles to license classifications
  • Acts as the main representative from the Software Asset Management Team in contact with Software Product Owners and impacted business owners regarding issues of SAP licensing

Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum Engineering degree in Information Systems/Computer Science/Business
  • Strong understanding tools/processes used for SAP Licensing. Hands on Experience for SAP license architecture
  • 5 years of process and/or IT Service provisioning management experience.
  • Experience in process management, with regards to standards, documentation, communication and governance.
  • Good understanding of the dependency, knowledge and interaction with other IT services within the Organization
  • A very good understanding of the ITIL framework and best practices.
  • ITIL Foundation certificate
  • Good ability to communicate at multiple levels, locally and remotely
  • Ability to be structured and independent worker.
  • Ability to have vision and articulate it.
  • Ability to comprehend and compile Licensing audit responses.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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