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Licensing SME

G & L Consulting

Posted on Jan 4, 2023 by G & L Consulting

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£80k - £80k Annual

Licensing SME

Remote - UK

FTE - 1 year

Up to £80,000 PA

Job Description

Must have:

  • Knowledge of software licenses including copyright, modification, n and distribution.
  • Worked in a risk or legal or controls or other regulated environment assessing implications of software licenses
  • Knowledge of Open-Source software and licenses, and their implications
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with tools like Confluence, JIRA, and SharePoint


  • Analyze license/copyright aspects of new FOSS software acquisition requests from Engineering teams
  • Communicate licensing implications to Engineering teams
  • Work closely as a part of the FOSS team and with FOSS Licensing SME to continuously improve the FOSS control process. This can include:
  1. review the client's existing treatment of Open-Source licenses and recommend any changes, exceptions with associated conditions
  2. categorize licenses not recognized by automation into the client's defined categories
  3. contribute to training and awareness of licensing implications within Engineering teams
  4. participate in the selection, assessment and development of license evaluation automation

We are looking for a software licensing analyst to support the definition of new policies, processes, and controls that govern how the client consumes and contributes to Free and Open-Source software (FOSS). The role will involve liaison with FOSS Licensing SME, Engineering teams, and client legal.

Good to have:

  • Experience working in a Helpdesk or similar.
  • Liaison with Legal and Engineering teams.
  • Experience with Open-Source software from a usage or contribution perspective.
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle, DevSecOps.
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment.
  • Exposure to tooling such as Sonatype IQ Server/Lifecycle, FOSSology or similar.
  • Legal/copyright law training would be advantageous.

Reference: 1844107185


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