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DoD Skillbridge Internship - InfoSec Software Entitlements Administrator (IS procurement/finance)

 

DoD Skillbridge Internship - InfoSec Software Entitlements Administrator (IS procurement/finance)

  • JR-125400
  • Remote
  • Tampa
  • Chicago
  • Secaucus
  • Dallas
  • Ashburn
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
DoD Skillbridge Internship - InfoSec Software Entitlements Administrator (IS procurement/finance)

“Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 210 data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

At Equinix, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.

We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Are you a military service member within or nearing your 180-day window for separation from active duty? If this is you, then Equinix has a unique opportunity to help kick-start the next chapter in your professional life. We are accepting applications for our very own DoD SkillBridge Internship Program, which is a cutting-edge initiative designed to link our nation’s warfighters to the best employment opportunities available.

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DOD Instruction 1322.29 and NAVADMIN 222/15. Required
  • Official TAD/ TDY Orders to Equinix for the period of the internship. Required
  • Good time management habits, ability to multi-task, to sustain focus on long tasks.
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas.
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environments.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based work assignments.
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels

Responsibilities:

Management of Procurement Lifecycle

  • Management of Global Security tools portfolio and Software Entitlements/Renewals - Aptus/Coupa (systems)
  • Maintain contract data, initiate procurement activity on behalf of InfoSec services teams under the direction of Leadership and advocates for process improvement and efficiency where viable
  • Handle entire internal Equinix processes for InfoSec Services such as adding new suppliers and ensuring they are compliant*
  • Take full ownership for the procurement lifecycle of all InfoSec Services tooling, proficient with Coupa (or ability to learn)
  • Curates backlog of potential tools to explore for future consideration, facilitates RFI process, and coordinates reviews
  • Acquire and review driven bids, quotes, and proposals from vendors and contractors; discuss evaluations and review with requesters and subject matter authorities.
  • Function with hands around the purse strings of InfoSec budget and approved spend, procurement, strong business acumen
  • Analyze various software cost models/options and lead in all InfoSec supplier "bake off" evaluations
  • Seeks opportunities to provide feedback and streamline the Tools Procurement Process at Equinix

Relationship Management

  • Supplier Relations: Develops partnerships with external vendors to support the budgeting and renewals cycle for all InfoSec Entitlements
  • Develop and maintain professional business relations with key external and internal partners
  • Liaison to Risk Management, Finance, Procurement and Software Tools providers
  • Interacts with the InfoSec Stakeholders during the late stages of the tools subscription period and ensures that they make the right business decision to continue their relationship with the product or service
  • Reputational: Ensuring supply chains are both sustainable and ethical is critical to ensure a company does not break the law as well as maintaining company image.

Alignment to Business Goals & Objectives

  • Proficient in handling high level department financials using excel workbooks and conducting financial analysis
  • Understanding of Information Security and Services Operations since this role will be collaborating with technical teams on a periodic basis
  • Collaborates with ITAM and CMDB teams for entering any physical asset information into asset tracking software system (Forensics)
  • Works with IT Helpdesk + A&E to maintain repository of enterprise software licenses/keys
  • Ability to communicate updates and reports to management on a monthly cadence
  • Operate in accordance within the procurement and vendor management policies set forth by Equinix Corporate. Policy management is important for procurement professionals as they need to ensure that their policies are being implemented and adhered to

Soft Skills: Detailed Oriented, Proactive, Organized, Outspoken, Takes Initiative, Lifetime Learner, is not easily frustrated by tools.

General: demonstrable understanding of Atlassian suite, MS Office, ServiceNow and BONUS if Coupa and Aptus experience

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.”

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