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POST DATE 10/12/2017
END DATE 6/27/2018

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Lansdale, PA

Lansdale, PA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Analyst

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) is seeking an experienced Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Analyst who will be responsible for implementing, configuring and maintaining all CMDB processes, work instructions and activities. This will be done in compliance with the information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) framework. This role owns the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and works with the Customers to define and implement all mechanisms needed to ensure full control of the customer's Configurable Items. Maintain precise documentation and accurate usage of the CMDB. Assist in defining and registering of configuration items (CIs); the appropriate level of attributes, and relationships required to support IT Service Management (ITSM) processes.


Enact system audit practices and conduct audits to ensure data integrity.
Reconcile the CMDB data when exceptions are noted between CMDB, discovery information, and other authoritative production data repositories.
Support design, development, and implementation of automated processes for gathering, populating, and maintaining CMDB data.
Ability to develop SQL queries and reports for management on KPIs to improve the process effectiveness, efficiency, and data accuracy.
Integrates/supports the Remedy ITSM System Administration Team.
Works closely with customers, Systems Engineering and Service Delivery Teams to establish business requirements for the CMDB.
Produce and execute a plan for implementing the Configuration Management processes using Ivanti toolset.
Recommend robust configuration management procedures and standards for using CMDB.
Ensure ITSM and CMDB alignment with ITIL v3 framework.
Act as a key stakeholder supporting key CMDB tasks:
Communicate CMDB activities to enhance general awareness of processes and standards.
Liaise and train internal partners whenever necessary.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor s Degree or equivalent work experience
At least 5 years of experience as a CMDB analyst, having experience in CMDB creation, maturity, and maintenance
This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
ITIL v3 Foundation Level Certification (or better)
At least five years experience managing CMDB and IT Asset Management projects and programs within the ITIL framework
Knowledge of CMDB and Asset Management tools. Ivanti / LANDesk product suite experience preferred
Experience in asset and configuration item identification, baseline definition, relationship mapping, CMDB administration and IT acquisition processes
Proven Experience in both hardware and software asset and configuration management as well as knowledge of IT service management processes.
Knowledge of MS SQL, query-writing, reporting tools (ie: Crystal Reports, or a similar industry solution) relational databases.
Candidates must have excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills. Candidates should have proven understanding of IT business needs and knowledge of IT industry standard best practices.
Success in fast paced and dynamic environments
The ideal candidate will hold ITIL Foundation v3.0 certification and have applied knowledge of real-world environments in both the Service Management focus area and have experience implementing a CMDB in a customer environment.

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