Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

Senior Contract Specialist & Software Compliance

US-CO-Denver (DTC)
3 months ago(10/14/2017 5:43 PM)
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Position Highlights

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration


Great-West Financial's Systems Group is looking for highly skilled Senior Software Compliance and Contract Specialist. The role requires minimal supervision, self-motivated leader that will manage all contractual aspects including, but not limited to, software and hardware procurement, Cloud agreements, renewals, professional services agreements and contract negotiations as required.  This person will also lead external audits as required.


This position may be based in any of our primary offices or can be work from home with travel flexibility. #LI-MO1 #LI-Greatwest

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently to lead contract tasks, including contract negotiations, contract renewals, Cloud agreements, software license agreements, hardware agreements, master services agreements (MSA) and create statements of work.
  • Ability to lead and be the point of contact and subject matter expert for audits regarding software licensing audits and license metrics contained in contracts.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls relating to software licensing governance to ensure company policies are being adhered to,
  • Lead in communicating results both written and verbal of software licensing audit requests to many areas within the organization.
  • Lead in communicating results both written and verbal regarding contract negotiations, renewals, purchases and professional services agreements with many areas within the organization.
  • Mature experience with the ability to think out of the box to interpret agreements and get the job done while minimizing the company’s risk.
  • Assist in preparing written reports for all levels of management detailing any risks and findings and working together with legal.  
  • Build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and legal.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration and or Computer Science preferred).
  • Minimum 6-8 years of relevant previous Information Systems work experience or equivalent required.
  • High degree of understanding of risk and control concepts related to software licensing controls and software contracts terms, to include strong understanding of IS contract terms and conditions required.
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office Product suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of management and outside vendors.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, organize, schedule and execute multiple audits and/or contracts simultaneously in a fast paced changing environment. Demonstrated attention to detail is critical.
  • Exhibit strong desire for continuous learning and improvement. Self managed with the ability to be solutions oriented and resourceful.
  • Decision making and problem solving expertise. Must be able to apply a wide variety of specialized techniques and methods involving a number of disciplines or areas of expertise.
  • High degree of financial management and procurement experience and understanding.
  • Application of processes and practices including the latest business, risk, regulatory and audit requirements.
  • Ability to follow Company standard policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams in a professional manner. Works collaboratively with peers and others in the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Normal Office Working Conditions


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills.


About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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