Dulles, VA 20166 USA
703 468 8100
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Senior Configuration Management Specialist

Senior Configuration Management Specialist is a high energy, flexible person looking to make a difference in the way software is developed and delivered.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for effectively tracking, logging, categorizing, and maintaining changes made against the baseline(s) standards.
  • Ensures that during the change process only approved validated changes are deployed to production and recommend and implement configuration management process improvements.
  • Knowledge of the services management methodology and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework and the ability to implement these into practice
  • Ability to recommend configuration management process improvements and policies related to continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Provide configuration management support to include configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting and configuration audits on a daily basis.
  • Formulate CM policies and procedures; and research, analyze and resolve CM tool and system-related problems.
  • Familiarity with CM tools such as Git, Subversion, Nexus, Jenkins, Sonar, and Puppet.
  • Perform Physical Configuration Audits (PCA) on software releases and associated tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining higher environment baseline integrity (Test, UAT, PRD, etc.)
  • Enforce governance over higher-environments, including deployment timing, change control procedures, data management, environment access, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with application level support, code migration or deployment activities
  • Solid understanding of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) concepts, processes and methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall and hybrid variants
  • Create/maintain release plans adhering to change control policies
  • Collaborating with team members, leadership and key stakeholders to coordinate software releases, patches and other ad-hoc requests into Test and other higher environments
  • Capable of facilitating and managing stakeholders in key decision making meetings
  • Manage program and management expectations by communicating status, accomplishments and risks regularly and/or as needed.
  • Ensuring deployments and decision making meetings are executed on schedule
  • Proactively identify and drive implementation of new and updated build, release and deployment process improvements
  • Organize, prepare and run meetings to educate and train teams on process improvements
  • Confirming that any needed security configuration and mandatory settings are in place
  • Able to function in leadership role and represent the company as a key customer contact
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to a dynamic and exciting work environment
  • Perform work with minimal direction, is detail oriented and organized

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Desired Experience of the Release and Configuration Manager:
  • Understand how to automate builds as part of continuous integration environment
  • Understand the need for and how to incorporate automated unit and functional testing
  • 5+ years experience designing and implementing a cross-platform CM framework
  • 5+ years experience with forming and/or running Configuration/Change Control Board (CCB)
  • 5+ years experience with configuration, integration, administration and operational support of IBM Rational and related tools (i.e. RTC, RQM, RDNG, urban code, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience with administration, configuration, administration and operational of other Release, CM repository, Defect solutions, i.e Subversion, Git, Clearcase, HP ALM, etc.
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Four year College or University Degree (or 8+ years equivalent experience)
  • Strong experience with Configuration Management Databases (CMDB)

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with SCM tools such as Git, and Subversion
  • Build and Deployment Automation tools such as Jenkins/Hudson, Puppet. Chef, Ansible, Salt.
  • Programming/Development experience preferred
  • Experience with Agile development and deployment methodologies.

Requirements:

  • A related Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in an information technology, information management, or a related field.

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