Senior Software Deployment Administrator

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Springfield, VA
5 - 7 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Job Summary:

The deployment administrator will work as part of an elite and agile engineering team responsible for maintaining and improving system functionality through proactive interaction with the customer, comprehensive understanding of their primary GEOINT exploitation system, and knowledge of the production mission. The successful candidate will be providing essential software packaging, testing, and upgrade solutions to support a demanding customer mission need.

The requirement is to provide a complete software installation and/or upgrade solution with maximum success rate and minimal downtime due to package installation failures. The solution will need to include but not be limited to following: be able to detect if a given piece of software is already installed; gracefully handle upgrades/removals of older versions; handle complete and silent installs, creating solutions for non-silent installers; handle configuration of applications; handle complete and silent uninstalls, including complete cleanup; make the package as system agnostic/universal as possible; make little to no assumptions of previous software configurations; handle re-running the package, potentially numerous times in a row; provide a list of files and/or registry keys to verify software installation for use as SCCM detection methods.

The administrator will be responsible for configuring and testing software licensing for new versions of software. The administrator will test applications for more than just installation and launching, but for functionality and compatibility with mission need. The administrator will be able to identify software packaging issues before software deployment to the production environment. The administrator will also be required to perform Windows Administration work to support software deployment and maintenance on multiple machines across multiple domains. The administrator will actively learn Geospatial software; developing skills in determining integration issues, making corrective recommendations, and evaluating software upgrade solutions. The Administrator will develop extensive knowledge of intelligence productions systems used by GEOINT analysts.

Job Responsibilities:

• Assist the team with technical issues, analysis, troubleshooting, installation and configuration, and development responsibilities for all the functional areas under current contract for workstations and servers to include:
• Support software transitions and installs
• Troubleshooting and resolve integration issues
• Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
• Strong work ethic and attention to detail
• Enthusiasm and ability to adapt to new and changing technologies
• Team player and willing to both share knowledge and learn from others to ensure team’s success
• Ability to prioritize time and efforts appropriately in busy work environment – working outside of core hours when necessary
• Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

• Scripting experience or a willingness to learn
• An understanding of programming concepts to include: Logging, Commenting code, error handling, returning appropriate return values, ability to follow and control code execution, handling of variables, control structures (loops, conditionals, etc), handling of parameters, useful and consistent naming conventions
• An understanding of software licensing
• Windows Admin basic skills
• Basic admin level scripting using either Batch and/or PowerShell
• Experience with software installation and removals
• An understanding of basic and advanced Windows Error Codes
• An ability to search for relevant information about a given topic
• Ability to handle a fast paced environment and support changes
• Evaluate and diagnose application and software issues
• The ability to design, create, test, and evaluate scripting/coding products to be deployed to an operational environment
• Develop comprehensive test plans, including boundary or “one-off” cases and willingness to perform said test plans completely
• Analyze test results, isolate problems, engineer solutions or provide alternative methods to resolve complex issues
• Attention to detail and completing work at a constant high level
• Strong skills in Windows Professional System Administration

Desired Skills:

• Programming knowledge of traditional languages such as Java, C++, and .NET
• Advanced programming concepts to include: understanding parent/child/orphan process flow, multithreading & similar behaviors, performance optimizations
• Ability to identify software functionality issues before deployment
• SCCM knowledge/familiarity
• Experience with many commercial applications
• The ability to decompose/reverse engineer pre-built software packages to isolate, identify, and diagnose integration issues.
• Software integration experience
• Understanding of multiple primary production applications (ArcGIS, RemoteView, Socet GXP, AGITK, and/or ENVI)

Education Required:

High School

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