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5009 - Sr. Software Packager - Houston, TX

02/11/2019

Senior Software Packager

Contract Opportunity

Location: Houston, TX (Locals only)

Company is seeking a Senior Software Packager to support the IT Service Delivery level of the IT Business Unit. 

The Senior Software Packager will engineer application installation upgrades, and patches for Off the Shelf applications, in-house, custom applications, automation solutions and perform system integrations across desktop, server and Citrix technology platforms. The resource will also participate in the development of packaging solutions for desktop and servers platform, conversion of legacy applications, and utilities through the use of MSIX.

Under general supervision, the Software Packager will create software deployment packages and updates for Off the Shelf applications, in-house, or custom applications in an enterprise environment, utilizing such tools as Flexera Admin Studio, Install Shield and Wise Package Studio. The resource will work on basic to moderately complex applications, develop and execute test plans prior to software deployment, and maintain documentation of all customizations and changes made during the packaging process.

Key Qualifications:

  • High School Degree Required
  • 5+ years of software packaging, and/or application development and deployment experience, preferably from a large Enterprise organization
  • Strong experience of Microsoft Operating Systems (Desktop and Server) required
  • Strong technical skills and hands-on experience in .NET, .BAT, .VBS, .WSE, .MSI., .MST, .MSP, SQL Server and similar scripting + database tools required
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of deployment tools (e.g. SCCM, Marimba, Altiris, Tanium and Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy) required
  • Experience with Active Directory and Network Topology required
  • Strong experience in the Windows Registry (32/64 bit architecture) manipulation required
  • Strong experience Windows troubleshooting skills; this position will often act as the highest level of problem escalation required.
  • Ability to communicate escalations when needed required.
  • Experience process and infrastructure compliance and ITIL and IRM required.
  • Local candidates required.
  • Strong organizational skills, strong communication skills required.

Preferred/Plus:

  • College Degree would be a plus.
  • Strong experience and knowledge with Azure, AWS or our cloud services with emphasis on Application deployment and packaging would be a big plus
  • Knowledge UWP - MSIX packaging development and deployment experience would be a plus
  • PowerShell Scripting experience would be a big plus
  • Experience with the Robotic Process Automation (Orchestrator, UiPath) to increase efficiencies and reliability – familiar with tools or automate scripts/processes would be a plus
  • Project coordination experience – someone who knows how to manage change, identifying risks, design documents; manage or lead technical projects, assign tasks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will assume a technical role and will participate in project assessment, software packaging, custom scripting, pilot testing, user acceptance and communication, and remediation activities associated with large scale software deployments.
  • Candidate will help solve complex technical issues and develop customized solutions in deploying software applications to a diverse workstation/server environment.
  • Candidate will work in a test, configuration management and release management environment, interfacing with various process owners.
  • Candidate will participate and/or execute compliance activities adhering Corporate standards and policies.
  • Serve in a lead role in meetings relating to specific technical projects or tasks.
  • Lead or support IT initiatives and gathers technical requirements as needed.
  • Must be able to lead the technical discussions with client independently.
  • Reporting on findings, recommendations, escalation to IT Technical lead for decisions.
  • Candidate will need the ability to write technical documentation in the form of test plans, installation plans and incident reviews.
  • Interfaces with other release team members to ensure all technical aspects of the deployment have been accounted for in order to minimize risk to IT infrastructure.
  • Run projects as project coordinator, and be able to manage/administer Windows Server
Submit resume to: recruiter@talbridge.com