Principal Systems Engineer (Application Packaging)

US-ID-Pocatello
Job ID
2017-1761
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Set against a Rocky Mountain backdrop in south-eastern Idaho, Pocatello Idaho is uniquely positioned as an emerging high-tech city heading into 2018’ thanks to Buchanan & Edwards and the FBI’s new $100 million-dollar high tech facility. Pocatello is the gateway to a number of beautiful outdoor attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Mesa Falls, Jackson Hole, Wyoming skiing, Sun Valley skiing, Craters of the Moon, Salt Lake City, World Famous Fly Fishing and Mountain bike trails. If you are looking for a career with a cutting-edge technology firm, an excellent quality of life, and outdoor adventure, we’d like to hear from you. For more information, please visit www.BEIDAHOJOBS.com

 

Project Overview:

Our new Data Center Operations Support project will support the Department of Justice and the FBI in maintaining their current production private cloud and in developing a new data center design standard for a new multi-tenant private cloud to support DOJ wide data center consolidation. Areas of support include Windows, Linux, Storage, Security and Network Engineering as well as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) operations and maintenance. Areas of focus include ensuring the FBI’s unclassified and classified computer systems are maintained in a secure, reliable manner with minimum disruption and productions systems shall have a 99% uptime. In addition, our team will work on new projects including data center consolidation, the implementation of a private on-premise cloud, a hybrid cloud, and deployments of new technologies across multiple enclaves

 

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The Principal Systems Engineer (Application Packaging) shall create and maintain both the thick install and virtual install application packages for COTS products used on the FBI enterprise environments. Currently utilized application packaging technologies include but are not limited to Microsoft App-V Sequencer, Flexera Admin Studio, and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). The Application Packager (Packager) will be part of a packaging team to support application packaging for a Windows 7 and Windows 10 deployment as well as other commercial off the shelf products such as Firefox, Adobe products and other add-ons.

Clearance

Top Secret

Responsibilities

  • Produce functional high level best practice standards and complicated Microsoft Windows Installer Packages at an enterprise production level
  • Apply specific desired settings using a variety of industry accepted tools with frequent low level custom scripting
  • Complete packages in a timely manner and is responsible for COTS and in house type applications using Admin Studio following an established process and workflow. Packaging will consist of building silent installation packages in a MSI/MST format and performing initial installation testing on Windows 7 /10 or other Window Server before handing off to the client for user acceptance testing and eventual deployment through SCCM Application Virtualization with Microsoft App-V, or Microsoft ACT package
  • Perform enterprise application discovery with experienced developers and inexperienced requestors to obtain requirements, settings and preferences
  • Deliver estimated package completion dates with regular activity, status and progress reporting for electronic delivery
  • Prepare, build, update and maintain a repeatable clean initial virtual machine base work environment from which to launch and initiate packaging
  • Automate the work environment to include the configuration of tools with necessary merge modules and additional specific company global
  • Create a high volume of conflict free, validated, advertised, rollback enabled, just in time, and error free restorable packages certified for delivery through the system configuration management

 

Qualifications

  • A mimimun of 10 years of packaging experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory, Microsoft Registry, and ability to query or modify settings.
  • Extensive experience using Flexera Admin Studio, SCCM, and Install Shield required.
  • Knowledge of Power Shell and/or VB scripting essential

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

#CJ

 

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.

 

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.

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