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Principal Systems Engineer (Application Packaging) CLIN 27

Principal Systems Engineer (Application Packaging) CLIN 27

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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 client 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


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  • The Contractor shall produce functional high level best practice standards and complicated Microsoft Windows Installer Packages at an enterprise production
  • The Contractor shall apply specific desired settings using a variety of industry accepted tools with frequent low level custom
  • The Contractor shall 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
  • The Contractor shall perform enterprise application discovery with experienced developers and inexperienced requestors to obtain requirements, settings and
  • The Contractor shall deliver estimated package completion dates with regular activity, status and progress reporting for electronic
  • The Contractor shall prepare, build, update and maintain a repeatable clean initial virtual machine base work environment from which to launch and initiate packaging
  • The Contractor shall automate the work environment to include the configuration of tools with necessary merge modules and additional specific company global settings
  •  The Contractor shall 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
  • The Contractor shall have extensive scripting experience using CScript, WSscript, VBScript, and/or PowerShell
  • The Contractor shall have extensive knowledge and experience using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) (SCCM 2012 or higher preferred).
  • The Contractor shall have extensive skills with Windows Platforms and MDOP and MDT
  • The Contractor shall create deployment packages for COTS and custom applications in an enterprise environment
  • The Contractor shall package applications and software updates utilizing tools such as Flexera Admin Studio, Install Shield or tools such as App-V Sequencer
  • The Contractor shall develop, maintain, and deploy secure web browser packages using a variety of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome in a Windows environment.
  • The Contractor shall develop and follow procedures for testing applications prior to deployment.
  • The Contractor shall document the customizations and changes made during the packaging process
  • The Contractor shall participate in the preparation of materials and oral presentations for customers and management
  • The Contractor shall serve in a lead role in meetings relating to specific technical projects or tasks
  • The Contractor shall continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices



  • 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
  • Knowledge of Power Shell and/or VB scripting essential

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree


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.