Packaging Engineer

  • location: Iowa City, IA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $35 - $40 per hour
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Packaging Engineer

job summary:
Exciting opportunity for an experienced packaging / automation engineer with a background in SCCM and Powershell for automating deployments.

  • The Packaging Software Engineer will be responsible for the configuration and management of packaged software.
  • This individual will package all necessary software for ease of deployment and management; create and document packaging processes including: packaged installs, updates and removals; testing of necessary software packages against standard desktops and other installed software.
  • Additional responsibilities will include assisting with the deployment of packaged software; and troubleshooting packaged application and deployment issues.
location: Iowa City, Iowa
job type: Contract
salary: $35 - 40 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Associates
  • Typical work-related activities include: Create and/or modify application packages for automated deployment and install on workstations
  • Create and/or modify scripts, script wrappers, for application installs
  • Assist with creation of application packaging and deployment processes
  • Manage testing process for testing application packages
  • Work with IT and internal users to understand packaging requirements and dependencies
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application and package issues
  • Assist with automated deployments of packaged software
  • Research, analyze and make recommendations for future packaging and deployment processes
  • Assist with desktop related projects (OS upgrades, deployments, patching, and hardware refreshes, etc.)
  • Ensure client security and currency (N-1 strategy)
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • 2-3 Years experience with packaging applications for automated installs
  • 2-3 Years experience with management of desktop systems (including Windows 10) required (e.g. troubleshooting, application deployments, imaging, etc.)
  • Experience using SCCM
  • Experience using Flexeria Admin Studio and Wise Package Studio is preferred
  • Strong experience with PowerShell and/or VBscript is required, experience with Add Deploy Toolkit would be a plus
  • Experience with Amazon Workspace or VDI would be a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of application packaging techniques and best practices
  • Strong ability to work through application issues and identify solutions to package
  • In-depth knowledge of Powershell and VB scripting to support packaged installs
  • Advanced knowledge of MSI, MST, and other installer formats
  • Ability to package using a variety of packaging techniques and tools (e.g. Wise Package Studio, Flexeria Admin Studio, and App-V 5+
  • Knowledge of SCCM and ability to deploy/troubleshoot packaged applications
  • Ability to understand and assess security related issues to a given application (e.g. if it is reaching outside the network to get updates, if it stores data outside of local machine, etc.)
  • Ability to configure and manage GPOs, LPOs, and login scripts for enterprise management
  • Ability to manage work through incident/change process
  • Familiarity with a ticket management solution (e.g. Remedy, Service Now, ZenDesk, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal/relationship management skills
  • Can do attitude with strong business acumen to drive technology change
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills a must
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of ITIL a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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