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Working As A Configuration Management Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $58,920

    Average Salary

What Does A Configuration Management Specialist Do At Caci International

* Must can manage design reviews, configuration audits, and evaluations of software products to ensure proper identification, control, and status accounting of the software baseline for each system.
* Coordinate and lead configuration management activities related to identification, control, audit and status accounting for software and documentation for systems under ARAT Configuration Management control
* Responsible for supporting software version control, builds and releases utilizing configuration management tool such as KONFIG, Team Foundation Server, Microsoft SharePoint, or Serena Version Manager
* Maintain the Configuration Management Plan (CMP) for assigned projects
* Establish and maintain procedures to implement and process engineering documents for all assigned projects to ensure compliance with policies and scheduling requirements
* Review and analyze change request and coordinate changes with engineering and quality assurance to ensure compliance with customer requirements and ARAT policy
* Track and maintain the software change request log
* Demonstrate thorough knowledge of change control processes, including the conduct of Configuration Control Boards for ARAT and maintain related version and revision controls to documents and software
* Create software builds for release
* Maintain status accounting records for assigned projects
* Direct and conduct CM audits and reviews
* Serve as the focal point for control, storage, retrieval, processing and delivery of customer data
* Understand the relationship of the basic CM functions and manage the integration within the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) process improvement modeler

What Does A Configuration Management Specialist Do At Textron

* Review program engineeringconfiguration control methodology and variances in the Product LifecycleManagement (PLM) environment (ENOVIA) and provide specific direction to dataowners that will prevent process or system issues and to ensure properstandards and quality are established and maintained
* Monitor engineering release andprovide appropriate and compliant data submittals to requesting or contractingcustomers.
* Analyze programFunctional, Allocated, Initial Product, and Product baselines in ENOVIA forcompliance to industry and organization standards.
* Analyze assigned programFeature/Configuration Item (CI) structure in ENOVIA and their related data anddocumentation elements
* Analyze data to make recommendationsthat aid program and functional leadership to plan work, understand data flow,and reduce schedule impacts.
* Coordinate withcross-functional teams to resolve issues and provide specific direction to dataowners to ensure compliance.
* Coordinate with contractsorganization and customers regarding new or changing requirements.
* Establish and maintain good workingrelationships with internal Bell and external customers (USG, regulatoryagencies, partners, OEMs, and suppliers).
* Schedule and manage activitiesrelated to program or product-related change boards (e.g.
* Technical ReviewBoard (TRB), Configuration Change Board (CCB), etc.) by providing direction toparticipants and stakeholders before, during and after the sessions.
* Support CM reviews andaudits, including FCA/PCA and provide direction before, during and after theevents to prevent or resolve issues.
* Monitor the stability and health ofthe Engineering Bill-of
* Material and Planning Bill-of
* Material for the assignedprogram and provide feedback to data owners regarding data issues.
* Manage Contract Data RequirementsList (CDRL) and Data Item Deliverable (DID) requirements.
* Determine and apply the proper datamarking to deliverable information.
* Manage engineering data correction,consolidation, or system migration.
* Qualifications
* Minimum Requirements fora Configuration Management Specialist I

What Does A Configuration Management Specialist Do At Diversified Technical Services, Inc.

* Supports the review boards via meeting attendance and capturing meeting minutes including the Configuration Control Board
* Track Change Requests (CRs) and Discrepancy Reports (DRs) / Problem Reports (PRs)
* Ensures integrity of the baseline including major releases, minor releases, patches, and software maintenance
* Provides QA checks on system baselines
* Supports Licensing tasks and packaging and delivering of software to users
* Maintains the CM library and software repository.
* Managing and controlling product baselines
* Recommending and documenting comprehensive configuration management plans for software, hardware, firmware, and peripherals for IT systems
* Analyzing data and preparing plans and briefings in support of software-driven systems
* Performing studies and monitoring effectiveness of configuration management plans to identify potential and existing problems and make recommendations for resolution
* Auditing and reviewing IT system configurations
* Controlling the configuration of IT systems
* Identifying configuration items in IT systems
* Assessing product configuration quality against existing policies, standards, and procedures
* Releasing approved, compliant configurations for IT systems
* Recording and accounting for the status of configuration items
* Receiving, supporting, and distributing software

What Does A Configuration Management Specialist Do At Mantech

* Design and establish management documentation
* Authorize the release of drawings, and software configuration changes specified by management and other functional groups
* Provide advice and guidance on methods, procedures, and requirements to individuals responsible for the creation of documentation.
* Develop and maintain program configuration management plan detailing processes and procedures for managing the program s diverse configuration items including complex hardware, software, and documentation
* Sponsor the communication campaign to promote awareness and acceptance of the configuration management process
* Establish baseline network document control program/filing/retrieval system and document configuration management processes and procedures
* Provide artifacts as needed to support Certification and Accreditation for systems and services
* Instruct and train other team members and management staff regarding document control and configuration management use and processes
* Maintain and enforce configuration control of the established network
* Provide recommendations and best-practices to improve existing configuration management processes and procedures
* Ensure Configuration management program conforms to all required U
* S. Government and Department of Defense rules and requirements.
* Accountable for the overall quality of the change process and oversees the management of and compliance with the procedures, data models, policies, and technologies associated with the process
* Prepare for and conduct major configuration audits

What Does A Configuration Management Specialist Do At ICI Services

* Review, evaluate, implement and maintain database and file structures.
* Identify data sources, construct data decomposition diagrams, provide data flow diagrams and document the process.
* Assist with development and configuration control of ships functional, performance and requirements information including statements of work, ship specifications, and contract exhibits to establish functional baseline.
* Provide recommendations to Government on the status of production efforts, engineering or technical problems, and quality assurance issues.
* Provide analysis and written technical input to support resolution of production and program deficiencies identified through existing US Government and Shipbuilder reports
* Develop and provide status/progress reports as requested, to government, government support activities and contractor representatives
* Provide analysis and written technical input to support resolution of production and program deficiencies identified through existing US Government and Shipbuilder reports

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How To Become A Configuration Management Specialist

Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.

Education

Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. Positions that are more technical are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge of and best practices required by computer support specialists. Companies may require their computer support specialists to hold certifications in the products the companies use.

Advancement

Many computer support specialists advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales. For more information, see the profiles on network and computer systems administrators and software developers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

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Real Configuration Management Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Configuration Management Specialist Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc. Secaucus, NJ Aug 15, 2011 $135,655
Configuration Management Specialist CCM Consulting Services, Inc. Short Hills, NJ Nov 10, 2013 $110,000
Advisor, Configuration Management CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Aug 09, 2014 $103,476
Configuration Management Specialist Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 30, 2014 $97,000
Configuration Management Specialist Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC May 01, 2014 $97,000
Configuration Management Specialist Western Union Business Solutions (USA) LLC Washington, DC Feb 09, 2014 $93,600
Configuration Management Specialist III Farmers Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Aug 04, 2014 $92,400
Configuration Management Specialist Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. Washington, DC Aug 18, 2011 $90,000
Configuration Management Specialist Comsys Services LLC Seattle, WA Aug 04, 2010 $87,256 -
$122,158
Configuration Management Specialist II Farmers Group, Inc. Simi Valley, CA Aug 11, 2009 $86,857
Specialist-Build and Deployment/Configuration Management Majesco Glastonbury, CT Feb 22, 2016 $84,882
Configuration Management Specialist USM Business Systems, Inc. Seattle, WA Jul 31, 2015 $84,740
Configuration Management Specialist USM Business Systems, Inc. Seattle, WA Aug 11, 2015 $84,740
Configuration Management Advisor Dell Marketing L.P. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $83,215 -
$107,690
Configuration Management Specialist II Farmers Group, Inc. Simi Valley, CA Jul 06, 2009 $83,117
Configuration Management Specialist Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. Washington, DC Nov 21, 2010 $82,514 -
$89,760
Specialist-Build & Deployment/Configuration Manage Majescomastek Glastonbury, CT Jun 21, 2013 $80,000
Configuration Management Specialist, Business Syst Trinity Industries, Inc. Dallas, TX Apr 30, 2012 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Configuration Management Specialist

ConfigurationManagementPlanConfigurationManagementProceduresConfigurationStatusDataEntryHardwareConfigurationControlBoardEnsureComplianceBaselineConfigurationItemsProposalsConfigurationAuditsSharepointVersionControlUnixConfigurationManagementSystemClearcaseWindowsSoftwareDevelopmentQALogistics

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Top Configuration Management Specialist Skills

  1. Configuration Management Plan
  2. Configuration Management Procedures
  3. Configuration Status
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted the Configuration Manager in the creation and management of each project specific Configuration Management Plan.
  • Reviewed released engineering change data and documentation changes to ensure adherence to configuration management procedures and policies.
  • Conduct configuration status accounting and physical configuration audits.
  • Perform Data Entry activities in support of the NASA/ESCG Compliance and Process Data Management Group.
  • Produced hardware installation guides, developed driver installation routines, and updated workstation and server build process.

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