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Become A Configuration Manager

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Working As A Configuration Manager

  • 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 Manager Do At Caci International

* Responsible for configuration management (CM) of developmental and operational systems
* Identifies configuration items, implements change control, configuration status accounting, d configuration audits
* Works on teams to create and maintain software, hardware, and documentation configuration baselines (development, test, production, etc.)
* Develops or modifies CM plans, policies, and procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the developmental or operational system
* Implement CM discipline for the entire life cycle of systems from initial requirements/capabilities baselines to system end-of-life
* Regulates the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into product documents and related software, licenses, media, and other IT assets
* Ensures that all changes to the baselines go through appropriate change boards
* Tracks all problems and changes in product documents/software and reports changes, controls standard operating procedures and current configurations
* Uses or recommends automated CM tools to implement CM policies and procedures

What Does A Configuration Manager Do At Raytheon

* Develops Configuration Management solutions to complex problems and ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives and be able to interpret, execute and make recommendations to organizational policies. · Responsible for technical leadership of a SW CM staff, establishing and maintaining a strong interface with the program office to guarantee successful completion of configuration management tasks
* Shall be responsible for integration of configuration management requirements in to a program life cycle and be responsible for the SWCM interfaces to prime contractors, subcontractors and customer CM.
* Provide guidance to subordinates,based on the requirements of the functional organization as well as the requirements identified by program contractual artifacts.
* Provide guidance to program personnel, with the ability to identify disconnects between current activities and contractual commitments. · Be accountable to the program and department management for the success of the CM plan and processes on a program.
* Conduct briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives and serve as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies,plans, and objectives. · Provide SWCM support and cost estimates for program proposals (ECPs, ROMs) · Requires communicating SWCM status to SWCM Management and Program Management

What Does A Configuration Manager Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Oversee all aspects of design integration for the NGPF externals module product line
* Maintain communication and integration between the CIPT and SDCI Configuration Management for bill of material creation and changes
* Externals module production and development configuration management to meet field and test objectives
* Participate in DSIT reviews and complete actions
* Provide externals module configuration support for field and development engine investigations
* Internal and external interface control of the externals module
* Performing, reporting and closing actions from pedigree/configuration reviews
* Compile, determine, review and own externals module BoM structures for development and production engines
* Manage/execute the development engineering change (DECX) process for the CIPT

What Does A Configuration Manager Do At Markem-Imaje

* Drive the continuous improvement of software configuration management activities and procedures.
* Plan, build, maintain, and continuously improve the tool-sets and infrastructure used by development teams including, but not limited to, the source code repository, build tools, scripts, test automation, continuous integration infrastructure, and defect tracking tools.
* Analyze, design and manage daily automated build processes and infrastructure to guarantee accuracy, version control, and efficiency of software releases.
* Analyze, design, and improve test automation scripts and systems.
* Train and support development teams in the use of Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools and release management methodologies.
* Plan, optimize, and maintain automated build and test hardware.
* Participate in the evaluation, selection, roll-out, and support of off-the-shelf tools to enhance developer productivity and code quality

What Does A Configuration Manager Do At at&T

* Ensuring that the Configuration Management (CM) environment facilitates product review, and change and defect tracking activities, and preferably has experience or training in the use of CM tools.
* Developing the CM plan
* Reporting progress based on change requests
* Understanding configuration management principles
* Responsibility for the execution of the CM process, which includes operating the defined and agreed process, ensuring it interfaces with all other relevant processes, reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of the process, performing process audits and managing the process improvement cycle.
* Auditing configuration management activities by validating results against the baseline.
* Reports findings to change manager for final review and recommendation of revisions as appropriate.
* Eight (8) years of experience as a CM in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity are required.
* Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
* A Master’s degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the total years of experience to six (6).
* Four (4) years of additional CM experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
* Detailed understanding of ITIL change, configuration, and release management processes.
* ITIL / ITSM / CMMI experience.
* Experience in IT project management.
* Experience with IT system configuration management using an enterprise ticketing system is a plus

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How To Become A Configuration Manager

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 Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Mar 28, 2016 $178,400
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Jun 01, 2016 $178,400
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Oct 08, 2014 $175,000
Configuration Manager OCTO Consulting Group, Inc. Suitland, MD Jan 08, 2016 $150,000
Lead Configuration Manager Citygrid Media, LLC West Hollywood, CA Aug 01, 2011 $134,285 -
$160,000
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Mar 28, 2013 $132,000
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Oct 02, 2014 $132,000
Manager, HCM Configuration Day & Zimmermann, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Oct 03, 2016 $125,995
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD May 23, 2011 $125,000
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Jun 16, 2011 $125,000
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD May 27, 2011 $125,000
Configuration Manager PPS Infotech LLC Rockville, MD Jun 03, 2011 $125,000
Platform Configuration Manager NIKE, Inc. Beaverton, OR Mar 11, 2013 $123,100
Software Configuration Manager Populus Group LLC Newport Beach, CA Oct 05, 2016 $95,397
Configuration Manager 4, ERP T-Mobile USA, Inc. Bellevue, WA Jul 26, 2010 $95,363 -
$96,424
Configuration Manager Gorilla Nation Media LLC Los Angeles, CA Jan 01, 2010 $95,000
Software Configuration Manager Interactive Communications International, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 26, 2013 $95,000
Configuration Manager Barclays Bank Delaware Wilmington, DE Sep 22, 2014 $95,000
Engineering Configuration Manager Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Savannah, GA Aug 04, 2014 $93,000
Principal Specialist-Configuration (Configuration Manager) Echostar Technologies LLC American Fork, UT Jul 27, 2016 $92,997 -
$108,617
Software Configuration Manager Bae Systems Information Solutions Washington, DC Oct 12, 2010 $92,643
Configuration Manager Probuild Holdings, Inc. Denver, CO Jan 27, 2014 $84,469 -
$93,000
Software Infrastructure and Configuration Expert Ignite Mangement Consultants LLC Bothell, WA Dec 14, 2015 $83,200
Software Configuration Manager Reed Group Westminster, CO Jul 01, 2011 $83,000
Software Configuration Manager Clearesult Consulting, Inc. Austin, TX Mar 16, 2015 $82,784
Software Configuration Manager (SCM Engineer) CQG, Inc. Denver, CO Oct 21, 2011 $82,500
Software Configuration Manger (Engineer) CQG, Inc. Denver, CO Nov 01, 2010 $82,430 -
$90,000

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Top Skills for A Configuration Manager

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Top Configuration Manager Skills

  1. Configuration Management Plan
  2. Procedures
  3. Database
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed, executed, and maintained Configuration Management Plans.
  • Designed and established new Release processes and procedures in the reality of a changing company environment.
  • Supported data updates and fixes needed to refresh production databases, or to maintain test environments in sync with production.
  • Directed and performed system level configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.
  • Recorded and updated information that described programs assets including all hardware and software components.

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