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Become A Configuration Specialist

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Working As A Configuration Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $72,548

    Average Salary

What Does A Configuration Specialist Do At Arrow Electronics

* Handle incoming customer requests and manage the opportunity-to-quote stream by generating, validating and distributing quotations to authorised resellers, within agreed SLA’s
* Configure ad-hoc solutions to match customer needs, utilising support from professional services and vendors’ technical help desks to fulfil end user’s requirements
* Interact with account / product managers, and proactively engage with customers, focusing on building and maintaining strong and effective business relationships.
* Assist with customer technical queries and problems, directly or with the support of technical consultants and IT professionals
* Ensure your product and process knowledge is constantly up-to-date by attending vendors and in-house training courses

What Does A Configuration Specialist Do At Belcan

* Creating and maintaining the Variant Configurator data for product lines within the SAP R/3 environment
* Maintaining a strong understanding of variant configurator data requirements in the SAP R/3 environment and the impacts of data elements on all enterprise systems
* Facilitating and/or participating in business process improvement and change sessions in support of the company’s process improvement initiatives
* Performing integration testing of the variant configurator models in SAP/R3 environments
* Assisting in the development and validation of training materials as required for new models being released in the VC

What Does A Configuration Specialist Do At Unitedhealth Group

Manages and configures contract reimbursement methodologies within specified timeframes into claims payment system Tests and audits claims payment accuracy against contract information loaded into claims payment system Partners with other departments to ensure appropriate data is collected and maintained Interprets and configures contract terms and claims coding in a risk based environment Understands health insurance benefit administration in a risk based environment Utilizes data in the development and implementation of managed care strategies Acts as a resource to other internal departments on contract issues Expected to meet or exceed departmental timeframes and quality metrics on a consistent basis Takes ownership of the work process, seeks ways to improve job and process efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions and solutions to management Performs all other related duties as assigned

What Does A Configuration Specialist Do At Vencore

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* Owner of source code, including the branches and merge process
* Responsible for frequent builds, ensures integrity of latest code
* Designs, develops, enhances, debugs, and implements software.
* Troubleshoots production problems related to software applications.
* Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements.
* Analyzes user needs, develops user stories and decomposes to software solutions.
* Designs and develops new software products or major enhancements to existing software.
* Evaluates effectiveness.
* Addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms.
* Performs feasibility analysis on potential future projects to management.
* Assists in the evaluation and recommendation of application software packages, application integration and testing tools.
* Resolves problems with software and provides analysis to enhance the applications and architecture.
* Acts as team leader on projects.
* Creates, modifies, and tests code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.
* Conducts trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
* Performs or directs revisions, repairs, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
* Performs systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer.
* May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
* Performs as part of an agile team, utilizing Kanban and Scrum best practices.
* Collaborates frequently with other team members

What Does A Configuration Specialist Do At Kforce

* Create benefit plans, load contract data and update Medicare/Medicaid fee schedules
* Configuration responsibilities also include benefit and claim testing
* Analyze and interpret various Health plan contracts
* Configure capitated, FFS, and Pass
* Thru contracts as applicable based on the Health Plan
* Load and modify Provider and network data in the claims system
* Partner with IT to assign and reassign both membership and providers in the event of physician contract changes
* Partner with claims to identify and resolve issues relating to claims caused by configuration
* Partner with provider services to identify and resolve issues relating to service
* Adding new Health Plan contracts and program changes as needed
* Load Health Plan benefits into the claims system each new calendar year
* Build/create system structure related to fee schedule selection, including the loading of actual fee schedules
* Other Job Responsibilities:
* Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing additional responsibilities as needed
* years of experience with Health Plans

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How To Become A Configuration 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 Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Platform Configuration Specialist Tidemark Systems Inc. Redwood City, CA Aug 25, 2014 $180,000
Configuration Specialist II Flightsafety International Inc. Moonachie, NJ Jun 15, 2013 $125,002
PLM Systems/Configuration Specialist I Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Savannah, GA Sep 29, 2015 $123,517
SAP Fi/Co Configuration Specialist Barnes&Noble.Com New York, NY Mar 21, 2014 $122,100
Abap Configuration Specialist FMC Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 19, 2015 $120,182 -
$160,379
Itsm Configuration Specialist Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Phoenix, AZ Nov 16, 2016 $112,000
Smart Plant Programming & Configuration Specialist Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Us Inc. Houston, TX Jul 09, 2016 $111,654
ERP Configuration Specialist Day & Zimmermann, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Feb 14, 2015 $111,426 -
$119,517
Smartplant Programming & Configuration Specialist Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Us Inc. Houston, TX Mar 13, 2015 $106,500 -
$115,000
SAP Fi/Co Configuration Specialist (Business Analyst) Chemetall Us Inc. New Providence, NJ Sep 26, 2016 $106,141
Specialist, ERP Configuration 2 Day & Zimmermann, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Apr 29, 2016 $105,581
Configuration Specialist-Online Commerce General Motors Company Detroit, MI Jun 16, 2016 $105,000
ERP Configuration Specialist Day & Zimmermann, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Nov 14, 2016 $105,000

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Top Skills for A Configuration Specialist

DataEntryProceduresSQLServerWindowsXPTestPlansConfigurationManagementSetupCustomerServiceWorkflowTroubleshootAuditProfessionalContractsClientRequirementsSalesforceSystemConfigurationProductionEnvironmentTestCasesBusinessRequirementsDB2Asset

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Top Configuration Specialist Skills

  1. Data Entry
  2. Procedures
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Complete all data entry and authorization creations in the system.
  • Support Government in the formulation, coordination and implementation of configuration management policies, procedures and guidelines for the Federal customer.
  • Managed 175 SQL Server with over 2500 databases located locally and remotely.
  • Execute regression test plans to ensure that functionality implemented in prior releases continues to work per user requirements.
  • Established the Government Communications Systems Division Software Configuration Management functional organization.