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Sr. Package Deployment Administrator

Company Overview:

PAR Government Systems Corporation (PGSC) is an industry leader in systems and service solutions for the geospatial intelligence community. For more than 30 years, PGSC has provided software solutions, systems engineering expertise and geospatial product innovations for motion and raster imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and geospatial information assurance for the Department of Defense, Federal, State and local agencies, as well as private industry customers throughout the world.

Job Summary:

The PACKAGE DEPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATOR will work as part of an elite and agile engineering team responsible for maintaining and improving system functionality through proactive interaction with the customer, comprehensive understanding of their primary GEOINT exploitation system, and knowledge of the production mission. The successful candidate will be providing essential software packaging, testing, and upgrade solutions to support a demanding customer mission need. The approach will be to treat packaging as an artful skill, applying a programming-style discipline to scripting to produce exceptional results.

The requirement is to provide a complete software installation and/or upgrade solution with maximum success rate and minimal downtime due to package installation failures. The solution will need to include but not be limited to following: be able to detect if a given piece of software is already installed; gracefully handle upgrades/removals of older versions; handle complete and silent installs, creating solutions for non-silent installers; handle configuration of applications; handle complete and silent uninstalls, including complete cleanup; make the package as system agnostic/universal as possible; make little to no assumptions of previous software configurations; handle re-running the package, potentially numerous times in a row; provide a list of files and/or registry keys to verify software installation for use as SCCM detection methods.

The administrator will be responsible for configuring and testing software licensing for new versions of software. The administrator will test applications for more than just installation and launching, but for functionality and compatibility with mission need. The administrator will be able to identify software packaging issues before software deployment to the production environment. The administrator will also be required to perform Windows Administration work to support software deployment and maintenance on multiple machines across multiple domains. The administrator will actively learn Geospatial software; developing skills in determining integration issues, making corrective recommendations, and evaluating software upgrade solutions. The Administrator will develop extensive knowledge of intelligence productions systems used by GEOINT analysts.

The successful candidate will develop knowledge of GEOINT analyst’s various software suites and functions to include but not limited to RemoteView, SocetGXP, Socet Set, Google Earth, ArcGIS, ENVI, and AGITK. Likewise, the candidate will be able to quickly respond to application related issues, replicate the issue for internal analysis/diagnosis, and prepare technical documentation accurately depicting the problem and/or solution for feedback to developer/vendor. 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems. 
  • Sets up administrator and service accounts. 
  • Maintains system documentation 
  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. 
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. 
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. 
  • May program in an administrative language. 
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.
  • Provides advice and training to end-users.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

 

Qualifications and Skills

 

5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

Required Skills:

  • Scripting experience or a willingness to learn
  • An understanding of programming concepts to include: Logging, Commenting code, error handling, returning appropriate return values, ability to follow and control code execution, handling of variables, control structures (loops, conditionals, etc), handling of parameters, useful and consistent naming conventions
  • An understanding of software licensing
  • Windows Admin basic skills
  • Basic admin level scripting using either Batch and/or PowerShell
  • Experience with software installation and removals
  • An understanding of basic and advanced Windows Error Codes
  • An ability to search for relevant information about a given topic
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment and support changes
  • Evaluate and diagnose application and software issues
  • The ability to design, create, test, and evaluate scripting/coding products to be deployed to an operational environment
  • Develop comprehensive test plans, including boundary or “one-off” cases and willingness to perform said test plans completely
  • Analyze test results, isolate problems, engineer solutions or provide alternative methods to resolve complex issues
  • Attention to detail and completing work at a constant high level
  • Strong skills in Windows Professional System Administration

Desired Skills:

  • Programming knowledge of traditional languages such as Java, C++, and .NET
  • Advanced programming concepts to include: understanding parent/child/orphan process flow, multithreading & similar behaviors, performance optimizations
  • Ability to identify software functionality issues before deployment
  • SCCM knowledge/familiarity
  • Experience with many commercial applications
  • The ability to decompose/reverse engineer pre-built software packages to isolate, identify, and diagnose integration issues.
  • Software integration experience
  • Understanding of multiple primary production applications (ArcGIS, RemoteView, Socet GXP, AGITK, and/or ENVI)

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Security Clearance:

An active TS/SCI clearance is required by the customer to support this program.

PAR Government Systems is an EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

 

 

 

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