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Microsoft Software Configuration Engineer

Wilton, Connecticut, United States

  • Job ID :
  • Posted :
    2013-08-13 14:22:23
  • Job Categories :
    Information Technology
  • Job Type :
    Fulltime, W2 Contractor, Subcontractor
  • Salary :
  • Location :
    Wilton, Connecticut
Linux/Solaris/Unix Systems Administrator.
Job Expires in 1166 days

Job Description

Rate: $60/hr Max

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Microsoft Software Configuration Engineer

Seeking a Microsoft Software Configuration Engineer. The role requires a person who is an expert in TFS and knowledgeable in several other source code control systems, can closely collaborate with development teams, help to automate build, release, and packaging processes, and streamline migrations from multiple Windows and Unix source code repositories. The application platforms in use include implementations on Microsoft Windows and Linux/Solaris Unix. The position is part of the Development Application Support team and will require participating in the application deployment, Autosys support, and applications monitoring work managed by the team.

AMG Application Development groups use an Agile-based software development methodology where automation is applied to deployment and testing processes. We are seeking candidates with prior working experience with Agile methods (such as Extreme Programming and Scrum). The role is based in Wilton, CT.


•             Work with Development groups to properly organize new software development projects. Help to automate build, packaging, continuous integration, and deployment processes.

•             Train Developers in the use of TFS, its Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and its associated tools. Advise Developers on the proper use of TFS Work Items and build systems.

•             Help to administer source code control systems. Train other administrators in the proper configuration of TFS, SharePoint, and supporting tools.

•             Assist in the migration of multiple software projects managed in Visual Source Safe, StarTeam, and PVCS to TFS. Collaborate with Development teams to migrate projects in a way that maintains change history and appropriate permissions.

•             Use vendor tools, such as Timely Migration, VSSConverter, and others, to complete migrations to TFS. Document (and automate where possible) conversion processes to be repeatable and reliable.

•             Produce reports and statistics that allow for tracking progress on source code migration projects.


•             At least 5 years experience working with Agile Development groups to support multiple development environments. Working knowledge of the Extreme Programming and Scrum methodologies.

•             Prior experience managing TFS implementations for Microsoft Windows (including C# / .Net) and Java-based applications.

•             Experience supporting configuration management processes for OpenLink Findur, Microsoft BizTalk, and proprietary applications that integrate with banking and SWIFT messaging systems is strongly desired.

•             Prior experience migrating application projects from other source code control systems to TFS.

•             Experience implementing Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) on Linux and Solaris systems and integration with Kerberos authentication systems. Experience implementing Team Web Access.

•             Must have the ability to quickly learn new scripting technologies and techniques for automating development processes. Must have hands-on experience in several scripting languages such as: Perl, PowerShell, VBScript/WSH, Python, N/Ant, and Unix Shell.

•             Hands-on working knowledge in several of the following tools: Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio, Eclipse, the StarTeam/CVS/PVCS/Subversion/Git source code control systems, make, N/Ant, and Maven.

•             Experience coordinating build, release, continuous integration, and deployment processes for multiple applications.

•             A BA/BS college degree in Computer Science and/or other technology related academic topics.

Other Related Experience / Certifications

•             Application Build and Configuration Developer / Engineer.

•             Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) Administrator / Developer.

•             Cloud / DevOps Developer / Engineer.

•             Extreme Programming and/or Scrum development methodologies.

•             Microsoft Windows Systems Administrator. Linux/Solaris/Unix Systems Administrator.

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