Application Packaging Engineer

Are you ready to take your technical career to the next level?  Our organization, An award winning Microsoft and Citrix partner is ready to expand. We are one of the leading Infrastructure and Security as a Service organizations in the US. Our breadth of services provides career growth opportunities from entry level Service Desk through to Enterprise Infrastructure and Security Architects. We have full time opportunities available for candidates with a well-rounded IT foundation, commitment to excellence, continued growth and passion for delivering on commitments to 100% success.  Candidates with 2-5 years of experience in most of the following technologies and skills are encouraged to contact us for consideration. 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for creating and testing Windows software installation packages for automated deployments in an Enterprise environment.
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, designs, develops, and tests software distribution packages.
  • Participates in project activities beyond technical tasks, to include collecting data, contributing to designs/decisions, and communicating with customers.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for anything related to software packaging and deployment.
  • Generate and maintain operational and other procedural documentation as needed.

Requirements

  • Minimum two years of experience with multi-site, large environment with application package deployments using tools such as Microfocus ZENworks Configuration Manager, System Center Confiuration Manager, Intune, or equivalent technologies.
  • Two years’ experience with producing complex software packages and software deployments.
  • Expertise with Desktop Virtualization – VMWare Workstation, Hyper-V, Azure AVD, Citrix VDI, or equivalent technologies is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Intune software administration, software packaging and deployment. Preferred 2+ years’ experience in Microsoft Intune software administration.
  • In-depth knowledge of operating systems (Windows Desktop OS 7/10/11, Windows Server 20XX Server). Ex. (DLL conflicts, Windows registry, environment variables, batch files, and client/ server operations/connectivity
  • Strong knowledge in windows application package creation and installation using Windows installation components and third-party tools such as Admin Studio, InstallShield, Wise Studio, Orca
  • Expertise in Windows automation scripting such as PowerShell, WMI, VBScript, PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit. PowerShell and App Deployment Kit strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Intune software administration, software packaging and deployment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Windows installer technologies such as MSI, MSIX, AppX, virtualization, and other installer technologies. Candidate should also have a strong understanding of the following areas as relates to application packaging:
    1. MSI patches and transforms.
    2. MSI merge modules, macros, and custom actions
    3. Security modifications within MSI packages
    4. Installation impersonation (system, user etc.)
    5. Experience with DLL conflicts,
    6. Windows registry modifications
    7. Environment variables
    8. TCP/IP networks, Network Protocols

Additional requirements and preferred skills

  • Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work assignments and priorities.
  • Must be able to tolerate and adapt to frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to work on several projects, organize own work priorities and alter them as necessary.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work within a team and possess team building skills.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (Written and Oral)
  • Must possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Good analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to provide support for distributed applications.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)

Microsoft Certs Preferred

Local candidates preferred (Detroit metro area). Only highly experienced candidates that can demonstrate the ability to perform remotely will be considered. Thank you for your consideration. Candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted for discussion.