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Configuration Engineer

Company Name:
MDI Group
MDI Group is a premier IT workforce solutions provider with more than 25 years of expertise in finding "best fit" IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients. We have established relationships with our clients and work directly with the hiring managers. Why MDI Group?...You can expect that we will learn what is most important to you in your job search and match that to the needs of our clients. We offer career coaching and resume services, skills certifications, interview preparation skills, health benefits and a 401K plan. We are currently interviewing for the following contract to hire position:

Configuration Engineer
Contract-to-Hire
Frisco, TX

Summary
Primary responsibility is to ensure that the final release/install package of software, applications and system changes has met all quality control, user acceptance and business validation criteria. The Configuration Engineer will ensure that a back-up plan exists for the release/install and will perform roll-backs if the release/install fails.
Releases software, application and system changes to high-risk/high availability production environments.
Adheres to standard release/installation procedures.
Prepares detailed release/install related technical documentation which serves as an audit trail for the release/install.
Works closely with quality assurance team to ensure final release/install package version is up to organizational standards.
Ensures that a back-up plan exists for the release/install.
Performs roll-backs if the release/install fails.
Documents and follows-up with issues in the release/install package.
Adheres to policies for release/install related communication.
Labels builds from the development code repository Ensures that User Acceptance and Business Validation has been received prior to and post release/install.
Escalates issues as needed. Identifies and escalate gaps in process.
Collaborates with developers, business analysts and Administrators to coordinate a successful release.
Executes SQL database edits according to SLA Understanding of processes around releasing software, application or database changes.
Understanding of SQL concepts with relation to T-SQL and SQL Server 2000 or higher.
Working knowledge of SQL Server Administration tasks such as replication, database backups, restores etc.
Preferred experience in configuration of IIS, web services installations, MSI packages, reporting services installation.
Experience with version control tools.
Familiarity with Change Control Processes and ITIL/ITSM best practices.
Ability to provide 24 hour on-call production support on a rotational basis.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Have working knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems (for example: Windows 2000, XP)

Mandatory Experience
Understanding .NET architecture (windows services, IS, websites)
SQL (some development experience- create, maintain and configure and set up database)
TFS and MSBuild (team foundation server)
PowerShell experience

Nice to Have Experience
Development experience on the.NET platform (5 years plus of experience)
Management can train on the TFS, MSBuild, etc. if candidates have 5+ years of .NET development

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