Configuration Analyst Senior in Menands, NY at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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Job Description

GDIT is looking for a passionate, skilled and driven Senior Configuration Analyst for the eMedNY Configuration team.

The fundamental purpose of Configuration Management (CM) is to establish and maintain the integrity and control of software across multiple platforms (e.g. servers, mainframes, client machines) throughout a project’s lifecycle.

The Configuration Management Team is responsible for managing the life cycle environments used by Systems Development, System Integration Testing (SIT), Quality Assurance, and Production as well as promoting software through the code release process. In addition to the release process, the team also updates application installation scripts and manages the content of the configuration files required for the product applications to function. The Configuration Management Team primarily serves the Systems Development team, SIT team, Quality Assurance, and interacts with Systems Engineering, Systems Operations, Networking, Systems Architecture, and Infrastructure.

The primary activities of configuration management are identification, change control, status accounting, and configuration audit. Also added is interface control, and subcontractor CM control.

This position is based at GDIT’s office at Riverview Center in Menands, NY.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages source code for different client environments using Rational Team Concert (RTC) for mainframe. This includes the propagation of fixes and enhancements to and from the environments.
  • Provide multiple environment DB2 bind solutions.
  • Provide multiple environment CICS support and monitoring.
  • Control branching and merging of the code base using the source control system.
  • Build, release and configure production application environment.
  • Ensure proper archiving and auditability of product releases.
  • Troubleshoot problems in all environments possibly linked to configuration issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining a 24X7 high profile, multi-platform Production Processing environment, monitoring, supporting and coordinating production batch schedules and performing ABEND determination and resolution.
  • Determine computing resource requirements, such as execution time, resources, and priority considerations necessary to support the workload schedule.
  • Make recommendations to enhance scheduling and processing. Ensures that proper notification and escalation procedures on missed checkpoints or other batch/online processing delays are being followed. Ensure all changes are properly documented, categorized, planned, tested, communicated and the appropriate back-out plans are in place.
  • Responsible for ensuring that up to date job control language (JCL) and operations documentation is maintained in Service Now (SNOW).
  • Develops, maintains and monitors production run schedules to ensure application and system efficiency.
  • Provides complex production run instructions to computer operations.
  • Creates and maintains backups of files used for testing application programs.
  • Reviews application run instructions, recovery instructions and other complex operational documentation for accuracy, completeness and compliance with standards.
  • Assists in job recovery by communicating with Developer’s, DBA’s, Scheduler’s, and Command Center staff.
  • Controls the development of standards and procedures for production processing.

Education:

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years or more of IT experience
  • Three (3) years of experience with one or more of the following tools including IBM’s RTC, TSO, IBM DB2 interactive and Connect Direct.
  • Must be able to identify and learn new technologies quickly.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organization and time management skills while working in a rapid software development environment supporting the following:

Support Roles – External:

  • Scheduling, Computer Operations, Storage Management, Networking for interfaces, z/OS Engineering, Mid-tier Engineering, CICS, Performance Engineering and DB2 System Support

Support Roles – Internal:

  • Architecture, Development, SIT, QA/Regression, ITF/CERT/PTE State owned environments
  • Software Tools, Third Party Data Warehouse Vendor, PMO, Mid-Tier Application Support, DB2 Application Support, Provider Services, BSOC
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.