General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is seeking highly motivated technical professionals who are eager to play a major role in IT transformation at government agencies in the aviation and other transportation fields. The Applications Packager leads a Release team responsible for the planning, scheduling and control of the movement of releases to the test and live environment with the goal of protecting the integrity of the production environment. The Release team tracks all Change Requests associated with a release and ensures that releases are clearly defined and successfully transitioned to production (i.e. deploys at the right time with the right things.) The Release team coordinates closely with Solution Delivery, the Service Desk, and the Operation Services teams to plan and implement changes into the production environment. The team also conducts final release testing prior to release of any new solutions, equipment or changes to the production environment. It manages release tools for example, SCCM and Marimba. Through the team, the applications packager leader is responsible for providing the following Release Management Support Services:
- Assisting in generation of release management policy and procedures;Providing IT Services release management team outreach, communication, training and execution of IT Services release management processes;Maintaining physical control over the definitive copies of software and hardware components as defined by release and configuration management policy;Deploying Hardware (HW) and Software (SW);Ensuring that all change packages deemed suitable for deployment include installation plans/instructions, service desk training/documentation, back-out procedures, schedules and other information necessary to ensure a high probability of first-pass success for deployments;Working with all Transition Services to determine deployment mechanism and best course of action;Scheduling the changes to the Enterprise and coordinating the changes with customers and stakeholders;Assisting with final production readiness testing;Managing Pilot or key-site test phase of deployment;Assisting with conducting of Final Readiness Review;Deploying to production environment;Releasing coordinates communications to Business Partnership Services (IT staff notices and Customer notifications);Sustaining client – patching (IT Services Workstation Patch Management; Microsoft Adobe, Chrome);Deploying verification – successful/not successful; compliancy, reporting, and metrics;Reporting back to Enterprise Change that deployment was successful and closes Change Release;Maintaining Release Calendar, developing towards “Forward Schedule of Change;” and,
- Providing IT Services release management team outreach, communication, training and execution of FAA IT Services release management processes.
- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
- 8-10 years of related software development experience.