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Configuration Management Specialist
Location MD - Aberdeen
Req # 4036
Minimum Clearance Required Secret
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


Configuration Management Specialist

  1. Support development and maintenance of PM MC Standard Operating procedures and other documentation related to configuration management and change accounting.  Identify and adopt industry best practices and assure required activities supporting cybersecurity RMF controls for CM are implemented.
  2. Perform and support software acceptance activities:
    1. Establish a CM tracking, accounting and reporting capability on the MCSC and/or other portals as deemed appropriate.
    2. Maintain a log and provide reporting of all received software product deliverables on MCSC and sharepoint.
    3. Deposit and maintain within the CM repository, all documentation deliverables that accompany a software deliverable. Perform a top level review to ensure completeness of software documentation of all delivered software; report completeness to TMD CM lead.
    4. Maintain accounting of acceptance review activities (i.e. problems, completion, license dependencies, etc.) on MCSC and sharepoint portal, and track discrepancies to closure.
  3. Manage Software Configuration Items:
    1. Receive and place under configuration management MC software and supporting document configuration items. Maintain accounting logs on MCSC, and provide reporting of all activities to PM MC CM Lead.
  4. Perform knowledge capture of existing baseline configuration data and establish the “as is” configuration baseline specification on Sharepoint and MCSC for fielded and in-development products.
  5. Maintain software warehouse capability for current baseline software and older baselines at APG.
  1. Provide IT SME support for defining and managing the specification of integrated configuration baselines, as end-item integrated builds of PM MC product portfolios. Maintain this baseline as a configuration item on repository.
  2. Capture on sharepoint or other portals as appropriate information on baseline configuration data to meet PM reporting requirements.
  3. Provide administrative and technical support for the development, validation, approval and version control of baseline Technical Bulletins (TB), and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP).  Provide administrative support and accounting for review, approval and publishing of these TB/TTP's on the eLandWarNet portal for unit and other software stakeholder acces
  4. Establish and maintain on MCSC a software license tracking tool, including alerts to inform product shops when software licenses or maintenance is expiring.
  5. Support Configuration/Change Control Activities
    1. Develop and maintain on sharepoint a schedule of planned receipt of software configuration items, and if available a schedule for software integration, test, evaluation and distribution.
    2. Provide administrative support for defining and managing change processes and documentation artifacts to manage definition of integrated MC portfolio configuration baselines.
    3. Provide administrative support for accounting and staffing of baseline change proposals by the MC CCB.
    4. Provide representation to the MC CCB to support Software Baseline Management and manage baseline statuses and technical issues.  
    5. Provide admin support to software baseline management briefings and input to PM MC leadership.   
    6. Manage Configuration Item Distribution:
      1. Maintain CM tracking of software/hardware system dependencies and maintain accounting of official MC server software configurations.
      2. Provide administrative and IT support for replication and distribution of software items on hard drive and recordable media.
      3. Identify and implement approved methods to streamline distribution and delivery of software artifacts per PM MC CM guidance.
      4. Support research into a (cloud-based) portal by which users can download authorized artifacts.
      5. Manage account permissions and access to CM portals. 
      6. Maintain logs that track who has requested CM approved software.


Education Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.  Technical certifications in IT or cyber security may be determined to be sufficient.

Preferred Skills:   Minimum of two years working in a related field.  Demonstrated proficiency in Linux and/or Windows system administration.   Experience with Linux preferred.  Demonstrated ability to exercise critical reasoning and problem solving.  Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct configuration management abilities.  Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting computer systems.   Demonstrated proficiency with virtualization.  VMWare is preferred.  Act as a self-starter in a relatively unstructured work environment.  Work as a member of a team, including both Government and contractor personnel from a variety of teams.  Demonstrated ability to produce technical documents.


Centauri 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, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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