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Application Packager L 3.5 with strong APP-V 4.6/5.1 skills

Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Industry:
Salary: £350 - £420 per day
Start Date: 2nd January or ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: APPPCKR2323_1543930282
Contact Name: Ellise Fleming
Contact Email: ellise@projectrecruit.com
Job Published: 11 days ago

Job Description

Our client requires an expert Application Packager on a Temporary 6m contract to start in January or ASAP.

Candidates are be required to be involved actively in packaging applications into MSI format using App-V 4.6 & 5.1 & AdminStudio.

Must be able to demonstrate strong proficiency creating transforms, custom actions, user profile settings for existing packages Remediating applications for use on Windows XP/7/8/10 (32/64-bit) and with no administrative privileges Remediating application install issues by use of SIMS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with application owners & project teams to gather requirements and create scripted and non-interactive installations of Windows software for delivery through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Integrate configuration changes and settings per requirements
  • Update tracking system with progress and notes
  • Perform quality assurance checks of other packagers work.
  • Actively administer the supported services to meet and strive to exceed SLA's
  • Support VDE Clients by addressing App-V or Operating System compatibility problems using Citrix XenApp 6.5 servers.
  • Fulfillment of Business as usual related requests(e.g. new packaging requests and troubleshooting them)
  • Understanding the complete Packaging workflow and documenting the standards set by the client.
  • Understanding the tool for managing published applications
  • Active involvement with the client to understand the requirement and application purpose.
  • Performing a technical review for applications to analyze the source for compatibility or any issues.
  • Application Visualization 4.6 and 5.1 version in depth knowledge-
  • Creating Transform to the vendor MSI using Wise Package or ORCA and applying customization in it.
  • Setting custom actions and importing Merge Module when needed
  • Managing cross charging for equipment to business areas
  • Repackaging the Legacy Setups and customizing the installation to include client standards.
  • Active Involvement with MSI packaging and subsequent support.
  • Responsible for charging business areas for usage from Xerox billing information.
  • Generating an MSI for installation with raw files and configuration settings like DLL, EXE, OCX, etc.
  • Working in coordination with the UAT and SCCM team
  • Document and create knowledge based articles for the Packaging team and others as well.
  • Personalisation for applications in VDE using Appsense Environment Manager.

Qualifications | E- Essential; D- Desired

  • 6-8 years packaging experience Strong proficiency at packaging applications into MSI (Microsoft Installer) format using Admin Studio or Wise Package Studio. Strong proficiency creating transforms, custom actions, user profile settings for existing packages -(E)
  • Remediating applications for use on Windows 7/8 32/64-bit with no administrative privileges - (E)
  • Remediating application install issues by use of shims Ability to create custom scripts and utilities (C# preferred language) - (D)
  • Proficient at Boolean Logic and following other people's scripts - (D)
  • Quality customer interaction skills-strong communication skills - (D)
  • Depth of Windows XP and Windows 7/8 32/64-bit operating system knowledge and troubleshooting applications (E)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM) including Task Sequencing (D)
  • Proven experience in a customer service environment - (E)
  • Excellent customer service manner- (E)
  • Adequate current knowledge in the subjects of the role- (E)
  • Ability to work consistently to processes and instructions- (E)
  • Application Virtualization 4.6 and 5.1 version in depth knowledge- (E)
  • Ability to think methodically and logically and communicate well using spoken and written word -(E)
  • Proven success as a careful and responsible worker in similar technical areas- (E)
  • Windows installer technology and operating systems (Windows XP onwards)- (E)
  • Application Packaging using Wise Package Studio and Admin Studio- (E);
  • Takes responsibility, owns the issue and resolves it through identifying and working with the relevant individual in case of troubleshooting- (E)
  • Creating MSI and MST- (E)
  • Using/Creating customized VB scripts- (E)
  • Track record for delivering various packages working within specific guidelines and timescales- (E)
  • Support VDE Clients by addressing App-V or Operating System compatibility problems using Citrix XenApp 6.5 servers -(E)
  • Personalization for applications in VDE using Appsense Environment Manager.- (E)
  • Detailed understanding of Windows technologies- (E)
  • QA for packaged applications as per client standards- (E)
  • ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS
  • In depth Packaging Life-cycle Management - Desirable;
  • Knowledge on VMWare Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology- Desirable;
  • Technical understanding of Application Packaging scenarios- Desirable;
  • Good technical understanding of client automation deployment tools (eg SCCM)- Desirable;
  • Comfortable in software testing, scripting language and deployment (like UAT,VB.SCCM) - Desirable;