Application Packager

Employer
Sopra Steria Ltd
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
£40,000 to £45,000
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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Clearance Level
DV
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent
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Role overview:

We are currently recruiting across a wide variety of roles for new and existing programmes with our clients in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors.  
Through Agile Project Management, technical design and build, automated Testing with an emphasis on 'secure by design' delivery, we will utilise the latest technologies to deliver an interconnected on-premises technology solution.  

These roles require the successful applicants to undergo UK security vetting clearance (or a willingness to apply).  

The Opportunity: 

We are expanding the Application Packaging team on a large IT site and have a new opportunity for an experienced and multi-skilled Desktop Engineer to work within a team providing Application Packaging, Image Management and Deployment.  We are looking for people who are skilled in the requirements capture, analysis, development, management and maintenance of a predominantly Wintel client desktop service.   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Repackaging of application installation routines from COTS and bespoke source installation media.  
  • Alignment with base OS images and build sequences.  
  • Configuration of applications / OS images within the software delivery infrastructure.  
  • Definition and configuration of Application / OS lockdown policies and relaxations.  
  • Unit test application installations and OS deployments within a locked down environment.  
  • Baseline and release documentation for engineered components within the team’s area of responsibility.  
  • Management of client / application deployment infrastructure.  
  • Provide a 3rd / 4th line incident and problem escalation for applications and operating systems deployed to the live environment.  
  • Provide engineering expertise and consultancy for current and future proposed components.  

Essential Skills: 

  • Experience of Windows registry and file system.  
  • A thorough administrator level understanding of Windows 10.  
  • Knowledge and practical experience of application packaging methodologies and toolsets (MSI, App-V, etc).  
  • Active directory administration (specifically in the area of group policy management).  
  • Windows scripting languages, ideally PowerShell.  
  • Systems management, using Microsoft MECM (SCCM) as the deployment infrastructure.  
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting and analytical skills.  
  • Strong customer service skills, focused upon meeting customer needs.  
  • Complex service delivery experience, preferably in a multi-Vendor environment.  
  • Knowledge and experience with ITSM/ITIL V3 Reference model.  
  • The role requires HMG security clearance. Current HMG security clearance preferable  

Desirable Skills: 

  • Support / maintenance of supporting Desktop platform infrastructure.  
  • Understanding and knowledge of cloud client management technologies, e.g., Intune.  
  • Experience in application and OS management of non-Wintel desktop platforms, e.g., iOS, MacOS.  
  • Image creation and deployment, e.g., MDT, creation of WIM’s, task sequences, etc.  

We view difference of thought and approach as a source of creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. 

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when completing your application. 

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we’re looking for, please do apply, we’d love to hear from you!

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Cheltenham - must be commutable to our client site
Security Clearance Level: Must be eligible for DV Clearance
Internal Recruiter: Josh Huggins-Smith
Salary: £45,000
Benefits: 25 days annual leave with the option to buy additional days, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund


Although this role is advertised as full-time, we believe that flexibility at work can promote work/life balance, increase your motivation, reduce stress and improve performance and productivity. We support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if you’re interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about our company?

Sopra Steria’s Aerospace, Defence and Security business designs, develops and deploys digital solutions to Central Government clients. The work we do makes a real difference to the client’s goal of National Security, and we operate in a unique and privileged environment. We are given time for professional development activities, and we coach and mentor our colleagues, sharing knowledge and learning from each other. We foster a culture in which employees feel valued and supported and have pride in their work for the customer, delivering outstanding rates of customer satisfaction in the UK’s most complex safety- and security-critical markets.

Our technical specialists deploy systems running many of the major operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and multiple Linux distros. We also provide Messaging and Collaboration systems and support, Application packaging and deployment, along with supporting Infrastructure and Cloud services and support. Our time can be split between our services and project work, so we have the chance to be multi-disciplined and access to a range of technologies.

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