Halfaker and Associates, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Digital Services, Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Cloud Services to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans. Our commitment to excellence and our vision to “Continue to Serve” has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors. Our strong focus on internal culture has helped Halfaker achieve several workplace awards including Great Place to Work Certification™ and Tampa Bay Top Workplaces. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.

Halfaker has an opening for a Configuration Manager to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Perform configuration management (CM) of a backend database system/application throughout the project lifecycle, oversee the management of configuration items and baseline, review and update the CM process and documentation, perform CM audits
  • Perform Release Management and coordinate the release process and schedule among multiple internal and/or external teams
  • Create configuration and release artifacts and documentation to support the release process
  • Monitor and report the efficiency and effectiveness of CM and Release Process via PKIs defined by you and approved by Client
  • Automate the existing project CM and Release process by implementing modern practices such as CI/CD, Orchestration, and other elements of a DevSecOps pipeline

Required Skills
  • Use JIRA, GitHub, Xray, and Confluence (or similar) to perform CM and Release Management activities
  • Controlling, tracking, and reporting changes to configuration items; Manage and track changes to program baselines, schedules, and progress
  • Executing RM process through a combination of automation and manual processes to manage release from the development environment to the production environment
  • Coordinate internal/external teams in release planning for a complex system of systems with complicated dependency
  • Ability to create a deployment/rollback plan with critical checkpoints to ensure success of release deployment and rollback
  • Develop KPIs, track and report on CM and RM effectiveness
  • Hands-on experience with an orchestration tool such as Jenkins to facilitate CI/CD
  • Ability to learn basic Oracle DB management and development
  • Experience or Ability to setup/configure Fortify for security scan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across multiple audiences, both technical and non-technical, executive and non-executive audiences
  • Knowledge and practice of Scrum, the roles, and the artifacts produced
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and influence decisions
  • Self-motivated problem solving with minimal supervision

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering
    • 4 years of experience in IT may substitute for degree
  • 3+ years as Configuration or Release Manager
  • Experience and ability to setup continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) from scratch
  • Knowledge of static code scanning from security/coding/testing perspective
  • Experience working with Jira to track stories/tasks/requirements
  • Basic experience with programming and DBMS SQL/DDL
  • Knowledge of modern DevSecOps and how it applies to release management and configuration management
  • Experience with MS Office products including SharePoint

Halfaker and Associates is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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