Windows Release and Deployment Engineer

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Windows Release and Deployment Engineer.

Category

Infrastructure Services

Function

System Engineer / Administrator

Language(s)

Dutch
English
French

Reference

191107/1011

Location

Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

  • Fluent in Dutch or French, good knowledge of the other one. Good level of English
  •  Bachelor/Master or equivalent by experience
  • Team player
  • Service and client oriented
  • Quick self-starter, pro-active attitude
  • Autonomous and committed
  • Good communication skills
  • Accurate and risk conscious
  • At least 3 years in a similar function
  • Experience in large IT-environments
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows operating systems (server & workstation)
  • Troubleshooting skills in Windows environments (f.i. experience in a support team)
  • Good knowledge of (operating) SCCM

Your role

Before a Windows release reaches the target, it is subject to a software release process to ensure that it meets our company standards on technical level, complies to the security requirements and does not show undesirable behaviour (quality). Deployment needs to be thoroughly prepared, tested, planned and executed, minimizing client impact. Issues need to be swiftly tackled and solved during the after care.

We are currently looking for someone to assist the team during the different phases:

  • Preparation
  • Plan the different phases of the release (eg different waves of the monthly security patch)
  • Issue a request for change and ensure it gets approved
  • In collaboration with the major providers (the Windows Core System squads and/or the external partners), ensure timely delivery of the different components of the release
  • Build (Package development + technical testing)
  • Regroup all components into a ‘deployment package’ (release)
  • Using SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager), create a Task Sequence to automate the deployment steps
  • Validate the release during a technical test
  • Deployment
  • Make the release available for the user functionality tests by deploying in the QA-environment
  • Support the users where needed during the validation
  • Make the solution/software available for deployment in production
  • Execute and follow-up on the different deployment-waves
  • After-care
  • Ensure reporting on the progress of the deployment

Analyze deployment/installation failures and remediate in order to reach the target success rate