Windows Automation and Application Packaging Engineer

Job Overview
Our client in the Chicago area of IL has an excellent opportunity for a Windows Automation and Application Packaging Engineer!



  • Design, develop, coordinate and manage application packaging projects.
  • Develop enterprise OS migration plans and conduct project management and documentation as needed.
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis and remediation efforts on major Windows application packaging and deployments.
  • Diagnose Windows application deployment issues and perform roll-backs as needed.



  • Enterprise knowledge of Windows 7 and 10 Desktop Operating Systems, Image Management, Application Packaging & Distribution, Mobile Device Management, performance monitoring tools in a large distributed environment.
  • Enterprise knowledge of Active Directory / DHCP / DNS / Group Policy in a distributed environment.
  • Enterprise knowledge of Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 / Desktop Security Patch Management and application deployment process.
  • Enterprise knowledge of VMware vSphere ESXi 6.x & Horizon View 7.x and above.
  • Expert knowledge of architecting, designing and automating a zero-touch environment for Windows 7/10 Operating Systems and application deployments in an enterprise.
  • Expert knowledge of industry deployment tools such as SCCM, LANDESK or any other enterprise application deployment and automation systems.
  • Expert knowledge of Application Virtualization / Streaming solutions such as Microsoft Application Virtualization (SoftGrid / App-V), ThinApp, App-Volume or Citrix XenApp for our virtual environment.
  • Expert knowledge of automated application packaging and distribution methodologies and tools such as Flexera Admin studio suite or Wise Packaging Studio.
  • Expert knowledge of MSI and custom actions.
  • Experience with enterprise-scale zero-touch Windows and application deployments
  • Experience with application assessment and compatibility tools such as Microsoft MAP/ ACT, AppDNA or Change Base.
  • Experience and knowledge of Windows Image management utilizing Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT), Task Sequencing and Hardware driver injection to create hardware images.
  • Experience with software package builds and GPO deployment methods.
  • Experience with Enterprise Mobile Device Management tools such as Airwatch / Mobile Iron, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience with Mobile application development and deployment is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).
  • Experience with SQL, Perl, VB, Batch, PowerShell and other scripting languages.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven strong analytical / troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong Time Management and organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of the global Windows team.
  • Microsoft Certifications (MCITP, MCSE, MOUS, and VCP) are a strong plus and some will be required within a year of joining company.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a global financial organization (e.g., Investment Management, Banking, Financial Technology Services).
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