Configuration Management Technician

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We’re on the hunt for a Configuration Management Technician on our team at our Richmond office.

Position Description:

This configuration management position is responsible for defining and implementing configuration management principles to large scale and complex systems.


 Define and document configuration management policies and procedures for system level software, drawings, bills-of-material, part numbering, end-item data packages, and software deliverables.

  • Work with engineers, managers and SMEs to drive and build configuration management strategies for software development
  • Administer and provide front line engineering user support to software code libraries and tools including JIRA, GIT, GITLAB, or Clearcase.
  • Administer document management tools including AGILE and Filehold.
  • Establish configuration baselines for all deliverable software and hardware items in large complex systems.
  • Produce as-built configuration status reports for deliverable systems.
  • Monitor equivalent CM activities of subcontractor CM organizations for compliance with project CM requirements and provide support when required.
  • Update project CM plans and procedures as required.
  • Provide effective CM solutions to the project engineering and system integration teams.
  • Conduct configuration audits of MDA and subcontractor deliverables as required.
  • Support quality assurance process audits of CM

 Requirements (experience/skills):

  • Mature individual with a sound working knowledge of hardware/software engineering practices.
  • Familiarity with software CM tools including GIT, GITLAB, JIRA, Bugzilla, Subversion, AGILE, Filehold, or Sharepoint systems.
  • Familiarity with relevant CM Standards (MIL-STD-973, IEEE-488, ISO 9001).
  • Familiarity with CM change processes for software, drawings, documentation, and hardware.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the software, CM, or hardware/system engineering field.
  • Experience working in both Windows and Linux operating systems and environments.
  • Experience in CM/Engineering with the Government, Military, or Aerospace industry would be highly desirable.
  • Experience using software and system configuration management tools would be an asset.
  • BCIT Technologist or equivalent engineering diploma.

Comments/Special Considerations:

To be qualified you must be able to obtain and hold Reliability security clearance at the Secret level  and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.


Canada, Richmond, British Columbia

Posted 2 months ago

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