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Software Distribution Engineer

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Kansas City Southern

Kansas City, MO

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Job Summary:

The Software Distribution Engineer is responsible for automating patch updates and software deployment on enterprise workstations and servers. The successful candidate will have intermediate to advanced knowledge of enterprise patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, and relevant Microsoft tools.

Job Duties:

Administer SCCM application and solution architecture;

Automate patch releases and configuration changes;

Remediate vulnerabilities based on internal security reports;

Coordinate with other IT staff, IT security, and outside consultants to enhance IT systems;

Build unattended installation packages for enterprise software applications;

Coordinate release schedules with Desktop Services, Help Desk, and Data Center Operations;

Provide Tier 3 support for incidents related to software distribution and patching events;

Create, maintain, and update software distribution solution documentation and standard operating procedures;

Generate reports to provide progress updates for IT management;

Exemplify KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Business or related field;

1 year experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMan) or Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS);

Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Requirements:

Microsoft Certified System Engineer preferred;

Microsoft Systems Center Orchestrator (SCORCH) experience preferred;

ITIL v3 Certification preferred.

Essential Functions:

Advanced level administrator skills for Windows Desktop OS;

Intermediate level administrator skills for Windows Server OS;

Advanced understanding of software distribution and patch management concepts;

Experience creating and deploying Windows Operating System images;

Experience building unattended installation packages for client applications;

Experience deploying software updates and managing client health;

Proficient in Microsoft tools and infrastructure including Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Powershell, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and Microsoft Office;

Excellent troubleshooting skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Company Profile
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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