The Software Distribution Analyst is responsible for executing the tasks required to automatically deploy software applications, updates and/or patches to devices within a client environment. The Software Distribution Analyst performs detailed problem determination in order to repair/rerun any failed installations. The Software Distribution Analyst must also produce detailed reports on the results of the software distribution. The software distribution analyst may be called in to work off shift hours to address critical situations.
Schedule distribution of software packages to target audience through distribution tool within the required duration and time frame
Complete pre-distribution analysis to ensure the request includes the necessary information to fulfill the process.
Validate target lists or run queries to determine available target devices before scheduling the software distribution.
Import software packages into the distribution tool
Monitor the distribution throughout the distribution life cycle
Collect distribution results and provides a status report to the Account Solution Lead.
Update workflow management tools to ensure all Software Distribution activities are tracked and recorded
Escalate or report any issues that may compromise the distribution timeframes or success
Perform software distribution remediation on unsuccessful endpoints per account procedures
Adhere to best practices, processes, procedures, documents and guidelines
Perform complex troubleshooting activities to diagnose software distribution issues.
Work with Transitions/Transformation teams to complete solutioned deployment work as described by the statement of work. This includes all Process Change Requests (PCRs) during Transition/Transformation
Knowledge of MMS service line components, tools, technologies & processes
Knowledge of MMS Factory Model Structure
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Fluent in Japanese language in Read, Write and Speak (Mandatory)
Excellent teamwork skills balanced with the ability to work independently
Knowledge of Windows / Apple / Linux desktop operating systems, components and configuration
Knowledge of software distribution tools (e.g., SCCM, Radia, IEM, WSUS, Altiris)
Knowledge of patch management
Knowledge of problem and change management tools
Knowledge of office tools (e.g., Excel) for collecting and manipulating distribution results
Understanding of software distribution tools such as SCCM, Radia, IEM, WSUS or Altiris
Excellent teamwork skills balanced with ability to work alone
Extensive knowledge of MMS service line components (Software packaging, Software Distribution, Image Build, and Tier 3 Support Services)
Knowledge of MMS tools, processes, applications
Knowledge of Factory model and GDC model
Knowledge of MMS Strategic Direction and best practices
Knowledge of EUS tower components (SDD, Deskside, CTS, etc…)
Detailed knowledge of current Windows operating systems and their internal components in both 32 and 64-bit configurations
Knowledge of Virtualization technologies
Works effectively with other team members
Knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, NDS, etc
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as this role requires face to face with clients
Negotiates effectively to document MMS’s role in the solution
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
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