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Army Gold Master Engineer



Highlights of responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with Microsoft to design the solution for developing and building desktop and server platform-specific baseline configurations for Microsoft operating systems to release AGM products. Leverage, where possible, any previously developed image processes for all supported operating systems.
  • Provide input in requirements and release testing of the AGM monthly release, annual builds and new OS releases.
  • Support inclusion of required non-AGM applications (such as Java, Adobe, and others) into the standard AGM baseline configuration.
  • Maintain AGM standard baseline deployment components using only Army-defined automated deployment tools and keeping the required local files at a size that will fit on a single DVD.
  • Maintain the AGM deployment architecture and build model, as updates (mandatory and optional) are released by the AGM Program through InSight® and other automated deployment methods.
  • Update a common architecture as it relates to the components of an AGM release (OS/Configuration, Security Patches, and Applications), how each component is defined and packaged, and how an AGM release is deployed (media) and maintained.
  • Analyze Windows and Non-Windows products during software development and product lifecycle and document all product configuration specifications.
  • Review the processes used to apply the AGM security settings on both workstation and server platforms, and draft a standard process to modify settings in the field to support Army functional requirements.
  • Effectively troubleshoot Group Policy and the effects they impose on computer objects.
  • Provide input in requirements and release testing of the AGM monthly release, annual builds and new OS releases.
  • Assist the Government in preparing and maintaining lab environments that mirror the Army production environment using the AGM-built OSs.
  • Provide Tier II/III support for engineering and program-level issues submitted to the AGM Program and issues elevated by system administrators. Manage incidents and problems; confirm validity of issues and problems; seek known solutions related to more complex issues.
  • Provide support to the Enterprise Change, Configuration, and Release management process for the AGM Program. 


  • Provides expert advice and support on network design, engineering and implementation issues
  • Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, project managers, engineers and senior staff members
  • Actively participates in multiple work groups at one time and disseminates information across all levels of the organization
  • Translates subject matter terminology into business terms and recommends alternatives to both senior management and software developers
  • May be required to perform product demonstrations in a variety of settings, including internal meetings, training sessions and trade shows


  • Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT III (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP (or Associate), CASP CE, CCNA Security). IA Certification Category and Level (IAW DoD 8570.10-M and BBP 05-PR-M-0002)
  • Current Computing Environment (CE) certification (attainable within 6 months of performance start date): Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Clearance (required at performance start date): IT Level II (in accordance with AR 25-2) SECRET T3 (formerly NACLC)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT with > eight (8) years practical experience or > twelve (12) years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience or an Associate degree with 15 years of experience in the subject or area related to information technology of computer science.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the following:
    • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) management
    • Automated mechanisms for deploying configured baselines
    • Microsoft, Android, and iOS mobile operating systems
    • OS and application install process
    • Security automation
    • Non-Microsoft applications, examples of non-Microsoft applications include Active Client, Tumbleweed, and ApproveIt
    • Web development
    • Application of IA processes/principles IAW NIST, DISA, NSA, DIACAP, RMF
  • Experience in software development for line of business mobile applications Application of IA processes/principles IAW NIST, DISA, NSA, and DIACAP Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003/2008/Windows Desktop Operating System/Linux
  • Experience with ASP.NET Framework and C++ and understanding of Object-Oriented Design


This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Ambulate throughout an office
  • Ambulate between several buildings
  • Travel by land or air transportation 25%


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Fort Huachuca, Arizona
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