Software Configuration Manager

5 days ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


We are seeking a Software Configuration Manager to join our team supporting our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in Austin, TX. However, this position can be located in Austin, Dallas or the Washington DC area.


This position will provide configuration management services.  This position will create development builds using the ant Java build tool, deploy code using JBoss and deliver code to high level test environments and production. They will create iterative code releases from Sprints using Rational ClearCase, ClearQuest, and Unix skills to merge development code into the production branch. This position will also prepare version description of release content and attend IRS technical meetings to receive and deliver statuses.


Location of work is primarily from home. The selected candidate must be flexible and available to attend meetings or perform other activities at the IRS facility more frequently as required.


  • Prepare Configuration Management plans, addendums and CI worksheets
  • Identify baseline and non-baseline products
  • Prepare for and support milestone exits
  • Coordinate project-level change requests (CRs)
  • Provide ClearCase support to developers
  • Support the project Configuration Control Board (CCB)
  • Organize data to help the board make decisions
  • Work across the enterprise to coordinate with the various stakeholders
  • Ensure creation and cataloging of Version Description Documents (VDDs) or similar documentation for all baseline deliveries to DIT, EST, and Production
  • Ensure code changes have traceability to approved work and/or change requests via Change Management system (i.e. Rational ClearQuest)
  • Represent configuration management (CM) in project sprint exit reviews
  • Facilitate, monitor, and report on deployment of CI releases to various environments (DIT, EST, PSE, CP and PRODUCTION)
  • Provide support to CM CMMI appraisals and security audits

  • Support CM process, guidelines, metrics, and tracking of artifacts; providing execution of these processes

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience required
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in Software Configuration and change management processes and implementation across different environments (Dev, Test, Prod)
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining UCM and branches for multiple release management in Rational ClearCase
  • Very strong skills in Rational Clear implementation for code merging, check-in, check-out, versioning, and administration
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across organizations 
  • In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle for implementing Enterprise level systems
  • Experience with Rational Tools – ClearCase, ClearQuest, RequisitePro and experience integrating the toolset
  • Excellent attention to detail capability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • Preferred qualifications include:
    • IRS system experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
  • Ability to reach for or file documents up to 10% of time
  • Frequent use of computer, telephone, and office equipment (copier, fax, scanner)
  • Work is performed in an office environment with a low to moderate noise level

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI is a plus)

  • United States Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card status) for at least three (3) years, and Federal Tax compliant

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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