Principal Configuration Engineer

Job Locations IN-Pune
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 8:01 AM)
Requisition ID
Software Development




Welcome to Allscripts! Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.


The primary purpose of this role is to install, implement, configure, upgrade, and optimize the performance of application systems and required to operate Allscripts’ software Development and QA environments. Ensure delivery of reliable products to customers by maintaining consistent processes governing the coordination, tracking, planning, scheduling, and building of all software components.


  • Configuration Management – (Source control – Checkout / Check-in, Configuration audit and version control of the software configuration items of different Allscripts products)
  • Ensures integrity of the sources / deliverables. (This is achieved by comparison of the source modified with the previous version of the source and confirming that all the changes done to the source are properly identified with the necessary tags / developer. By also verifying that the build of the software is done as per the procedure.)
  • Ensures traceability and retrievability of sources and deliverables. (Traceability is achieved through ensuring that the check-in of the files are done in the right environment and by using the right package. Verification of the checked-in configuration items through the listing / reports generated by the SCM tool. Retrievability is achieved through periodical check-out of the latest/previous version of the configuration items from the SCM tool and comparing them with the configuration items available in standard areas / storage locations maintained for comparison)
  • Provides effective solutions by implementing the configuration management & builds best practices by exploiting the SCM tool’s features for efficient configuration management & builds activities. Provide guidance to development & QA teams to support different development methodologies in the areas of SCM.
  • Reviews and provides inputs to the Project Manager / Senior Managers to approve and confirm the project configuration and build management plan.
  • Implements and continuously improves reliable and speedy build environments for development & QA. Provides build status timely. Automates as much as possible to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Ensures that escrow and other contractual obligations are met. (The contractual obligations for escrow are defined by the contracts / agreements that Allscripts enters into with its clients. These normally include depositing of the sources with escrow agency. This is achieved by maintaining a document describing the escrow number, the client for whom the sources are escrowed, records of such escrow deposits made and the acknowledgements received from the escrow agency.)
  • Provides training to developers on source code management.
  • Mentors the Configuration Management Engineers and provides feedback on their performance.
  • Estimates the efforts required for Configuration Management Activities for projects and agrees schedules with the Manager.
  • Understands and executes the packaging and deployment process
  • Liaise with managers and keep them informed of progress. (This is applicable to any kind of specific and periodic tasks assigned. Example: Deposit of sources under escrow commitments.)




For System Verification

  • Reviews necessary project documents to ensure compliance to standards.
  • Ensures software quality in spite of schedule (and external) pressures.
  • Reports non-compliance findings to the project team for resolution.
  • Analyzes and records findings found during quality reviews.
  • Coordinates with the development teams to ensure that review and testing schedules of projects/patches are performed and completed in accordance with the agreed delivery dates.
  • Writes test scenarios for bugs and enhancements to ensure code is tested properly.
  • Performs tests of upgrade releases.

  • Provides performance feedback to the Project Manager.

  • Ability to set up system environments.

  • Debugs system environment issues and installs issues before without help from development

  • Ensures timely escalation of issues to the appropriate persons or groups.

  • Monitors team projects and schedule to ensure set deadlines are met.

  • Assists with the investigation and resolution of functional software questions. 


  • Identify and recruit internal/external talents to ensure effective mix of competencies.
  • Induct new joiners in order to quickly maximize performance.
  • Set and communicate team/individual objectives and KPI to inspire individuals to achieve high performance.
  • Allocate work load to fully utilize every employee’s talent.
  • Implement development plans and coach for individuals to reach their maximum talent.
  • Provide regular constructive feedback on performance/development and address poor/mediocre performance on a timely manner.
  • Recognize high performers to maintain motivation and retain key talent.
  • Regularly communicate on company news and team progress against business plan.
  • Create team spirit.



Job Description:

  • Operating Systems: Windows system administration.
  • Version Control: Experience in team project level administration of version control system such as TFS, SVN, Clearcase etc. TFS is preferred.
  • Scripting Skills: Should be good in Scripting language VB Script, PowerShell Scripting and batch scripting.
  • Configuration of Continuous build, Trigger build, and Scheduled Builds with TFS 2015 and TFS2017 and as well Build Automation process.
  • Experience with XAML, MSBUILD and vNext build definition in TFS builds.
  • Experience in Application Packaging using Installshield tools or any other packaging tools. Installshield is preferred.
  • Experience in Application Deployments to the cloud environments by using any tools or by writing code in Powershell script. OctopusDeploy as preferred
  • Experience in System Administration, System Builds, Server builds, Installs, Branching, Upgrades, Patches, Migration, Troubleshooting, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery.
  • Strong understanding of SDLC disciplines and Infrastructure as Code (unit testing, integration testing, source code and database change management, build and deployment)
  • In-depth understanding of the principles and best practices of Software Configuration Management (SCM) in Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall methodologies.




  • Typically requires 14 years of experience.


Travel Requirements:


  • Depends upon the project/program needs.


Working Arrangements:


  • Hours required to complete projects/assignments

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards



At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a competitive total rewards package, including holidays, vacation, and medical, disability and life insurance.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No job applicant or employee shall receive less favorable treatment or be disadvantaged because of their gender, marital or family status, color, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be subject to less favorable treatment or be disadvantaged on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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