Application Certification Tester - Win10

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 05-03-2018
On behalf of our enterprise client, Affinity Staffing is seeking an Application Certification Tester in support of desktop Win 7 upgrade to various platforms including Win 10, workspace virtualization, SAAS, etc. The initiative is in part motivated by Microsoft’s new technology / operating system roadmap (SAC) and upcoming Win 7 end of life / support. FWS will be completing this upgrade in close partnership and collaboration with clinical and business stakeholders ensuring a strong focus on a positive user experience and optimized technical implementation. This is a complex upgrade and transition requiring deliberate planning, engagement, and implementation. Specifically the project is responsible for:
  1. Application Assessment, Remediation and Readiness
  2. Win 10 Business / Clinical Readiness & Deployment Support
  3. Deployment Planning & Readiness
  4. VDI & Other Technical Readiness
  5. Pipeline Discovery through to Deployment
  1. Services Required:
Reporting to the Project Manager, Application Planning and Readiness, the Application Certification Tester (ACT) is responsible for testing, analyzing, remediating and packaging applications for deployment in a Win 10 / virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and HealthBC environment.

The following services are expected:
  1. Plan and execute application installation testing, analysis and remediation on assigned applications ensuring operability in a Win 10 and enterprise environment (e.g. shimming, security exceptions, etc.). This includes engaging clients, IMITS technical teams, and vendors as required to resolve identified issues
  2. Support VDI compatibility testing, analysis, remediation and evaluation on assigned applications. This includes engaging clients, FWS/IMITS technical teams, and vendors as required to resolve identified issues
  3. Validate application requirements including licensing and versioning; identify software/peripheral dependency impacts by working with key internal and external stakeholders; conduct client interviews to understand their clinical / business requirements; identify other unknowns as appropriate
  4. Engage and support clients in conducting functional testing and user acceptance testing on packaged applications including obtaining client sign-off
  5. Evaluate and guide optimal application delivery method, and package applications as appropriate using a suite of packaging tools and methodologies including AdminStudio Repackager, Installshield, and Microsoft App-V sequencer
  6. Create installation documentation following template and strict guidelines from service provider
  7. Collaborate with IMITS technical teams and IBM to ensure application readiness according to project timelines and escalate issues to the Project Manager, Application Planning and Readiness for support where required
  8. Other duties as assigned.
  1. Specific Qualifications or Experience Required: 
We are looking for a technical individual who is able to relate to a diverse group of clients and other stakeholders; and work with them to test, remediate, and package their applications. Critical skillset include:
  • Strong demonstrated experience in deploying applications in various virtual environments with a strong focus on VDI; Citrix would be an asset
  • Strong experience with Win 7 and/or Win 10 application installation testing and remediation
  • Strong experience with functional testing and user acceptance testing
  • Must have experience in guiding application deployment type in a managed environment (e.g. SCCM, manual install, etc.)
  • Strong demonstrated experience in packaging applications using a variety of methodologies including AdminStudio Repackager, Installshield, and Microsoft App-V sequencer
  • Ability to translate clinical and business needs to technical solution requirements
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to resolve technical issues
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills (able to engage users and manage testing expectations)
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Past experience creating Manual Installation Instruction Set documentation
  • Knowledge of virtual technologies including VDI, XenApp, VMWare / VMSphere, Hyperconverge, Unidesk, Uniprint, Nutanix and cloud / managed services is an asset

About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long-term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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