A configuration management analyst is responsible for configuring various databases and technological infrastructures for their organization. This position is highly valuable in companies of all sizes, and these analysts generally work traditional business hours. The job is not physical in nature, but may be mentally challenging, and they may work individually or on teams with other analysts.
CM analysts have a variety of responsibilities, including: designing and developing technological infrastructures; developing hardware, software, and various systems support structures; systems performance management; building database configuration; analyzing and maintaining various computer databases; recommending enhancements within technological systems; performing configuration verification tasks; conducting assessments regarding hardware and software configuration; implementing various changes within technological systems; training others within their department; and overseeing various organizational management procedures.
A bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information systems and at least five years of work experience are generally required for this position, and some organizations may require additional training or certifications. Applicants should be expert critical thinkers and problem-solvers and have strong communication skills, as well as the ability to explain highly technical terms to those who may not have an in-depth understanding of the subject.
Configuration Management (CM) Analyst Tasks
Create and maintain documentation for tools used to support configuration management.
Identify errors in the build and release process; recommend improvements.
Perform duties related to change, release, and build management.