Configuration Management (CM) Specialist Salary
A Configuration Management (CM) Specialist earns an average salary of $64,779 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Software Development Lifecycle is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Job Description for Configuration Management (CM) Specialist
Configuration management (CM) specialists are responsible for developing software; those in this position may also be known as "software engineers" or "computer programmers." These specialists work primarily in the technology field and the majority of their workday is spent in an office or other indoor environment.Read More...
CM specialists generally work traditional business hours, though some may work extended hours. A bachelor’s or master's degree in a field such as computer science or software engineering is generally required for this position, and these specialists work either independently or on teams to achieve company goals.
Those in this position have a variety of responsibilities, including: recommending solutions to meet customers' needs; planning and coordinating configuration activities; maintaining deadlines; developing improvements to increase efficiency; determining requirements of various systems; training staff and management regarding configuration policies; developing tools to support management and configuration; following company policies at all times; resolving issues in a timely manner; assisting with configuration audits; creating and maintaining documentation regarding configuration management; identifying errors; troubleshooting networks and security issues; and training all necessary personnel.
Candidates for this position should be highly analytical, expert problem-solvers, and proficient communicators, as CM specialists must often explain highly technical aspects to individuals who may not understand technical terms.
Configuration Management (CM) Specialist Tasks
- Perform duties related to change, release, and build management.
- Identify errors in the build and release process; recommend improvements.
- Create and maintain documentation for tools used to support configuration management.
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