Configuration manager positions are available in a wide range of industries, but they are most commonly found in technology-based businesses. Although these positions may not have specific educational requirements, gaining an entry-level position in this field (needed for eventual promotion to managerial status) often requires at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. The experience level for these openings varies by company, but extensive work as a systems administrator with knowledge of the technologies used within the hiring company is usually the minimum requirement. The position often requires security clearances and sometimes requires specific certifications; these are generally specific to individual companies and/or projects.
Configuration Manager Tasks
Oversee baseline configurations for applications, software, and hardware assets.
Identify, organize, and control software and hardware configuration changes.
Identify and cooridinate processes for version management, system build, backup and recovery, archiving, and change management.
Support and facilitate auditing and reporting.