Configuration Manager

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is currently recruiting for a Configuration Manager to join our team. This Configuration Manager will be responsible for overseeing sound Configuration Management (CM) practices for Information Technology (IT) systems on Portable Electronic Maintenance Aids (PEMA). This Configuration Manager supports all aspects of management analysis to facilitate version control, release management, and configuration processes. This Configuration Manager will collaborate with development and IT teams to ensure proper configuration management practices, handle versioning, track changes, implement workflows, manage configuration baselines, and ensure the integrity of software configurations throughout the development lifecycle.

This position will allow for remote work and some travel will be required to either an RDI office or our customer location in Jacksonville, FL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining the configuration baseline or approved and controlled versions that serve as the baseline reference point for further development, testing, and deployment
  • Identifying the configuration items (CIs) such as software modules, hardware components, documents, or configurations, then assigning unique identifiers, attributes, and relationships to the CIs, and finally storing the CIs in a configuration management database (CMDB) or a configuration management system (CMS)
  • Controlling and managing the configuration changes, implementing and enforcing a change management process, and defining how the changes are requested, evaluated, approved, implemented, tested, and documented
  • Employing proper configuration management tools, such as version control systems, change management systems, or configuration management software, to record, track, and monitor the changes and their impacts on the project or system
  • Performing configuration verifications and audits to verify completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the CM plan and program objectives
  • Reporting and communicating configuration information to provide the status, progress, and issues of the CM process and activities while collaborating with developers, testers, users, customers, or managers, to inform them of the configuration information, to solicit their feedback and input, and to resolve any conflicts or problems
  • Improving and optimizing the CM process and tools by evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of the CM process and tools, using metrics, indicators, or feedback, and Identifying and implementing recommendations for improvement and optimization in the CM process
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Government Secret Security Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC). The minimum requirement to obtain a Security clearance is United States Citizenship. Applicants that do not meet these requirements will not be considered
  • A Minimum of five years of experience in configuration management and assisting software development
  • Experience coordinating complex IT or software development projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate directly with customers when needed
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to recognize when a detail does not conform to expectations
  • Experience with CM tools including a CMDB, CMS, or preferably both
  • Love for consistent processes
  • Strong sense of responsibility for completing processes successfully
  • Sponsorship is not provided for this position


Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • Legal & ID Shield Services
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense Inc, is the business entity within Ricardo plc that works on classified safety and defense contracts for the US DoD and it therefore operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA). Ricardo Defense Inc provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in taking innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment. For more information, visit

Ricardo Defense Inc, is a proud recipient of the 2022 & 2023 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award.

Ricardo Defense Inc, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.