Packaging Engineer - 425


MSI is seeking Packaging Engineer to support our client, a large financial institution, in McLean, VA. All candidates must be able to pass a background and credit check. 




  • Works with application package requestor to determine requirements
  • Works independently with guidance from higher level staff or management
  • Creating Windows Installer packages for a migration to Windows 7 using AinStudio, InstallShield, or other tools
  • Creating Custom Actions for Install, Repair and Uninstall actions
  • Recommending products that could be standardized and Reviewing Windows 7 compatibility
  • Performing software installation scripting, packaging, testing application with client to confirm the install meets their needs
  • Packaging application according to specs and diagnosing software installation errors & performing corrective actions
    • Compiling final application package testing and package signoff




  • Experience in Application Scripting, Packaging/ Re-packaging, script customizations, Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology and Application Distribution technologies which includes experience in the use of Install Shield , PowerShell,  VB Script, Batch script, and Software Distribution system experience including SCCM and Altiris
  • Understand and apply diverse software engineering principles and best practices in areas of software installers.
  • Experience which includes planning, testing, implementing and problem solving in an Information Systems environment
  • Effective analytical, planning, organizational, problem determination and resolution process skills
  • Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment, and make sound decisions
  • Ability to execute the problem determination and resolution process effectively
  • Ability to differentiate and create both 32bit & 64bit application packages
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills for both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Windows XP and Windows 7 expertise (full knowledge of OS operations, Registry, DLL's)
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to apply them towards the investigation of existing installations  




  • Proficient in the use of PC applications used to create documentation for project management functions and documentation used to provide status requirements and recommendations to management
  • SQL Server or Sybase database support writing database backup and recovery scripts.
  • Deployment of packages to Windows XP/7 environments
  • Experience with Application Virtualization (APP-V, Citrix)
  • Knowledge of 32-bit and 64-bit application packaging is required along with strong application troubleshooting skills and knowledge of Microsoft App-V is desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft VMware Workstation
  • Working experience  with  Application Model in MS Configuration Manager 2012
  • Working experience with Windows Application Compatibility Tool (ACT)and ability to create and apply SHIMs 

 MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.