Profession ict application configurator

ICT application configurators identify, record, and maintain user-specific application configurations based upon user requirements and business rules. They configure generic software systems in order to create a specific version applied to an organisation's context. These configurations range from adjusting basic parameters through the creation of business rules and roles in the ICT system to developing specific modules (including the configuration of Commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS)). They also document configurations, perform configuration updates, and ensure the configurations are correctly implemented in the application.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Computer programming

    The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.

  • ICT debugging tools

    The ICT tools used to test and debug programs and software code, such as GNU Debugger (GDB), Intel Debugger (IDB), Microsoft Visual Studio Debugger, Valgrind and WinDbg.

  • Integrated development environment software

    The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.

  • Tools for software configuration management

    The software programs to perform configuration identification, control, status accounting and audit, such as CVS, ClearCase, Subversion, GIT and TortoiseSVN perform this management.

Skills

  • Analyse software specifications

    Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.

  • Develop automated migration methods

    Create automated transfer of ICT information between storage types, formats and systems to save human resources from performing the task manually.

  • Use software design patterns

    Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • Debug software

    Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and remove these faults.

  • Migrate existing data

    Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.

  • Integrate system components

    Select and use integration techniques and tools to plan and implement integration of hardware and software modules and components in a system. Apply specific testing techniques to ensure integrity during system integration.

  • Integrate ICT data

    Combine data from sources to provide unified view of the set of these data.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Create flowchart diagram

    Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Develop software prototype

    Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.

  • Collect customer feedback on applications

    Gather a response and analyse data from customers to identify requests or problems in order to improve applications and overall customer satisfaction.

Optional knowledge and skills

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