Application Packager / Application Packaging Engineer – Resume

Summary

Experienced IT professional with expertise in Windows Installer technology, Wise Package Studio, Application virtualization; skilled in analysis, troubleshooting, testing, documentation, technical support, and windows network administration.

Professional Skills

  • Wise Package Studio Professional
  • Packaging and re-packaging MSIs for heavily locked-down environments
  • · Creation of transforms (MSTs), patches and merge modules
  • MSI conflict resolution and ICE validation using Orca
  • Troubleshooting using Filemon, Regmon, ProcessMonitor, Inctrl etc
  • Driver deployment in Windows XP and Vista ( DIFxApp merge module)
  • Scripting ( Batch, VBScript)
  • Wix Toolkit and it’s implementation as a product
  • Strong understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Enterprise software deployment tools and methodologies (proprietary and MS SMS)

Additional Skills

  • AdminStudio and InstallShield
  • Application virtualization : Symantec SVS, Microsoft App-V, VMWare ThinApp and Citrix XenApp
  • Software reverse engineering, SoftICE, Ollydbg, Packers & Protectors (ASProtct, Armadillo)
  • Documentation in text format and as screen capture using Adobe Captivate.
  • ·VMWare Workstation and MS VirtualPC
  • Server Administration and network management
  • Auto-IT Scripting
  • Training and Mentoring new team members
  • Ability to work with strict Service Level Agreements
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Resource Allocations
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Building and Leading Teams
  • Defect Prevention

Professional Profile

Senior Software Engineer – MSI Packaging at RM ESI (For RM Plc, Abingdon, UK) :   2008 – Present

Re-packaging legacy setup applications using Wise Package Studio

Deploying hardware based applications using Transforms (MST) and installer silent switches

MSI conflict resolution and ICE validation using Orca

Started working on Complex applications like Adobe Creative Suite

Technical Focus for the team handling the first level escalations from team members

Contact point of the team with the end customers in the UK

Critical resource of the team (ISO 27001)

App virtualization team representative (Symantec SVS)

Fixed the IniFile Table related problems with RM’s proprietary WiX based tool

Started interviewing candidates for new openings in the team

Software Engineer – MSI  at RM ESI (For RM Plc, Abingdon, UK) : 2006 to Sept 2007

Re-packaging legacy setup applications using Wise Package Studio

Deploying hardware based applications using Transforms (MST) and installer silent switches

MSI conflict resolution and ICE validation using Orca

Started working on Complex applications like Adobe Creative Suite

Crossed productivity targets every month

Star of the Month Award for outstanding performance

Handled training of new team members

Started managing project networks (Five servers and 60+ workstations)

Organized trainings and managed the migration to Windows Vista

Improved the process by allotting more time for initial assessment

Two visits to the customer sites in the UK

Functioned as low level Technical Escalation contact for the team members

Education

Bachelor of Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering from  CUSAT

Achievements

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, Microsoft, 2007 and 2008: Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities.

MVP Global Summit 2007, at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington: MVP Global Summit is one of the largest multiday Microsoft MVP events. At the MVP Global Summit, MVPs receive access to exclusive technical content, participate in direct feedback sessions, and meet with Microsoft executives, product teams, and their peers from around the world.

Online Activities

  • TechTalkz.com Computer Help Forums: Own and operate one of the largest computer tech support communities (http://www.techtalkz.com).

  • PackageDeploy.com Blog & Forums: Own and operate this application packaging, deployment and virtualization blog and discussion forum (http://www.packagedeploy.com).
  • Microsoft newsgroups: Active participation in Windows, MSI and Hyper-V newsgroups
  • Beta testing: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft App-V (Softgrid) and Symantec SVS

Contact

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