Information Technology (IT) Configurator

Information Technology (IT) Configurator

A role as an information technology (IT) configurator is a functional consulting role, usually specializing in the configuration of large software products. They prepare gap analysis on one program version to the highest program version. Additionally, they establish time schedules with the programming and business sections for computer programming and configuration scheduling.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Prepare gap analysis between program version
  • Configure various modules to meet specific business requirements
  • Design and develop interfaces, reports and forms
  • Test software
  • Provide post implementation support
  • Plan and lead software upgrades
  • Utilize conceptual understanding of other functional areas
  • Establish time schedules with the programming and business sections
  • Ensure adequate communication is provided so users are aware of change
  • Facilitate process improvement
  • Develop new functionality of software 
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer science, computer skills, mathematics and coding.
Education/Training Required: 
A master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering is required.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
IT configurators can work at a variety of companies that require advanced IT assistance in managing their operating systems.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Network Professionals Association
  • Software Development Forum
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$85,000
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