SCOM (Systems Center Operations Manager) Management Pack Developer


Position:   SCOM (Systems Center Operations Manager) Management Pack Developer

Category: Contract

Location:  Pleasanton, California




The company has the technology to take on big challenges, the integrity to do it responsibly and the drive to keep moving the world forward.




The SCOM Management Pack Developer will work with an implementation and support team that is deploying Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 R2 (later SCOM 2012) within a large, decentralized, enterprise environment.  Act as a Management Pack developer Subject Matter Expert for the team as design and deployment take place across the corporation.  Provide Management Pack (MP) design, authoring and related expertise as well as technical and process recommendations to ensure robust and sustainable SCOM-based monitoring services.


The person should have a history of having performed Management Pack design and development in support of technically and organizationally complex environments with differing monitoring needs.  The person must have a demonstrated strong commitment to teamwork and mentoring.


Core Technical Competencies


Management Pack (MP) authoring within a large enterprise environment having diverse monitoring requirements:

·         Designing, documenting, developing, and testing MPs adhering to a strict MP Lifecycle and change management methodology

·         Developing monitors, rules, discoveries, diagnostic and/or recovery tasks, views

·         Expert knowledge of optimal targeting methods

·         Expert knowledge of optimal health model construction

·         Expert knowledge of the SCOM service model  and its usage (classes, relationships, referenced classes)

·         Advanced knowledge of module types including data sources, probe actions, and write actions

·         Expert usage knowledge of consoles (Authoring, Operations)

·         Disciplined testing procedures

·         High degree of proficiency in XML (work with MPs’ XML)

·         High degree of proficiency in SCOM MP module development


Supporting Technical Competencies


·         Good knowledge of Operations Manager SDK usage for MP related tasks (e.g., Automation of MP creation, configuration data extraction)

·         Good working knowledge of SQL Server 2005 or higher (e.g., queries, joins)

·         Good knowledge of processes incorporated, and artifacts referenced, during agent installation

·         Troubleshooting of Operations Manager infrastructure issues

·         Able to implement MP development approaches, and techniques to best meet the business requirements

·         Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2003/2008

·         Working knowledge of SNMP

·         Good working knowledge of Powershell, WMI, VBScript


Desired Technical Competencies


·         Understanding of Silect MP Studio usage

·         Administrative knowledge of SCOM 2007 R2

·         Working knowledge of Active Directory, SSRS 2008

·         VB.NET

·         Basic knowledge of IIS 7, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010


Essential Skills


·         When designing/planning a deliverable, accounts for, and identifies, interdependent activities outside of the deliverable’s scope

·         High level of professionalism throughout while working in a cross-functional team

·         Production of high quality design and configuration documentation from high to low levels

·         Accurate time and effort estimates

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving methods

·         Able to effectively self-manage deliverables within given time, budget and quality constraints

·         Proactive in accurately communicating work progress and issues

·         Demonstrated ability to work within a complex development project environment and methodology

·         Manages time effectively to meet deadlines

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload

·         Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills

·         Excellent documentation and written communication skills

·         Self-motivated and tenacious when addressing complex technical issues


Work Authorization


Successful applicants will be required to provide documents/credentials that will allow them to work legally in the U.S.




W2; Competitive benefits and salary


About Prolinx


Prolinx Services is a professional consulting company that provides our clients with specialized services and business solutions. Having the right people in place is paramount to the success of our client's organization. Prolinx Services is dedicated to providing people with the skills, background and work styles that match our client's needs and preferences. We also place great emphasis on the satisfaction of our consultants. Prolinx strives to create harmonious work arrangements and win-win situations for all involved parties.


To apply for this position, please send your Resume/CV to recruiting@prolinxservices.com