Sr. Systems Engineer

at Berkley in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Berkley Technology Services (BTS) is a dynamic company committed to providing world class IT services. We offer a unique culture, enabling our team members to be on the cutting edge of technology while delivering high quality solutions. We are looking for outstanding individuals who will bring unique perspectives, insight and innovation to our teams. BTS, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, has facilities located in Des Moines, Iowa and Wilmington, Delaware. Our functions include working with various third parties to develop, integrate, and support insurance systems of WRBC’s operating units. BTS strives to provide these functions in a holistic manner including helpdesk support, system connectivity, and operational support. Additional responsibilities include coordinating communications regarding best practices in the use of our supported systems and researching new technology. At BTS, there are opportunities associated with being a part of an established and empowering corporation while maintaining a positive personal working environment. Additionally, we provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including a casual dress code. BTS is constantly growing and expanding to meet the changing demands of one of the most successful insurance organizations in the world. Visit us at to learn more information.

The Senior Systems Engineer is a leader in an area of expertise. This role functions as a subject matter expert (SME) and as a service “manager”. The Senior Systems Engineer can function as an authority to vendors related to their area of support, in lieu of their manager. They are expected to lead work on more complicated projects spanning lengths from months to years. The Senior Systems Engineer will lead process improvement and automation efforts that improve the efficiency and efficacy of their areas of responsibility. As new responsibilities are added to the Tier 2’s workload, the Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for building and maintaining the new processes required, which also includes developing training for the staff that will use the new technology at Tier 1 and Tier 2, as well as, delivering this training. As Berkley is looking to develop talent from within, the Senior Systems Engineer will also be part of the mentorship of Tier 1 and Tier 2resources. In this they will help to find efforts that assist in the growth of Tier 1/2 resources, in addition to functioning as an escalation point for Tier 1/2.

+ Will monitor and maintain systems in a 24×7×365 highly available production environment.

+ Provide systems monitoring, reporting, incident handling and troubleshooting of complex IT environments.

+ ServiceNow experience


+ Building and supporting Workflow Management (Tidal Automation)

+ Infrastructure support (VM Host and Cluster Support)

+ Managed File Transfer

+ WinZip

+ Certificate and Key Mgmt.

+ Application Support (Code and database level triage)

+ Experience with basic cloud technologies (AWS:S3, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure)

+ Experience with MS SQL and MS SQL Server 2017/2019, DB2, Oracle

+ Software development experience desirable (Java, Javascript, datastage, JDBC, Web Service (REST & SOAP), SSO, SAML, ActiveDirectory, ADFS)

+ Systems Programming

+ Batch Files


+ UNIX/Windows Scripting

+ Powershell

+ Perl

+ Advanced Backup & Recovery support

+ User Administration (Add/Delete/Modify on Windows and Linux), in addition to developing/maintaining/designing the security design of the area of responsibility

Incident and Problem Management according to ITIL

+ Root Cause Analysis and predictive trend analysis, with the development of larger corrective efforts/projects

+ Evaluate performance of the technology and propose new solutions

+ Keep current on new methods and technology and apply research to deployed assets

+ Evaluate/Manage/Deploy upgrades to service, as required

+ Second and third level triage and support independent of SOP’s or Runbooks

+ Create training materials and Train Tier 1 and Tier 2 Staff on area of expertise

+ Lead Large projects (knowledgeable of MS Project)

+ Identify areas for process improvement and automation, then work with Manager to design and implement

+ Create and maintain advanced IT documentation on processes, procedures and technological environments

+ MS Visio (infrastructure Diagrams)

+ Build and maintain processes as needed

+ Act as a technical escalation point from Tier 1 support, as well as act as a Lead for Tier 2 tasks and issues

+ Mentor Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff on technology skills development

+ Evaluate delivery of Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff tasks and work with Team Leads and the Manager to correct problems

+ Build/Deliver/Coordinate training with developers and staff outside of the BTS organization

+ Able to self-train on new technologies

+ Expected to Collaborate within the team, cross-team resources, and customers, and build new collaborations

+ Undergraduate degree in Information Technology discipline

+ Worked in a structured IT support environment > 10 years

+ SDLC > 10 Years

+ Experience with Backup & recovery tools > 5 years

+ Experience with automation tools > 10 Years OR Experience with NOC utilities > 10 Years OR

+ Application Support > 10 years

+ Customer Service > 10 years

Practical Skill Competencies

+ Customer Service Oriented

+ Time Management

+ Critical Thinking

+ Technically Astute

+ Broad Thinking

+ Active Learning

+ Quick Decision Making

+ Personal Ownership

+ Creative Thinking

+ Relationship Building

+ Presentation Skills

+ Strategic

+ Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for extended periods of time

+ Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

+ Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.

Job ID: 2021-5695

Name: Berkley Technology Services LLC

Street: 101 Bellevue Parkway



Seniority Level:

AssociateMid-Senior Level

Job Functions:

Information Technology

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Job Posting: JC191722436

Posted On: Sep 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 20, 2021