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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 berkley-bts.com to learn more information.

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for designing significant new functionality with a consideration of performance, stability, and supportability. Review and provide feedback on business requirements to fully leverage technology to improve business functions. Defines standards and design patterns / paradigms for system development within a team. Actively participate in the planning and implementation of systems, infrastructure and related hardware and software. Provide advanced troubleshooting for infrastructure, networking, security, and application issues. Provide project architecture and oversight with in-depth technical expertise on infrastructure projects. Assess and recommend architectural designs/changes to customer systems in response to business or technical drivers. Contribute to written proposals and develop technical documentation. Provide leadership to the team operational and technical areas. This includes participating in a 24/7 On Call rotation for Priority Level 3 and higher service calls.

+ Develop strategic direction and road maps for all aspects of the Unix infrastructure

+ Sent design standards regarding system and project planning

+ Provide final level support for Unix administrators as needed in their duties working on complex issues where analysis of situation and data requires evaluation of intangibles and data relationships

+ Ensure Unix Admins are doing proper monitoring and tracking of the health and performance of the Unix infrastructure adhering to SOX and audit regulations

+ Participate as Unix Project Manager in Infrastructure involved projects

+ Supporting Kubernetes Platform solutions both On-Prem and Cloud – Operations

+ Demonstrated support and deployment of high availability Linux, AIX / P-Series Environments

+ Subject matter expert for specific technologies within the Infrastructure practice (e.g. AIX OS, HACMP, Ansible, Kubernetes & Scripting).

+ Demonstrates problem solving skills that span the application, middleware, and infrastructure levels. Ability to clearly communicate problem/resolution process to customers or management.

+ Actively participate in the planning and implementation of systems, infrastructure and related hardware and software.

+ Provide advanced troubleshooting for infrastructure, networking, security, and application issues.

+ Collaborate with technical staff, including project managers.

+ Provide project architecture and oversight with in-depth technical expertise on infrastructure projects. Be able to serve as a Lead Engineer on engagements and work directly with Project Management, Account Management and Customer teams.

+ Assess and recommend architectural designs/changes to customer systems in response to business or technical drivers. Customer liaison for solutions including presentation of design and deployment strategies. Contribute to written proposals and develop technical documentation.

+ Mentor and cross-train technical staff.

+ Understanding daily administration of Linux servers, AIX, and SAN based mass storage assignment.

+ Able to configure, integrate, maintain, debug performance issues, analyze recovery, and address user issues on standard Unix Platforms.

+ Highly Knowledgeable around ESX VCenter Tasks including; Deployments, Cloning, Migrations, and API Calls.

+ Provide Scripting support and scripting abilities within Perl, Python and Standard Shell commands.

+ Understand IBM Virtualization layer including HMC’s and IBM Power Series Frame deployments.

+ Ability to troubleshoot and provide Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning for Linux and AIX environments.

Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of systems software procurement and development efforts.

+ Bachelor’s Degree or combination of education/experience

+ 10+ years reasonable UNIX platforms/vendor experience

+ Linux Server Technology support for a minimum of 7 years

+ Working knowledge of High Availability and Load balancing technologies

+ Expertise in hardening, testing, and monitoring systems against possible security threats, with exposure to PCI and SOX standards

+ Familiarity with SAN and NAS technology

+ Knowledge of Kubernetes and Container Solutions

+ Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. *, unless prohibited by law.

*Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after (1) a second dose in a 2-dose series, or (2) a single-dose vaccine, and this status and definition applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Job ID: 2022-7427

Name: Berkley Technology Services LLC

Name: IA, Urbandale – 11201 Douglas Avenue

Name: VA, Manassas

Street: 101 Bellevue Parkway

Industry:

Insurance

Seniority Level:

Mid-Senior Level

Job Functions:

Information Technology

Employment Type:

Full-Time

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Job Posting: JC217035441

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Aug 15, 2022