Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Sr. Systems Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary
    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Sr. Systems Engineer to join our internal Corporate IT Infrastructure Operations team.  In this role, you will be part of a group of engineers responsible for building and supporting the server and storage infrastructure platforms as well as all production Microsoft back-office systems.  This includes installing, configuring, and administering Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, and SQL Server.  The ability to self-manage, prioritize, and multitask are essential, as you will balance functions related to both project delivery and support/administration,


    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and confirming problem resolutions with Infrastructure technologies, escalating complex problems as necessary
    • Ensure that operational processes are consistently followed in order to support the organization’s SLA requirements and meet/exceed customer expectations
    • Build and maintain in-depth technical and product knowledge that is leveraged to design, implement, and support solutions with complex interdependencies
    • Assist the End User Services team in responding to tickets and requests
    • Focus on the constant improvement of in-place processes, and the development of industry standard processes in areas where no process exists
    • Create, maintain, and report monthly metrics for Infrastructure environments
    • Perform on-call duties on a rotation basis
    • Assist with office move, integration of newly acquired companies, and marketing events on an as-needed basis
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of incident, problem, change, configuration, and asset management principles and able to apply best practices

     

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Technology/related field or equivalent work experience
    • 7+ years of experience designing, building, and supporting enterprise infrastructure and systems, including experience in a multi-site environment; international exposure ideal
    • Experience with solution delivery from design through post project support
    • Technical skills:
      • Windows Server (up to current version), Active Directory, Exchange, Skype for Business, and IIS
      • VMWare ESX and virtualization technologies
      • Hands on experience managing enterprise storage technologies—including data backup solutions
      • Working knowledge of SQL Server
      • PowerShell, Bash, and/or other scripting languages
      • Windows Clustering including application clustering
      • Networking (working knowledge)
    • MCSE or MCSA certification preferred
    • Keen attention to detail with strong analytical and problem solving abilities
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks under stress
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to present technical ideas or topics in an understandable manner to all levels of the organization
    • Self-motivated with the ability to quickly learn new products
    • Available for up to 25% travel

     

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.

     

    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.

     

    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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