Senior Systems Engineer

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Senior System Engineer
Lincoln, NE

At Ameritas, Fulfilling life is what we do daily. We continuously strive to help our customers and employees enjoy life at its very best by reducing uncertainty, helping grow assets and protecting what is most cherished. We re here to help people put worry behind and the future ahead and help enable a life that s rich in family, happiness, health and financial security. When lives are Fulfilled, our mission is Fulfilled.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to drive the business by creating value by making sound choices about which technologies to use and how to integrate them in the enterprise. This is an opportunity to engage with the lines of business and other IT professionals to identify sources of value, agree on priorities, and measure not only the cost, but also the impact of infrastructure resulting in large-scale analytics, speed to market, customer experience, and associate productivity.

The ideal candidate will be able to independently manage continuous improvement efforts. They will seek collaboration and have a desire to learn the various technologies the IT team supports. They will want to work for an organization that is aggressively forward thinking and encourage opportunities to learn and grow.

Responsibilities Include:
Identify and escalates issues and requests with our technology partners and manufacturers.

Audit and trends system logs for anomalies and guides best practices to mitigate risks.

Lead creation, implementation, and audit the documentation of procedures and guidelines for internal team use.

Manage hardware and software updates by organizing collaboration of senior team members and/or documentation.

Lead and audit the tuning of system configurations for redundancy, performance, security, and data protection.

Contribute to the documentation of procedures and guidelines for internal team use.

Perform complex hardware and software updates through collaboration of senior team members and/or documentation.

Contribute to the tuning of system configurations for redundancy, performance, security, and data protection.

Respond to alerts and emergency calls during and outside of normal business hours.

Act as a subject matter for one or more technologies or processes.

Participate in architecture reviews and contribute to the technical direction of Ameritas.

Contribute to the annual budget process by documenting technical justification for items aligning to the IT roadmap and general review of budget baselines.

Work closely with the Audit and Security teams to address outstanding items and prioritize remediation tasks.

Act as a technical project manager to coordinate complex and/or long duration initiatives.

Assist in removing roadblocks and challenges for team members.

Coach junior team members in their professional development.

Contribute to the strategic direction of the team.

Assist in managing vendor/partners through technology and review sessions.

Consult with business partners to convert business requirements to technical solutions/ options.

Our associates are our most valuable asset. Our benefits reflect Ameritas' commitment to our associates and their families.
Ameritas offers a comprehensive benefit package to all associates, including:

PPO Health Insurance Plans
HSA & employer contributions
Dental coverage (including Lasik and Hearing Care benefits)
Vision coverage
Wellness program, resources and information
Fitness Subsidy Program
Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
Domestic Partner benefits
Flexible paid time off (PTO)
Paid Community Service/Volunteer Leave

We are Ameritas: proud to say we're in the business of fulfilling life. APPLY NOW - we'd like to know more about you!

Required Knowledge and Skills:
6+ years of professional experience in the Information Technologies field or equivalent course work.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience in customer service.

Technical Competencies

Intermediate understanding of and/or working experience with:
-TIL Framework
- Infrastructure Best Practices
-Infrastructure and Product Design
-Automation via scripting

Intermediate understanding of and working experience with system reporting as it relates to the health, inventory, and security.

Intermediate understanding of the following Project Management knowledge areas:
-Scope Management
-Cost Management
-Project Time Management
-Project Communications Management
-Project Risk Management

Advanced understanding of and/or working experience with:
-Server Operating Systems
-Server Hardware/Software
-Storage Hardware/Software
-Monitoring Tools
-Microsoft Active Directory
-Backup Hardware/Software
-Networking as it relates to Server/Storage
-Security as it relates to Server/Storage
-Remote Access (VDI/VAI)
-Virtualization as it relates to Server/Storage

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