Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer


Sentry Insurance is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our organization on our Server and Storage Administration team.  The ideal candidate will utilize DevOps, Automation tool sets, and scripting capabilities to manage a Windows and Linux server environment.

In this role, you will assist with the installation and support of systems hardware and/or software.  Our team supports 6000+ servers residing in the Cloud and On-Premise, comprised of Linux, Microsoft, and ESXi VMware host servers.  You will follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations and troubleshooting problems.  You will assist in the planning and deployment of large scale system projects.  Additionally, you will assist in the development of technical standards, maintain applications, and evaluate new products and vendors.

What You'll Do

As a Server Engineer you'll: 

  • Support 6000+ servers comprised of Red Hat, CentOS, and Microsoft Windows servers
  • Utilize DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, and scripting tools to automate operational engineering tasks
  • Automate and integrate on premise server environments with Cloud base server environments
  • Work with cutting edge technology pertaining to server and storage hardware, software, and automation application suites
  • Leverage AWS and VMware to support a large virtual server environment
  • Assist with application and database platform teams in design, delivery, troubleshooting, and performance tuning for database and application servers
  • Participate in the integration of the server environment with networking equipment and SAN storage arrays
  • Participate in the design and improvement of current server configuration management and automation capabilities

What it Takes

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent experience, or related work experience
  • Experience with Server administration or operating systems administration experience
  • AWS, Cloud management, and\or Container Management experience a plus
  • Experience with design, administration, and troubleshooting of VMWare environments
  • Scripting/programming experience with languages such as PowerShell, Ruby, Python, or YAML a plus 
  • Design, administration, and troubleshooting of Windows servers and Red Hat Linux servers is required
  • Experience in designing, planning, and implementing systems technology in multiple areas such as server systems, PC's, networks, mainframe, voice communications, and storage is required
  • Ability to work on-call on a rotational basis.  This will include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Strong technical, analytical and communication skills

What You'll Receive

We take great pride in making Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.   Below are some benefits and perks that you'll receive.

  • Generous  Paid-Time Off  plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your  first eight percent , plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life  insurance  to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense  Reimbursement Accounts  to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive  Work-Life Resources  to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation  gift matching program  to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

How You'll Apply

If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

About Sentry

All of us at Sentry-more than 4,000 associates-have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Zach Wierzba
(see application details)

Salary Range
$56,000.00 - 77,000.00
per Year
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Madison, WI 53562, US
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