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Consulting Systems Engineer

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We are Farmers!

We are… more than just your favorite commercials. We are a passionate, award winning, equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of our people through our extensive suite of benefits, as well as the well-being of the communities we serve through employee volunteer programs and nonprofit partnerships. Helping others in their time of need isn’t just our business – it’s our culture! We are Farmers!

 

Do you thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy the challenge of a position where no two days are alike? We are looking for positive, high-energy professionals who are not just looking for a job, but a meaningful career!

 

Job Summary

The Consulting Systems Engineer role is a senior level engineering role that will be responsible for implementing, supporting, and overseeing physical and virtual environments, both on-prem and in the cloud.  Works in conjunction with architecture team, Cloud Center of Excellence, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), vendors, and other technical teams designing, implementing, and improving solutions for existing and future state. Regularly involved in automation improvements to ensure availability of systems, speed to deployment and consistent configuration.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides technical recommendations to the architecture team to provide solutions to meet business problems
  • Assists with planning, oversight, and implementation of successful DR strategy to include regular DR testing
  • Applies patches and upgrades for systems and images
  • Develops and follows change management documentation with the inclusion of system verification and back out plan
  • Prepares and implements and/or oversees, regularly planned infrastructure refreshes
  • Works with Cloud and Site Reliability teams (SRE) creating automation playbooks
  • Assists in establishing performance metrics and measurement and reporting of established metrics

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides level 2 and level 3 support
  • Assists Incident Management with troubleshooting of issues and participate in RCA’s
  • Builds servers or oversees vendor implementation of engineered systems including hardening and high availability
  • Defines policies and documents procedures for engineered systems
  • Works with Site Reliability team to automate incident creation, response, and self-healing scripts
  • Work with SRE and Engineering teams on CI/CD pipelines, Infrastructure as Code, and API Integrations
  • Generate operations reports related to system capacity and utilization
  • Participate in an on-call rotational schedule with other team members
  • Maintain governance over vendors providing IaaS and PaaS for Farmers both on-prem and off
  • Execute or oversee, performance enhancements to existing systems and infrastructure

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedule, perform or oversee, regular systems maintenance
  • Review of new solutions and upcoming projects
  • Contributes to the development of strategies, policies, and best practices through participation in team meetings and other direct contributions
  • Work together with Cloud team, Application team, DBA, and systems teams to ensure production systems are backed up and maintained in optimal configuration
  • Work closely with various internal teams and auditors to generate timely audit report

Education Requirements

  • BS/BA Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and relevant professional certifications
  • Technical Certifications, VMware, cloud, Wintel, Storage and Backup are a plus

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of IT industry hands on experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of Systems Administrations hands on experience
  • 5+ years of OS administration experience supporting including Linux and Windows
  • 5+ years supporting virtual servers
  • 5+ years working experience in Cloud infrastructure i.e., AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • 5+ yrs experience deploying and supporting IaaS on-prem and/or cloud
  • 3+ yrs automation tools and scripting including, Perl, Bash, PowerShell, Ansible, and Terraform

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in handling hardware issues with third party vendors
  • Experience of working in enterprise IT environment
  • Planning, deployment, configuration of Backup and patching infrastructure
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of troubleshooting techniques
  • Ability to provide technical guidance, documentation, and peer training

Experience Requirements

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and analyzes information skillfully
  • Experience with storage configs for NAS and SAN, EMC VMAX, Isilon, ECS, DataDomain and XtremIO
  • Network familiarity (OSI, IP addressing, routing protocols, VLAN, wireshark)
  • Create, follow, maintain, manage IT documentation
  • Maintain knowledge on new best practices and industry trends especially with regards to automation, security hardening, high availability and disaster recovery

Benefits

  • Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and location
  • CO Only: The pay range for this job being performed in CO would be 104k to 139k DOE
  • Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
  • 401(k)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • For more information, review “What we offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers/

 

Job Location(s): R_US - RW - Remote Work

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