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Infrastructure Systems Architect

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Stevens Point, WI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Who are we?
A strategic and trusted insurance partner, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), provides a broad range of commercial property, casualty and specialty insurance coverages and outstanding service to customers and brokers around the world. Part of Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance operations, we bring our solutions to market with our stellar brand name, top-rated balance sheet, and the expertise of our global team of professionals, who exude excellent capabilities and strong character.

We are a values-based organization where respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration, and passion define who we are and how we do business. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives and strive to foster an inclusive environment that enables all our team members to bring their best selves to work. We are one team committed to building a culture where every teammate has the opportunity to contribute and be recognized. Want to be part of the team building the finest property, casualty and specialty lines insurance company in the world?

Learn more about our unique culture and history.

Job Opportunity:

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has an exciting opportunity for an Infrastructure Systems Architect/Team Lead based out of our Stevens Point, WI or Boston, MA office locations . This position will lead comprehensive IT architecture and implementation of infrastructure systems for highly complex projects. You will manage a team of engineers to support the delivery of complex business solutions in the Cloud and across our global network. Along with leading a team you will function as an infrastructure subject matter expert to develop and execute infrastructure strategy. You will be responsible for leading and supporting day to day technical operations for our growing global organization and will require periodic night and weekend work.

Reporting to this Position: You will be leading a team of contractors and help to hire additional BHSI engineers to support our growth. You and the other leads will be coordinating and managing work, providing technical expertise, mentoring junior staff members, distribution of work across the team, be a point of contact for escalations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of the Infrastructure Leadership team to guide our strategy and execute projects with a focus on team building, helping the team successfully accomplish project goals within a deadline.
  • Participate fully in the build, configuration, lifecycle maintenance and documentation of IT infrastructure and coordination of business application deployments.
  • Administration of Hyper-V and Azure infrastructure, including IaaS, SaaS integrations, PaaS deployments.
  • Take full ownership for identifying what strategic technology decisions need to be made and then leading these decisions to conclusion. Engaging teammates as resources to carry out tasks within projects ensuring stability, reliability, and integration.
  • Manage and support day to day operations; lead an operations team, delegate work, resolve issues, manage escalations. Devote time to mentorship and peer training.
  • Provide Tier 3 technical escalation support for application, hardware, and network support for all users across our global office footprint - carry a cell phone and be expected to respond to off-hour issues.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Considered to have expert level skills in several of these technologies: Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and clusters, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Azure platform services, Windows Active Directory, Windows IIS, RHEL, Ubuntu.
  • Familiarity and past production support of Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL Server as well as Azure DBaaS.
  • Significant experience designing, deploying, managing, and supporting cloud infrastructure and services, preferably Azure.
  • Scripting experience using Python, Bash/shell, Perl, PowerShell, or other scripting languages.
  • Proven experience leading teams, actively driving decisions that involve multiple technologies, know who and how to pull in others for consensus.
  • Experience initiating and leading highly complicated work, setting the direction for what you and others do to accomplish a project.
  • Ability to work as part of a global team, coach others, provide direction to team members, and assist with escalations.
  • Strong oral and written communication. Ability to convert ideas into practical applications.

BHSI Offers:

  • A competitive package and exciting growth opportunities for career-oriented teammates
  • A dynamic, action oriented, and thoughtful environment centered on always doing the right thing for our customers, teammates and our other stakeholders
  • A purposely non-bureaucratic organization that embraces simplicity over complexity and emphasizes individual excellence in a team framework

NOTE: Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Team Member may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance


Stevens Point, WI
54481 USA



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