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Sentry Insurance Groups

Platform Engineer

Sentry Insurance Groups - Stevens Point, WI

Platform Engineer


Sentry Insurance is seeking an experienced professional to fulfill our collaboration Platform Engineer position. Our Platform Engineers provide the installation, administration, and support of collaboration technologies. They follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations and troubleshooting problems, participate in the planning of large-scale system projects through vendor comparison and cost analysis and assist in the development of technical standards and interface applications, evaluation of new products and problem resolutions. This position may be staffed at a Platform Administrator or Platform Engineer Sr based on qualifications and related experience.

What Youll Do

As a collaboration Platform Engineer, you will assist with configuration of messaging and collaboration platforms particularly Microsoft Unified Communications product families including, Exchange and Exchange Online in a hybrid environment, Skype for Business, as well as mobile device management solutions, and Microsoft SharePoint Online. Additionally, youll:

- Design, implement and support enhanced portfolio of collaboration systems platforms and solutions.

- Implement and administer the following real-time collaboration services:

- Instant Messaging and Presence (internal and external)

- Group Chat (persistent channel based communication)

- Web Conferencing (internal and external)

- Mobile Collaboration tools (on iPhone/iPad and Android)

- Execute best practices in implementing Skype for Business including establishing QoS policies.

- Provide detailed input on cost analyses, system design, testing, and maintenance, and documentation of new and existing collaboration platforms and services.

- Work on new system deployments and upgrades of existing environment.

- Respond to platform problems by analyzing the problem, formulating a solution, and changing or repairing the application to avoid costly interruption of service to users.

- Work closely with other infrastructure areas to enhance the end to end collaboration service offering.Monitor existing hardware, software, services and/or system performance and recommends effective utilization of resources.

- Investigate potential system performance problems and implement emergency recovery procedures.

- Research and test products, as well as, recommend purchases and implementation dates of products

What it Takes

- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience

- 2 years of related work experience.

- Strong technical, analytical and communication skills.

- Core competencies (IM & P, Conferencing, Enterprise Voice, Video and Mobility) for the Microsoft Universal Communications suite including the configuration, optimization, migration and integration of 3rd party products in a large multi-site enterprise.

- Knowledge of IP/PBX systems and components is beneficial.

- Demonstrated knowledge in supporting Windows Server operating systems and their configurations to support Skype for Business/Lync Server and other 3rd party integrations.

- Prior experience with traditional on-prem solutions, Hybrid Solutions, Cloud solutions and the operational experiences of managing major upgrades and complex migrations.

- Knowledge of industry standards beneficial.

- Cloud integration/migration experience a plus.

- Certification in Microsoft or related technologies a plus, particularly;

- Microsoft - Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 - MCSE Exam 333

- Microsoft - Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 - MCSE Exam 334

- Possess the following;

- SharePoint skills to a development level

- PowerShell to a development level

- Collaboration skills to an architectural level

- Teleconferencing and Audio skills to an engineering and implementation level

What Youll Receive

Sentrys excellent benefits package is designed to meet todays most important needs. Benefits for full-time Sentry Insurance employees include:

- Competitive Compensation

- Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life

- 401 (K) plan with a dollar-for-dollar match on your first eight percent

- Comprehensive paid training

- Generous Paid-Time Off Plan

- Access to more than 100 certification, designation and licensing courses

How Youll Apply

Sentry Insurance has an online employment application. In order to complete it, you need to apply for a specific position. We ask that you apply for one position at a time with us; so if you are interested in several positions, please determine the position in which you are most interested and apply for that position first. If you are not selected for your first choice, we invite you to apply for the next job in which you are interested.

If this is the first time you have applied for a position at Sentry, you will be asked to register. Returning applicants will only need to provide their email address and password.

Who Youll Want to Contact

Laura Kaczmarski at ***************************

About Sentry

All of us at Sentrymore than 4,000 associateshave various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. Were 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, were one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. Were rated A by A.M. Best, the industrys 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.


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Sentry Insurance Groups


Platform Engineer Sentry Insurance Groups - Stevens Point, WI, United States


Location: Stevens Point, WI

Company Profile:
Sentry Insurance was founded in 1904 by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association to provide quality insurance for its members. Throughout our more than 100-year history, we’ve protected businesses, families and individuals with Strength, Protection and Vigilance. Sentry provides the coverage our policyholders need, and the service they expect. Our experienced teams of professionals are specially trained in the following ares: Auto Dealerships, Automotive Services, Distributors and Retailers, Electronic Component Manufacturing, Equipment Dealerships, Farm Equipment Manufactures Assoc., Food Processing, Metalworking, Motorsports Dealerships, National Accounts, Plastics and Rubber Goods, Printing, RV and Boat Dealerships, Transportation, Truck and Trailer Dealerships, State Workers’ Comp. Programs, Employee Benefits, Business Life Insurance, Life and Annuity and Motorcycle Insurance. More than 1.1 million policyholders put their trust in Sentry.