Platform Engineer

    Madison, WI 53774, Madison, WI
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description


    Sentry is seeking an experienced IT professional to join our Application Platform Services team as a Platform Engineer. In this role, your core responsibilities include researching, installation, maintenance, performance, and support of critical application and data delivery platforms that enable the Company's IT operations. A significant focus will be on automation of many of the core tasks associated with these responsibilities.

    In this position you will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of technologies and work closely with infrastructure and application teams as well as management across the entire IT organization. Additionally, you will be part of a dedicated team of engineers that sit at the intersection of software engineering and IT infrastructure. If you have a passion for automating application delivery and making Information Technology the best it can be, we want to talk to you!  This position can be filled as a Platform Administrator or Platform Engineer based on the selected candidate's related skills and experience.


    • Regularly engage with application development teams to provide technical direction and guidance in automating application and infrastructure deployments.
    • Maintain knowledge of and researches application platforms as well as technological advances to effectively address the ongoing demands for enhancements to existing systems and services by participating in internal and external training opportunities.
    • Support and enhance Sentry's application delivery solutions (both 3rd party and internally developed).
    • Investigate and aid other infrastructure service areas when troubleshooting service delivery or performance issues.
    • Collaborate in a team environment that insists on the highest standards.
    • Challenge yourself, your team, and the Company to learn and grow with a focus on reaching maximum potential.
    • Work closely with teammates to continuously improve solutions focused on providing consistent, reliable, and repeatable levels of service that empower our IT and business partners to deliver highly effective solutions.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years of related work experience.
    • Competence in at least one major scripting technology (Python, Perl, Powershell, Ruby) and able to leverage these skills to automate repeatable tasks. Coding experience in .NET or Java is a plus.
    • Experience administering one or more of the following platforms: RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, F5, AWS ALB/ELB or other HTTP load balancers, IIS, or Tomcat.
    • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment solutions such as Jenkins, or Infrastructure-as-Code tooling (e.g. Chef, Terraform, CloudFormation).
    • The mindset of a lifelong learner with an eye toward continuous improvement and a desire to innovate.
    • Experience in Cloud (AWS) computing is highly desired.
    • Strong technical, analytical and communication skills.  


    There is a reason why Sentry made Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At Sentry, we recognize there are many factors that contribute to your overall satisfaction both at work, and in your personal life. So, we provide a perfect mixture of compensation, benefits, company culture, and resources to ensure your everyday happiness. Below are some benefits that you'll receive.

    • Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every day.
    • 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 fund your 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.
    • Volunteer Time Off so you can dedicate time to the community.
    • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

    Laura Kaczmarski

    Posting ID: 540828799Posted: 2019-11-11