Senior Technical Administrator
FBL Financial

Job Info

Sr Technical Administrator 

Are you self-driven and thrive in a fast paced, success-oriented environment?  We are seeking an energetic individual to be a part of a high performing, collaborative and technically diverse team where every day is different. As a Sr Technical Administrator, you will work alongside others to support mission-critical hosting, integration, reporting and automation platforms.  You will enable the success of operations and development teams through collaboration, technical capability, and a passion for professional development.

Who is Farm Bureau Financial Services?

At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we make insurance simple so our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars and other property are protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, leadership and accountability are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We're proud of our more than 75-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.

What You'll Do:

  • Oversee key infrastructure components and services, including web application platforms (JBoss, IIS, WebSphere), data integration tools (Informatica, BizTalk), reporting platforms (SSRS, SharePoint, PowerBI) and automation platforms (Jenkins, Subversion, Ansible). 
  • Utilize scripting languages (Bash, PowerShell) to automate system administration tasks and artifact delivery.
  • Responsible for platform lifecycle administration including installation, upgrades, patches, and maintenance.
  • Participate in the strategic planning, evaluation of our current products to look at opportunities for improving stability and performance.
  • Set and monitor technical thresholds to ensure components operate to meet service objectives consistently. 
  • Plan and deliver solutions to fulfill complex technical business needs; take personal responsibility to resolve incidents; research root cause, identify and install corrections to prevent problem occurrence.  Develop and manage plans to upgrade systems and maintain vendor support currency; apply corrective code patches; monitor and tune system components to meet performance, availability, security, continuity, retention, and related requirements. 
  • Maintain consistent, quality documentation to meet ongoing operations and business continuity requirements.

 What it takes to join our team:

  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS or computer science related degree, or equivalent, plus 5 year's relevant experience.
  • Must have in-depth skills in administering Informatica and can support middleware technologies. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; must be comfortable partnering with operations and development teams.
  • Ability to conceptualize potential, new, or changed infrastructure solution designs to satisfy changing business requirements.

  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills, logical information organization skills. 
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Maintain knowledge and skills current in alignment with industry technology developments.

 What We Offer You

When you're on our team, you get more than a great paycheck and an opportunity to hone your technical chops.  You'll hear about career development and educational opportunities, an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, life and disability insurance options, and paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time.  We also offer an onsite cafeteria and wellness/workout facilities.  Farm Bureau….where the grass really IS greener! 

If you have a technical background and enjoy a fast paced, success-oriented environment this is an excellent opportunity you!

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