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Zurich NA Systems Administrator in Anoka, Minnesota

Systems Administrator


RCIS provides insurance and superior services through leading agents to protect America’s farmers and ranchers. It’s been an innovator in crop insurance since the crop insurance business was privatized by the federal government in 1980. Today it’s one of the nation’s largest crop insurance providers, offering risk management protection in all 50 states through a national network of about 4,000 professionally trained and licensed agents.

RCIS (Rural Community Insurance Services), a division of Zurich North America, is currently hiring a Systems Administrator to work for its team out of our Anoka, MN office where this individual will primarily be responsible for Azure DevOps (TFS) Cloud administration, infrastructure maintenance and support. Specifically, this will include administration (i.e. storage, permissions and cost analysis), migrations (including migration docs and deployments), maintenance, troubleshooting (Gateways, APIm, and code performance) and research.

Responsibilities will include:

  • ADO/TSF support including permissions, creating new repos, branch policies, Sync Script, managing personal access tokens, build servers and setting up deployment and/or release agents and agent pools

  • Supporting highly complex Winforms applications using advanced knowledge of technologies including VB.Net, Infragistics Controls, Windows Presentation Foundation and associated technologies

  • Performance testing around SQL traces, load testing, profiling etc.

  • Development support including researching build issues and cleaning NUGet packages

  • Release administration involving release branch/configuration, updating configurations, posting release steps, unlocking branches and manually deploying CIMax

  • Building of pipelines on OnPrem YAML builds, Azure Cloud YAML, and AAT processes

  • Migrations of OnPrem including migration docs, MS Teams Site/release steps, technical validation, preparation builds and production technical validation support

  • Administration of and migrations for Azure Cloud including creating/updating migration docs, deployment of ST, TR, PD, and technical validation (manual) in ST, TR, and PD

  • Documentation of Release Administration, Technical validation, architect, developer setup and Azure environment documentation

  • Setup of CIMax on new Citrix Server, provide server support, enablement/disablement of Citrix script and troubleshooting

  • Development, Team Guidance, and Meetings to include standups, iterations, and retros, CIMax planning, architecture/design, database review, enterprise architecture review, Crop IT PDDF review and weekly CHG reviews

  • Participation in infrastructure and maintenance projects

  • Adhering to compliance policy around audit, training, Dynatrace, Vericode, contrast penetration testing and disaster recovery

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Systems Administration areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Systems Administration areaAND

  • Knowledge and experience operating in am multiple master domain model

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Crop Insurance business experience or knowledge of the insurance industry

  • Development experience with CIMax highly preferred

  • Agile methodology experience preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message

  • Aptitude to understand and analyze business needs and goals

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Anoka

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time