IT Engineer, Collaboration Technologies

COUNTRY Financial
May 07, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
This position will be assigned to work out of our home office in Bloomington, IL or our Central Office in the Minneapolis, MN.
As the IT Engineer, in Collaboration Technologies, you are primarily responsible for the interacting with COUNTRY Financial's information systems through Microsoft's M365 platform, digital faxing, email security, and email archiving. In this role you will assist in moving this technology forward by thinking outside of the box and partnering with team members within and outside of the team. With a driven attitude and commitment to improve, you will have the opportunity to grow and learn within these diverse technology stacks.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are currently limiting the number of employees in our offices. This position will begin working in a remote capacity and will be expected to return to the assigned office location following a broader return to work announcement.
How does an IT Implementation Engineer make an impact?
  • Design, build, implement, and support COUNTRY's IT solutions.
  • Ensure IT solutions meet requirements for security, availability, capacity, resiliency, and performance in a way that is efficient and supportable, reducing overall support costs.
  • Understand industry leading solutions and trends for assigned technologies and applying those as appropriate for COUNTRY.
  • Understand business needs and partnering with appropriate IT counterparts to recommend technology solutions.
  • Establish and maintain an IT multi-year strategy with a focus on continuous improvement. Create and maintain solutions architecture artifacts and other strategy and system documentation.

Job Requirements:
Do you have what we're looking for?
  • Strong knowledge of deploying Microsoft's M365 services and platforms.
  • Strong experience supporting Exchange and Exchange Online.
  • Good experience with Proofpoint (email archiving and security).
  • Solid working knowledge of Server technologies, Active Directory, Group Policy, and network technologies are required.
  • Must have scripting/automation skillset in industry standard tools (i.e. PowerShell).
  • Typically requires Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of information technology experience (or equivalent, such as 7 years experience or Master's degree and at least 3 years of experience).
Why work with us?
Our employees and representatives serve nearly one million households with our diverse range of personal and business insurance products as well as retirement and investment services. We build relationships and work together to create a stronger, more secure future for our clients and our communities. We're a big company, yet small enough you can make an impact and won't get lost in the shuffle. You'll have the opportunity to learn and grow throughout your career, either within this role or by exploring other areas of our business.
You'll be able to take advantage of our benefits package, which includes insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, and life), 401(k) with company match, parental leave, paid time off, paid company holidays and time off to volunteer in your community. Please click here to learn more about who we are and the many benefits we offer our employees.
COUNTRY Financial is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of employment, and in providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.
Come join our team at COUNTRY today!
COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.