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Senior Server Technology Specialist (Data Protection / Virtualization)

Johnston, Rhode Island

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Job ID 2020-9732 Date posted 06/06/2020 Locations Johnston, Rhode Island;

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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


This position is responsible for the administration of FM Global’s server and network operating systems environments.  This position typically focuses on one of the standard server/network operating environments (e. g. Windows, VMware, Unix, Linux) that is employed by FM Global.  This is the first level in the Systems job family.  Incumbent is responsible for the installation, maintenance and upgrade of hardware/software for these standard operating environments.

In addition to the server and virtualization aspects of this position, the incumbent will be responsible for oversight of FM Global’s data protection and backup infrastructure. Today FM Global employs EMC Networker and Data Domain technologies in data center locations, but we are in the process of transitioning to Cohesity for data protection and backups. This individual will help lead the transition effort across remote office locations and data centers.

The Senior Systems Specialist automates anywhere it is feasible to do so. Using tools like PowerShell and API’s to transform abstract tasks into repeatable operational processes. This position can be viewed as the entry point into the Platform Engineering job family.

Expected Results

  • Perform requirements definition and procurement of server solutions. Performs installation and configuration of server/storage based systems per functional requirements within FM Global and industry standard defined best practices.
  • Manages ticket queues and responds to incident tickets received from the service desk. Monitors core infrastructure system compliance, performance and security logs, and escalates potential issues to more senior team members. Troubleshoots and resolves server and storage problems of both operating system and hardware level issues working with internal and external support resources as necessary. Troubleshoots basic server and storage issues by working in conjunction with other IS functional areas.
  • Ensures compliance with established security practices. Ensures proper backup on assigned server and storage platforms, and performs file level restores as required.
  • Performs Operating System installations and upgrades including all software patches and security hot fixes. Follows established operating system and network services policies and procedures for the server environments. Under the defined parameters for server change management, assists application teams with upgrades of commercial and FM Global proprietary software.
  • Research, implement, and support third party software products running on Windows servers such as monitoring, patching and reporting applications.
  • Generation of operational reports and creation/maintenance of documentation pertaining to server systems.
  • Demonstrates a fundamental working knowledge of FM Global’s business processes.
  • Based on management direction and assigned tasks, plans and prioritizes daily workload and escalates issues to management in a timely fashion.
  • Plan and executes small to mid size technical projects within the server area.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills to achieve a cooperative working relationship both within the team and throughout the organization.



  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Comptia A+/Server+ Certification or equivalent experience for all server platform positions;
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) preferred for Windows server roles


  • 3+ years in Information Technology.
  • 3+ years administering PCs and/or servers in a corporate environment.
  • 1-2+ years administering and troubleshooting in an enterprise environment
  • Experience administering and troubleshooting VMWare vSphere environments
  • 1-2+ years administering and troubleshooting Windows Server and Microsoft Active Directory.
  • 1+ years administering and troubleshooting Storage environments.
  • 1+ years managing IS projects of small to medium complexity.


  • Windows Server 2008-2019
  • VMWare Hypervisor
  • Cisco UCS/Hyperflex
  • Data Protection/Backup
  • Advanced Powershell scripting


  • DellEMC Networker/Data Domain
  • Cohesity Data Protection Platform
  • Azure/AWS Cloud experience
  • DellEMC ReadyNode/VxRail
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