Applied Systems, Inc. Senior Messaging Engineer in University Park, Illinois

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Job Summary

Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Senior Messaging Engineer to administer our Applied Cloud hosted Exchange platform. The Messaging Engineer is a hands-on role that requires strong experience in Exchange, Active Directory, and large-scale deployments and implementations. In this role, you will provide planning, guidance, and oversight in resource management, change control, issue management and root cause analysis with the Exchange environment. You will be relied upon to effectively communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders including other Cloud Services teams, Development, Product Management, Support, and occasionally customers.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide engineering and design for the Microsoft Exchange and other messaging environments

  • Support the migration of Exchange 2010-2016 or non-MS email from externally hosted client sources to internally hosted infrastructure

  • Perform upgrades, security, virus protection, spam protection, registry, active directory, editing, system implementation, performance monitoring and problem solving for project execution in a large, complex environment

  • Provide assistance and training to lower-level engineers and administrators. This includes creating processes to simplify and standardize the support staffs’ role, and providing guidance on disciplines such as administration, security, redundancy, performance management, etc.

  • Be responsive to 24x7 Cloud availability expectations which may sometimes require work outside of normal business hours or on-call responsibilities


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of enterprise experience as a Systems or Exchange Engineer

  • Advanced Exchange 2010/2013/2016 knowledge including Exchange Enterprise Build Experience, Monitor and Maintaining an Exchange environment and Active Directory

  • Proficient in PowerShell scripting capabilities and knowledge of Exchange command line

  • Full understanding of Load Balancers, PKI, Outlook Web Access, SPAM filter technologies (Barracuda preferred), DNS, WINS, DHCP and LDAP

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; keen attention to detail

  • Strong technical product and environment understanding

  • MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCSA, or MCTS certifications a plus

  • Experience with IT process controls such as COBIT, ITIL, or ISO

Corporate Profile

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit

Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems. In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy. The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.


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Street: 200 Applied Parkway