Senior System Administrator at Hippo Insurance

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Role: Senior System Administrator

Location:  Austin, TX

Reports To: VP Information Systems

Hippo is modernizing the $100B home insurance industry by putting customers at the center of everything we do, from the coverage we offer to the customer service we provide. Hippo’s true ambition lies in helping people protect their homes to begin with by leveraging technology and data to help find small issues before they become big headaches. Because, at the end of the day, the best home insurance policy is the one you never have to use. 

Hippo treats its team members with the same level of dedication and care as we do our customers. Our CEO, Assaf Wand, views this company as an opportunity to care for one another like a family, which is why we’re fortunate to provide all of our Hippos with:

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). 
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Little Hippos Program- We reimburse our team members up to $25k for adoption costs and up to $50k for infertility treatments. Plus, we offer 12 weeks parental leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers. 
  • Hippo Meals & Snacks- We cater lunch in our office 3 times a week and we provide all the snacks & drinks our Hippos can handle daily. 
  • Hippo Habitat- Our beautiful, historic offices are located in downtown Austin at the corner of 6th & Congress.

About This Role 

We are looking for a Senior System Administrator to help us expand our CRM capability as we continue our growth trajectory. Primary roles include technical, hands-on implementation and administration of CRM and Unified Communications systems, supporting day-to-day end-users and system operations, and implementing advanced cloud technologies. Our current suite of solutions includes CRM (Salesforce.com), Video Conferencing (Zoom), Contact Center (Customer.io, Gong and more), Unified Messaging (O365), and support for the Amazon Connect telephony system. 

About You 

An ideal candidate brings energy, enthusiasm, responsibility, maturity, and a spirit of collaboration to the team. In addition, we’re looking for someone who has: 

  • Excellent project management skills and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying needs
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on Salesforce.com and all upstream and downstream applications, systems, and processes
  • Ability to work independently and with a strong sense of system ownership
  • Firm understanding of CUCM call routing, device pools, codec configurations, dial-peers, and partition management required
  • Strong understanding of the SFDC platform with the ability to build custom apps and objects, formula fields, workflows, custom views, and other content of intermediate complexity
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and articulate complex requirements

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary system administrator for the Salesforce.com and Amazon Connect environment with 200+ users
  • Administer, configure, and support Hippo’s Unified Communications infrastructure
  • Handle all basic administrative functions including user account maintenance, reports and dashboards, workflows and other routine tasks
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Manage Salesforce.com data feeds and other integrations, including service and call center integrations with cloud providers
  • Work with our PMO team to establish suitable processes to support administrative, development, and change management activities
  • Effectively act as the liaison between internal users, vendors and the application development teams
  • Work independently with members of the user community to define and document development requirements
  • Manage Salesforce security including roles, profiles, sharing rules, workflows and groups
  • Manage operational requests and reporting including customer analysis and individual views, and troubleshoot issues
  • Develop training materials and provide training and support to end users
  • Maintain database for integrity and accuracy including cleansing and duplicate record management
  • Evaluate new releases of Salesforce to determine functionality requirements and provide detailed information on how changes will apply to all affected departments/users
  • Independently researches and resolves complex phone or video problems

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Salesforce.com administrator
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a unified communications, voice, video, and/or collaboration environment
  • Salesforce.com Admin (ADM201 and ADM211) certified highly desired
  • Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Developer certifications preferred
  • Proven ability to design and implement new processes and facilitate user adoption
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce.com best practices and functionality
  • Strong data management abilities
  • Experience with AWS or Azure cloud providers
  • Experience designing, deploying, and maintaining call and service centers
  • Experience with insurance preferred
  • Previous experience working in a SCRUM or agile environment preferred
  • Experience in implementation, training, and documentation

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. 

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known.

 


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We are in the heart of downtown, with offices in the historic Scarbrough and Littlefield Buildings. We provide our team with parking nearby!

An Insider's view of Hippo Insurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Hippo we love to have fun. Our daily lives consist of helping customers, wearing many hats, but also lots of laughs, cake and events.

Brianna

People Operations Associate

What are Hippo Insurance Perks + Benefits

Hippo Insurance Benefits Overview

Hippo's benefit's and perks can't be beat, here are a few:
-Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly).
-Flexible Paid Time Off
-Little Hippos Program- We reimburse our team members up to $25k for adoption costs and up to $50k for -infertility treatments. Plus, we offer 12 weeks parental leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers.
-Hippo Meals & Snacks- We cater lunch in our office 3 times a week and we provide all the snacks & drinks our Hippos can handle daily.
-Hippo Habitat- Our beautiful, historic offices are located in downtown Austin at the corner of 6th & Congress.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Hippo offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 25000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We provide all the snacks & drinks our Hippos can handle daily.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Hippo subsidizes a Gold's gym membership so that our employees only pay $7/month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hippo treats its team members with the same level of dedication and care as we do our customers. Our CEO, Assaf Wand, views this company as an opportunity to care for one another like a family, which is why we’re fortunate to provide all of our Hippos with amazing benefits & perks.

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