Middleware Engineer Co-Op

Location Name IA, Urbandale - 3840 109th Street
Date Posted
1 month ago(4/27/2023 2:52 PM)
Berkley Technology Services LLC
Primary Location
Hourly/Temporary Positions

Company Details

Berkley Technology Services (BTS) is the dynamic technology solution for W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 Commercial Lines Insurance Company. With key locations in Urbandale, IA and Wilmington, DE, BTS provides innovative and customer-focused IT solutions to the majority of WRBC’s 60+ operating units across the globe. BTS’s wide reach ensures that ideas and opinions are considered at every level of the organization to guarantee we find the best solutions possible.  


Driven by a commitment to collaboration, BTS acts as consultants to our customers and Operating Units by providing comprehensive solutions that not only address the challenge at hand, but proactively plan for the “What’s Next” in our industry and beyond.  


With a culture centered on innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, BTS stands as a community of technology leaders with eyes toward the future -- leaders who truly care about growing not only their team members, but themselves, and take pride in their employees who shine. BTS offers endless ways to get involved and have the chance to grow your career into a wide range of roles you'd never known existed. Come join us as we push forward into the future of industry leading technological solutions.  


Berkley Technology Services: Right Team, Right Technology, Simple and Secure.  


As a Middleware Engineering Co-Op at Berkley Technology Services, you’ll gain direct exposure across various activities in support of the Middleware Engineering Team’s areas of responsibilities – Websphere Application Server, Liberty, Tomcat, Apache Web server, Business Rules, Enterprise Service Bus, MQ, Portal, BPM, Filenet, Quadient, and Ansible Automation. You will also have opportunities to work with other teams including both development and infrastructure teams. You would also work with Enterprise Content Management assisting with supporting our Imaging application and possibly some .Net programming for the critical software programs that we’ve built to support it.


Additionally, you will:

  • Proactively support Middleware technologies.
  • Assist with new environment build-outs for various applications
  • Build and maintain automation workflows
  • Patch and upgrade systems to reduce tech deficit
  • Organize and implement initiatives related to vulnerability management to resolve issues for Apache, Java, Tomcat, and other application servers
  • Assist in managing the configuration management database (CMDB) along with validating metrics coming from automation and monitoring tools
  • Work on ServiceNow requests and incidents to learn what it is like to do Infrastructure-related support from day to day perspective, that usually will consist of working with many different application teams in BTS to help them with their JVM needs and associated platforms.



  • Registered undergraduate student pursuing a major in an IT-related degree. Preferred 3 years of schooling completed but will consider 2+ as well.
  • Desire and willingness to learn new things as they would be exposed to technologies and ideas that aren’t usually directly taught in school.
  • Good work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Desire to work with a variety of different disciplines such as developers, engineers, etc.
  • Basic Windows knowledge including use of MS Word, Excel, various Browsers, etc would be helpful. Will be exposed to Linux/Unix servers as well as Java based applications but previous knowledge not required.
  • Some development experience is also helpful whether .Net, C++, Java, Python, Bash, Javascript but not required
  • Be able to work from our office in Des Moines, IA for 6 months

Additional Company Details

BTS has a hybrid work arrangement in place. We are in the office three days a week, with two optional work from home days. This position will be working out of our Urbandale, IA office.

Additional Requirements

• Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for extended periods of time
• May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus


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