Infrastructure Operations Summer 2021 Intern

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

**We are still hiring and interviewing for this position. We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, and we are fully supporting remote work throughout the end of 2020.**


Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is based on competitive and innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented people who support our culture of collaboration and innovation. Our unique entrepreneurial culture encourages all employees to assume significant levels of responsibility. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us.

In July 2020, KKR & Co. signed a strategic transaction to acquire Global Atlantic.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future.


The Infrastructure Operations Intern position is based in our Des Moines, IA office and will support the efforts of our Infrastructure and Operations team. For this opening, we are targeting December 2021 and May 2022 grads.  The IT Infrastructure and Operations department is foundational to both IT and the enterprise as a whole, offering services such as virtual desktops and application delivery, storage, networking, virtualization, integration, automation, cloud, and service desk.  We leverage industry standard technologies such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Control-M, Citrix, VMware, and Amazon AWS.  This is an excellent opportunity to get marketable hands-on experience with in-demand tooling and also to interact with seasoned infrastructure engineers and technology leaders.  


  • Provisioning of virtual infrastructure, such as virtual desktops and servers
  • Application installation and configuration
  • Assist in configuration of networks and wireless LANs
  • Create reports and dashboards to visualize infrastructure usage and consumption trends for senior management
  • Interact with service desk engineers, users, and provide support to the broader organization
  • Participate in the design and delivery of a variety of technology initiatives


  • Able to communicate effectively with peers and management in both written and verbal form
  • Highly motivated and driven - strong desire and willingness to learn
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Detail and results oriented, works well both independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in scripting and/or programming would be advantageous 
  • Majors:  Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management/Business Information Systems preferred


  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification
  • Experience in scripting and/or programming languages such as Python and Powershell would be advantageous 

At Global Atlantic, enjoy a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, with a focus on pay equity and flexibility. We are proud to support work/life balance with flexible work arrangements that meet individual and business needs. A casual dress code, above-average paid time off, parental and military leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement are just a few of the extra perks that make Global Atlantic a great place to work. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

In Des Moines, we actively partner with Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, Make a Wish, and United Way. Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels like they can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws. We encourage qualified applicants from all demographics to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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