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System Administrator Platform Support

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
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Competitive, based on experience, plus excellent Admiral benefits (including company shares and more)
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Job Purpose

To take ownership and lead the delivery and ongoing maintenance of technology environments that meets and/or exceeds requirements as part of an exciting and critical programme of work.

The outcome of this programme will be a refresh of the core Policy Administration & Billing systems and creation of a Data Warehouse.

The purpose of this role is to provide expertise in the deployment and integration of Admiral’s Java Application Middleware estate, specifically Red Hat JBoss EAP. Post-implementation, the purpose of the role is to support, optimise and improve this estate as part of the IT Support Department.

Main Duties

The main duty of this role is to work with IT delivery and support teams to ensure new products and technologies are integrated/configured/optimised in line with IT architectural principles, policies and best practice relating to new and existing environments within the Admiral Technology estate. You will be working with all roles within IT to ensure this occurs in a controlled and timely manner.

In addition to this you will also proactively manage and address any risk issues relating to your assigned duties. You will be expected to complete your duties whilst conforming to any project timelines or service level agreements that are in place.

Other duties include:

  • Configure and maintain enterprise technology environments
  • Recommending & enforcing standards for best practice
  • Provide timely and accurate estimates for assigned tasks
  • Research new technologies and function as a subject matter expert
  • Diligently share knowledge with others through teaching and/or mentoring
  • Act as a point of technical referral or provide 3rd Line Technical Support, where appropriate
  • Maintain a good working relationship with customers and technical partners including project teams
  • Produce or contribute to detailed documentation for existing or new configurations
  • Provide project briefings for management

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Experience and Qualifications Required


  • Professional experience in large environments on:
    • J2EE servers – preferably Red Hat JBoss 6.0.1 EAP and above, including HA options
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • Shell Scripting
    • Automation tools
  • TCP/IP Network troubleshooting and support, including DNS & HTTP protocols
  • Apache Web Server, including concepts such as load balancing and failover
  • Operate as a lead for operational maintenance e.g. patching and failovers
  • Able to work with structured frameworks, methodologies and best practices
  • An ability to learn from, and adapt to, a changing technical environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team (co-located or dispersed)


  • Experience on Jenkins, Nexus and Maven
  • Performance Tuning, including JVM tuning
  • Experience of working in Agile and Waterfall projects
  • Familiarity with working in a Support Environment
  • Experience of working in the Financial or Insurance sectors

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company with forward-thinking approaches and endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a best place to work: Our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, are felt valued.

Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better. 

We truly care about our customers, they are at the heart of every decision we make. We’re very proud of the innovative products we offer and level of service we provide. Everything we do acknowledges the needs of our customers and by recruiting the right people, we can continue to provide great service and ensure an excellent experience for our customers.

Admiral people work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with competitive pay, great benefits, a share package based on company performance, work-life balance opportunities, nearby fitness and health centres, and other special perks.


The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Laura Pengilly. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.