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Graduate/Junior Systems Engineer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
External Closing Date

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We’re looking for an enthusiastic IT Graduate who has a strong willingness to learn new things. As part of the IT Support department, you’ll be responsible for providing technical and operational support to the rest of the business. You’ll be responding to and attempting to resolve application and hardware alerts in a timely and efficient manner.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a FTSE 100 company, with a forward-thinking approach and endless opportunities for you to test, learn and grow.

Main Duties

These include working within other IT Service Teams, to ensure the live production environments are always available, using the existing monitoring and alerting tools utilised by Admiral. Assisting with the development and implementation of process’s, policies and best practices relating to the environment within the Admiral Technology estate.

In addition to this you will also be required to proactively manage and address any identified risks within the estate as well as ensure adherence to any Service Level Agreements which may be in place. Support out of hours activity related to ensuring the availability of the environment, including planned or unplanned Rollovers.

Other duties include:

  • Management and completion of Incidents and Service Requests
  • Follow processes in the execution of your duties
  • Be ‘risk’ aware at all times and encourage and demonstrate the concept of ‘ownership’
  • Recommending and enforcing standards for best practice
  • Diligently share knowledge with others through teaching and/or mentoring
  • Research new technologies and function as a subject matter expert
  • Act as a point of technical referral or support, where required, to other teams within Admiral
  • Produce or contribute to detailed documentation for existing or new configurations

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

Skills & Experience


  • Support and diagnostic skills
  • Basic Linux admin
  • Basic TCP/IP Network troubleshooting skills

The role holder should also possess:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work with structured frameworks, methodologies and best practices
  • An ability to learn from, and adapt to, a changing technical environment


  • J2EE servers – preferably Red Hat JBoss 6.0.1 EAP and above, including HA options
  • F5 BigIP Firewall and Load Balancing technologies
  • Monitoring Tools, AppDynamics, PRTG, WhatsUp Gold
  • Apache Web Server, including concepts such as load balancing and failover
  • Performance Tuning, including JVM tuning
  • IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node
  • Automation tools - Ansible
  • VMWare
  • Experience of working in an IT Support environment 


The role is based within Ty Admiral, Cardiff but travel to other sites may be necessary on occasion in order to provide operational support. Planned out of hours work will also be required at times, in order that maintenance/upgrade/release activities can be supported.

There is also presently an On-Call function which exists within IT, which it is not mandatory, but it would be desirable for the role holder to consider being part of, but only if and when a certain level of experience within the role has been accomplished. Payment for On Call is in addition to salary.

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.