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DevOps Engineer

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Business Support Role
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Job Purpose

To work with the IT Development and Support teams in order to deploy changes across the IT estate within a busy IT department. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and develop the release processes across a variety of technologies (mainly Linux/JBoss, Java and GOSU). As well as working to deploy various releases to test and live environments, this role will be heavily involved with working to implement DevOps principles and ways of working within the immediate team and wider IT Department.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for carrying out the deployments across various technologies and applications, creating and administering the builds/deployments where required.
  • To help coordinate the resolution of any broken builds and liaising with various stakeholders and developers to ensure a swift resolution
  • Manage smoke testing following deployments and escalate any issues which arise with both code issues and test scripts
  • Help manage automated builds across various technologies such as Ant, Maven etc.
  • Supporting and engaging (via agile/scrum) internal teams in order to implement various projects and features
  • Ensure all processes are documented and remain up to date
  • Work with various stakeholders to ensure that processes are followed by all areas
  • Assist the management of the branching and merging of code for a variety of technologies
  • Assist in the creation and development of processes for builds and deployments working with project / development teams where required.
  • Provide assistance in enquiries relating to builds and deployments.
  • Work with the Transition team to ensure that all processes adhere to the standards set out within the Change Management process.

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

Experience and Qualifications Required


  • Previous experience of working in an Agile development environment
  • Good knowledge of shell and Python script writing


  • Have good knowledge of configuration management systems such as Ansible or similar systems as well as source control tools such as GIT, SVN etc.
  • Knowledge in Unix / Linux systems and their associated tools (e.g. postfix, cron, http, log rotate)
  • Understands continuous delivery/integration processes with hands on experience of releasing Java based applications and good working knowledge of Ansible, Jenkins, Nexus, RunDeck, Ant, Maven and GIT
  • Shows knowledge of SOA related concepts and technologies e.g. SOAP, WSDL, XML and JSON
  • Have a broad experience in configuring application servers, ideally JBoss
  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • A willingness to expand on current knowledge

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.