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Security Engineer

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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The Security Engineers are responsible for implementing, configuring and evolving the security technology portfolio.  This is a proactive and responsive relationship; the capability to maintain that balance is a key part of the role.

The successful person will have a strong technical background and see the macro view, direction of travel and complexity of the contemporary IT landscape as an opportunity.  You will provide solutions that harmonise with IT and create enabling security functions that allow the business to innovate quickly. Solutions will have capacity and flexibility baked in and will integrate well with other security functions.


  • Day-to-day support and maintenance of security tooling
  • Take a threat led approach to generating mitigation and countermeasures
  • Maximising security value from existing investments
  • Understand the key risks the organisation faces, the key tactics techniques and procedures that threat actors will exploit and create control boundaries to intersect these domains
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Information Security team.  This would include working with: The Incident Response team, assisting with incidents and enhancing Incident Response tooling; Security Architecture to ensure that any existing constraints are overcome within forward looking plans; and with the Security Consultants to provide additional technical knowledge
  • Take part in post incident reviews and propose engineering resolution to improve results in any future recurrence
  • Champion best practice methods for web application hosting and protection, endpoint management and software defined protection
  • Monitor the capacity of security tooling, and support infrastructure and project future capacity for security products
  • Recognise that telemetry for security products will increasingly be curated in the cloud and be prepared to develop API endpoints and connections to collect and collate this knowledge
  • Understand and develop security configurations for micro services, serverless computing and software as a service security solution
  • Work with the third-party suppliers of the security products
  • Participate in the Information Security on-call rota

Experience Required

This role would suit someone who has worked with a diverse set of IT/security products, and across a large on-premise infrastructure managed in house. As the organisation matures, the individual would have a desire to build skills for their team in cloud security technologies to reach AWS security architect associate level, for example.

A strong technical background is required, with in-depth experience in at least one of the following areas, and a working knowledge of the remaining areas:

  • Internet Filtering
  • Email Filtering
  • EDR
  • Host Based Firewalling, HIDS/HIPS
  • Antimalware
  • Mobile Device Management

The candidate should be able to pick up and ingest new technology approaches and make rapid decisions on the best way to use these technology advancements for the betterment of the overall security posture.

The ability to communicate effectively, constructively, confidently and professionally is key to the success in the role, as is the ability to work with IT and Information Security teams and the wider business.

A working knowledge of financial services, the typical business processes involved, together with the threat actors and their relevant tactics, techniques and procedures would be of significant advantage.

Other key skills include:

  • An excellent knowledge of Information Security principles
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to actively manage workloads to meet business and department requirements

Highly Desirable:

  • Technical Information Security Certifications such as CEH, CISSP, etc.
  • Degree in an Information Security / Computing discipline

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 Officers looking after this role are Jessica Sutton ( and Luke Tooze ( . If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop them an email or give them a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.