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Infrastructure Security Engineer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
IT
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
24/01/2019
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Job Purpose

To work within a small team to deliver and maintain Admiral’s infrastructure and technology environments. Helping to drive pro-active support activities in order to maintain and improve the security (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) of the infrastructure, through upgrades to operating systems and business applications/software.

Main Duties

To ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Admiral’s infrastructure system services, applications and information.

To work within the wider IT function to ensure that the technical estate is maintained as fit-for-purpose and maintained to pre-determined standards.

Other duties include:

  • Maintenance of infrastructure and technology including the capacity and associated housekeeping
  • Firmware, OS, middleware and application upgrades including identify the need for upgrade and maintenance
  • Vulnerability assessment and management
  • Facilitate proactive remediation of vulnerabilities; analyzing the impact and applicability to the environment and communicating applicable vulnerabilities and recommended remediation actions
  • Patch maintenance and scheduling
  • Maintaining successful enterprise backups where they are required; liaising with the managed service provider
  • Assist in the design and promotion of best practices
  • Research existing products and technologies whilst also monitoring emerging technologies
  • Provide recommendations and support for risk/issue management, operational support and change activities

The role may require minimal travel to other Admiral offices and an opportunity to support the IT on call function, after an appropriate period of employment has been completed, may also be offered.

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

Experience and Qualifications Desired

The role holder will need to have demonstrable experience in at least one of the sets of skills listed below.

Experience in additional areas listed would be very beneficial:

System Administration:

  • Linux (Red Hat/Centos)
  • Windows Server (2K8/2K12)
  • VMware 6.5 (virtualisation)
  • Relevant system admin tools
  • Ivanti (LANDesk) Management Suite

DB Admin:

  • MSSQL

Networks:

  • Networking skills i.e. DNS, firewall, switch configuration
  • Load balancing (F5 BIG-IP, CISCO ACE)

Security management:

  • Patch management
  • System/software upgrades
  • Software package management & deployment
  • OS deployment

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 laura.pengilly@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619. 

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