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Infrastructure Engineer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
IT
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
17/06/2019

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About the Team

The Optimisation Team are tasked with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Admiral’s infrastructure.  We do this by:

  • Scanning for, assessing and remediating vulnerabilities within a time critical process
  • Proactively remediating vulnerabilities by applying security updates to operating systems and applications via a scheduled patch maintenance program
  • Packaging new and updated applications and applying them to the workstation estate
  • Maintaining successful enterprise backups of our data and the operational estate, liaising with the Managed Service Provider

We use Ivanti Endpoint Manager (LANDESK Management Suite), to help us patch our Microsoft Servers and Workstations, and are using Yum with an internally managed repository to help us patch our Linux Servers (CentOS and RHEL).  We use Qualys Vulnerability Scanner to test our systems for vulnerabilities and ensure that we are no longer vulnerable after remediation.

Role Purpose

There are many tasks that we would be very keen to automate.  This will save us time and leave less room for error. These tasks include:

  • Scanning for new objects on our infrastructure
  • Ensuring that certain services are running on our infrastructure
  • Checking when new updates are available on our internal repositories
  • Checking the vulnerabilities found in Qualys against the patches that are installed
  • Pre and post patching test plans

Some of the tasks we would like to implement will feature:

  • Querying Computer Objects in Active Directory
  • Querying endpoints and the services that run on them
  • Querying DNS entries
  • Comparing against managed devices in Ivanti Endpoint Manager (LANDESK Management Suite) using the API
  • Comparing against data in the Qualys Vulnerability Scanner using the API
  • Reporting on the data found using CSV and LaTeX and sharing these with relevant teams using SMTP

Skills Profile

  • A good understanding of infrastructure and security principles
  • A good understanding of programming languages, with an emphasis on scripting 
    • We use .NET (PowerShell, C#) and Python within the team - previous experience of these would be beneficial
  • Ability to understand requirements and interpret them into solutions
  • Keen to learn new technologies and processes
  • Ability to develop clear, efficient and logical approaches to work

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Jessica Sutton. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Jessica.SUTTON2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619. Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

About Admiral:

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer, Jessica Sutton, for more information.

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