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Virtualisation and Compute Linux Infrastructure Engineer

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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Job Purpose

To take a proactive approach in the delivery and ongoing maintenance of technologies within the Virtualisation and Server estate.

This is a hands-on role and will require knowledge across the server lifecycle, such as server deployment and installation, performance, backup and recovery, monitoring and clustering. The need to be flexible is paramount.

The engineer will also be responsible for collaborating with multiple areas across IT in order to translate technical requirements into a stable and up-to-date service and will work alongside other members of the team in identifying new technologies and emerging trends.

Main Duties

Main duties include:

  • Plan, install and support hardware, software and service upgrades.
  • Resolve technical issues associated with ESX and Linux using diagnostic and administration tools.
  • Ownership of server and container automation, deployment and orchestration tools.
  • Diligently share knowledge with others.
  • Produce detailed documentation for existing or new configurations.
  • Contribute to the ongoing Continual Service Improvement and capacity planning activities.
  • Act as a point of technical referral and escalation from other Admiral Tech teams.

In addition to this, you will also proactively manage and address any risk issues relating to your assigned duties. You will be expected to complete your duties whilst conforming to any project timelines or service level agreements that are in place.

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

Behavioural Competencies

  • Decision Making
  • Analytical mindset
  • Ensure decisions are objectively justified
  • Understanding of the impact of decisions for the team and the business

Communication

  • Listens to others and accepts input from colleagues
  • Clear articulation of ideas and thoughts verbally
  • Professional, grammatically correct written business correspondence

Teamwork

  • Readily be available to help support the team
  • Contributes to a positive and harmonious team atmosphere
  • Maintain a good working relationship with customers and technical partners

Dedication

  • Show passion for your work and a commitment to succeed
  • Proactively seeking to improve knowledge

Solutions Driven

  • Willing to work with structured frameworks, methodologies, and best practices
  • Focus on providing solutions to problems
  • Focus on solving problems in a logical step-by-step way

Challenging

  • Be prepared to challenge the status quo and make suggestions for areas of quality improvement.
  • Be willing to voice an opinion on all matters whilst being receptive to feedback

Experience and Qualifications Required

Essential:

  • Professional experience working on large, mixed-technology, multi-site server environments.
  • Practical experience in the following Server areas:
  • Creating Low-level design documents
  • Server Automation
  • Operational maintenance e.g. patching and failovers
  • Implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of server infrastructures.
  • Server performance monitoring and tuning.
  • Scripting skills with Powershell, Ansible or Terraform.
  • Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Able to work with structured frameworks, methodologies and best practices.
  • Practical experience using Server and Virtualisation technologies including:
  • RedHat Linux or CentOS
  • VMWare ESXi, vSAN, vCenter
  • VEEAM replication
  • Enterprise security patch management
  • An ability to learn from, and adapt to, a changing technical environment.
  • Demonstrable analytical and proven creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

Desirable:

  • A working knowledge of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • A working knowledge of storage, backup, networking technologies.
  • Experience working in an agile-based environment.
  • Experience working in a support environment.
  • VCP certification.
  • RHCSA, RHCE certification.

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide 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 have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

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.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate's experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidate’s who meet the requirements, and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

 

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