Akamai and Identify Management Engineer

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  • Anywhere


We are currently recruiting for an Akamai and Identify Management Engineer to assist us with protecting and managing identities, within our complete digital and non-digital estates, across the UK, Ireland and Canada. We are flexible with location within the UK, as the role can be home based – however traveling once a month to Norwich will be required post pandemic.

The team has a digital goal to deliver excellent value whilst also maintaining and evolving Aviva’s infrastructure, software, and intellectual property – to stay ahead of cyber threats and to protect our internal assets and external customers. This team is also responsible for optimising the value delivered, through careful monitoring, management, and control of Aviva’s burgeoning estate.

This role could be ideal for you if you are seeking a challenging position –  as you will be responsible for demand management across your team, specifically with the large divestment book of work and helping us to have best efficient manner to build quality solutions for our customers.

Responsibilities in the role:

  • You will be required to plan the short, medium, and long-term estate whilst considering evolving technologies
  • Ensure appropriate talented individuals are in place to execute excellent application development and maintenance services, whilst balancing this against system availability and the required functionality
  • Lead a team of Akamai software engineers (permanent and global sourcing partners) who will provide application development maintenance services to our customers
  • Be responsible for managing our Akamai licencing costs and the run/change work into the team
  • Ensure the team deliver – in terms of system availability, quality of software engineering and delivery of change
  • Create a curious, collaborative, and can-do culture across your team, alongside continually improving and evaluating processes to meet customer needs

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Proven programme delivery skills using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies (ideally with experience implementing cloud based and physical hosted environments over high volume and highly available systems – desirable)
  • Natural curiosity/desire to learn, initiative/self-motivation, and innovation
  • Team and customer focused
  • Some team leadership and mentoring experience would be desirable to develop and grow the other team members
  • Extensive experience in dealing with security aspects of modern internet-facing systems, focusing around: – cyber security, ethical hacking, attack vectors, firewalls, authentication, and vulnerability management

Desirable experience with using the below (but not restricted to) tools to design, build, orchestrate, secure internet facing websites and services:
Java, Python, Perl, PowerShell, Ruby, Groovy, web technologies (http/https, hashing, certificates, encryption), security services (DDOS, WAF, content delivery), cloud (AWS, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Docker, IAM roles), identity &access (ISAM, LDAP), lunix/unix, server automation & scripting, agile/devops, key-stores/certificated authentication, continuous integration, network (dns, tcp/ip, tls, http), Akamai components (properties, certificates, waf, sumologic, luna, security policy design)

What will you get for this role?

  • Salary between £32,000 – £63,500 depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications
  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • A holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring risk handling is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Lacey Lane Mckoy a call on 0207 255 0884 or send an email to [email protected]

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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