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Windows Security Engineer


Group Technology Operations (GTO) aims at designing, developing, and operating Global AXA IT products, delivering them to AXA Entities and the AXA Group, at the right level of quality of service and cost and aligned with business-driven priorities. Its missions can be summarized in four main activities: global product delivery, global product portfolio management, day-to-day operations management, and entities proximity management.


You will join the Distributed & Mainframe Global Products department, which delivers final Products for the AXA’s entities ( POD, Z and ISeries, DC) and transversal components or intermediate products to other Products departments ( Cloud, Workplace...) with right quality of services. 

We are relying on more than 220 people to handle product development in an agile way of working while taking care of major transformation program, as One DataCenter (aiming to define and implement the Datacenter strategic plan jointly with the AXA Entities) or ATLAS program (a strategic program mixing Cloud solutions, Core IT optimization, infrastructure modernization and technical services rationalization). 

Our main missions:

  • Be a cornerstone of the Cloud Strategy and accompany the Cloud Transformation having a specific role on the design and delivery of the new Infrastructure hosting platform, within our Datacenters (SDDC-POD), while supporting the migration to target platforms
  • Protect Core-It QoS over the next years by selective refresh while continuing to decommission related infrastructure
  • Migrate Technical Services to the new Cloud Target
  •  Continue our department transformation into a global product driven organization

    Your responsibilities include : 

  • Drive OS patch management in collaboration with security teams
  • Engineer (Build), test and operate solutions, document accordingly and handover to additional operational teams
  • Undertake security project activities, including audit remediation
  • Ensure proper OS Security Lifecycle Management all over the worldSecurity Hardening/CompliancePatch ManagementVulnerability Management
  • Supervise, manage, and administer all kind of Windows Servers within the AXA Group
  • Enhance and enrich automation capabilities to optimize day2day operational business support (using Dev-Ops tool stack and future AI-Ops technologies)
  • Act as tech leading instance working in a global Windows OS Product Team environment
  • Be the trusted advisor for our customers/partners
  • Work closely with Build Engineers being part of our Global Team on Windows Server Evolution and transformation
  • Optimize Windows Server Platform Management either local or public Cloud Datacentre oriented (Private Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS)
  • Control Incident, Problem and Change Management aspects driven out of Windows OS Team
  • Windows Server OS advanced troubleshooting
  • Your Profile

    We are looking for someone with the following experience and skills: 

  • Senior and Advanced Windows Server Engineer/Expert/Administrator

  • Good understanding about state-of-the-art Security, Compliance and Server hardening concepts (GPO Management)

  • Good Knowledge about actual but also legacy Windows Server OS Versions (W2k8 – W2k22)

  • Engineering, Coding and Build capabilities preferably powered by MS PowerShell

  • Understanding about actual Dev-Ops methodologies and tool stack like for example Puppet Enterprise, Terraform, GitHub, Artifactory..

  • Knowledge about Server SW Packaging procedures (Ex. Chocolatey)

  • A big interest in future oriented Cloud Solutions and Platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure

  • Knowledge about various Datacentre Layers and components like Virtualization and Compute Technologies (VMWare ESX, HW Management, AD Management, Network and Firewall protocols)

  • Experience with Windows Server Patch Management technologies like WSUSSome interest in future oriented AI-Ops solutions to optimize operational support and business line

  • Be open minded, strong in communication and stakeholder management

  • Love to work in multicultural environments distributed all over the world

  • Act fully autonomous and pro-active in driving complex situation and scenarios 

  • About AXA

    As a world-leading insurance company, we act for human progress by protecting what matters. With 153,000 employees in 54 countries working with 105 million customers, we’ve created a truly dynamic and vibrant community. Inclusion and diversity link closely with our values, and together we’re nurturing a culture of
    respect, for each other, for our customers and the communities around us. Join AXA and you’ll feel like you belong, are included and can thrive. You’ll be able to shape the way you work and truly grow your potential as you seek out new opportunities, push boundaries and benefit people in critical moments of their lives. This is your chance to build the tomorrow you want. Know you can.

    About the Entity

    AXA is becoming a sustainable tech-led company and at AXA Group Operations we are one of the major catalysts for this transformation. 

    We set the tone by triggering and empowering the evolution of our insurance business model through technology and innovation, driving its concrete implementation globally at speed, with a high quality of advisory and execution.

    We are present across 17 countries with committed, highly qualified teams. We leverage technology, data, sourcing, security and investment allocation in a global way, but also achieve economies of scale and synergies when necessary.

    At AXA Group Operations, we want to be recognized in three fields of action:

  • State-of-the-art Data Technology to drive customer experience
  • State-of-the-art Procurement & Sourcing to drive efficiency and better manage risks
  • High-Performing Global Team for stronger partnerships with AXA entities 
  • What We Offer

    We bring together the expertise, cultural diversity and creativity of over 8,000 employees worldwide and we’re committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of employment (gender, LGBT+, disabled persons, or people of different origins) and to promoting Diversity & Inclusion by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where individual differences are valued.

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