Linux System Application Specialist

Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Andrew Spence

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 25354
Published: over 1 year ago
Expiry date: 11 Apr 2023 11:59

My client is looking to recruit and experience Linux Specialist/Engineer, who will be responsible for supporting their Research and Development activities. The successful candidate will be part of a team that will maintain their Linux infrastructure and improve the productivity by optimising pipelines, improving deployment, supporting, and configuration their applications. This role will suit a problem solver, proficient in at least one scripting language with good Linux experience and a willingness to learn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop software/scripts to assist key stakeholders throughout the company to optimise pipelines and aid research

  • Work with our scientists, to improve deployment, support, and configuration of applications

  • Work with our data scientists, Bioinformaticians and other stakeholders

  • Installation/integration/updates of Linux software packages (scientific software) and associated application environments

  • The maintenance of the Linux Operating System, and surrounding infrastructure.

  • Systems administration

Candidate Experience:

  • Scripting/programming (bash, Python or R)

  • Experience with some of the following technologies (GitLab, Conda, Tomcat, Oracle, Postgres, Jupyter, RStudio)

  • Linux Administration (ideally CentOS)

  • Understanding of web-based applications (e.g. REST APIs)

  • A familiarity with databases, SQL etc.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience with Pharma/Biotech research informatics systems

  • Good communication skills and a desire to learn new IT skills in a scientific environment

  • Experience working in a team of technical staff in a friendly collaborative environment.