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Systems Analyst (Linux)
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Recruiter: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Listed on: 28th May
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Salary/Rate: £30,981 - £36,941
Salary Notes: depending on skills and experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 388853
Contact Name: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Systems Analyst with extensive experience of maintaining and developing Linux servers and IT systems. You will be key in the successful delivery of the Organisation's IT function, focusing on maintaining, installations and system builds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG) Linux environment. 

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Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them. We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. 

You will report to and be supported by our Linux Specialist and form part of a small friendly team who work both independently and with developers to provide services and assist with projects.

You will assist in the monitoring and management of day-to-day environments, including Development, UAT and Production. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is willing to learn and can contribute creative and innovative ideas to support the development of systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a stable and secure Linux server/client infrastructure and resolving hardware and software issues
  • Reporting issues where systems are non-functional, communicating with affected users and stakeholders ensuring that relevant parties have been made aware and clear requirements are generated
  • Securing Linux systems ready for deployment
  • Configuration and scripting
  • Contribute to planning and implementing new solutions to improve productivity and stability, taking proof-of-concepts (POC) into business-as-usual (BAU)
  • Providing systems knowledge and assistance to the IT team

Essential requirements:

  • Working experience with Linux servers (Redhat/Centos/Ubuntu)
  • Working experience of Git or equivalent code repository platform
  • Working experience in fault and performance debugging, diagnostics and remediation
  • Experience with setting up Databases on MySQL / MariaDB and or Sybase
  • Experience with Database tuning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to collate and present information clearly and succinctly
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or with equivalent work experience

Knowledge or an interest in botany/biodiversity and ITIL foundations and Linux certifications are desirable but not essential.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 16/06/2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.