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Systems Analyst - Linux

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Recruiter: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Listed on: 27th September
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Salary/Rate: £32,000 - £37,865
Salary Notes: Depending on skills and experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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This role is key to the successful delivery of the Organisations IT function working closely with other colleagues in IT, end users, business stakeholders, applications development teams as well as the general user base.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world's plants and fungi. 


  • Maintaining a stable and secure Linux server/client and HPC 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.
  • Focusing on maintaining, installations and system builds of the RBG Linux environment. Responsible for assisting RBG in delivery, monitoring and managing the day to day environments, including Development, UAT and Production.  Areas to cover include:
  • Securing Linux systems ready for deployment
  • Configuration and scripting
  • Maintenance of systems
  • Creating and maintaining documentation
  • 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 rest of the IT team through collaboration and maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date documentation regarding systems and services within the post holder's areas of responsibility.

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
  • Degree qualified in relevant IT subject or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with KEMP Load balancers and/or equivalent Load balancing technology
  • Experience with Docker and/or other containerization platform
  • Desirable skills and experience
  • Knowledge of or interest in botany and/or biodiversity informatics
  • ITIL foundation certified
  • Linux certifications
  • HPC related software knowledge: xCAT, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Knowledge of maintenance and configuration of Sybase
  • Experience with Ansible IT automation and configuration management
  • End user experience with VMware 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

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

Closing Date: 17/10/2021

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.