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Desktop Support Engineer- Linux, Heidelberg



Heidelberg, Germany 

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Healthcare, Information Technology, Internet, Science, Technical


3300 net - 3600 net per month

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Linux / Desktop Support Engineer – Germany (Relocation Provided)

This is a unique opportunity for a Linux / Desktop Support Engineer with technical expertise in Linux systems, desktop and mobile operating systems to provide 1st/2nd line support for a world leading and truly international scientific research organisation headquartered in Germany.

A fantastic tax free monthly salary and additional benefits are offered, plus a relocation package. Candidates must have the right to live and work in a European member state.   

You will help support 1000 + Linux, MacOs and Windows devices with particular emphasis on Linux users, and in addition to current standard desktop packages, you will be experienced in automating systems and software installations. 


Job Requirements:

Responsibilities of the Linux / Desktop Support Engineer:
  • Extensive practical experience in supporting a complex environment of desktops and mobile devices for a 1000+ users using Linux, Mac OS and Windows.
  • Supporting the Linux users will be a preference for this IT Support Engineer.
  • Provide IT support with systems and software installations and troubleshooting software / hardware issues for desktop computing and mobile devices.
  • Provide efficient support to the company`s users in a professional and customer focused manner.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the organisations IT infrastructure, the users experience and the support process as well as identifying areas, which would benefit from further standardisation and / or automation. 
The successful Linux / Desktop Support Engineer will have the following level of experience & skills: 
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a professional IT support organisation or able to demonstrate equivalent practical experience.
  • A technical expert in managing a number of the latest desktop and mobile operating systems with extensive experience in supporting Linux systems
  • A solid understanding of current standard desktop support packages as well as being experienced in automating systems and software installations
  • Need to be confident / familiar with “state of the art” technologies to integrate desktop and mobile systems within an enterprise IT environment and to facilitate i.e.: the access to the network, file systems and email. 
  • Good communication skills in English and the ability to deal with users of all levels: face-to-face as well as via telephone or email.
  • The role requires occasional weekend duties which will be compensated accordingly. 

Salary Benefits:

Salary and Benefits
You can expect a competitive Net (basic) salary and an excellent social package.  The Net (basic) monthly salary range for this vacancy EUR 3,300 - 3.600 PLUS additional payments depending on your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to relocation benefits and MONTHLY allowances (e.g. family, dependants, childcare, education, expatriation installation).

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity to work for a global research centre and experience a new culture and great working atmosphere in a world class environment, then apply now to Kelly de Vroede or Andrew Medhurst at Inspire People in the strictest of confidence.

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Employment Type:

Full time
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Inspire People
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Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom
Phone: +44207 871 8550
Web Site: www.inspirepeople.net
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