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Linux Support Engineer - Desktop & Client applications, Heidelberg





Heidelberg, Germany 

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Information Technology, Science, Technical


3300 net - 4000 net per month

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Job Description:

Inspire People have an opportunity for an experienced Linux Support Engineer to join 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.   

A dedicated Linux Support Engineer for a team of circa 80 users and maintenance of a mainly Linux based software repository for electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR and visualisation software including compilation and optimisation.  The Support Engineer will also participate in companywide infrastructure and networking projects / events.

Responsibilities of the Linux Support Engineer include: 
  • Develop and support the scientific environment 
  • Support the scientists to leverage the organisations high-performance computing power in computational workflows and scientific data analysis
  • Setting up customized solutions for data analysis and processing
  • Linux Server administration including system set-up, OS deployment and software maintenance
  • Support a network of about 100 Linux & Windows desktop and laptop workstations including OS and end user software deployment, network integration and troubleshooting of hardware/software issues


Job Requirements:

The successful Linux Support Engineer will have the following:
  • A degree in computer science or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years work experience supporting large heterogeneous IT infrastructures 
  • Technical expertise in managing desktop operating systems including a strong Linux background and some Windows
  • A solid background of current desktop and client application software packages and experience in automation of systems/software installations
  • Exposure to high-performance computing and different server technologies is required along with a broad overview of networking and related technologies would be greatly appreciated
  • Service-orientated attitude, a structured way of working and able to work to tight deadlines are key requirements 
  • Good English language skills.
This position is particularly suitable for candidates with previous experience in scientific computing and who want to work in a cutting edge research environment.


Salary Benefits:

Salary and Benefits
You can expect a competitive Net (basic) salary and an excellent social package.  The Net (basic) monthly salary for this vacancy ranges from EUR 3,300 – 4,000 depending on experience 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.

Inspire People is an employment agency providing services to candidates and clients.

HPC, High Performance Computing, Linux, Scientific computing, Computational workflows, scientific data analysis 

Employment Type:

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