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    Opportunity: Linux Systems Engineer @ A drug discovery company -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019



    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Systems Engineer with a strong Linux background to join an expert team working with a drug discovery company based in London. The company to become the world's most productive drug discovery engine by exploiting cutting edge technologies to design and create best-in-class small-molecule candidates targeting a range of high value therapeutic areas.

    This is a varied role, where you will be responsible for maintaining and developing the cloud-based systems to support the development of the Company's proprietary in silico technologies. In addition, you will contribute to the implementation of IT solutions throughout the Company, in support of the IT Manager.


    • Building and supporting the hosting environment to enable the core technologies to be run effectively
    • Applying a critical focus to security, to ensure full compliance with GDPR and dataset authorisation requirements
    • Carrying out routine preventative maintenance tasks, system checks and regulatory duties to ensure infrastructure health
    • Managing updates and software installations, testing solutions prior to roll out
    • Identifying opportunities to implement new solutions, considering efficiency and scalability
    • Virtual Machine maintenance including initial set-up and ongoing support
    • Documentation updates and change management
    • Contributing to the implementation of Operational IT solutions
    • Providing technical support and troubleshooting, to supplement the Company's third-party IT support team


    Technical Skills Required:
    • Significant Linux administration experience – CentOS / Ubuntu
    • Knowledge of Cloud based solutions, in particular significant experience with AWS
    • Virtual Machines
    • Scripting Experience – Python / Bash
    • Database management, GUI improvement desirable
    • Google G Suite
    • Agile project management desirable
    • DevOps software development practices experience


    There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.


    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at] or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Linux, Systems, Administration, Admin, GDPR, Infrastructure, CentOS, Ubuntu, Cloud, AWS, Virtual, Machines, Python, Bash, GUI, Agile, DevOps, Google, Drug, Discovery, London

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