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Jacobs Senior Linux System Maintainer/Administrator - Derby/ Corsham/ Warrington in Derby, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

We are looking for an engineer experienced in supporting Linux System environments (configured in HPC modules). Specific responsibilities include:

• Provide ongoing support for RHEL and SUSE Linux systems and applications.

• Diagnose and repair physical faults and issues within these systems, such as corrupt disks or failing components.

• Troubleshoot software/OS problems within the systems and applications, and either implement a fix or inform the end user on how to proceed.

• Investigate and implement requests for change (e.g., new software or configuration changes)

• Ensure that any applications and/or codes run on these systems do not pose a security threat to the system.

• Monitor the performance/usage of the systems by creating automated scripts and utilising a separate monitoring server; create comprehensive reports with this information.

• Write and update documentation for end users and system administrations.

• Assist in the design and implementation of new state of the art HPC systems

Here’s What You’ll Need:


• Relevant work experience

• Experience in Linux HPC


• Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level

• Experience working within the UK MOD

• Currently hold SC clearance or above

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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