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Linux Desktop Support Analyst

Job Title: Linux Desktop Support Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wallingford
Salary: 22224 - 22224
Contact Name: Mike Terry
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Position: Linux Desktop Support Analyst
Location: Wallingford (OX10)
Salary: £22,224 per annum

Hours: Monday – Friday (37 Hours)
Experience: Linux, IT, Support, Desktop, Active Directory, Server, Networking, Firewall, Linux Server Patching, Linux Command Line


A world-class research organisation are seeking a Linux Desktop Support Analyst to join their team in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Comprising a support team of three, you will join an organisation that pride themselves on professional development and expert knowledge within the field of land, ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.

These guys play a vital role in our understanding of the world we live in, particularly in the case of early warnings in a bid to adapt, plan and change to combat problems. Such is the landscape (no pun intended!) of this Scientific organisation, IT support is a necessary component to ensure the smooth workings of the organisation across a number of departments.

You will be the first line of support, you will be conscientious, well spoken and hold a genuine interest and ambition to move your career forward. The company offer a fantastic benefits package and the platform to progress, therefore the combination of both personality and knowledge is key.

In respect of your knowledge, you will need to have a sound understanding of Linux, most notably in respect of managing Linux-based issues and escalating to second line as required. Your bread and butter will be basic desktop support including PC applications, printers and video conferencing, working with remote access tools (eg. PuTTY, NX, X2Go) and applications including R, Python, Shell scripting and the support of Linux distributions, patching servers and anything else of relevance.

We are therefore keen to speak with applicants with a sound knowledge of Linux and Desktop Support. If this sounds like your bag, we would love to hear from you!


The Company:

A world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere are recruiting.

These guys integrate UK-wide observation systems and curiosity driven research, from the smallest scale of genetic diversity to large-scale, whole-Earth systems. They work across disciplines and facilitate academic, public, private and voluntary sector partnerships. Their extensive, long-term monitoring, analysis and modelling deliver UK and global environmental data, providing early warnings of change and management solutions for our land and freshwaters.

Our health, security and societal development are dependent on securing the value of nature, building resilience to environmental hazards and managing environmental change. These major societal and environmental challenges drive our research. CEH’s independent, impartial science underpins UK and international environmental policies and innovation in the commercial sector for sustainable economic growth.



  • Must be comfortable with the Linux command line (not just GUIs)
  • First line support experience
  • Linux server patching
  • Methodical approach to trouble shooting
  • Basic networking experience
  • Knowledge of IT security principles including firewalls
  • Knows when to seek advice and guidance when solving problems
  • Takes responsibility for tasks within a project or service
  • Able to work independently and manages own time effectively
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
  • Makes active contributions and provides support to other team members
  • Understands and applies the core values in place of work
  • Understands the importance of budgetary control and value for money
  • Communicates effectively with peers and more senior staff


Thompson & Terry Ltd is a recruitment consultancy specialised in the sourcing of Sales & Marketing professionals within Oxfordshire. No terminology used in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of race, age or sex.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high volume of applications, if you have not heard from us within 5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful at this time.