Senior IT Support Engineer - Linux

Job Title: Senior IT Support Engineer - Linux
Job Reference: SC/HQ000541360

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Permanent

£50000 - £70000 per annum
Sector: IT

Posted 10 days ago

  • Senior IT Support Engineer – Windows and Linux
  • £50,000 - £60,000 per annum- Negotiable for the right candidate
  • Urgent role with an immediate start
  • Based in Cambridge

We are looking for a high level Senior IT Support Engineer for this global technology organization in Cambridge. This is an urgent role and ideally we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.


The ideal candidate will have:-
  • Strong exposure to Windows 7/10
  • Core Linux Systems Administrator - 5 years minimum experience
  • Previously worked in a 1st, 2nd and 3rd line Desktop / Server Support role
  • Experience of setting up and maintaining GPU Servers
  • Experience of setting up and maintaining data servers
  • Experience of building and customizing Linux images
  • Strong storage area network / VMWare experience
  • Experience of working on deep learning research projects or working in any research environment is a huge plus
  • Ideally a Masters degree but if not you will have to have a relevant Bachelors degree

Key Functions:
  • Good Knowledge in troubleshooting Windows and Linux OS
  • Building and configuring PCs, Notebooks and Servers
  • User account management with Active Directory
  • CISCO LAN management and patching.

Skills and Qualifications

Required Skills, Knowledge and Competencies:
  • Windows 7/10
  • Linux - ideally Ubuntu
  • Office 2013
  • Windows 2008/2012
  • MS Exchange 2010/2013
  • Active Directory
  • LAN Networks TCP/IP / Patching
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • PC Installation and Setup
  • PC troubleshooting, Windows and Linux in corporate environment

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Competencies:
  • VMWare vSphere
  • CISCO switching
  • SQL Server
  • SharePoint
  • MS WDS
  • Scripting PowerShell, Python, VB Script
  • MCSA or Equivalent
  • Building and configuring PCs, Notebooks and Servers
  • User account management with Active Directory
  • CISCO LAN management and patching.

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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