Senior Linux Infrastructure AnalystLocation: SouthamptonDivision: Corporate and Business Support (CBS)Group: ITSalary: £40,444Ref No: 11495

National Oceanography Centre

National Oceanography Centre

IT, Other Engineering, Customer Service
Southampton, UK
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Senior Linux Infrastructure Analyst

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton


Full time (37 hours per week)


Who are we?

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - the UK's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community whose focus is on improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.

We have a rich history dating back to 1949, and our future has never looked more exciting as we aim to be the world’s most innovative oceanographic institution.

About the role

This post is with the IT Infrastructure team, who are responsible for maintaining secure and effective systems and services. We also provide specialist second- and third-line support for virtualisation, storage, and server system administration (both Linux and Windows) to the user community.

Our IT facilities currently include a high-performance computing cluster, a parallel file system, several powerful compute servers, and a VMWare ESXi cluster.

About you

We’re looking for an experienced system administrator with a strong focus on Linux operating systems; it is essential that you are adept at using the Linux command-line interface (CLI) and have a good working knowledge of Linux (preferably CentOS/RHEL/Rocky).

You will have hands-on experience with VMWare ESXi and Windows server administration, system monitoring tools (e.g., Icinga, Nagios, Splunk, etc.), and scripting languages (e.g., Bash, Python, etc.).

You will also have a customer-focussed approach, solid troubleshooting skills, good written and verbal communication skills, a proven ability to write technical documentation for both technical and non-technical staff, and the ability to work both independently and part of a team.

Why the NOC?

We offer a generous set of benefits including 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

We promote an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation.


This position will be based in Southampton. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free onsite car-parking.

The NOC has a hybrid working approach where, for most positions, staff can work from home up to 2 days per week. If you are interested in this position, but require a more flexible working arrangement, please contact the recruitment team using the contact details below.

We can support visa applications where required. For overseas applicants who are willing to move to the UK we may be able to offer financial support with relocation.

How to apply

Before submitting your application, please ensure you have reviewed the attached job description and person specification.

Date advert posted: 25/08/2023

Closing date: 22/09/2023. Please note this vacancy may close earlier depending on the number of applicants.

Please note we are not accepting applications via recruitment agencies for this position.

Assessing applications

All applications to the NOC are reviewed by a real-life person, not a computer programme. Attached to our adverts you will find a ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ document which clearly sets out the criteria against which applications are assessed. Once assessed the most suitable candidates will be invited to interview.

If you have been selected for interview, we will be in touch to arrange a time and date. If you haven’t been selected for interview, we will let you know, although we may not be able to give detailed feedback to every applicant.