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Linux Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Linux System Administrator. You will be a member of the IT Team, working closely with the IT and ASIC team. You will be responsible for providing technical support and troubleshoot issues related to EDA/CAD, as well as configuring, implementing, and maintaining the core hardware infrastructure (Linux based). There will also be the opportunity to work on other projects.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Administer and support Linux machines (RHEL/Centos) in a technical environment
  • Provide technical user support and troubleshoot issues related to EDA/CAD systems and resolve system problems.
  • Responsible for maintaining license management database, ensuring adherence with licence terms, providing licence forecasts for budgeting and providing support to end users
  • Configuration, implementation and maintenance of core hardware infrastructure (servers, storage, network) and related management tools
  • Monitor and maintain system availability, security and applications patching
  • Provide effective incident and problem diagnosis and resolution, taking ownership and escallating where appropriate, utilising other internal and external support teams when required
  • Collaborate with the design support team and our design team to ensure a smooth running service, including out of hours support when required (e.g. tapeout)
  • LDAP implementation
  • Administer and support VMware
  • Networks, site-to-site VPN, VLans

Organisational responsibilities

  • Develop and manage effective professional working relationships with co-workers
  • Provide input into the IT project planning process
  • Take ownership of problems and finding solutions
  • Willing to occasionally work out-of-hours or weekends
  • Willing to travel to Cambridge office when required

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Linux 3+ years of administration of RHEL/Centos
  • VMware – extensive experience in the VMware ecosystem


  • Experience of any of the following – bash/perl/python scripting languages.
  • Support/knowledge of an EDA tools environment – experience with Cadence/Mentor design tools.
  • Experience with source control systems.
  • License management – preferably with experience of FlexLM
  • CCNA
  • Experience with MS Windows Server OS
  • Azure certificate
  • VMware certificate

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.

For further information on how to future-proof your satcom solution, contact us here