System Admin/IT Support Engineer position at Linguamatics, Cambridge, UK

Linguamatics ( is a fast growing provider of semantic search and text mining software products located in Cambridge, UK. Based on innovative use of natural language processing technology, our software is acknowledged globally as a leading solution in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries. Due to continued expansion, we are now looking for an enthusiastic and talented all-rounder to help with system administration, both internally and on our SaaS product platform.

This is a junior to mid-level role with good prospects, covering a wide range of IT support and systems administration functions across the whole company, including:

• Deployment & maintenance of Linguamatics’ text mining servers for internal and remote use in “the Cloud”
• Server hardware and software installation and maintenance, predominantly on Linux platforms
• Administration and monitoring of all network & security services, including hardware and software infrastructure as well as user-level services, such as web and mail
• Performing upgrades and rolling out of new services
• Documentation of system admin procedures, and utilities for end users via internal Wiki
• Participation in on-call rota for out-of-hours cover

The ideal candidate will be a fast learner with broad experience of systems administration and will have the following attributes:

• Good communication skills, with a pro-active, problem-solving attitude and ability to work in a team
• Experience of multiple platforms and virtualisation technology
• Familiarity with networking protocols and security: firewalls, naming services, mail servers, webservers, and web-based services
• Solid programming or scripting is essential, e.g. Python, bash, PHP or other language
• Understanding of installation/management/backup of fileservers and databases, e.g. SAN, NFS, Samba, MySQL etc.
• Experience of Cloud deployment and/or Big Data would be a definite plus
• Good degree or postgraduate qualification in a numerate discipline or equivalent commercial experience

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter by email to:

Heather Stewart, Linguamatics, 324 Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0WG

Email: jobs at

Tip :: you might find a salary or salary range helps. My assumption based on what you’ve posted is that you’re looking for someone who could earn £60k+ in London, but you’re probably only going to offer £20-30k.