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Job Title: UNIX Support Analyst

Career development path: Assistant Manager or Specialising

Reporting to: UNIX Support Team Leader

Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.5 hour shift pattern between 7.30am to 6.00pm. For example, 7.30am to 4.00pm, etc.

Key technologies: Linux, VMware and Solaris


At Hargreaves Lansdown, our Linux and Solaris based systems are key to both internal and client facing systems. Due to increasing demands, we are looking for a Unix Support Analyst to deal with a wide and varied selection of requests supporting the wider business.

The role is suited to an individual who is keen to learn and develop, and enjoys owning a problem and seeing it through to resolution.An average day within the Unix Support Team is both fast paced and diverse where you will be working closely with a variety of internal teams and third party suppliers to investigate, diagnose and resolve a wide range of requests, and will offer the successful candidate opportunity to expand their existing knowledge of a multitude of technologies based primarily (but not exclusively) on the Linux platform.

Why work in technology at HL?

Whether you see your future as becoming a leader through managing people, or being an expert in your field and helping set our technical strategy, there is a way for you to be everything you can be at HL. We will support you every step through access to mentors, coaching, online technical training (Pluralsight) and you’ll be constantly learning!


  • Working through the Unix 2nd line ticket queue, ensuring tickets are dealt with in a consistent and professional manner.
  • Monitor and manage the escalations queue to ensure service requests and incidents across the UNIX estate are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Work with other teams in the department to identify trends and root causes of faults.
  • Help implement changes in line with ITIL best practice
  • Help improve our process documentation for common tickets.
  • Actively engage in a culture of continuous improvement, implementing service efficiencies where possible.


  • Working in a 1st or 2nd line support role and/or Experience of working in a customer-facing role
  • Understanding of SLAs/OLAs

Essential knowledge

  • Use of command line tools
  • Good understanding of Linux/UNIX

Useful to have, but not essential

  • RedHat or Centos 6/7 experience
  • Understanding of virtualisation technologies e.g. VMware
  • Configuration management systems (e.g. puppet/chef)
  • Source control software (e.g. Subversion, Git)
  • System monitoring (e.g. Opsview / Nagios)
  • ITIL Foundation


  • Performance-related annual bonus scheme
  • 25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus additional Christmas closure time
  • Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
  • Pension scheme – up to 19% contribution
  • Flexible working options available
  • Enhanced parental leave benefits
  • Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
  • Bike storage and shower facilities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Annual events, activities and sports groups
  • Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

We know that sometimes the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t tick every box. If you’re excited about working for us, and have most of the skills or experience we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.

Job details


Skills required

Perks & benefits

Flexible Working
Private Health
Dental Benefits
Optician Benefits
Employee Discounts
Share Scheme
Bike Loan
Bike Shed
Gym Discount