Linux System Administrator

Haywards Heath, UK
Added: April 12, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our expertise, specialized HPC and digital technologies support advanced and secure cloud-based workflows, expert geoscience data transformation and AI, machine learning and data science services.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Linux System Administrator to join our EAME HPC team available and motivated to regularly travel on our clients’ sites.

You’ll report to the EAME Remote Sites IT Manager and join a team of peers located in centres across the region. Your role involves providing onsite applications support to external clients within the EAME region, with a strong emphasis on Middle East and North Africa countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, or Algeria.

You will be in charge of installing, configuring, troubleshooting, patching, and upgrading CGG software solutions. Alongside software support, you’ll also handle hardware and operating system installations, troubleshooting, and support, specifically within a Linux environment. You will work in very close collaboration with the geoscientists who have the software and scientific expertise.

When not travelling, you will support the main HPC Hub in the UK. You will also be expected to participate in the innovation and development of new technologies, work with other team members to implement new features, and to help automate and analyze problem resolution.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Install, configure, and validate CGG software solutions for external clients.
  • Provide onsite IT support for CGG external clients.
  • Participate in applications release building and validation.
  • Participate in IT support tickets and provide remote IT support for clients when required.
  • Engage in client meetings to comprehend their requirements and propose suitable solutions.

As an integral member of our HPC team, you will collaborate with like-minded individuals, who are passionate about cutting-edge technology and innovation to solve the world´s most complex challenges. Being one of us means that your individual contribution will make an impact in a diverse team committed to performance.

The job requires to travel regularly within the region, for durations going from a few days to a few months. CGG has in place a compensation policy for travels on clients’ premises.



  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in installing, configuring, and administering Linux operating systems, preferably in an HPC environment.
  • Profound experience in installing and supporting Linux-based applications.
  • Proficiency in Linux scripting languages.
  • Familiarity with Virtualization technology on Linux.
  • Solid understanding of IP networking, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, PXE, and firewalling concepts.
  • Experience with HPC hardware installation and maintenance (Servers/Storage/CPU/GPU).
  • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate resilience.
  • Proficient problem-solving skills with a methodical approach to work.
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction.
  • Capability to define and manage project deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are essential.
  • Effective communication abilities.


  • Experience with job scheduling systems.
  • Knowledge of database installation and administration.
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Ansible, Kickstart, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Docker, etc.
  • Understanding of License manager under Linux.
  • Advanced scripting and automation skills.

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes
  • Sponsorship of visas/comprehensive relocation packages

We are Flexible

  • Flexible Working – through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.