Systems Administrator/Sr. Systems Administrator

United States of America, California, Vacaville

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Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of Systems Administration experience supporting servers, operating systems (primarily Windows), applications, storage and networking in a virtualized environment
  • Follow Quality Systems and Processes to maintain systems in a validated GMP state
  • Participate and lead system audits (internal & external Government agencies)
  • Actively work to identify and close any gaps, identify and implement remediation activities in a timely manner
  • Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills both internal and external
  • Ability to acquire, through training and on the job experience, specialized knowledge in rapidly changing technology and applications
  • Must support 24x7 manufacturing operations with off shift support on a rotating basis and occasional on-site support during night


Experience and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in hardware/server support, maintenance and upgrade
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server administration including management of Domains, Active Directory and Group Policies
  • Strong knowledge of blade servers and virtualized server environments including VMWare
  • Strong knowledge of storage devices (SAN & NAS)
  • Good working knowledge of networking fundamentals
  • Knowledge of scripting to automate routine systems administration tasks
  • Excellent communication skills including experience creating and maintaining system lifecycle and support documents
  • Recent experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP or other regulated environment
  • Exceptional skills are required in the following:
  • Ability to develop innovations that solve difficult technical problems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing), influence and lead both with and without authority, as well as strong analytical skills, planning and organizational skills
  • Be able to identify problems, define problem statement clearly and accurately and apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify data-driven root causes
  • Capable of working independently, effective at managing multiple tasks and projects, flexible and able to adapt quickly to new and changing situations
  • Customer service mindset
  • Teamwork
  • Reliability and dependability
  • Communication


Following skills and experience are a plus:

  • Computer systems validation

  • Knowledge of Batch manufacturing concepts (S88, recipes, phases etc.) and OPC communication protocols

  • Working knowledge of Automation/Control Systems preferred (Honeywell, POMS, Emerson DeltaV/Syncade, Rockwell)

  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical computing environments



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • MCSE, MCSA and/or VCP certifications strongly preferred

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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