AWS System Engineer - Infrastructure Engineering & operations


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Responsibilities


  • Operate, monitor, support and deploy systems and services running on Idorsia AWS infrastructure
  • Design, architect and implement infrastructure and services for new systems and new applications (compute, storage, backups, archiving, file shares…)
  • Identify and use appropriate AWS/cloud services, to support Idorsia applications
  • Ensure that IT operations of infrastructure systems/services are performed according to Idorsia IT Service Management standards
  • Ensure that proper documentation is complete and up-to-date, especially for regulatory relevant systems, solutions and services (GxP compliance)
  • Perform 2nd level support for issues unresolved by 1st level support
  • Understand business needs and translate them into IT requirements
  • Initiate or take part in proof-of-concepts, to propose and develop new solutions resolving business demands



Candidate’s Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering. Master’s degree is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, preferably minimum 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Three or more years of experience in a System Engineer or DevOps Engineer role, working on IT infrastructure operations (Windows and Linux)
  • Three or more years of experience with AWS technologies
  • Five years of experience in software development or scripting, using languages such as Java, Python, Ruby or web languages (HTML/JS/CSS)
  • Certification as an AWS Solutions Architect or DevOps Engineer is a plus
  • Experience working with Git, Jenkins, Docker, Chef, Terraform or Ansible is a plus
  • Very good interpersonal skills: team player, highly self-motivated, autonomous, proactive, user oriented, open to change, ability to work in a dynamic team
  • Strong IT Service Management orientation
  • Strong writing / documentation / communication skills
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical regulations within GxP environments
  • Good analytical skills, ability to understand business requirements and to transform them into IT solutions
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), French and/or German is a plus



What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits



Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Unit/Division/Department: Global Information Services

Schedule: Fulltime                                                               

Job Type: Permanent

Job Code: 1454


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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