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


The System Engineer is responsible for the management of Global Infrastructure services throughout the company. This includes the planning, implementation, integration, testing and management of the infrastructure systems, with a clear understanding of the pharmaceutical regulations within GxP environments.

  • Operate, support and develop Global IT infrastructure systems in a hybrid environment (Cloud and on-premises): servers and virtual machines, storage, backup, archiving, file shares, file transfer services...
  • Act as service manager and be accountable for the services he operates
  • Ensure that IT operations of systems/services are performed according to Idorsia IT Service Management standards
  • Ensure that proper documentation is complete and up-to-date, especially for GxP-relevant systems, solutions and services
  • Perform 2nd level support for issues unresolved by 1st level support
  • Understand business needs and translate them into IT requirements
  • Initiate or take part to proof-of-concepts in order to propose/develop new solutions which solve business issues



Candidate’s Requirements


  • University degree in science, computer science, management information systems, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, preferably minimum 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 3 or more years of experience in IT infrastructure operations: Windows and Linux operations, datacenter operations, storage, backups, archiving, file shares, FTP
  • Strong knowledge in managing ESX environments would be 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, able to understand problems and present solutions towards business partners
  • 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 ID: 1150


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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