Network Engineer


Basel, 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 want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, 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 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Responsibilities

The Network Engineer is responsible for the management of the Global Network infrastructure and Network Security services throughout the company. This includes the planning, implementation, integration, testing and management of the firewalls and network devices, with a clear understanding of the pharmaceutical regulations within GxP environments. In his/her responsibilities, the Network Engineer will be:


  • Managing the Global Firewall infrastructure and Network Access Control platform, capturing requirements from the business and transforming them into solutions. Acting as a service manager and liaising with the Cyber Security team to keep our infrastructure well secured.
  • Monitoring the current security threats and vulnerabilities affecting our network products, the performance of the firewall units, and performing troubleshooting/root cause analysis.
  • Creating network related Quality documentation (Change control, IOQs) in compliance with the relevant company policies and standards. 
  • Ensuring compliance of the Global Network infrastructure with Quality requirements as well as IT and Security Policies. 
  • Participating in the development of the IT Network strategy and roadmap. 
  • Acting as a Project Manager for Network related business initiatives. 
  • Writing technical documentation and user manuals for the different network services. 
  • Responsible for the top tier incident escalations and remediation for incidents where a high level of expertise in the IT Network field is required. 
  • Managing software and hardware lifecycle processes including vendor management, coordination of qualification activities, with development/execution of tests and end user communication 
  • Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction with ongoing monitoring, troubleshooting, user support and maintenance of network devices and services 

Candidate’s Requirements 


  • University degree in science, computer science, management information systems, or related field 
  • Three or more years of experience as a Network Engineer with a strong focus on Network Security.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, preferably minimum 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Profound knowledge of networking components (Next-Generation Firewalls, VPN, DDI, LAN, WAN, Wireless,). Networking Certification (CCNP, PCNSE or equivalent) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of DevOps and automation tools like terraform, ansible, python is a strong 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 customer focus
  • Strong writing / documentation / communication skills
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience of the pharmaceutical regulations within GxP environments is a plus
  • Knowledge of current IT Service Management processes (ITIL V3) is a plus
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), German and/or French is a plus


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment 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 – Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Global Information Services – Infrastructure & User Support    
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 3548


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

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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