Systems Administrator/Sr. Systems Administrator

California, United States of America

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The Position

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

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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