Senior Systems Admin

Senior Systems Admin

Sofia full-time

About us

PPD clinical research services is now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. As the world leader in serving science, our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We are excited about the opportunities this combination brings to enhance our comprehensive end-to-end offering, enabling customers to move rapidly from scientific idea to approved medicine.

PPD clinical research services mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, its you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

Our 4i Values:
Integrity Innovation Intensity Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the worlds most urgent health needs, submit your application wed love to hear from you!

Diversity Statement:
PPD clinical research services is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD clinical research services is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.


The role focuses on operating and maintaining the cloud and on-prem environments of the company located in Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and co-location facilities. The main goals are to deliver secure and highly available service for the internal business needs while continuously increase the level of automation and security.

Primary Responsibilities:
Work with stakeholders from the business and other IT functional departments in design and architecture of new applications.
Evaluate existing legacy and traditional applications and develop transformation and migration strategy that would leverage public cloud offerings.
Prepare or update existing technical documentation for deployed environments and applications.
Support the operations of high performing cloud-based and on-prem infrastructures
Leverage automation to improve availability and security and reduce cost and delivery time.
Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis for Service Incidents
Understand, enforce, improve and contribute to internal processes and Standard Operating Procedures.
Monitor environments for security vulnerabilities and take actions to remediate and/or mitigate risks.
Manage and report capacity and cost. Work with leadership team and business stakeholders on budgeting and forecasting.

Requirements and necessary skills

Two years of experience with enterprise-grade cloud environment management, support and/or architecture.
Five or more years of experience in system administration, engineering and support of enterprise infrastructure environments (System Administrator, System Engineer, Support Engineer, DevOps, etc.).
Good knowledge and/ or certifications on best practices and architecture in Azure and/ or AWS.
Good understanding of Data center infrastructure, Virtualization, Networks, Storage, Backup, OS (Windows and/or Linux).
Working experience with PowerShell or Python.
Experience with infrastructure automation technologies like Ansible or Terraform etc. is considered as advantage.
Able to understand business and technical requirements and develop a high-level design or plan, and then estimate the amount of effort and cost required to deliver.
Fluency in English.
Team player, ability to work with counterparts and customers across the world.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Attentive to details
Well organized and self-driven person

We offer

At PPD clinical research services we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD clinical research services you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD clinical research services truly value a work-life balance. Weve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organization but with a local feel.

Contact Information

Phone: +359 2 9071200

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