Systems Administrator

From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Overview:

We have an immediate opening for a member of a growing team working on the Certara global network and services.This Systems Administrator role is intended as a resource to the Senior Systems Administrator and wider IT Operations service team for the Sheffield Certara office and European sites. This primarily involves working on new provisioning, implementation and integration of IT services and systems, and supporting the wider IT team in further development of our network, client machines and servers. As needed, there will also be elements of supporting the HelpDesk team in the day-to-day support of users, routine maintenance and escalations. The role requires close awareness of and liaison with the rest of the Certara global IT team, so good interpersonal skills are essential.

The company offers a competitive salary plus benefits, training opportunities and the chance to work in one of the fastest moving industries utilising cutting edge science.



Experience working in a Microsoft-centric (Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, IIS, VMWare), network, and production business environment as part of a wider IT team

Working knowledge of a broad range of current computer technologies and implementations – for example: hybrid O365 environments, SAN and NAS storage, SaaS/PaaS solutions.

Experience of providing IT expertise to the design and implementation of strategic plans, corporate security and data protection policies and overall IT operations.

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Interest and willingness to develop and experience of many facets of network management and IT support


Specific knowledge of any of the following technologies is an advantage: VMware/VSphere, Cisco ASA/switches/routers, EMC VNX/Unity, Sonicwall firewalls, O365, AWS

Willingness to undertake occasional overseas travel

Key responsibilities:

Deliver a high-quality IT service, based on Certara standards for IT service delivery within negotiated project plans, SLAs and as dictated by business need accepting the nature of 24/7/365 IT systems.
Day to day support one or more Senior Systems Administrators in Simcyp and Certara strategic projects – this will include implementation, testing and documentation of these initiatives.
As needed - day to day management of user queries, hardware, software and other technical issues as well as end user education/training.
Develop and maintain system documentation on end-user systems configurations and operation as well maintain metrics on consistency and reliability of the end-user environment.
Works under general supervision of one or more senior systems administrators.

Company Overview:

Simcyp is part of Certara, a company which combines sophisticated research and development informatics with the power of predictive science methodologies to span the drug development spectrum and offer pharma a previously unavailable ‘end-to-end’ solution in the quest for improving human health. The Simcyp team conducts cutting-edge research and provides consultancy, knowledge integration tools, algorithms, modelling solutions and databases (implemented in its globally-recognised Simcyp Population-based Simulator) for a client base of major blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations. Simcyp focuses, in particular, on gathering information required for the modelling and simulation (M&S) of the individual time-course and fate of drugs. We are on course to become the global industry standard, consequently, there is a continuous requirement for high quality people to join us, help in our expansion and share in our success.

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