Associate Information Technology Specialist
WuXi AppTec
 Plainsboro, NJ

Overview

WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform with global operations. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi AppTec provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services throughout the drug R&D process. Our services are designed to help our worldwide customers shorten the discovery and development time and lower the cost of drug and medical device R&D through cost-effective and efficient solutions.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure; act as Tier 1 helpdesk support to end users on a daily basis; participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure; ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

  • Perform helpdesk activities over the phone or email and documenting all actions in helpdesk system.
  • Provides for the implementation, configuration, deployment, and support of systems, including but not limited to client computing devices and servers.
  • Ensures the data and security policies in place are followed by staff and that procedures/activities are conducted accordingly.
  • Administration of network and data security, including active directory, group policy, firewalls, antivirus, email security, etc.
  • Performs regular maintenance and support of workstations, servers, and virtual machines. Includes maintaining the health and performance of databases.
  • Performs patch management of all systems without compromising the validated state of systems and minimizing any issues resulting from patches.
  • Deployment of new software (evaluating for validation requirements and system impact)
  • Deployment of new hardware, ensuring proper configuration in line with IT guidelines.
  • Provides training for new employees and other training sessions as required.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for off-hour support.
  • Participate in server management and maintain regulated systems in compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Chinese and English)
  • Bachelor's degree (or above) in CS/EE or related field.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, or equivalent.
  • Have working knowledge of Windows Server, Windows client OS (XP/7/8.1/10), Active Directory, Group Policies, MSSQL, Hyper-V, and networking concepts (TCP/IP, VLANs, subnets, DNS, DHCP, VPN, SSL, Wi-Fi), Microsoft Office, common antivirus programs, and VoIP technologies.
  • Advanced training and familiarity with specialized software and servers highly desirable
  • Specialized computer/server skills and certifications are desirable
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • GxP and 21 CFR Part 11, Par 58 experience highly desirable but not required
  • May be required to work early morning or late night shift as needed.

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