Systems Administrator

South San Francisco, CA, US
Oct 03, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Reporting to the Executive Director of MIS, this position will provide IT system administration and bring broad technology expertise to the IT team to help enhance our backend infrastructure. The System Administrator will setup/support/maintain/document both on premise and cloud based servers/devices/services in a Windows and Mac environment.

  • Manage and secure technology solutions including: servers, endpoints, storage, virtualization, switches, firewalls, and cloud systems
  • Propose and implement system enhancements (software and hardware) to improve system performance and reliability
  • Provide systems analysis and participate in making recommendations on potential hardware and software purchases and upgrades
  • Actively monitor system performance, security policies and logs
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify/prevent intrusions
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades using patch management software
  • Coordinate & perfrom upgrades of servers and workstations
  • Assist with moves, adds, and changes of computers systems & phones
  • Setup and support Windows 2012-2016 servers
  • Setup and support Windows 10 & Mac OS endpoints
  • Refine, implement and test system backups and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Develop system documentation/SOPs using strong technical writing
  • Troubleshoot and repair of hardware, software, networking, email and web applications
  • Help Desk support
  • Setup and support of Office 365 Suite
  • Ability to work weekends or after hours for occasional system updates and emergencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in System Administration
  • Extensive experience with administration of Windows AD/DNS/DHCP
  • Extensive experience with HyperV
  • Experience in supporting remote computers/servers/users
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to engage end users with patience and clear communication
  • Cisco firewall/IPS experience is desirable
  • Commvault and Splunk experience is desirable
  • Supporting JIRA is desirable
  • Linux administration experience is desirable
  • Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA/CCNP/CCSP, or other certifications are desirable

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk; sit; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.