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Senior Application Administrator

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Start date
Mar 30, 2023

Job Details

Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

At Recursion, we combine experimental biology, chemistry, automation and artificial intelligence to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for diseases. We generate a wide variety of data across different biological and chemical domains, and build models off of that data. Reporting to the Director of IT Infrastructure Operations, Enterprise Applications, and Security Operations, the Senior Network Administrator will help build, maintain, and support a first-class network and system infrastructure to accelerate Recursion’s mission and goals.


The Impact You’ll Make

  • Partner with Lead Engineers in technology evaluation, design and implementation activities.
  • Lead the configuration and installation activities of applications selected for implementation.
  • Create and maintain thorough documentation including configuration, processes, procedures, and runbooks.
  • Oversee application status and drive configuration, installation, maintenance, upgrades, and general support. Ensure the alignment of all activities to existing policies, processes, and procedures. Assist with user and group access to applications.
  • Drive performance improvements. Ensure application uptime meets or exceeds defined SLAs. Empathize with customers and advocate for the customer point-of-view. Identify priorities and present solutions, keeping the customer in mind.
  • Learn and adapt quickly to new situations, changing priorities, and disruptive technologies.  Create opportunities to develop continuous improvement efforts. Maintain currency with latest industry knowledge and take initiative to experiment with new ideas and technologies.
  • Continually develop new skills, knowledge, and abilities to maintain currency on developments with supported applications and architecture. Consistently align department activities with industry best practices.
  • Analyze problems by performing root cause analysis exercises. Identify and recommend solutions for problem resolution and prevention. Mentor junior staff in problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques. Engage vendor support to leverage product expertise. Critically evaluate the benefits of implementing a temporary workaround versus a permanent solution.
  • Assist with general System Administration activities as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


The Team You’ll Join 


  • You will be joining a growing IT and Information Security team at Recursion, focused on securely implementing and operating our applications, systems, IT iInfrastructure, tools, and technologies that enables Recursion to decode biology by running experiments at scale from experiment conception through successful execution. You'll collaborate with your teammates and across departments to agree on what the most important challenges and capabilities are, then figure out how to get us there.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • Proven ability to communicate credibly and confidently when interacting with customers, coworkers, and stakeholders. Present application status and proposed solutions in a logical manner with a focus on benefits and based on relevant data. Convey Application Technical concepts to non-technical audiences (e.g. senior and executive management, internal customers)
  • 5+ years of Hands-On operations experience with Enterprise Technologies, particularly ERP, HRIS, and Clinical Development systems with additional experience in Finance, Procurement, Inventory Management, Order Management, Payroll, Benefits, Onboarding modules, Clinical Trial Management, Drug Safety, IVR and EDC.
  • 10+ years of Enterprise IT experience in mid-size or larger organization preferably in the Pharma/BioTech space
  • Experience with Windows, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and associated Windows services
  • Proficiency in one or more programming/scripting languages
  • Excellent project management skills



The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion 

Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation. 


Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today.

Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Milpitas, California. We're working to solve some of the most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come do the most impactful work of your career at a company that prioritizes belonging, collaboration and career development.

Find Us
41 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City
United States

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