Applications Administrator

Thermo Fisher Scientific

About the job
The Applications Administrator provides basic implementation, operational and maintenance support for enterprise applications. Maintains a stable systems environment with minimal downtime and maximum performance. For the Labs this also includes support for analytical software and associated dedicated hardware as well as administrative support for server based laboratory applications

Keys to Success:


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification


Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable with 3+ years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

General understanding of server administration and architecture (Windows
Server, Linux). Ex. navigating Linux directory structures, understanding Windows
Ability to communicate optimally with relational databases (primarily Oracle,
some SQL Server). Ex. authoring Structured Query Language (SQL)-based queries
Some support knowledge of the applications/technology being supported
Basic support knowledge of desktop operating systems and desktop efficiency
applications (MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, etc.)
Ability to diagnose problems, define/resolve/coordinate the implementation of
solutions with other groups
Ability to fix and resolve a wide range of application problems, if necessary,
working with our system development team, systems/network administration
personnel, other departments at PPD, or with software vendors
Self-motivated with the initiative to see issue resolution through to completion
Business focused approach with strong interpersonal skills
Positive attitude with a dedication to a high quality of work
Ability to learn new technical skills

Physical Requirements

Able to work in US Shift Schedule
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.
Works independently with little mentorship or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work Schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of driven concentration.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as instructed by variable demands and changing conditions.

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