IT Systems Administrator (ADX-108-20)

| Greater Boulder Area
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IT Systems Administrator (ADX-108-20)

THE COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. -


ArcherDX is advancing molecular diagnostics with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining patented Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform enhance genetic mutation identification. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

ArcherDX's patented chemistry and powerful bioinformatics software have placed us at the bleeding edge of the fight against cancer and other genetic diseases. You'll join a multidisciplinary team focused on improving and maturing the Information System ecosystem.
ArcherDX has a unique opportunity for the right candidate to play a pivotal role in creating a culture of customer service and innovation for the department. The IT Systems Administrator will utilize their IT system administrative skills and knowledge of server operating systems, virtualization, databases, network infrastructure, directory services, and messaging systems to execute assigned projects. This person will also implement new technologies, provide excellent customer service, employ troubleshooting techniques and perform routine maintenance in response to identified needs and requests.
This role involves critical thinking and problem solving in concert with utilization of industry standard best practices for IT systems deployment. This person will also engage in efforts to support, resolve & document issues that arise in the environment, which may include reviewing designs & recommending improvements to the architecture.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Design and plan improvements to cloud-based environments and any virtualized on-prem to support compliance requirements, performance optimization, and scalability
  • Configure, deploy, and manage cloud-based server and/or network infrastructure components, including access policies, security groups, host servers, and storage systems
  • Provision and maintain Windows operating systems, including server setup, installation, administration, security and assist with internal support needs
  • Ensure data retention, availability, scalability, backup and recovery of cloud-based (or virtual on-prem) solutions
  • Diagnosis, troubleshoot, and consult with guest owners of virtualized systems to resolve issues
  • Define appropriate standards, policies, procedures, software tool sets, and supporting peripherals to facilitate the management, accountability and functionality of system/databases and applications
  • Contribute to development of system/architecture roadmaps to meet business requirements and implement enhancements in support realization of the roadmap
  • Execute system/database administration, capacity planning, design, installation, and configuration
  • Create and maintain up-to-date documentation of services and functions.
  • Follow established policies, SOPs and best practices to ensure operational excellence and efficient workflow
  • Execute data management and disaster recovery procedures for system/database
  • Operate and execute change control process for deployment of system/database software across GMP validated and Non-GMP environments
  • Execute system/database log review, maintenance, system/database performance tuning and optimization, job verification and scheduling
  • Ensure security is integrated into all IT system/application/database solutions and after patching or upgrades to the systems with assistance from the cybersecurity team
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Follow trends in technology and lead new approaches to scalability and high availability of distributed cloud architecture & services
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA & GDPR Security policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience as a system/database (Microsoft Operating System & SQL) administrator
  • Experience with SQL procedures and functions, and performance tuning and enhancement of SQL
  • Strong foundation of fundamental IT knowledge including LAN/WAN technologies and IP protocols such as HTTP/S, SSL, DNS, DHCP, NTP, CIFS including TCP/IP networking (IPv4/IPv6)
  • Strong experience with installing and administering Windows in a Directory-based environment; experienced with Directory Services such as MS Active Directory and 3rd party providers that utilize SAML 2.0 for integration
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to provide technical leadership in assigned areas
  • Must have a focus of customer service and the drive to create and foster a culture of innovation, inclusivity and transparency.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business processes, troubleshooting issues, root cause analysis and suggesting and configuring solutions that foremost address the business problems.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve service offerings, operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency to help internal customers.
  • Strong background in developing and maintaining effective internal IT processes.
  • Familiar with ITIL practices such as change, configuration, and/or knowledge management is a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in regulated life sciences supply chains
  • Experience administering AWS based virtual server environments
  • Experience supporting and administering Syncade MES
  • Demonstrated application of ISA-95 standards and Industry 4 concepts
Key Attributes
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • High energy, self-motivated, approachable and articulate team player.
  • Ability to communicate successfully technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Strong attention to detail demonstrating accuracy.
  • Great problem-solving skills; able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent recurrence.
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and changing environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered
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Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!


Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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