Senior Information Systems Engineer

Technology & Analytics Houston, Texas

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: a great place to work; a great place to stay


Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by #1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and empowers more than 100,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences:  


We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.

Your Mission:

  • Provide advanced systems engineering services to Medidata’s hosting platform

  • Performs advanced IT related functions such as design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging and implementation of data center infrastructure and virtualization supporting customer processes and operations

  • Analyzes, installs, acquires, modifies and supports operating systems, virtualization and utilities software

  • Plans, conducts and directs the analysis of business problems to be solved with automated systems

  • Contribute to the development, testing, evaluation or design of system or infrastructure architecture used throughout the IT solution set

  • Work within a team and an Agile project management environment

Your Competencies:

  • Expert level in on premise and cloud providers systems administration

  • Expert level working with Windows Server, VMware, and Citrix

  • Expert level working with TCP / IP, DHCP, DNS

  • Expert level in all things Active Directory related including GPO development

  • Expert level working with Cisco UCS blade server technology

  • Expert level in build and administration of production VMWare environment

  • Experience with SNMP, WMI, etc.

  • Experience with various forms of Linux, MySQL and MongoDB

  • Experience with Windows Server patching technologies

  • Experience with enterprise level antivirus solutions

  • Experience with change and incident management processes

  • Experience with using SolarWinds monitoring not required but a plus

  • Preferred experience operating within an Agile Project Management process along with the use of the tool JIRA

  • Experience with creating and performing automation scripts using such tools as Powershell, PowerCLI, Python and Ansible

  • Self-motivated to seek out and resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

  • Networks with other senior personnel in own area of expertise

  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments

  • Minimal on-call after hours support will be required as part of a team rotation

Your Education & Experience:                                                                                                 

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s or PhD degree

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.

Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.