IT Systems Administrator

12821 · Livingston, West Lothian
Department 12821
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £30,000 - £35,000

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.


An opportunity has arisen for a IT system Administrator/IT PM to join our Livingston site



Job Summary:

The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to corporate structures.

This individual aligns with local users, project teams and site management to ensure that local and global IT systems available on site work properly and projects are implemented efficiently and in alignment with local and global policies and procedures.

This individual works closely with corporate IT to ensure that local requirements are aligned with global systems and that local and global systems used on site meet the end user demands.

This individual liaises with external vendors to ensure that external resources (services and assets) are available when needed and used/purchased efficiently.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure accessibility of all IT systems used on site.
  • Provide user support (1st and 2nd level) for all IT systems.
  • Support on site IT projects (local and global) during setup and operation (hardware, server infrastructure, backup, documentation)
  • Responsible for local IT purchases and contract management (telco and maintenance contracts)
  • Responsible for the IT infrastructure (LAN, data centers, hardware) on site
    • Network and wireless
    • Local server infrastructure (VMWare, Windows 2012 and 2016)
    • Mobile infrastructure used for the barcoding system
  • Responsible for the locally managed IT systems, mainly
    • Laboratory information management system (LIMS)
    • Documentation management systems (electronic batch management)
    • Planning and resource allocation system
  • Liaise with corporate IT to ensure that all corporate systems are accessible, provide user support for these systems
  • Participate in IT system validation activities
  • Liaise with external vendors
  • Ensure a lean and cost efficient setup of local IT systems and setup


Required skills:


  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft environment (AD, Server 20xx, Windows 10 (Win7), …)
  • Excellent knowledge of VMWare environment
  • Good knowledge about network systems, LAN and WAN topologies
  • Good knowledge about ITIL and validation according to GAMP5




  • University degree in IT or comparable education
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a comparable organization

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  • Location
    Livingston, West Lothian
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £30,000 - £35,000