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Atlassian & Linux Systems Administrator

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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Primary Responsibilities

Deliver a stable Atlassian application & plugin environment.

Perform routine administration duties.

Troubleshoot and resolve issues impacting the Atlassian environment: Server, OS, application problems, etc.

Participate as a team member or lead on implementation projects.

Act as a technical liaison between IT and its internal customers.

Significantly increase IT value to the business through the implementation of strategic projects; New implementations that fully meet operational and function requirements.

Monitor and support Atlassian linux environment.

Ensure compliance within existing frameworks; implement new compliance frameworks as necessary.

Secondary Responsibilities

Prepares design information in support of complex projects.

Leads and/or participates in technical (design) reviews and collaborative engineering of IT Standards.

Generation, Maintenance & Review of documentation (e.g. Run books, Policies, Procedures, Processes).

Lead suppliers, whether inside or outside of IT, to deliver results for the team to meet established goals.

Develops & designs solutions based upon functional and/or non-functional specifications/requirements; performs complex solution design using industry methodology and notation.

Provides input to Management for making strategic and functional decisions; assists management in developing decision making guidelines and problem solving techniques.

Job Skills

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal customers. Develop and grow relationships with peers in the organization.

Demonstrated ability to proactively look for process improvement opportunities, challenge conventional practices, and adopt new methods and best practices. Also focused on continuous self-improvement.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, clearly and concisely present issues, alternatives, and recommendation(s).

Demonstrated effective work procedures, self-manages work time and prioritizes multiple projects and problems.

Demonstrated ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions that are actionable and demonstrate sound judgment.

Demonstrated productivity and drive for results, bottom line oriented, executes directives as expected and can be counted upon to exceed goals successfully.

Demonstrated adaptability to manage change, maintain effectiveness in varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people.

Demonstrated ability to find common ground and resolve conflicts with peers with minimum noise.

Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers, whether inside or outside of IT, to deliver results for the team to meet established goals.


BA/Bs in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.

2+ years of experience with and strong knowledge of Atlassian product suite and associated plugins administration. Specifically: Jira, Confluence, Crowd, Fisheye, Crucible, Jira Agile.

Experience with Teamforge, Git, and SVN preferred.

Experience with deploying Atlassian applications (Jira, Confluence, etc.).

Experience with data/project/user migration into Jira.

Strong knowledge of other Atlassian products and plugins desired.

Expert-level understanding and experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Understanding and experience with Agile development and SCRUM process – Preferred.

Strong knowledge of Linux-based operating systems (RHEL and Ubuntu preferred).

Database administration experience (especially with PostGres - Strongly preferred.

Strong systems analysis and design skills.

Ability to script in shell, Perl, and python. – Preferred.

Knowledge and relevant technical infrastructure areas (e.g. DNS, NIS, NFS, CIFS, SSL, SMTP, HTTP/S, RPC, LDAP).

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Tijuana, B.C.
Occupational fields: 
User experience
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
3 - 5 years
Required IT skills: 
SVN preferred
Atlassian applications
RHEL and Ubuntu