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Senior Network Engineer - Operations (Contractor)

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

IT, Operations
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Your work will change lives. Including your own.

The Impact You’ll Make

  • The Senior Network Administrator is responsible for the operations, administration, and maintenance of the network and network security infrastructure, including - wireless LAN, LAN, data center LAN, DNS/DHCP, SD-WAN, site-to-site VPNs, remote connectivity, firewalls, network segmentation, DMZ networks, internet gateways, and cloud networks including GCP and AWS
  • Daily activities also include monitoring and managing the network performance, availability, and capacity while ensuring the security posture of critical infrastructure across cloud and on-premises environments. You will be expected to troubleshoot incidents, fulfill user requests, and lead troubleshoot connectivity issues.
  • The Senior Network Administrator will work closely with our Engineers to ensure the design of any solutions meet the functional and non-functional requirements, and will lead the operationalization of the solution, ensuring solutions and technologies can be operated in-line with service level objectives.
  • Maintain documentation and runbooks for network infrastructure and configuration changes.
  • Provide on-call services and respond appropriately to critical network issues.
  • The senior Network Administrator will share their expertise, knowledge, and experience to help team members enhance their technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and overall understanding of network administration.


This position is based at our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. This contractor position is 40 hours per week.

The Team You’ll Join

You will join the IT team at Recursion. A group of IT Specialists, Systems Admins/engineers focused on helping Recursion to move fast while still being secure. You will work with teammates across the Recursion departments, determining the right path forward and how we get there. Must demonstrate the ability to manage and maintain Networking, Server, and Storage infrastructure.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a network administrator role with strong administration, implementation, and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide customer-facing, Campus-level support as well as distributed Enterprise-level infrastructure support
  • Hands-on experience with network hardware setup, configuration, connectivity, and troubleshooting
  • CCNP or higher certification
  • In-depth understanding of TCP/IP network routing protocols and infrastructure
  • Experience in Dynamic Routing Protocols, including BGP
  • Experience with wired, wireless, and data center LAN solutions
  • Strong experience in network security, including Firewall Administration and Network Segmentation.
  • Expertise in DMZ Networks, Internet Gateways, and Site-to-site VPNs.
  • Experience in monitoring and maintaining DNS/DHCP services
  • Experience with Ansible and Python scripting languages
  • System administration (Windows, Linux) experience is required
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills, ability to identify and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines

How You’ll be Supported

  • A member of the IT team will be your trail guide to ensure smooth onboarding
  • You will be provided opportunities to share your work and teach others new skills through weekly initiatives like Friday Wins and Tech Talks
  • You will have the option to participate in coaching like BetterUp for leadership skills and development programs

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: TBD
  • Skilled: TBD
  • Expert: TBD

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.


The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover.
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.