Job Number: 20015377

Location: Foxborough, MA

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: IT Systems Administrator (Red Oak Sourcing)

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Red Oak Sourcing Co, is a 50/50 joint venture between two Fortune 20 companies, Cardinal Health and CVS Health. Red Oak has sole responsibility for generic pharmaceutical sourcing for Cardinal Health and CVS Health’s retail division and pharmacy benefit manager - representing 85% of the pharmaceutical product volume of the two companies. Red Oak is the largest generic sourcing entity in the U.S., the world’s largest generic drug market. CVS Health - with more than 9,600 CVS retail pharmacy stores, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, and over $120 billion in revenue - is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. It filled more than a billion prescriptions through its retail and mail order pharmacies in 2012. Cardinal Health, which employs 33,000 people worldwide, is a $91 billion health care services company, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 100,000 provider and pharmacy locations each day.

The Red Oak IT team is responsible for all information applications, infrastructure, IT Security, and technologies used in Red Oak. This is a ‘hands on’ role across a number of systems and tools. This person will support the day to day activities involved in running an IT environment in a business setting and will be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement of IT in Red Oak.


  • Monitor and support the IT operational procedures for the Red Oak IT environment
  • Maintain various documents and Runbooks for IT operations and IT applications
  • Maintain and enhance various status reports for IT operations, IT audit and IT applications
  • Develop and execute IT operational checklists to monitor health and status of systems
  • Develop and implement processes to ensure continuous and stable operations
  • Run the periodic access review process and IT General Control reviews
  • Develop and document issue escalation procedures for Red Oak IT systems
  • Coordination and collaboration with various Red Oak teams as required
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization
  • Perform hands-on tasks, including patching on Windows, Linux and laptops, planning, installing and implementing software upgrades, system backups, Active Directory maintenance and configuring systems and applications
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved. Perform post-resolution follow-ups
  • Assist in QA, testing, and documentation of new releases within the platforms of responsibility
  • Stay abreast of application development trends to keep knowledge and skills current


  • Very technically competent with at least 4 years’ experience supporting IT systems within a complex, highly integrated environment
  • One or more of the following certifications required: CompTIA Net+ and/or CompTIA Security+ certification; MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator/Solutions Associate) or MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) MCITP Microsoft Certified IT Professional, MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert); CCNA
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Has technical knowledge and practical experience in incident resolution and standard operating procedures
  • Experience analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions
  • Must have strong working knowledge across software and monitoring tools including:
    • Linux, Windows environments
    • Microsoft System Center
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Hyper visor administration – Microsoft HyperV and VMware
    • Solarwinds
    • Active Directory
    • Automation- including scripting, batch files, run books, powershell scripting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office365, Tableau Server, Varonis, Cisco UCM PBX, strongly preferred
  • Experience with Internet/Intranet technologies for applications deployment
  • Excellent time management skills and comfort with multi-tasking and reprioritizing, as needed
  • Effective problem solving and customer service skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and business partnering skills & experience applying them to both technical and non-technical audiences

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Gopikrishna

I started my career as an IT programming analyst and have progressed into management. Cardinal Health provides various training programs to help individuals be successful in their job and grow professionally. This is a great place to work because the people here strive to make a great difference in healthcare every day. Gopikrishna, Manager, Software Engineering