Lab Systems Engineer

Novato, CA 94949

Posted: 06/29/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 7928

Job Description


Our client focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.


Duties: 
  • This individual contributor will have the opportunity to partner closely with both scientists, laboratory analysts and Information Technology (IT) professionals within our manufacturing, quality, research/development and information management departments. 
  • He/she will play a key role in evaluating, designing, deploying and maintaining hardware and application systems. 
  • This role assists with implementing and maintaining computer systems in a controlled laboratory environment and provides experience in scientific system support in a validated GxP environments (both the Manufacturing and Laboratory areas).


Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement technical strategies for various validated/qualified manufacturing and laboratory computer systems.
  • Ability to design, document and communicate complex laboratory workflows and requirements.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Research, test and recommend specific system hardware and software options to meet platform needs.
  • Leads requirement gathering, planning and execution of hardware/software solution implementation.
  • Authors and reviews system documentation and standard operating procedures for installation, monitoring, upgrades, backup/recovery and overall operations in a validated environment.
  • Support application/system deployment projects emphasizing the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Determine technical standards and specifications and lead the design, build and support of IT systems for our small and medium sized client base.
  • Provide guidance and consultation in technical matters such as network integration, hardware selection and system configuration.
  • Troubleshoot IT issues and provide excellent customer service to our clients.
  • Develops preventative maintenance protocols and procedures for laboratory hardware and or solutions.
  • Develops validation procedures for implemented solutions.
  • Energetic/self-motivated, able to work independently and in team with strong organizational skills.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams and provides guidance and expertise.
  • Provide around the clock tier 2/3 support for lab systems with periodic off-hours monthly maintenance.
  • Will require up to 10% travel.


Skills:    
  • Desire minimum of 2-5-years’ experience in current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) biopharmaceutical production setting (process development and/or manufacturing technical support).
  • Experience with supporting systems in a GxP/Validated environment.
  • Knowledge of Windows desktop, Windows server, Citrix and/or Linux server environments.
  • A strong communicator who can speak effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to prioritize and deliver results with a high emphasis on quality, technical rigor and detail.
  • Able to integrate feedback in a professional manner and thrives in multidisciplinary teams with members with highly diverse backgrounds.


Nice to have:
  • Experience in one or more of the following: shell scripting, PLSQL.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) or networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies and hardware, SDN).
  • Understanding of relational databases including design of data models and facility with SQL.
  • Have a general knowledge of the underlying scientific principles applied to the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.
  • Experience with integration of laboratory equipment to laboratory information management systems.


Education:          
  • Minimum Bachelor’ s or greater in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field involving systems engineering or equivalent practical experience.

Job Requirements

Skills:    

  • Desire minimum of 2-5-years’ experience in current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) biopharmaceutical production setting (process development and/or manufacturing technical support).
  • Experience with supporting systems in a GxP/Validated environment.
  • Knowledge of Windows desktop, Windows server, Citrix and/or Linux server environments.
  • A strong communicator who can speak effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to prioritize and deliver results with a high emphasis on quality, technical rigor and detail.
  • Able to integrate feedback in a professional manner and thrives in multidisciplinary teams with members with highly diverse backgrounds.


Nice to have:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: shell scripting, PLSQL.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) or networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies and hardware, SDN).
  • Understanding of relational databases including design of data models and facility with SQL.
  • Have a general knowledge of the underlying scientific principles applied to the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.
  • Experience with integration of laboratory equipment to laboratory information management systems.


Education:          

  • Minimum Bachelor’s or greater in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field involving systems engineering or equivalent practical experience.
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