Job Description :
Data Systems Engineer
Novato, CA
6 Months

Description:
The Client''s IT Manufacturing & Laboratory Technologies department seeks a highly talented and motivated Data Systems Engineer to support the client’s multi-site manufacturing applications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner closely with both IT professionals and engineers within our manufacturing, quality, facilities and information technology departments. She/he will play a key role in evaluating, designing, deploying and maintaining hardware and application systems. A strong candidate will have a successful track record implementing and maintaining computation infrastructures. Experience with pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industries would be a plus.

Our Client is a high-performing, team based organization, where colleagues are flexible, multi-skilled and empowered to make decisions. Applicants must bring a high level of initiative, energy and motivation to the role and have excellent communication and organizational skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contribute to the development and on-going support of manufacturing applications with the overall goal of completing clearly defined projects.
Author System Development Life Cycle supporting documentation and tests (e.g., User Requirements, Technical Requirements, System Architecture, Design Specification, Application Configuration, Functional Requirements, User Acceptance Test)
Develop and administer system procedures for installation, monitoring, performance utilization, upgrades, backups, recovery and overall operations.
Reduce issues with site specific developed software by resolving identified issues.
Provide guidance and consultation in technical matters such as network integration, hardware selection, and system configuration.
Evaluate emerging technologies for current projects and future initiatives; applicable to system architecture, data management, and other similar areas.
Prepare documentation and training to support IT and related processes.
Possibly assist with off-hours monthly maintenance patching and updating activities as related to manufacturing applications or similar systems.
This role is located in Novato, CA, United States and will require up to 5% travel.
Skills:
Desire 1-3 year work experience in current good manufacturing practice biopharmaceutical production setting (process development and/or manufacturing technical support
A strong background in Real Time Automation systems supporting Manufacturing Plants is highly desired.
Experience with all or some of the following platforms is highly desired but not required. OSI Soft PI, DeltaV, Discoverant , SIMCA, BioG, DASgip fermenter skids, SCADA Automation Control Systems, Process Analytics supporting manufacturing systems
Experience with Version Control software such as VersionDog is desired.
Have a general knowledge of the underlying scientific principles applied to the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.
Proficiency in data analysis techniques and a willingness to learn new techniques is desired.
Programming and data analysis experience in a Windows Server and IIS environments.
Exposure to Active Directory tools and techniques.
Knowledge of Unix/Linux, shell scripting, Perl, RHEL, object-oriented programming languages, leading- edge software packages relevant to genomics research.
Database server experience preferred (e.g., OSIsoft PI, MySQL, postgres, SQL Server, Oracle
Experience maintaining web application servers is a plus (e.g., IIS, Apache, Nginx, Node
Experience in supporting and maintaining business intelligence systems (e.g., SAS JMP, Spotfire
Able to apply software engineering best practices to manufacturing application development.
Able to build and execute project plans, and work closely with customers and IT to manage expectations.
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 attention to detail.
Able to integrate feedback in a professional manner and thrives in multidisciplinary teams with members with highly diverse backgrounds.
Education:
Minimum B.S. or greater in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field or significant experience in supporting manufacturing platforms in the pharmaceutical industry.


The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.