IT / OT SPECIALIZED APPLICATIONS LEAD – 202302-104997 Location: Oceanside, California

Industry: Pharmaceutical / Biotech
Job Category: Information Technology – Other IT
Are you passionate about Information (IT) and Automation Technology (OT) and aspiring to make a meaningful impact? Are you curious to shape a digital manufacturing architecture, ready to advance competitiveness on the market?
We Make Medicines!​ ​Behind every product sold by the company​ is Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT). Starting with Phase I of the development process and continuing through to product maturity, PT makes lifesaving medicines at 11 locations, with the support of partners from around the world. Information (IT) and Automation Technology (OT) teams are key in producing and delivering medicine to patients. The organization is currently transforming towards digitalization, advancing fundamental elements to meet future needs, such as using new technologies.
We are looking for a highly motivated engineer to take on the role of IT / OT Specialized Application Lead as part of the Site IT / OT Organization in a 24×7 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) environment.
The successful candidate will be:
Site Owner of “Customized Applications” that interface with Manufacturing System Platforms such as OSI PI (Plant Historian), Syncade (MES), DeltaV (Distributed Control System), PLC’s, Lab Data Systems (Smartline Data Cockpit) using OPC or other middleware. Examples of custom applications include: reports/reporting tools, dashboards
Skilled at scripting and programming preferably in a manufacturing systems environment (Java, C++, Python, PowerShell)
Support Lead for custom applications but also knowledgeable in Operational Technology Systems
May eventually expand the role to become a Regional role for multiple sites supporting IT / OT operating model evolution
What you will be working on:
Development and Lifecycle management of the customized applications and related systems
Support the implementation of OT standards and best practices across all sites
Support commissioning and startup activity of new process control systems and manufacturing systems (Syncade, DeltaV, PLC’s, OSI PI historian, etc.)
Support the execution of computer system validation and control system lifecycle management
Develop and maintain GMP/Non-GMP design documentation and engineering diagrams
Execute testing and installation of system/database patches, upgrades, and new releases
Troubleshoot and resolve incidents and problems associated with the system/databases and applications
Execute implementation and delivery of projects on-site IT OT Product Portfolio
Operate and execute change control process for system deployment and release management of system/database software across Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) validated and non-GMP environments
Requirements / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
A minimum of 5 years systems engineer experience involved in the design, implementation, and/or support of automation systems, preferably in a regulated (Pharmaceutical) industry. Candidates with 8-10 years of relevant experience are preferred.
24X7 support, participate in an on-call environment to meet business continuity requirements, including weekends and holidays as required
Extensive experience with scripting and programming in various languages (Java, C++, Python, PowerShell) preferably in a Manufacturing Systems environment
Experience with scripting and programming in various languages (Java, C++, Python, PowerShell)
Experience with Microsoft Windows Server operating system, Microsoft SQL Server, and development tools
Experience with Emerson DCS DeltaV, MES Syncade, OSIsoft PI, Rockwell Automation AssetCentre, and various OPC architectures
Onsite at Oceanside, CA, required (no remote)
Relocation assistance will be considered for exceptional candidates
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Oceanside
State: California

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