Applications Lead



, California

, United States


Software Engineering

Job type:

Direct Hire





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About the Company:
Our client is a global biotechnology research company with over 10,000 employees. 

About the Role: 
Location: Oceanside, CA (100% onsite)
Base Salary: $170K-$180K

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.

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