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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Engineer, Development Process Automation - Cell Therapy (R1556362-en-us)

Business Development

Strategic Planning

Yearly

No

Seattle, Washington, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position

Senior Engineer, Process Automation, Development Engineering & Automation

Manager

Principal Engineer, Development Engineering & Automation

Prerequisites (As Applicable)

BS in engineering, computer science or equivalent engineering discipline with 8+ years of automation system experience, 4+ years of Emerson Delta V Batch experience and 5+ years relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience

Location

Seattle, Washington

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration, and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Position Overview

The Cell Therapy Technology Development (CTD) organization at BMS is seeking a Senior Process Automation Engineer that will be responsible for DeltaV automation development in the Process Sciences and Technologies process development group at BMS including control systems design, equipment interface design and configuration, programming, simulation and testing, troubleshooting, project documentation and DeltaV system administration. Scope of automated system development will include bioreactors, PAT analytical instruments, cell selection and processing equipment, non-viral gene editing devices, equipment for media and buffer compounding, and liquid handling systems. This position will work with global teams to design automated solutions that enable implementation of novel equipment to advance next generation cell therapy manufacturing. The Automation Engineer role will represent automation development in cross functional efforts working collaboratively with process development, manufacturing operations, site engineering & automation, IT and Facilities.

The job will be based in Seattle, Washington, with up to 10% travel to internal and external partner organization locations.

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Responsibilities

  • Development of custom DeltaV applications for new and adapted equipment systems used in cell therapy manufacturing
  • Adaptation of existing DeltaV applications to enable execution of new cell therapy process functional requirements
  • Support end users (PD staff) with automation troubleshooting, education and training
  • Support of process equipment integration using DeltaV recipes to execute multiple fully automated unit operations
  • Continued build out of the Dexter DeltaV system as new DeltaV controlled equipment is deployed throughout the Dexter labs
  • With IT, deliver integrated solutions across multiple platforms including Emerson DeltaV, OSI PI, Emerson Syncade and custom equipment interfaces
  • Provide automation impact assessments for process and equipment changes
  • Partner with key stakeholders to define system requirements and functional specifications
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement, efficiency, and system reliability projects.
  • Collaborate with vendors in the design of Delta V control strategies & compatible interfaces (for example OPC UA) for custom cell therapy process & analytical equipment
  • Participate in evaluation of 3rd party collaboration & partnership agreements for adherence to scope & development of internal equipment communication & automation standards
  • Request quotes from vendors for automation equipment, software development and automation system maintenance services
  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test activities
  • Maintenance of the Dexter DeltaV process automation system to ensure user availability and compliance with BMS digital system security requirements
  • Management and administration of development Delta V systems, including back up & recovery, cyber security, network access, historian, patches & upgrades
  • Interact with end users, IT, maintenance, and support groups while troubleshooting issues
  • Maintain critical relationships with control system & unit operation vendors for lifecycle updates & maintenance
  • Support the operational rollout of new technologies as they are deployed to development, clinical and commercial sites
  • Contribute in global IT/OT alignment & coordination initiatives, particularly process automation, tech transfer activities, technology selection & documentation standards

Requirements

  • Can-do attitude and ability to work in a highly matrixed and dynamic business environment including ability to interact and communicate to senior level executives.
  • Deep scientific curiosity and commitment to advancing therapeutic innovation that provides better options for patients.
  • Strong problem-solving and risk-based decision-making skills and a strong ability to influence or manage without direct authority.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong management skills and clear ability to influence and effectively align, motivate and empower teams to progress project goals in a cross-functional matrix environment.

Education and Experience

  • BS in engineering, computer science or equivalent engineering discipline with 8+ years of process automation experience, 4+ years of DeltaV Batch experience and 5+ years of relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience with cGMP/GMP, data integrity, computer system validation, safety principles, and working within a regulated industry.
  • Experience with biopharmaceutical manufacturing, cell culture.
  • Experience with defining class-based modules.
  • Experience configuring and testing phase logic and sequence flow charts.
  • Experience with control and equipment modules, state driven algorithms.
  • Experience using DeltaV Live to configure graphics.
  • Experience configuring and testing communication protocols including OPC UA, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP and Profibus.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with users to clearly define written requirements.
  • Capable of adapting to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.

Highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently as well as on a cross-functional and global teams. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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