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Bristol Myers Squibb

Digital Manufacturing MES Platform Engineer


Applications Engineer


Summit, New Jersey, United States

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:


The Digital Manufacturing MES Platform Engineer will join the Summit Digital Plant Team to support digitizing manufacturing and expanding site capacity. The individual will gain experience in cutting edge customized software to automate batch records and workflows utilizing the Site Manufacturing Execution System.

The individual is responsible for Site Level activities including automation of administrative tasks, creating and troubleshooting system integrations, and administering the Site Manufacturing Execution System. The individual will also troubleshoot database issues, perform Ad-Hoc queries to pull critical data, and develop reports for the Site. The individual supports multiple IT projects/systems and ongoing work activities of moderate to high complexity. The individual will answer questions and resolve IT issues for manufacturing and manufacturing support staff.

Reporting into the IT organization the candidate will be primarily responsible for driving solutions to manufacturing system related problems including building, testing, documenting, and implementing design changes.

The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in Information Technology and/or Manufacturing Execution Systems. The candidate needs to have a solid understanding of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and knowledge of GxP systems in a regulated environment.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Knowledge of Windows Administration. Experience with Powershell or VBscript is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server, and the ability to write moderately complex queries. Candidates interested in learning SQL will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of industry standard integration protocols and programming applications such as OPC, BACNet, ODBC, SQL and Web API (SOAP, REST).
  • Familiarity with Networking concepts and DNS (Active Directory).
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow and the ability to drive change requests and tickets to completion.
  • Knowledge and experience with MES, preferably Emerson Syncade.
  • Knowledge of cGMP, GXP, GAMP, SDLC regulations, including 21CFR part 11, and good documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical, manufacturing and laboratory systems and equipment that support Biologics and clinical manufacturing is beneficial.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results-driven environment.
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting programs including InfoBatch or similar tools.
  • Understanding of computer system validation is a plus.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or MIS discipline.
  • Must have 5+ years of hands-on experience in Information Technology, Manufacturing Execution Systems, or similar discipline.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and how they relate to existing and new business systems and practices, primarily GxP.


  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and implementation partner(s) to configure, build, and deploy the MES, DCS and Historian systems.
  • Collaborate with business process leads to design master data, recipes, etc.
  • Provide support for operationalizing the manufacturing and peripheral systems.
  • Accountable for uninterrupted 24/7 operation of manufacturing systems for CAR-T manufacturing.
  • Support daily operation and future enhancements of MES and lower level systems as an IT system owner and technical expert.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.