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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Engineer - Cell Therapy IT


Cloud System Engineer


Devens, Massachusetts, 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.

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MES Engineer – Cell Therapy Manufacturing Systems supports the successful operation of the Devens Cell Therapy Manufacturing Execution System (MES) . Reporting into a fast growing IT organization this individual will be responsible for identifying and driving solutions related to the Devens Cell Therapy MES system. This will include designing, building, testing and documenting of solutions and will require a high level of understanding of MES systems and attention to detail. This individual will also be responsible for the development and adherence of MES & IT system governance procedures.

Required Competencies Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially regarding
    • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Client focus
    • Verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of industry standard integration protocols and programming applications such as OPC, ODBC, SQL and Web API.
  • 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.
  • 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, Crystal Reports, Spotfire, Tableau or similar tools.
  • Understanding of computer system validation.

Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or MIS discipline preferred.
  • Must have experience with MES, preferably Emerson Syncade, in a bio-tech manufacturing environment.
  • 0 - 2+ years of hands-on experience in a biotech manufacturing and supply chain environment.
  • Understanding of supply chain, manufacturing domains and supporting technology including manufacturing and supply chain ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP).
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and how they relate to existing and new business systems and practices, primarily GxP.
  • Sound understanding of Electronic Batch Records (EBR) and Review by Exception (RBE).
  • Must have prior experience working on a project team to implement, customize, or enhance an MES system.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and implementation partner(s) to configure, build, and deploy the MES and other Enterprise IT 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.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $68,000 - $87,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed.

Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

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Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our BMS Careers site may vary based on the job and location.

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.

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