1+ months

Systems Engineer

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The Systems Engineer will support the installation, maintenance, monitoring, and upgrade of real-time and historical data acquisition systems. The Systems Engineer will contribute to initiatives directed at systems that are used to control and monitor laboratory, automation and manufacturing systems, as well as, systems to transfer, manage, and analyze data.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Support, monitoring, and configuration of lab/manufacturingutomation systems
Ensures connectivity and automation of data collection from lab scale equipment and instruments
Assists users in troubleshooting laboratory, automation and manufacturing control systems related problems
Solves a range of increasingly complex problems with multiple types of lab systems
Provides Windows OS environment support, maintenance and patching in a controlled environment
Supports testing of deliverables and provides data analysis as needed
Prepares system related procedures and documentation
Supports and implements data integrity and security initiatives
Helps coordinate efforts of IT support groups and external vendor resources
Analyzes and troubleshoots Windows log files and event issues
Assists with planning of requirements for lab system CAPEX projects

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, IT, Data Science, Engineering or related field from an accredited university
3+ years experience and/or relevant project/coursework
Experience supporting and troubleshooting lab/manufacturingutomation systems
Experience with software/real-time data acquisition in the following fields: SCADA/control systems, laboratory, automation, manufacturing, process controls
Experience or knowledge of communications protocols such as OPC, Modbus
Knowledge of Windows OS environment, able to modify network settings, understanding of network domains and remote connections
Proficient with computer applications and tools such as Microsoft Suite, CMD line, power shell, batch files
Knowledge/exposure to virtual VMWare environment
Complex problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities
Experience in a pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and consumer products process company or food industry
Works well within teams and is also self-directed
Interest in optimizing data technologies
Experience supporting lab systems such as Waters Empower desirable
Knowledge of data integrityssurance and data security guidelines
Skilled in writing SOPs and technical documents
IT or specialized certifications such as CompTIA Network +, Security +, Server +, or related desirable
Experience or familiarity with the OSIsoft PI system desirable
Experience with some coding in VB, C#, desirable
Must lead by example through strong work ethics and high standards

Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2021-11-15 Expires: 2022-10-24

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