Principal Automation Engineer

Job Location: 
Framingham, MA
Job Description: 

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at

Principal Automation Engineer

This position will be based in Framingham, Mass as part of the Manufacturing, Quality & Corporate Operations (MQO) IT & Automation group provides leadership & expertise for GxP IS, IT & Automation solutions delivery & support at global Genzyme Manufacturing facilities. Within the MQO team you will be offered a core role in the delivery of state of the art solutions to our global Manufacturing facilities. As well as technical expertise you will be required to work to project deadlines while strictly adhering to pharmaceutical grade regulatory requirements for the installation, test and on-going management & maintenance of IS, IT & Automation Systems globally. You will provide technical leadership to project & operational initiatives of qualified IT and automation platforms.

This positions responsibility include:
-Leads and assists with the development and implementation of global automation solutions for corporate site initiatives.
-Collaborates with site automation, engineering, and partner engineering organizations to develop technical collaterals that map site business requirements including creating solution architectures, standards, whitepapers, deployment guides, and best practices from a standardized technology portfolio.
-Acts as advisor to senior management and/or site partners on advanced technical applications or solutions.
-Develop and establish global automation standards, philosophies, and guidance documents to align with corporate and site business plans.
-Provide leadership to designing automation solutions across multiple platforms and systems required to meet business, corporate and site objectives.
-Develops technological ideas and guides their development and implementation.
-Work as part of the IAIS-MQO group for contribution to the development and effectiveness of the department.
-Builds and maintains working relationships with site leads, global automation solution partners and vendors for deployments of systems and technology.
-Keep up-to-date on current technologies and undertake personal development in line with business global requirements

This position is expected to work independently, with minimal supervision and direction. Projects may often require independent decision making and exercising of judgement.

Basic Qualifications
- BS/MS in an Engineering discipline w/ Bachelor's degree
- 12+ years of relevant work experience with computer and automation systems with management skills in the delivery of automation projects and solution
- DCS, such as DeltaV, including PLC/SCADA (Rockwell FactoryTalk), OSISoft PI historian, Werum PAS/X, and BMS used in cGMP environments
- Automation on multiple platforms on large scale network infrastructures
- Standards such as GAMP, S88, and S95
- Preferred QualificationsExposure to or direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA)
- Previous experience in an manufacturing or operations environment
- Experience with computer systems validation practices (GAMP)
- Experience with managing the design and implementation of large scale automation projects

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