Operations Technology and Informatics Engineer

Germany, Cologne

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza in Cologne is looking for an Operations Technology and Informatics Engineer. In this role you will have responsibility for the direction of and support of OT technology which supports the operations of the business, this includes but is not limited to, process control and monitoring equipment, automation software, laboratory software, laboratory automation and instrumentation and laboratory and plant infrastructure. 

You must be able to forge an open working relationship with system owners and key members of the Manufacturing and Development (R&D) Departments, promoting proactive, two-way communication in order to implement best-practice and integration with the IT Infrastructure.

As a responsible role you will need to be aware of current and emerging technologies which could benefit/add value to Manufacturing and Development (R&D) Departments and promote these opportunities internally.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementations Support (30%)

    • Lead the design and implementation of OT software

    • Improve management of, and access to, business-critical scientific data for all scientific disciplines across LONZA

  • Business Partnering and Solution Provision (30%)

    • Strive to provide the best workable solution using the software/systems and systems available in alignment with the sites digital and automation strategy.

    • Develop an in-depth understanding of IT and business initiatives, strategies and needs for the future and ensure alignment of OT strategy.

  • OT Operations (40%)

    • Author GxP business and technical requirements, use cases, process flow document, create robust test plans and scripts, execute testing, support user acceptance testing, and perform production rollout. 

    • Responsible for the data integrity and quality/compliance of the core informatics systems

    • Perform high level system administration of OT systems: managing the user roles, including their configurations, security rights and access rights

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics or similar

  • Solid experience in laboratory computer systems and automation

  • Fluency in German and English is required

  • Specialist / Super User / SME in a knowledge management software, laboratory information systems or electronic laboratory notebooks

  • System implementation, documentation and maintenance

  • Technical knowledge of integration techniques and communication protocols

  • Understanding of Enterprise Architecture, networks, servers and routing systems

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R40895