Sr. Engineer, Process Development and Engineering

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech is seeking a highly adaptable individual with strong technical expertise and a passion for delivering innovative solutions to join the Process Development Engineering (PDE) function within PTDUO (Pharma Technical Development U.S. Operations & Engineering) at our South San Francisco, CA site.

As a member of PDE, you will have the opportunity to implement technologies in clinical manufacturing and to drive long-term technology and engineering initiatives related to the needs of both Process Development and Manufacturing.

Members of PDE are tasked with innovating and delivering technologies for Process Development and Manufacturing. A successful candidate will closely collaborate with customer groups, quickly learn new technologies, rapidly prototype, and deliver solutions that continuously advance the capability and efficiency of Process Development and Manufacturing. This requires a combination of adaptability to our fast paced environment, excitement for learning, delivering meaningful solutions to our business, passion for Single-Use technologies and forthcoming communication skills.

PDE is comprised of a group of engineers with diverse skill sets. The department work leverages engineering principles, but specific technology areas evolve as required by the business. Current areas of focus include data management, data science, automation, new technology implementation and process engineering. This position will collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to design, develop and implement novel single-use technologies and equipment for end-to-end integrated continuous bio-manufacturing facilities of the future. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to add significant value in defining the future of drug manufacturing processes.


  • Tackle technology projects with passion and urgency. Leverage existing technical experience and rapidly learn new technologies to meet business needs.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, technical support, and engineering services to customers and partners in Process Technical Development (PTD) and Manufacturing
  • Collaborate with partners and customers within PTD and Manufacturing global network to ensure PDE is developing impactful technical solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Innovate and challenge conventional assumptions to drive change and bring new technologies/projects to enhance our manufacturing operations (i.e. maximize success rates, reduce recurring discrepancies, increase capacity/productivity, increase levels of safety and/or compliance)
  • Participate in internal and external collaborations that take calculated risks on new technologies that may provide the business with a competitive advantage in the future
  • Influence the industry through participation in external communications, both written and verbal
  • Support an engaging and fun workplace for all employees that fosters full engagement and collaborative problem solving


  • B.S. in biochemical engineering or other relevant discipline with 7+ years of related work experience; OR M.S. with 5+ years of related experience; OR PhD with relevant academic and/or industry experience.
  • Significant technical expertise in one or more areas related to process development and/or manufacturing of biologics.
  • Prior experience developing or implementing single-use technologies for flexible manufacturing,
  • Prior experience/expertise in modeling, machine learning applications in upstream and/or downstream processing
  • Ability to work seamlessly with a diverse team of engineers to design and develop technology investments in collaboration with customer groups.
  • Demonstrated record of technical innovation, including the ability to identify and implement novel solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate complex technical content and influence peers and leadership.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with working in a dynamic, innovative and change-oriented environment.
  • Prior experience working on integrated, closed and fully continuous production platform is a plus.


Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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