Engineer I/II, Process Automation

Oregon, United States of America

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The Position

Please note there are two positions available

Main Purpose of the Position:

This position based in Genentech's Hillsboro, Oregon facility, provides the opportunity to have a key role in a highly automated pharmaceutical filling and packaging facility. The site employs a highly integrated computer control system to manage plant operations and manufacturing data.  The candidate will report to the Automation IT manager in the Technology department.  The Automation IT group is responsible for enhancements, maintenance, administration, and qualification for the plant’s automation computer system infrastructure, including the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Information Management System (IMS), and distributed Process Control System (PCS).

The Automation Engineer/System/Database Administrator will execute the delivery of services per service level agreements to internal customers.  This position will be responsible for system/database administration, maintenance, performance tuning, installation, upgrade, backup and recovery of Microsoft Windows Operating and SQL Databases running in a 24x7 GMP environment.  The System/Database administrator is responsible for authoring and maintaining GMP/Non-GMP documentation, change control, computer validation testing, inspection readiness, disaster recovery, and departmental support processes and procedures.

The successful candidate must have a passion for applying computer technologies to improve the speed and consistency of business results and decision-making.


  • Works with management to define appropriate standards, policies, procedures, software toolsets, and supporting peripherals to facilitate the management, accountability and functionality of system/databases and applications
  • Contribute to development of system/architecture roadmaps to meet business requirements and implement enhancements in support realization of the roadmap
  • Execute system/database administration, capacity planning, design, installation, and configuration
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with current SOP and department procedures
  • Execute data management and disaster recovery procedures for system/database
  • Operate and execute change control process for deployment of system/database software across GMP validated and Non-GMP environments
  • Execute system/database log review and maintenance
  • Execute system/database performance tuning and optimization, job verification and scheduling
  • Execute system/database user account management
  • Develop and maintain GMP/Non-GMP documentation and diagrams
  • Execute testing and installation of system/database patches, upgrades, and new releases
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems associated with the system/databases and applications

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • B.S or M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent degree
  • 24X7 support, must be willing to work in an on-call environment and work outside the typical work day as required to meet business continuity requirements, including weekends and holidays
  • 3-5+ years of hands-on experience as a system/database (Microsoft Operating System & SQL) administrator
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems, SQL, and development tools
  • Experience with SQL procedures and functions, and performance tuning and enhancement of SQL
  • Experience with security/vulnerability management of operating system and application
  • Experience with network services and protocols (NETBIOS, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, WINS, SMTP, TCP/IP, HTTP)
  • Proficiency in LAN/WAN/Wireless networking
  • Experience with administration of OSI PI, Aspentech IP-21 systems a plus
  • Experience with Visual Basic scripting and programming 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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