MES Engineer IT Systems


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Position Summary

The individual will bring technical knowledge and experience to design, develop, implement, enhance, and maintain our MES solution that integrate production processes with business systems to optimize manufacturing efficiency, quality, and safety. Lead New product launch and/or Next generation MES implementation at Bothell site. Lead junior and mid-level professionals to maintain system performance, and technically leading IT projects according to established policies and procedures. Must ensure GMP regulated documentation processes and procedures are in place for all activities to meet quality and compliance standards. The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in pharma/biotech with specific expertise in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Quality System disciplines. Experience with Computer System Validations (CSV). The role requires assessing the organization’s needs, foreseeing potential problems, and developing solutions to ensure IT systems fulfill the requirements. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and implementation partner(s) to configure, build, and deploy the MES systems.
  • Primarily responsible for driving solutions to manufacturing system related problems including reviewing, planning, building, testing, documenting, and implementing design changes.
  • Build custom web applications and tools utilizing Syncade web services, and latest technologies like C#, VBScript, .NET, JavaScript, REST APIs, HTML, CSS and React framework.   
  • Develop SQL queries and reports using T-SQL and Crystal Reports/Bartender as well as using stylesheets(xslt) and XML/Json.
  • Execute development and implementation of new capabilities across the Manufacturing systems based on requirements and developed software solutions.
  • Troubleshooting Syncade workflows using behavior editors, which involves VB scripting, database queries, XML rendering, and reprocessing/investigating the failed SC Consumer messages.
  • Deliver updates to system lifecycle documents such as User Requirements Specifications, Configuration Specifications, Function Specification, Design Specifications, and test cases.
  • Executing Change Records (CR), Deviations & CAPAs
  • Must conduct testing, troubleshooting, and ongoing maintenance of MES to ensure system reliability and accuracy of data.
  • Champion of the agile methodology with a focus on Right First-Time execution of MES-IT systems components including but not limited to Labels, SQL objects, Reports, MES recipes, and interfaces to external systems like ERP, LIMS, and DeltaV. 
  • Participate in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) validation activities including the development and execution of IQ/OQ/PQ testing.
  • Supporting plant operations being On-call on a rotation basis.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience working with MES technologies such as Emerson Syncade.


The starting compensation for this job is a range from $92,000 – $115,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. 

Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience. 

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our https://careers.bms.com/working-with-us. 

Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown Days between Christmas and New Year’s holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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