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IT Systems Engineer Hybrid Pharmaceutical

  • Sector: IT
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  • Job Ref: 20752

My client, a global pharmaceutical company based in Athlone are looking to hire an IT Systems Engineer Hybrid to join their growing team. The IT Systems Engineer will work as part of their Athlone IT Team that manages the implementation and support for Manufacturing Equipment and Applications used at the Athlone site.  

This will initially be a 22 month contract with a strong possibility of moving to a permanent position. Full Benefits are still included.


  • Responsible for completing scheduled administrative tasks on Manufacturing Equipment and Applications
  • Responsible for completing scheduled administrative tasks on Manufacturing Equipment including MES / eBR and Serialized platforms
  • Provide technical support for control systems, MES / eBR and Serialized to engineering, Validation maintenance and process engineers across Manufacturing and Process Development as required
  • Proactively identify opportunities, anticipates problems and implement solutions with the Process Automation Engineers, Process Engineers, Manufacturing Associates and the Maintenance team as required for business impacting issues
  • Records and investigates issues, performs root cause analysis, escalates to management and other teams as required. Co-ordinates the response with external vendors for issue resolution, upgrades etc.
  • Assist in co-ordination and management of Manufacturing system related projects. Works with vendors, Engineering project managers and business users to maintain systems to the required standards.
  • Liaise and communicate with site users and vendors to ensure manufacturing systems operate to maximum effect, and as per the Site IT Strategy
  • Apply knowledge and support for 21CFR part 11 and Good Manufacturing Practices


  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Technical Certifications appropriate for the systems in scope of the role.
  • 5+ years IT application support experience
  • Basic understanding and experience with automated manufacturing systems.
  • Demonstrated track record of administration and support of manufacturing platforms
  • Ideally Previous experience in either Medical Devices/ Biotechnology / pharmaceutical industries and GXP Computerized Systems
  • Experience with regulatory governance to ensure business solutions are compliant with cGMP and other regulations where appropriate.
  • Motivated to provide positive results and to excel.
  • Ability to understand technical details of manufacturing and development systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to peers and management outside of IT.
  • Ability to operate independently or as part of a team in an effective respectful manner.

What you will receive in return:

Hybrid Model 2-3 days max onsite

  • Competitive compensation package. 
  • Bonus on top of base Salary for this position
  • Health insurance (VHI - 3,500 per year).
  • Pension plan (Significant employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • 25 days Annual Leave
  • A truly collaborative work environment where you can perform at your best.
  • You will work side-by-side with people you can trust and respect. Everyone's input is valued.
  • Career Progression.

For further information on this opportunity or a confidential discussion please contact Gillian Nicholson +353 90 645066