Engineer, Computer Systems Validation (CSV)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Bothell, WA

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Hybrid position (50% on-site in Bothell, WA, USA). The Computer Systems Validation (CSV) Analyst works cross-functionally to lead and execute validation activities for GxP electronic systems, with a focus on ERP (SAP) and MES (Emerson) integrations and recipe functions. This role is an individual contributor with occasional oversight of contract resources on a project basis. The CSV Engineer partners with Business Owners, Technical Owners, and Quality to create and manage validation deliverables for site-level electronic systems and applications that integrate with enterprise systems. The CSV Engineer has primary responsibilities to ensure that routine tasks supporting validation of electronic systems and applications supporting clinical and commercial drug product manufacturing are documented in accordance with the relevant company procedures and health authority regulations. This includes leading computer system validation efforts for new system implementations and changes to existing systems as well as coordinating system validation assessments, periodic reviews and audit activities.

The position has the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an IT / engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience (a combination of industry-specific education and work experience may be used to substitute this degree requirement).
  • 2+ years of direct experience with CSV activities with some projects including ERP system integrations (experience with SAP validations is preferable).
  • strong knowledge of GAMP / risk-based approaches to validation (i.e., Computer Software Assurance [CSA]), and good understanding of electronic record / signature management practices.
  • Strong knowledge of global health authority regulations, current industry practices, and experience with the application of guidance related to control of computerized systems and electronic records / signatures.
  • Familiar with development of CSV documentation (Validation Plans, Requirements, Specifications, Assessments, Test Scripts [IQ / OQ / PQ], Reports, Trace Matrices, SOPs, etc.).
  • Familiar with diverse computerized systems, such as computer-controlled laboratory instruments (stand-alone), MES, ERP, LIMS, Validation Lifecycle Management Software, QMS.
  • Experience in following CSV methodology for system evaluations, changes, and implementations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience implementing controls directly supporting Data Integrity efforts is a plus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead site-specific CSV activities for computer system integration projects (i.e., ERP, MES), coordinating with the global system technology and validation teams.
  • Lead routine CSV lifecycle activities (system periodic validation lifecycle and audit trail / user access reviews), coordinating with system owners and Quality in accordance with company procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Author, review and/or approve applicable CSV documentation.
  • Perform or oversee test script execution efforts, including defect management.
  • Ensure validation test strategies align with internal procedures and requirements for intended use.
  • Assist Business Owners and Technical Owners to develop requirements and specifications for computerized systems used in GxP operations.
  • Support health authority inspections as a subject matter expert (SME) for CSV lifecycle activities (as required).
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $75,000 - $95,000, 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 the where the job is performed.

Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

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On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

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