Senior IT Engineer (Remote Opportunity)

Req ID #:  47894

Mattawan, MI, US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior IT Engineer for our IT Project Delivery engineering team.  This position can either be located at a Charles River Labs site or work remotely.


As an individual contributor and part of a cross functional team of engineers, the Senior IT Engineer will be an integral component to delivering effective end to end infrastructure technology solutions.  


This role will require a mix of subject matter expertise in hybrid cloud technologies along with a broad understanding of current relevant technologies – some depth of expertise with cross discipline competence to work effectively on a high performing team to assist in designing, delivering and implementing complex technology solutions.


The following are responsibilites related to the Senior IT Engineer position:


  • Design, build, and deploy highly complex IT Infrastructure solutions.
  • Write, review, or provide feedback on a technical design proposalParticipate as a subject matter expert in multiple highly complex projects/tasks simultaneously and prioritize as required
  • Work with the project management, security and solution architecture to ensure solution is delivered on time, on budget and on quality (rapid, reliable and right)
  • Document IT infrastructure engineering procedures and collaborate on various information technology projects.
  • Keep abreast and gain expertise in evolving technologies and understand their potential business application
  • Evaluate, select and implement new products/technologies to meet changing IT and business needs.  
  • Establish test criteria, measurement metrics, testing methodology and test plans (including tests for functionality, integrity, performance and stress testing).
  • Provide training and/or ensure effective knowledge transfer to those responsible for support of new solutions such that adoption and value realization is optimized.
  • Responsible for delivering technical documentation (engineering)
  • Assist with adding repeatable work and solutions to the Charles River IT Service Catalog
  • Train less experienced personnel in technical complexities


Job Requirements

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior IT Engineer position.


Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, or related discipline. 

Expeience: Minimum of eight (8) years related IT experience

  • Subject matter expertise in one or several of the following technologies – VMware virtualization, vRealize Suite, NSX, Azure cloud platform/computing (IaaS and devops), Cisco routing and switching experience (LAN, WAN, VLAN, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, HSRP), including configuring Quality of Service, storage technologies including experience with Dell technologies, Netapp and Infinidat fibre channel and iscsi protocols, converged and hyper-converged offerings such as VxRail and Nutanix, infrastructure as code, Ansible, Python, Powershell, Linux(any variant)
  • Integration of Hypervisor technologies with storage, network, compute, backup, and cloud platforms.
  • Open to embracing new and emerging technologies


About Corporate Functions 

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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