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Pfizer Technical Lead, Manufacturing Applications in Andover, Massachusetts


The Technical Lead, Manufacturing Applications for Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences (BTxPS) will lead the BTxPS effort to deliver effective, efficient, and scalable technology solutions for the development of biological therapeutics in partnership with the Digital Strategy and Operations team. This position will be responsible for optimizing manufacturing applications and workflows that improve the flow of data within BTxPS from acquisition through creation of digital products.

This position will collaborate with the larger Medicinal Sciences organization, Pfizer Global Supply, Pfizer Digital, and external partners as necessary and drive a technical strategy to deliver solutions that align across the organization.


  • Apply technical and business knowledge to deliver on business goals for manufacturing applications in alignment with BTxPS Digital Strategy.

  • Lead digital projects across BTxPS with the goal of achieving efficient and consistent data workflows and compliance expectations.

  • Lead the adoption of manufacturing applications, including cloud-based Platforms (PaaS) and Software (SaaS), with consideration for GMP workflows.

  • Ensure that technology components are appropriately architected and supported.

  • Develop any foundational plans required to support specialized automation and manufacturing.

  • Execute and/or review technical development work and confirm adherence to BTxPS digital strategy and compliance requirements.

  • Author and execute test scripts to validate application functionality.

  • Train BTxPS colleagues on existing platforms to ensure technology investments are maximized.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer science, engineering or related degree with direct experience implementing successful IT solutions in the life science industry.

  • 5+ years of experience designing and maintaining manufacturing informatics and business operations environments.

  • Understanding of the various systems and platforms required to enable development of biological therapeutics.

  • Experience integrating multiple internal & external applications for efficient end to end creation of key deliverables.

  • Experience in GMP & non-GMP labs including delivery of cloud-based solutions in regulated environments.

  • Ability to work closely with Pfizer Digital & External Partners as required.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and a track record of delivering solutions for multiple stakeholders.


  • Security best practices and emerging cloud (XaaS) services impacting development platforms.

  • Experience building solutions in low code environments.

  • Experience designing and managing custom networks for automation and manufacturing systems.

  • Experience partnering with biotech manufacturing for tech transfer and technical alignment.

  • Knowledge of key platforms including MasterControl Electronic Batch Records and/or other MES solutions, OSI Pi, DeltaV, IoT, Network Engineering.


  • Occasional work outside business hours to accommodate other Pfizer sites, partners and manufacturing schedules.

  • Up to 20% travel to BTxPS & PGS sites (Andover, MA; St Louis, MO; Durham, NC; Dublin, Ireland; Puurs, Belgium).

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: February 26, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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