System Integration Architect

Posted 28 Aug 2019

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 194357


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role: At Millipore Sigma, the software & automation group is embarking on an exciting journey to develop the next generation Digital Bioprocessing applications leveraging Information and Operational technologies.  As a System Integration Architect, you will lead the technical direction of Microsoft Windows based Digital Bioprocessing platforms, and their integration with the rest of System hardware. You will also ensure that the organization can deploy and release software safely and quickly, for our bioprocessing applications. You will technically guide a globally distributed team to design, implement and qualify our platforms that enable the development, testing and integration of our applications. Presently, our platforms are based on Windows Server and Windows 10 with heavily virtualized infrastructure that includes VMware and Hyper-V. Our applications are being developed using .NET technologies, and Java based microservices with React/JavaScript front-ends.


  • Work closely with leadership and architects to envision and maintain a roadmap of System Infrastructure capabilities, aligned with the emerging digital bioprocessing strategy
  • Collaborate with the team to create and maintain one or more infrastructure platform reference frameworks, supporting both Information and Operational Technologies
  • Actively engage with the Solution team, Systems Engineering, and Scrum teams, sharing technical knowledge, identifying their needs, and delivering platform solutions to support application development.
  • Help integrate different components of our infrastructure to work together, including building in security and networking best practices
  • Lead efforts to continuously improve the delivery and maintenance of infrastructure including the application of automation to create system packages and deploy them with speed and consistency
  • Bring technical knowledge and hands-on systems, platforms and CI/CD experience with integrated embedded and IoT systems


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Related Fields, Science or Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of systems infrastructure and engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a technologist or architect, preferably in an Agile environment
  • In depth working knowledge of the Microsoft stack, and in automating platform builds and deployments
  • At least 3 years of experience designing, implementing and managing a mixed (physical and virtual) Windows environment of 100s of servers
  • Experience in Hyper-V and VMware virtualization technologies
  • Technical knowledge in commercial Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems like Delta-V, Wonderware, iFix etc.
  • Experience in handling and configuration of Industrial PC, Embedded Controllers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) like Allen Bradley, Siemens, Wago etc.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in PowerShell or other scripting languages would be highly desirable
  • Experience in containerization would be highly desirable
  • Experience in handling computer hardware and configuration.
  • Experience in the Life Science domain is preferable, but not required


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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