Operational Technology Systems Engineer

Posted 09 Jan 2023

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 259100

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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:

As a Systems Engineer in Operational Technology (OT) group, your primary responsibility will be to apply technical knowledge and systems administration skills to support, build, implement, and improve technology solutions. You will coordinate with systems architects  in the design and implementation of systems and processes to meet business demand for new or  existing applications / infrastructure .


  • Support and troubleshooting of existing operations and infrastructure
  • Communication and coordination with Information Technology departments and vendors to facilitate execution of projects and tasks
  • Supporting OT integration engineers in design, implementation, documentation, and standardization of applications and systems
  • Create gap analysis / action plans to address process, compliance, and system implementation concerns
  • Perform migration of systems and applications to align with our company standards, including upgrades of existing systems
  • Provide support and technical knowledge to Lab operations / OT, serving as an effective point of escalation
  • Manage project expectations and report on progress


Need person to be local to Rockville, MD. Will be hybrid working model


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to implement mature troubleshooting workflows with a focus on root cause analysis
  • Windows server administration
    • Active Directory ( DNS, LDAP, Kerberos, GPO, FSMO Roles  )
    • SCCM
    • PowerShell
  • Solid understanding of network layers 2+3, including VLANs, routing, and multicast/broadcast
  • Comfortable with hands-on cabling, installation of technology related lab equipment 
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as technical excellence in all communications, whether client/vendor facing or internally.
  • Ability to manage permissions for file services ( CIFS/Samba, NFS ) and filesystems ( NTFS, ext4, … )
  • Understanding of PC and Server Hardware

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Windows workstation administration, preferably in a helpdesk role
  • Scripting familiarity ( Bash, PowerShell, Robocopy, Perl/PHP/Python )
  • Windows and Linux systems administration expertise, ability to review logs and troubleshoot application / system issues
  • Linux server administration: PAM / SSSD, Samba, Puppet (preferred) / Ansible / Chef
  • Storage - Basic understanding of block and file storage
  • Virtualization Experience: Basic knowledge of VMWare
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process systems and/or laboratory systems within a regulated industry ( GxP, GAMP / 21 CFR 11 )
  • SSO Familiarity - SAML/oAuth, ADFS experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Jira for daily tasks and organization, Confluence for documentation


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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