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Network Systems Engineer III or IV - Operational Technology Group

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Information Technology

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A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Come be a part of our team and our mission!

At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is looking for a Network Systems Engineer in our Operational Technology Group. This position will support our manufacturing network infrastructure on a 24x7 basis.

Position Summary:

Support and maintain manufacturing information technology infrastructure.

This technical position will install, configure, and manage manufacturing systems. These systems include servers, networking, databases, and applications related to BioFire’s manufacturing automation infrastructure.

When providing the support of the infrastructure, Network Systems Engineers are expected to understand the business requirements and provide a reliable and efficient IT infrastructure environment for BioFire automation in manufacturing. They are expected to work efficiently with all the IT staff, as well with other departments. When the necessary support provided is inefficient or unreliable, the Network Systems Engineer is to work with the Manager of Network Engineering to resolve the issue.

Network Systems Engineers in the Operational Technology Group are expected to participate in a defined 24x7 support environment and be dedicated to the manufacturing and automation systems which they support.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  • Perform duties as detailed in BioFire Diagnostics’ technical mission and Code of Business Conduct.
  • Monitor and respond to relevant manufacturing and automation frontline support issues via the corporate trouble ticketing system.
  • Maintain BioFire Diagnostics’ manufacturing and automation IT infrastructure.
  • Complete projects on time with supervision from the Manager of Network Engineering, following the IT/IS project guidelines.
  • Primary function is to install, manage, and maintain manufacturing and automation information technology systems (see Skills section below).
  • Have a strong understanding of networking, application, and database concepts.
  • Acts as primary technical resource for manufacturing and automation systems (see Skills section below).
  • Seeks to mentor lower level information systems engineers.
  • Continually update technical knowledge and skills.

 Principal Decisions:

  • Participate in IT infrastructure and support discussions and implement decisions regarding manufacturing and automation systems.
  • Work with Manufacturing teams and IT management to define future technology needs, staying aware of the technology trends
  • Work with suppliers and support the budget process
  • Makes decisions for most tasks requiring judgment and makes recommendations, while relying upon the guidance of the Manager of Network Engineering.
  • Makes decisions for established tasks.

Training and Education:
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, a scientific or a technical field is preferred. Equivalent experience and certifications may be substituted.

Network Systems Engineer III

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in information technology or related field.
  • Experience in an automated manufacturing environment preferred.

Network Systems Engineer IV

  • Minimum 6 years of work experience in information technology or related field.
  • Experience in an automated manufacturing environment preferred.

Enterprise information systems skills preferred:

  • Database design and administration
  • Windows servers
  • Active Directory administration
  • Advanced Networking (Data Center, routing, switching, configuring)
  • Network security
  • Backups
  • Virtualization
  • Systems and network monitoring and reporting

 Operational Technology systems skills preferred:

  • Familiarity and exposure to commercial off the shelf (COTS) SCADA and MES applications: Rockwell and OSI preferred.
  • Working experience in FDA regulated industries; knowledge of cGMP, 21 CFR part11 and validation.
  • Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example: TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, CIP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity operations, event monitoring, and SIEM tools.
  • Understanding of security controls for common platforms and devices, including Windows, PLCs, automation assets, and network equipment.

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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