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Date:  May 19, 2024
Location:  Amsterdam
Company:  Wacker Biotech B.V.



Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.


Wacker Biotech, as part of WACKER, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. lts four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA). At our Amsterdam-based center Wacker Biotech B.V. focuses on the GMPcompliant microbial based production of recombinant proteins, vaccines and live microbials as drug substance and drug product.


To strengthen our team in Amsterdam,
we are looking for you as a(n) Process Networks Engineer


For more detailed information please feel free to contact Mrs. Peggy Engels, tel. 0031 (0)20 7503 675.
Please note: Agency acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated. 


Job responsibilities:

Enhanced Security Network Administration, Coordination and Supervision:

  • Ensuring and maintaining compliance to Wacker Directives regarding OT-Security;
  • Keeping all architectural and configuration documentation as-built as well as information in OT-Security administrative systems;
  • Maintaining the IT-Security Interface and firewall configuration.

Implementation and Update Projects for GxP Systems - including documented testing, and qualification where needed:

  • System software updates and patches;
  • New implementations or integrations as part of new equipment installment - together with Project & Plant Engineering and Qualification & Validation;
  • Functional Recipe updates and modifications as needed in consultation with client departments such as Operations, QA and QC, Supply Chain;
  • Participating in continuous improvement projects.

Administration and Life-Cyle Operations for GxP Systems:

  • System and User Administration;
  • Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery;
  • Technical Maintenance of Operational GxP Systems;
  • Coordination of Local Network Service Providers & Vendors;
  • Life Cycle Management / Annual (Audit Trail) Reviews, Computerized Systems Validation Compliance Activities.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor or Masters' degree in an IT or Process Automation related technical field;
  • Preferably several years of relevant experience in the (Bio-)pharmaceutical industry;
  • Project management education (IPMA, PMI or equivalent) is a plus;
  • Advanced knowledge of mainstream process automation systems, more specifically Emerson DeltaV and/or Siemens PCS7;
  • In-depth network system knowledge and experience with IT- and OT-security topics;
  • Knowledge of relevant cGMP and industry standards and guides such as ISPE GAMP5, ISPE Baseline Guide 5, and experience with current Computerized Systems Validation standards and best practices;
  • Fluent in English is a requirement, proficiency in Dutch and/or German is plus;
  • You reside in and are eligible to work in The Netherlands (valid work permit).


What do we offer?


  • Employment: A challenging and international position in a professional and informal working environment
  • Compensation: Attractive salary, holiday allowance, home-office travel allowance, participation in the company's success, subsidized pension plan
  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours (where possible), 30 days of vacation
  • Versatile development opportunities: Support for professional development, access to online learning platform GoodHabitz


As an international company, we welcome the diversity of people. We consciously promote equal opportunities and a diverse, inclusive culture in our teams - this is what makes us successful.


We look forward to receiving your application!

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