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Sr. Applications Engineer, Research Solutions, IT

BlueRock Therapeutics
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 14, 2023

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
Sr. Application Engineer, Enterprise Services & Application Integration, IT will be the primary IT application engineer supporting BlueRock’s expanding organization. In conjunction with the product architects, data architect , infrastructure engineers and IT business partners, the candidate will execute and deliver on the solutions product roadmap, supporting key organizational stakeholders, including G&A, R&D, and TechOps in delivering innovative IT solutions and application integration services, the candidate will have a solid understanding of enterprise application’s API capabilities, data architecture and data governance, being able to balance trade-offs in user requirements/experience and the technical implementation/solution.  
This position will be responsible for building, deploying, managing and continuous improvement of application integrations and data management processes (ETL, data aggregation and analytics etc.), and the primary owner in supporting BlueRock’s enterprise integration platform – Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), will participate in lab instrument/data management, lab process automation and Integration; will work collaboratively with teams of internal and external resources across system engineering, dev/ops, business systems analysis, program and project leads and lab IT on solution discovery, delivery, and on-going development (continuous improvement) and operational support.  Responsibilities:
  • Work with Product Architect and Data Architect to execute a shared vision and strategy for delivering innovative and efficient enterprise technology solutions and services.  
  • Design, implement, and maintain the enterprise solutions integration, including but not limited to Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN), Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), Lab Execution Systems (LES) and Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
  • Collaborate with teams of internal and external technical resources across Dev/Ops, systems engineering, business analysis, project management and Lab IT/Application support. 
  • Participate in creation projects and operational support documentation, which may include business requirement documents, process and data flow diagrams, solution design specifications, implementation plans and testing scripts, and reporting of results. 
  • Manage the central administration and management of IT application and database service delivery and support, including system monitoring, ensuring data integrity and security in accordance with BlueRock’s security policies and compliance requirements and regulations. 
  • Adhere to BlueRock’s IT architectural principles and standards across the enterprise, implements technology solutions for all facets of Research, Scientific Computing & Laboratory Operations.  
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills; Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities with demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment with excellent attention to detail.  
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • BS/BA in information technology or relevant field, with 5+ years of IT and/or business experience. 
  • Strong expertise in real time and batch application integration via API, and third-party ETL tools 
  • Experience in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP), knowledge of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 
  • Experience in designing and implementation solution that leverage public cloud services, including Amazon web services (AWS) and Azure.   
  • Experience working with life sciences stakeholders to align business needs and translate them into actionable technological design requirements. 
  • Experience working with lab note booking, inventory management, and data management solutions a strong plus (e.g., LIMS, ELN, SDMS, etc.) 
  • Experience in an IT consulting, business relationship management, solution architecture and delivery, interfacing with leadership/business teams providing guidance and or advisory services in the areas of systems and solution identification, selection, implementation best practices and overall system life cycle management. 
  • Proven experience leading application life cycle management best practices, ensuring regulatory compliance; support system validation/testing (GxP, SOX, Privacy, etc.). 
  • Hands-on experience with programming tools and querying languages (e.g., Python, Java, Typescript, SQL, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps, GitHub 
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    BlueRock Therapeutics Company Culture HighlightsWinner of Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work (Mid-size Company) 2023Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Diversity 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Women 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best CEO 2022BlueRock Therapeutics is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.Engineering Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.
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    Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.


    BlueRock Therapeutics is a leading engineered cell therapy company with a mission to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases. BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell+gene platform harnesses the power of cells to create new medicines for neurology, cardiology, and immunology indications.

    BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell differentiation technology recapitulates the cell’s developmental biology to produce authentic cell therapies, which are further engineered for additional function. Utilizing these cell therapies to replace damaged or degenerated tissue brings the potential to restore or regenerate lost function.

    BlueRock’s culture is defined by scientific innovation, the highest ethical standards and an urgency to bring transformative treatments to all who would benefit. The company strives to be a top employer of scientific talent, empowering every member of the team to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.

    Become a BlueRocker! We are expanding our BlueRock team at all locations. Contact us on our website to learn about rewarding career opportunities.

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