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Sr Engineer I, Systems Integration

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Apr 7, 2024

Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is seeking an Sr Engineer I for a position in the Systems Integration (SI) team, at the Moderna manufacturing site in Norwood, MA to drive the advancement of our next generation integrated hardware and digital systems. Reporting to the Principal Engineer, Applied Technologies, the individual in this role will focus on leading the design, development, and implementation of innovative integration solutions for various hardware and software systems, applications, and modules that optimize Moderna's operations and contribute to the production of messenger RNA based vaccines and therapeutics. The individual in this role with play a key role in leading the design, build, testing, deployment, and continuous improvement lifecycles of key integrated digital and hardware systems deployed at Moderna. This role will have an impact across our organization by driving cross functional collaboration between software developers, scientists, lab automation engineers, and other IT staff to ensure seamless integration and adoption of integrated technologies across the Research, Development, High-Throughput, Pre-Clinical, and GMP laboratories at Moderna.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of novel integration solutions to integrate Modernas diverse software and hardware systems, processes, and methodologies.

  • Drive collaboration with software architects, developers, lab automation engineers, scientists across the organization to establish and document functional requirements and technical design descriptions for integrated systems.

  • Manage the development of design documentation and process maps for integrated systems.

  • Lead the execution of system integration testing and interface testing.

  • Manage release process and configuration management for integration software solutions.

  • Monitor system performance post-integration and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance.

  • Oversee change management of integrated systems in accordance with regulations and standards.

  • Lead efforts for training end users ensuring seamless adoption of novel integration solutions.

  • Lead coordination efforts with internal and external groups to identify appropriate solutions to improve efficiencies in laboratory workflows.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior system integration engineers.

  • Manage multiple projects, and interactions with supporting functions simultaneously.

  • Lead troubleshooting of integrated systems as needed.

  • Keep up to date with the latest industry trends and technologies.

Here is What Youll Bring to the Table:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in systems engineering, Computer science, Information Systems, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field with no less than 8 years experience in an industry setting.

  • Proven experience as a Systems Integration Engineer or similar role preferably in healthcare industry with several years in a senior or lead position.

  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects within established timelines.

  • Extensive experience with various programming languages, such as Java, Python, C#, or C++.

  • Extensive Knowledge of databases, system architecture, and networking.

  • Knowledge of REST and SOAP APIs, API gateways, and other API technologies.

  • Knowledge of distributed messaging systems and protocols such as Apache Kafka, MQTTT.

  • Knowledge of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), electronic lab notebooks (ELN), and other laboratory software.

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies and the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools for version control (Bitbucket) and issue management (Jira).

  • Experience with using requirement, design and test management tools such as JAMA, code beamer, qTest etc.

  • Understanding of regulations and standards for medical device software (such as FDA regulations, ISO 13485, IEC 62304).

  • Exceptional written and oral communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in systems engineering, Computer science, Information Systems, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field with no less than 5 years experience in a relevant industry or PhD with academic experience in a related field.

  • Familiarity with laboratory operations and programming automated laboratory systems such as Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman Coulter, or Agilent is a plus.

  • Experience with automation scheduling/control software (Green Button Go, Overlord, Momentum, Cellario etc.) is a plus.

  • Experience with programming and operating robotic systems is a plus.

  • Experience with web frameworks such as Django, Flask, Express, Ruby etc. is a plus.

  • Experience with design and implementation of firmware for embedded systems is a plus.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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