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Automation Systems Administrator

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rensselaer, New York
Start date
Apr 18, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

As an Automation Systems Administrator, you will be embedded in a tight-knit team responsible for administration of automated/computerized system software and firmware to meet cGMP and policy requirements. In this critical role our team specifies and maintains software configuration for biopharmaceutical process, monitoring, and testing systems. This involves evaluation of new software for functional equivalence, validation activities to demonstrate suitability of software/process and maintaining the qualified state of systems throughout their lifecycle through change control.

In this role, a typical day might include:
  • Administering system applications including user control access; adding, modifying, and removing users; defining user types, user groups and security settings.
  • Monitoring data backup or archival to ensure systems can meet defined RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective).
  • Utilizing configuration management and recipe/method management.
  • Authoring documents such as impact statements, Configuration Specifications, risk assessments, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Policies, and corrective/prevention action plans.
  • Supporting system SAT (Site Acceptance Testing) / FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing), validation and qualification efforts.
  • Conducting system integration with existing systems (e.g. LIMS, Historian).
  • Ensuring systems remain in a compliant state by processing change control requests for system configuration, including requirement and/or design specifications, test plans, technical evaluation, and quality risk assessments.
  • Providing end-user support including system functionality training, solving problems at the application level and hardware troubleshooting (includes working with vendors to resolve issues).
  • Participating in, leading, or authoring investigations and root cause analysis for issues of non-compliance.
  • Leading aspects of the work for contractors and providing guidance as applicable.
This role might be for you if you:
  • Have interest in manufacturing process within a regulated technical environment.
  • Have a solid understanding of System Design Lifecycle and Quality Risk Management.
  • Enjoy designing and implementing sustainable technical\procedural solutions in a complex environment.
  • Understand process control systems and product release testing systems.
  • Are familiar with regulatory and quality policies, procedures, documentation methods, ideally in cGMP biotech/pharma operations.
  • Enjoy working independently as part of a broader team with a proven focus on customer service and maintaining compliance.
  • Enjoy project management and have strong organizational skills.
  • Are motivated to participate in continuous process improvement.

Applicants ideally should have a BS/BA in Science, Engineering or related field and the following minimum relevant experience for each level:

  • Associate Automation Systems Administrator: 0+ years
  • Automation Systems Administrator: 2+ years
  • Senior Automation Systems Administrator: 5+ years

Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Level will be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$58,480.40 - $124,300.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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