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Infrastructure Engineer Specialist IV

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Information Technology
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JOBREQ1800055723 Requisition #

Job Function:

The Infrastructure Engineer job family exists within the Corporate IT function, working within the Global Infrastructure Services organization. Infrastructure Engineers design, configure and implement robust & resilient technology solutions that meet business objectives. They do this with a focus on automation and systems monitoring, ensuring supportable and reliable operations. They participate in IT and business projects, provide support, and consult with other members within IT including development groups, Front Line IT, or Infrastructure Operations.

Position Description:

Infrastructure Engineer Specialist IV are business, function, or process specialists and can be technology generalists or specialists. They demonstrate the ability to clearly express and share ideas and risks both verbally and written, in a positive and effective manner to their supervisor and team members. Effective in communicating status to the team. Have a clear understanding of policies and procedures and how they align with the overall IT organization. Are able to be effective with less supervision. Normal focus is on existing products or processes but may be involved in new initiatives.

The successful Infrastructure Engineer Specialist (LIMS Engineer) candidate will work alongside the Science & Technology function and be located in the China region.  The candidate will be a member of the LabVantage Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) implementation project team.  The LabVantage project will roll out a global LIMS platform across S&T Research and Product Development labs over a 3-5 year period.  In this role, the successful candidate will partner with LIMS Instrument Integration and other analysts on the successful delivery of the three streams of the LabVantage LIMS project:  Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Analytical Management System (AMS) and Chemical Inventory Management (CIM). 

As an Infrastructure Engineer Specialist (LIMS Engineer), this individual will:

  • Participate in the deployment of a functional LIMS system (ELN, AMS, and CIM) with limited to no customizations.
  • Develop detailed technical specifications based on functional requirements.
  • Work with LabVantage consultants to understand and resolve technical issues affecting integrations, deployment, or performance
  • Work with the site IT organization to ensure all in-scope instruments are connected to Windows 10 PCs and accessible on the PPG network.
  • Clarify data mapping requirements between analytical instruments and LabVantage.
  • Test and validate that system configurations delivered by LabVantage consultants allow for instrument interfaces to be established.
  • Develop instrument integrations with Empower and LabVantage’s AMS module with focus on design consistency and sustainability.
  • Execute unit testing of interfaces and resolve defects.
  • Align with global site teams with instrument integration in other regions to ensure consistency and assisting with issue resolution as needed.
  • Be responsible for following PPG’s IT project methodology throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Work with LabVantage consultants to understand and resolve technical issues affecting integrations, deployment, or performance.
  • Develop and execute cutover plans and provide post go-live support.

The candidate must be willing to travel within the greater China region.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in IT infrastructure, platform engineering or similar discipline such as software or cloud engineering, systems analysis, design, development, and implementation
  • 3-5 years of experience working within the IT function
  • Ability to effectively participate in a project team is required; Successful track record of participation on IT system implementation teams is desirable
  • Prior work experience within a site IT or infrastructure organization is also desirable
  • An understanding of basic concepts, terminology and practical application of current and emerging technologies.
  • Strong analytical abilities and technical skills to evaluate alternative approaches and to recommend the most feasible and economical solutions
  • Good understanding of architectures, analytical and design techniques, database technologies, business intelligence, and programming languages
  • Ability to design applications using the appropriate systems architecture, database structures, and communication and network technologies
  • Analytical abilities and technical skills to isolate problems, fix immediate needs, analyze all ramifications and implement complete solutions
  • Familiarity with project management concepts and techniques
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work with peers, internal customers and vendors
  • Proficient with one or more technologies within the candidate’s specialization area
  • Working knowledge of operating systems and systems software
  • Prior experience with SQL databases, SOAP based web services and APIs is preferred
  • Experience with Java EE server, Javascript and/or Groovy programming is desirable
  • Effective time management skills, including ability to prioritize multiple tasks concurrently
  • Effective project management skills
  • Exposure to automation and scripting languages, including PowerShell

Competencies:

Prime Success Factors (focus on results, drive change, promote teamwork, build trust & respect, understand market & customer perspective) in addition to the following:

  • Plan and Organize
  • Build Strong Work Relationships
  • Learn Continuously
  • Solve Problems

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