Sr Network Architect

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For over 65 years, pharmaceutical and biotech companies have partnered with Simtra BioPharma Solutions (Simtra) to bring their sterile injectable products to market.

Simtra is a world-class Contract Development Manufacturing Organization with facilities in Indiana, US and Halle/Westfalen, Germany.  We offer a wide-range of delivery systems including prefilled-syringes, liquid/lyophilized vials, diluents for reconstitution, powder-filled vials, and sterile crystallization.  Our product types include biologics and small molecules, cytotoxics, highly potent compounds, diluents for reconstitution and vaccines – which are all directly injected into patients worldwide.  As such, at Simtra, there is a strong emphasis on quality and continuous improvement.  We hold ourselves to the highest quality and regulatory standards.

While our primary focus is cGMP manufacturing, we offer many support services including formulation and development, lyophilization optimization, global regulatory support, and secondary packaging.

In addition to unmatched expertise and experience, we offer a uniquely collaborative approach.  Clients look to Simtra as an extension of their own companies.

It is very rewarding industry to work in.  Our teams are driven to help clients scale, innovate, and bring-life changing medicines to patients worldwide.

Your role at Simtra BioPharma Solutions:

The IT Network Engineer supports, installs, configures, and maintains the organization’s global corporate/internal network, telephony services and supports the company’s global security program. The role will be responsible for driving and organizing corporate office site builds, implementing various network/telephony projects, upgrades and participates in strategic planning to meet our company objectives. The ideal candidate will be a knowledge expert who is energized by hands on involvement in design, implementation, technology, and problem solving.

What you’ll do:

  • Designs, Installs, Administers, maintains, recommends and is responsible for:
  • Global Corporate Network LAN/WAN (Zscaler, Cisco, Meraki)
  • Corporate site to site and client VPN, Office Wifi Services
  • RADIUS Authentication
  • Data & voice circuit ordering, installation and Circuit Management
  • Network projects and standards encompassing LAN, WAN, high availability strategies, QoS, IP, SDWAN, VoIP/IP Telephony and office infrastructure.
  • Network security control systems with such as IPS, URL filtering, Web Proxy, DDOS mitigation etc.
  • Network software/hardware for new sites and retrofits.
  • Participates in security incident response processes and activities as appropriate.
  • Contributes as a key technical project resource for new site builds.
  • Leverages best practices approach towards projects, implementations, and issue resolution; ability to provide status updates and reports Creates and maintains efficient documentation for IT Standards, Policies, Procedures and KB Operationalize processes that can be performed by the Operations Team.
  • Provides tier-3 helpdesk support for domain area as needed.
  • Maintains a high quality of technical support to ensure effective productivity for the management, established employees, and future team members.
  • Maintains a high level of communication and positive professional relations with our current and/or future vendors and suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelors degree required or 10 years of relevant experience
  • Six to eight years + of experience in a similar hands-on engineering role working with:
    • Designing, troubleshooting and maintaining Cisco/Meraki routers, firewalls, layer 2 / layer 3 switches, wireless access points and VPN/SDWAN.
    • Designing, troubleshooting and maintaining Zscaler ZIA and ZPA
    • Wireless layout and channel optimization, , QoS prioritization, Traffic shaping, HA/Failover, BGP
    • Network security access control systems with IPS, Anti-Malware, Anti-virus, URL filtering, Web Proxy, DDOS mitigation etc.
    • New site deployments and equipment provisioning or replacement through both in-person installations and pre-configure / ship for remote guided installations.
    • Advanced network tracing tools
  • Two to five years configuration experience working with:
    • New circuit provisioning and carrier management
    • Azure infrastructure, virtual networks and virtual devices
  • Demonstrated deep experience with network protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IPSEC) certificates and directory authentication integrations.
  • Experience with supporting offsite and international users required.
  • Previous experience working for a hyper-growth company is preferred
  • Prior experience working with the ITIL framework in a FDA regulated environment is highly preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Simtra is an equal opportunity employer. Simtra evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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Simtra BioPharma Solutions operates in the Manufacturing industry. The company is located in Bloomington, Indiana . It has 375 total employees. To see all 9 open jobs at Simtra BioPharma Solutions, click here.
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