Posted to MedZilla on 2/17/2018

Novo Nordisk

US-NC, Sr QA IT Validation Area Specialist Job 455486100A0-MZ


Requisition ID 53826BR
Title Sr QA IT Validation Area Specialist
Job Category Quality
Job Description Position Purpose: Responsible for the Quality support of all IT Infrastructure & MES, database & automation validation activities. Be the site compliance expert for the planning, documenting & execution of qualification & validation of IT/Automation systems & processes. Member of specialty process groups such as ITQA & responsible for local implementation of objectives.

* IT QA Process Group.
* Participation in process group activities as assigned & leading local implementations.
* Responsible QA role for implementation of corporate IT Compliance objectives.
* Collaboration & program execution to maintain & improve IT Compliance objectives.
* Identifies IT gaps & recommends strategic solutions to meet those IT &/or business needs.
* Assures installation, qualification & validation of IT systems to meet objectives & requirements including risk assessment.
* Primary quality support for qualification & validation approval for IT infrastructure & major system projects.
* Problem solving with team & stakeholders while maintaining compliance to requirements.
* Responsible for presentation of processes & validation approach in internal/external audits.
* Operates in alignment with Novo Nordisk Way, demonstrating a Quality & cLEAN® Mindset.
* Ability to perform Systematic Problem Solving.
* Other duties as assigned.

Education: Mandatory
BA/BS in IT, CIS, MIS, engineering or other technical science field.

Experience: Mandatory
* Minimum 7 years combined IT & quality experience in IT, manufacturing, utility &/or packaging systems, infrastructure & application validation & approaches, preferably in the pharmaceutical or medical device field
* Experience with MES databases, virtual environments, security controls & active directories.
* Experience with regulatory requirements & industry standards for pharmaceutical &/or medical device manufacture, such as 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP5, ISO, electronic records retention, disaster recovery, configuration items lists, FDA guidance documents & ICH guidance documents.
* Experienced in the development, implementation, validation &/or maintenance of IT systems in the pharmaceutical/medical device manufacturing, laboratory, or business environment.
* Experienced in the development, support & operation of cross-departmental processes.
* Strong Quality Assurance skills with experience in computer system validation in GxP environments, pharmaceutical manufacturing preferred.
* Experience with IT System Risk Assessment & IT Vendor Assessments.
* Knowledge of FDA regulations & guidelines as they relate to computer-based information systems.
* Experience with IT validation software, eTIMS (HP Quality Center) is desired.
* Excellent organization & communication skills.
* Develops & maintains strong internal relationships & demonstrates cross-collaboration.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge/Responsibilities:
* Excellent troubleshooting skills; can identify root cause of a problem & assist in determining appropriate IT or technical solutions.
* Knowledgeable in PLC, SCADA, Virtualization/Storage, Active Directory, MES/LMES (Oracle), &/or MS SQL.
* Demonstrated leadership & project management skills: two-way communication skills with customers (internal/external), project team & management; interpersonal & team building skills; achievement of project timelines & customer requirements; Quality Mindset.
* Familiar with LEAN, Six Sigma & continuous improvement methodologies.
* IT audit experience desirable.
* Familiar with IT Risk Assessment, Software & Hardware Life Cycle Methodologies, Software Quality Assurance, System Specification Development, Critical FDA Computer System Requirements (21CFRPart 11), Computer Internetworking, Configuration Management & Control, Information System Security Principles.

IT Risk Assessment, Software & Hardware Life Cycle Methodologies, Software Quality Assurance, System Specification Development, Analytical Problem Solving (Critical FDA Computer System Requirements (21CFRPart 11), Computer Internetworking, Configuration Management & Control, Information System Security Principles.

Organization/Planning: Demonstrated expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution, checking results, & revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams.

Physical & Other Requirements:
* Ability to work hours necessary to support continuous operations.
* Interface with all business units to obtain/relay information.
* Develop robust business relationships & contacts with corporate IT units.
* Overseas travel (estimated at 15% or less).

Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Department QA Validation
Position Location US - Clayton, NC
City Clayton
State/Provinces US - NC
Job/Position Country US

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