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Mon, 8 Mar 2021 15:45:14 -0500
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Dear CAST community:

AspenTech is looking for a Technology Director (Pharma Solutions)  to join our Technology organization, with responsibility for leading the development of next generation asset optimization solutions for Fortune 500 customers in the pharmaceutical industries. 
The candidate will join and lead a team of very skilled, talented and passionate people, bringing industry best practices to our products. This is a great opportunity to be part of a fast-growing company that is on the leading edge of the industry.

Please help forward and repost this position. Thanks!

For any people interested in this position, please contact me ([log in to unmask]) or Bruce McFarlin ([log in to unmask])


Jacky (Liangfeng) Lao

*Job Impact*:
Lead technology strategy and product development for asset optimization solutions for the pharmaceutical industries, including manufacturing, process analytical technology (PAT), modeling, procedural automation, and supply chain management solutions
Work cross-functionally with product managers, customers and technology teams to define the pharma solutions roadmap and solution requirements
Manage multiple software development teams responsible for pharma solutions development, delivery, support and maintenance
Recruit, retain and develop technical talent in our worldwide R&D centers of excellence
Manage the overall planning, execution, and success of complex and interdependent projects
Represent AspenTech’s pharma technology strategy and solutions to Customers, Partners, and Executive Staff
Keep current with new and developing technologies and industry trends

*What You'll Need*:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related technical discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
10+ years of experience in the application, development, and delivery of commercial technical software solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, in the areas of manufacturing execution, process analytical technology, process modeling, procedural automation, or supply chain management
5+ years of experience managing software development teams, including remote team management
Strong knowledge of contemporary pharma/biotech manufacturing processes, including understanding of validation requirements and GMP
Working knowledge of multivariate analysis (chemometrics), modeling, and manufacturing execution software solutions used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries for multivariate calibration, process development, design, optimization and monitoring
Understanding of drug development, commercialization and manufacturing processes, including regulatory challenges, and relevant trends such as Digitalization, Data Integrity, Artificial Intelligence, Big data
Experience with modern software development and architecture (e.g., microservices, database programming, desktop and cloud applications); understanding of cloud and SaaS solutions and the impact of these solutions in a validated environment.
Familiarity with Pharma 4.0 is a plus
Excellent customer focus, sense-of-urgency and collaboration skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing/presentation skills

More details of this job can be found in the following link of job description: