Senior Data & DevOps Engineer

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)


Senior Data & DevOps Engineer Req ID #:  191980 Location: 

US Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Detroit, MI, US, 48201 Houston, TX, US, 77047 Irvine, CA, US, 92612 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3 Parma, IT, 43122 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Reno, NV, US, 89511 Roanoke, IL, US, 61561 At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

  Job Summary  

This is a Sr. Data & DevOps engineering position utilizing Cloud technologies, data warehousing, data analytics and designing innovative analytical solutions. Working across multiple business units and IT, supporting and mentoring data engineering teams advising on best practices in cloud application infrastructure.



This position will serve on a high-performing team responsible for all cloud infrastructure components in the Charles River Laboratories Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) and a Microsoft Azure cloud-based warehousing and reporting solution supporting multiple applications across many business segments.

•    Assist with building a Center of Excellence around Azure data platform production operations

•    Standardize and implement code branching strategy

•    Enable developers with automation of deployments and testing frameworks

•    Document, implement and audit security and access permissions for the data platform

•    Follow and implement CI/CD and data pipelines for Azure data platform

•    Monitor nightly data pipelines to meet SLAs

•    Create and standardize user communications for operations failures

•    Implement segregation of duties for development versus operations in Azure Data platform

•    Partner with DevOps core team to align with their framework

•    Partner with transactional DBA team to provide guidance on cloud migrations

•    Learn on Prem Data Warehouse Environment and implement enhancements for operations


  Job Qualifications  


o    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline, Master’s Degree preferred 


Experience (essential):

o    Minimum of 7 years related experience in Data and DevOps Engineering

o    Minimum 5 years Azure Cloud experience, including (but not limited to) GitHub integration, CI/CD pipelines, Synapse, Databricks, ARM templates, Log Analytics, Data Lake, Data Catalog, Blob Storage. Cosmos DB

o    Experience in GitHub branching strategy for Dev, test, Production, Hotfix environments

o    Experience working with Agile squads

o    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


Experience (preferred):

o    Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Snowflake

o    License governance and Cloud Cost control and reporting

o    Support Data Science teams in data modelling

o    Understand different types of storage (filesystem, relation, MPP, NoSQL) and working with various kinds of data (structured, unstructured, metrics, logs, etc.) 

o    Minimum of 5 years RDBS administration (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle), Exadata servers

o    Experience in ETL design, development, and general performance tuning

o    Cross team experience in working with Architecture and Security teams



o    Excellent analytical and organization skills

o    Ability to understand and translate business and end user requirements

o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o    Ability to navigate ambiguity and define desired outcome

o    Strong attention to detail



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2022-08-02 00:00:00

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