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Do you want to combine the opportunities that a global company provides with the advantages of a family-owned business? Octapharma is a biotechnology pharmaceutical company – with a vision to improve people’s health and lives.

Group Expert IT OT Backup Engineer

What will you do as a “Group Expert IT OT Backup Engineer”?

You will be joining a global team of IT experts with deep knowledge in many IT areas. As a Backup Engineer your primary focus is to ensure the operation, reliability, and integrity of our backups operational technology (OT) systems, safeguarding critical industrial data and system across all production sites.
•    Backup Management: Operate, implement, and maintain backup solutions for OT systems.
•    Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve any issues related to backup processes and systems.
•    Compliance: Ensure backup processes adhere to industry standards and regulatory requirements.
•    Documentation: Maintain detailed records of backup configurations, procedures, and recovery plans.
•    Monitoring: Continuously monitor backup operations to identify and address potential issues proactively.
•    Collaboration: Work closely with IT and OT teams to align backup strategies with overall organizational goals.
•    Capacity Planning: Plan and manage storage capacity to ensure adequate space for current and future backup needs.
•    Disaster Recovery: Develop and implement disaster recovery plans to minimize downtime and data loss in case of system failures.
•    Develop, test, implement, and benchmark new backup systems, solutions, and procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.

Your Profile

•    Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or a related field is required.
•    3 to 5 years work experience in IT and/or OT
•    Experience in backup/restore of IT infrastructure components such as VMware, Windows, Linux, SQL and/or Oracle is required.
•    Knowledge of operational technology (OT) systems are highly preferred.
•    Experience in an GxP environment preferred.
•    Knowledge of VMware, Windows, Linux, and databases are highly preferred.

 The departments within IT

• The department Business Technology is divided into the product teams Endpoint, Network, Data Center/Infrastructure Security, Digital Workplace and Data Protection Services and works closely with the others IT areas like Production IT and IT Security
• Delivers infrastructure, networks and communication and ensures the operation of systems within all Octapharma locations
• The IT department ensures that IT solutions work and meet the requirements of the business
• The department Business Technology consists of 24 people, and you report to the head of the Data Protection Services platform team.

What is the best thing about working with us?

•    You contribute to saving lives – Every day is meaningful as we manufacture life-saving medicines
•    Benefits – Bonus program, benefits
•    Family values – Long-term perspective regarding personnel and relationships
•    Competence development – We offer, among other things, several different employee and leadership training courses, both internal and external, trainee programs and digital solutions

Apply today!

If you have questions about the position, contact Erik Strandberg (recruiting manager) at +468 566 431 39 or The application deadline is 2024-08-05, the position can be filled before then.

If you go further in the process

•    We want to collect as much information as possible early in the process to be able to make the best match
•    Within a few days, you will be able to carry out occupational psychology tests
•    The tests are done early in the process because we want to ensure an objective, unbiased and fair selection process

Additional information:

The minimum gross wage according to the collective agreement (chemical industry) for your new job is EUR 4.157,14. We strive to adapt your salary to your range of tasks and to your profile, which is why we are ready to pay wages higher than collectively agreed. This is a legal requirement in Austria which is not applicable for Switzerland.

We are looking forward to new, committed employees who join forces with us to promote our strong growth in order to keep enabling our patients to live a better life – because it is in our blood! Is it in your blood too? We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online career portal.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs nearly 12,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Immunotherapy, Haematology and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 195 plasma donation centres across Europe and the US. Octapharma has 40 years of experience in patient care.

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  • Total Jobs 38 Jobs
  • Category Private Company
  • Region A-Austria
  • Full Address Oberlaaer Straße
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  • Number of employees 8.300 global
  • Branche Pharmazeutische Industrie
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