2023 will see Sandoz become a standalone organization! As a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength! Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it’s growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact! This is one such role!

Are you ready to make a difference?

Role Purpose

Develop, deploy and evolve Automation Platforms and solutions around them to support technology-enabled business strategies and operations anywhere and anytime while constantly increasing agility and scalability. Drive and support applications during the mass adoption of automation technologies and support them in their journey to an increasingly automated state.

Your Key Responsibilities

Lead the effective delivery and operations of Compute Platforms including all operating systems leveraged in the organization.
Ensure best-in-class support for compute platform technologies across the company not only in the IT infrastructure area, but also providing services and solutions to all application teams onboarding and leveraging these technologies.
Manage a team of engineers covering the compute area by allocating financial and human capital and ensuring timely and effective delivery of services.
Retain, recruit, hire, manage and coach a highly specialized and globally distributed team of technology professionals to execute our vision
Establish standardized design and development processes to enable cost effective delivery. Oversee the operational health, management, security, lifecycle, and reliability.
Support and ensure compliance to defined IT Governance controls, standards, and practices.
Accountable for managing suppliers in ensuring they deliver quality services and meet all contractual obligations. Tracks actual utilization of services and reporting of supplier performance in meeting business service expectations and service levels.
Serve as a role model and ensure all next line leaders are visible and effective partners with IT counterparts, broader Sandoz stakeholders, and service providers.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Minimum requirements
University degree in Computer Science or comparable education
Fluent English written and spoken
10+ years of experience in working with virtualized OS deployments for both Windows and Linux understanding performance tuning, high availability design, security hardening, release management.
5+ years of experience with hyper converged infrastructure platforms
Experience in both on-prem and cloud deployment of workloads.
Experience in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
5+ years of experience in managing engineering teams.
More than 10 years of experience in Service Management or Engineering of a global service portfolio in similar areas as above, across geographies and business areas.
Experience in negotiating agreements with corporate suppliers in close co-operation with the sourcing function

Plus the above, the below requirements are required for each department:

Automation Platforms
5+ years of experience building CI/CD pipelines at scale leveraging modern technologies.

Virtual. & Monitoring
5+ years of experience with latest generation monitoring tools, like Splunk or ELK

Database Platforms
10+ years of experience in working with databases, ideally more than one (Oracle, Ms SQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, any cloud databases, …)

Storage Platforms
10+ years of experience in working with storage technologies of a major global brand, preferably NetApp, leveraging all storage technologies (block., file, object)

Data Protection
10+ years of experience in working with data protection technologies of a major global brand, preferably Commvault.

Collaboration Platforms
5 – 10 years of IT experience in operations and system management.
More than 8 years of experience in Service Management or Engineering of a global service portfolio in similar areas as above, across geographies and business areas.


Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what’s possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could achieve here at Sandoz!

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Business Unit
Czech Republic
Work Location
Company/Legal Entity
Functional Area
Technology Transformation
Job Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Shift Work
Early Talent

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