Sr. Manager, Computer System Validation (QA) JOB  id 56RF


Job Ref.:  56RF
Job Title: Sr. Manager, Computer Systems Validation (QA)
Role: Information Technology 
Relocation Available: NO
Industry:  Biotechnology
Location: Allendale, NJ
Job Type: Direct hire
Visa: US Citizens and Green Card holders only.


A leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to the production of cell and gene therapy products.  

Job description:

  1. This is NOT a generic IT or Software support role.
  2. 8 years of FDA-regulated, GMP-related environment in Biotech or Pharma or Medical Device industry is a MUST. 
  3. Must-Have: 
    1. Comprehensive knowledge of GAMP5,
    2. 21 CFR Part 11, and
    3. EU Annex 11 as well as
    4. FDA 21 CFR Parts 210/211 (cGMP),
    5. ICH Q10,
    6. Eudralex Vol 4. 
  4. This position has no direct reports at this time.
  5. The Sr. Manager, QA Validation Computerized Systems will be responsible for supporting the Computerized System project teams in the review and QA approval of system validation and infrastructure qualification documentation and protocols, in accordance with FDA regulations/guidelines, 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, GAMP5, ICH Q10 and latest industry practices. 
  6. Will also be responsible for QA oversight of all GxP computerized system activities implementation projects for the company to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  7. The scope includes:
    1. working with multi-functional teams on system implementations,
    2. problem resolution, and
    3. process improvement projects.
    4. Assist in maintaining and, where applicable,
    5. improving the effectiveness of the computer system validation and data integrity program.
    6. Hand-on validation problem-solving.


  1. Provide QA oversight and assurance that all GxP computerized system implementation and validation activities are executed in accordance with internal procedures and standards and meet all regulatory requirements.
  2. Contributes expertise and provides guidance in 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP5, and EU GMP Annex 11 requirements and data integrity principles and requirements as well as participates in assessments.
  3. Develops and evaluates quality processes and system standards to ensure compliance with company standards and governmental regulatory requirements
  4. Work closely and collaboratively with various business partners including Information Technology and system owners to effectively and efficiently implement new computerized systems, system upgrades, or system modifications.
  5. Review and QA approve various types of system validation and infrastructure qualification documentation, including but not limited to,
    1. Master Plans,
    2. User Requirements and
    3. Functional Requirements Specifications,
    4. Design Specifications, IQ, OQ, PQ,
    5. Traceability Matrix,
    6. Validation protocols and reports.
  6. Coordinate implementation validation/qualification strategies and serve as the subject matter expert.
  7. Present project status reports to management as well as project teams.
  8. Review Change Control requests and assess impact to validation. Support the necessary computerized system validation activities for changes.
  9. Perform gap analysis of validation documentation, systems and practices. Communicate identified gaps including recommending and implementing corrective actions and improvements.
  10. Participate in supplier site Validation Assessments/Audits and assist to troubleshoot and improve systems and processes. Review corrective actions and implementation closure evidence of observations/recommendations identified in the report.
  11. Support internal, client, and regulatory audits and inspections.
  12. Generate or review/update computer system related policies, procedures, templates, forms, etc.
  13. Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of quality system requirements as they apply to computerized system in accordance with cGxP’s regulations, GAMP, industry standards, policies and procedures.
  14. Performs other quality system related duties as necessary.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific or Engineering discipline
  2. Eight (8) + years of computerized system experience with IT compliance/validation/qualification activities.
  3. Eight (8) + years of experience working in an FDA-regulated, GxP-related environment.
  4. Demonstrated experience and expertise in 21 CFR Part 11 to ensuring site compliance.
  5. Comprehensive knowledge in Software Validation and Data Integrity Principles.
  6. Demonstrated experience, results, and accomplishments in:
    1. QMS (Quality Management Systems) and
    2. LIMS (Lab Information Management System) system implementations.
  7. Working knowledge or expertise in Software validation practices and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models.
  8. Working knowledge or expertise in Validations of Databases, Custom Software, Configurable Software, Non-Configurable Software, Infrastructure Software, Off-the-shelf software and various computerized systems.
  9. Working knowledge or expertise in Design Qualifications (DQ), Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications (PQ)
  10. Knowledge of Software Risk Management Principles and tools.
  11. Knowledge and proven ability working with Risk Management methodologies and tools.
  12. Comprehensive knowledge of GAMP5, 21 CFR Part 11, and EU Annex 11 as well as FDA 21 CFR Parts 210/211 (cGMP), ICH Q10, Eudralex Vol 4. Knowledge of PMDA regulations a plus.
  13. Experience with application system validation and infrastructure qualification.
  14. Experience with vendor audit for computer systems (IT infrastructure, validation etc.) a plus.
  15. Experience with writing and approving Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Standards.


  1. Excellent compensation package. 
  2. Preliminary questions: 
  3. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Logo
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