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Lead IT Systems Engineer

Website Cytiva

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Lead IT Systems Engineer for Cytiva is responsible for overseeing the development of Operational Technology (OT) systems and networks across six Cytiva locations, with a particular emphasis on supporting the sites in Poland and Sweden. You will be working with cross functional project teams in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Operational Technology (OT) Data Centers. You will be an enabling force to meet the need of internal customers, which includes new product design support/design transfer, manufacturing sites, and other users who need R&D and development infrastructure capabilities.

This position is part of the Automation, Digital, and Learning department located in Uppsala, Sweden and will be hybrid. At Cytiva, our vision is, to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network Security and Firewall Management: Ensure the network is secured with up-to-date Palo Alto Firewall configurations and security benchmarks. Regularly update the firewall OS and implement threat prevention measures to protect against vulnerabilities and attacks.
  • Switch Configuration and Maintenance: Maintain and configure Cisco switches according to the latest standards, ensuring that firmware is up-to-date and that the switches are configured for optimal performance and security.
  • Network Monitoring and Performance: Implement a robust network monitoring system that can track the performance and health of the network, including the switches and firewalls.
  • Access Control and Authentication: Manage access control lists (ACLs) and implement proper authentication methods to control access to the network and its resources.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Develop and maintain a comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plan that includes the network infrastructure. Ensure that backup management and recovery procedures are in place and tested regularly.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field to provide a strong foundation in networking principles and technologies.
  • Possession of a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or equivalent to demonstrate practical skills in managing Cisco switches and understanding network protocols.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in network administration or management, with a focus on industrial or research and development environments.
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing Palo Alto Firewalls, as well as experience with network security, switch configuration, and network performance monitoring.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, effective communication abilities, and the capacity to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Advanced Networking Skills: Experience with advanced networking concepts and protocols beyond CCNA, such as CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or AWS networking, to handle complex network architectures and cloud-based environments.
  • Cybersecurity Expertise: Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and experience with technical support in cybersecurity, which is crucial for protecting the network against evolving threats.
  • Project Management and Agile Framework: Skills in project development and execution, which are essential for managing network-related projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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