Software Implementation Consultant – SQL / RDBMS – Life Sciences (Remote Role) - US

Location Boston
Discipline: Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $80000 - $100000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Benefits
Contact name: James Shenton

Contact email: james.shenton@opusresourcing.com
Job ref: BH-70
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: 2021-04-15

Technical Implementation Consultant with sound RDBMS / SQL scripting  (ideally Oracle with SQL / PL/SQL or MS SQL Server) to be a  customer facing and technically focussed application Implementation Consultant focused on SQL scripting, configuring Oracle database and integrating with Laboratory Sample Management / LIMS software for pharmaceutical and biotech laboratories with robotic automation systems (liquid handlers, automated stores, etc.) is required by leading international SAAS / Software Provider in the Pharma / Life Sciences domain.

This role will be based remotely ideally from the US East Coast, and will involve travel to customer sites approximately 20% of the time. Large customer are mainly based on the East Coast in Boston / Massachusetts, New Jersey as well as on the West Coast. Travel can be for short trips or around a week depending on the project lifecycle so it’s desirable that you live close to a major airport.

Key skills required for the Implementation Consultant include

  • Sound proficiency in RDBMS, writing SQL / SQL scripting ideally with Oracle and PLSQL (although Oracle not essential so other database such as MS SQL Server etc )

  • Experience of Life Sciences / Pharma software / Laboratory / Lab systems / Lab Informatics such  LIMS, LIS, LMS, Lab Sample Management Lab Automation, Liquid Handling, Lab Robotic Automation, Lab Inventory data, Automated Stores, Rack Scanners or Electronic balances would be an advantage

  • A background in customer centric SAAS / Software implementation and software configuration, Enterprise Application Support, Enterprise Software Support or a Software Development background

  • Customer centric person as you will be dealing with customer both face to face and working remotely through the implementation life cycle.

  • Experience of working alongside Business Analyst’s to understand processes and turn these into configurations

  • Good skills in time estimation, and prioritising tasks to work across multiple projects or tasks deadlines.

  • Experience of Windows Servers / Deploying onto Windows Servers or deploying to the Cloud / AWS would be beneficial

  • Strong skills in MS Word and the MS Office Suite.

  • Attention to detail and quality as scientific systems are very precise

  • A valid US Driving licence and a US Citizen / Green Card as the client does not have capacity to sponsor


Key responsibilities as an Implementation Consultant would include

  • Work closely with customers both face to face and predominantly remotely from home on technical configuration of SAAS / Software Implementation

  • Work closely with the Business Analyst to understand the processes and document the configuration

  • Write SQL and SQL scripting with Oracle to configure Oracle Databases for software configuration, customer data migration, and integrate with 3rd party lab software and lab automation equipment

  •  Seeing projects through the full release cycle including integration testing, performing Mosaic database and server installation, troubleshooting issues and providing technical support to clients during UAT and go-live period before handover to support

  • Creating software builds and releases

  • Using RemedyForce to provide support to customers

  • Setting up software on Windows Server including IIS configuration and troubleshooting server side errors

  • Deploying in cloud deployments (Amazon AWS)

  • Estimating length and complexity of application consultant work for sales estimates and writing sales proposals

  • Communicating with developers during development projects on product changes and solutions to issues


This is an outstanding chance to join an international software company who’s software us used by the majority of the world’s top 20 Bio-Pharma companies. The role will offer the freedom to be based remotely but also requires the applicant to be flexible to travel to meet with customers and with customers across America.

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