B. Braun

Sr. OSI PI Solutions Architect

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Allentown, PA


About B. Braun 


B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.


Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:


Braun Medical is looking for a Senior OSIsoft PI Software Architect to join our Operational Technology team in the USA. The Senior OSIsoft PI Software Architect needs to have an in-depth experience of OSIsoft Data Historian Systems, Control Systems, and Process Analysis.

The successful candidate should have an extensive background in architecting systems and solutions and in-depth knowledge of software engineering with experience in systems analysis and software development within the pharmaceutical industry. He/she should be highly motivated, an innovative thinker and self-starter, with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.


Responsibilities: Essential Duties


  • Manages all aspects of projects for the organization.
  • Coordinates the work activities for multiple functions to ensure satisfying delivery.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the project lifecycle: planning, scope definition, design, execution and delivery.
  • Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management.
  • Assists with the selection, negotiation and managing of all activities regarding external consultants or vendors. Must build collaborative relationships.
  • Must have ability to identify and seek needed information/research skills, project scheduling skills and project management skills.
  • Configuring, Implementing and troubleshooting OSIsoft PI Products such as PI AF, PI Alerts & Notifications, PI Analytics, PI Core sight, PI OPC, PI DataLink, PI SDK, PI MDB (including PI security), PI Analytics, PI Data Archive, PI OLEDB Enterprise, PISMT, etc.
  • Gathering and assessment of business requirements.
  • Solution design based on business requirements.
  • Help translate a wide variety of end-user needs/requirements into detailed proposals and project plans to meet the project’s requirements.
  • Architect and deliver applications, infrastructure, and end-user client tools (ex. Datalink, Process Book, and PI Vision.
  • Provide performance optimization and monitoring system health for the OSIsoft PI System.
  • Develops monitoring and maintenance support procedures for system security, deployment of patches, file backups, system restoration, and password management.
  • Develop and maintain effective application technical support documentation including procedures.
  • Support the analysis of business processes, requirements/information gathering, interpreting and validating requirements, developing specifications, and implementing process workflows, including routing and approvals.
  • Experience designing and implementing highly reliable and large-scale systems with HA collectives and federated designs.
  • Experience installing, configuring, validating, and tuning PI Server and interfaces.
  • Experience implementing analytic solutions with PI Asset Framework Analytics, PI EF and AF Templates, PI Notifications and Performance Equations.
  • Experience installing and tailoring client software including PI Vision, ProcessBook, DataLink, and RtReports.
  • Experience of Batch reporting solutions.
  • Database skills- familiar with SQL and Oracle databases and scripting essential.
  • Custom application development on the PI System using VB.net or C#.
  • Experience writing software applications and web services using PI-SDK and AF-SDK.
  • Solid understanding of Windows OS, networking, TCP/IP protocol, DCOM, OPC comms, and system security fundamentals.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.



Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.
  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Solid understanding of the OSIsoft PI system architecture with experience in PI System implementations and Automation systems.
  • Business Analysis experience.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • OSI PI software system implementation and maintenance.
  • Superb analytical and troubleshooting skills and methodical approaches to solving difficult problems.
  • OSIsoft trained and certified.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member, but can also work alone, unsupervised.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies quickly.
  • Passion for quality and excellence.
  • Hands-on Experience: On PI System development & implementation (e.g. Enterprise Server - PI Asset Framework (AF) - PI High Availability – Data Archive - PI ACE - Interfaces- Modbus, OPC, RDBMS, PI to PI, HTML, Perf Mon – RT Scada - PI Universal File, Loader (UFL) - PI Manual Logger - RtWebParts – PI Analytics (including roll-ups and Event frames)- PI Process book - PI Datalink – PI Connector – Coresight – Pi Builder - PI Notifications - PI Alarmview ).
  • Ability to create complex AF hierarchies, implement and troubleshoot analytics-based calculations including event frames and roll-ups based on Business requirements.
  • Designing solutions based on PI architecture, configuring PI Interfaces, and testing data flow to PI Archive.
  • Experience with the installation, configuration, and monitoring of OSIsoft PI System servers, interfaces, and user tools.
  • Experience with OSIsoft PI System tag creation, tag monitoring, and tag maintenance.
  • Knowledge of FDA, EU, and global GMP’s including Good Automated Manufacturing Practices, 21 CFR Part 11, and EU cGMP Annex 11.


Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • 10-12 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional business travel required, Ability to work non-standard schedule as needed


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.


Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


Responsibilities: Other Duties:


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull
  • Frequently:Stand, Sit
  • Constantly:N/A


  • Occasionally:Handling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Walking
  • Frequently:Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick
  • Constantly:N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally:N/A
  • Frequently:Proximity to moving parts
  • Constantly:N/A

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Noise Intensity:Moderate
  • Occasionally:Production/manufacturing environment, Warehouse environment, Lab environment
  • Frequently:Office environment
  • Constantly:N/A


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