Cardinal Health
Manager, Software Engineering (PLM)
At a glance
Location: US-OH-Dublin Map
Posted: 02/14/2020
Closing: 03/13/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Cardinal Health
Job description

What Software Engineering contributes to Cardinal Health

Software Engineering is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and supporting applications, systems and IT products required to achieve the company's business objectives.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development techniques and fluency in software languages and application programming interfaces.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of hardware/software platforms including but not limited to operating systems, databases, application servers, web servers and integration technologies.
  • Plans and executes system implementations that ensure success and minimize risk of system outages or other negative production impacts.
  • Demonstrates conceptual knowledge of architecture standards and  database and operating systems.
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability that allows for effective and timely resolution of system issues including but not limited to production outages.
  • Analyzes production system operations using tools such as monitoring, capacity analysis and outage root cause analysis to identify and drive change that ensures continuous improvement in system stability and performance.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development, life cycle, modeling of business processes, application design patterns, business/functional documents. Estimates to high level business requirements and provide options analysis.

Role Overview

This role is an IT Manager responsible for Build and Run for an FDA validated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform used across all Medical segment.  You will be responsible for applications supporting Medical Research & Development (R&D).

Role Accountabilities include

  • Lead an application team consisting of a Technical Lead, Functional Lead, Software Engineer, and managed service run team.
  • Act as a Solution Owner responsible to manage project funding, scope, and deliverables by working closely with CAH PMO.
  • Accountable for maintaining the validated state of PLM platform by working closely with software validation quality and business teams.
  • Manage relationships with PLM business leaders in R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Product and other PLM user groups.
  • Maintain relationships with PLM application vendors and MSA service partners.
  • Working with Cardinal Health enterprise architects to create, manage and maintain 3-5 year PLM roadmap.


  • Proven experience managing large cross functional IT projects.
  • Prior experience in managing PLM, QMS or MES platforms is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a FDA validated environment supporting Medical Device Design and Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Ability to travel, if required.
  • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 8+ years experience in related field preferred
  • Ability to define work processes and lead team members in successful implementation and ongoing execution preferred
  • Ability to develop individuals and teams preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, frontline supervisors and/or business support staff
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines
  • Decisions have a short term impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers
  • Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels may interact with senior management
  • Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects
  • Gains consensus from various parties involved

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Manager, Software Engineering (PLM)