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Proton Therapy Service Engineer - Fairfax, VA - SW

Requisition ID:  1792

Fairfax, VA, US

Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


You play a key role in our mission to treat cancer patients.  As an IT Administrator & Systems Engineer, you are responsible for operation, maintenance, and calibration activities on the Proton Therapy site, with a specific focus on administration of the IT infrastructure, software configuration and upgrades.


Optimize the Proton Therapy System (PTS) for various customer needs, which will include but not be limited to: Patient Treatment, Patient Specific QA, Development, Software Testing, Troubleshooting, and Experimentation.

•    Troubleshoot PTS equipment including electrical, mechanical, and software problems.
•    Maintenance of the PTS including but not limited to routine preventative maintenance, system upgrades, and corrective maintenance as necessary.
•    Perform system inspections and clearly communicate the status of the system to the customer as well as to IBA employees.
•    Provide support to PTS Hardware and Software testing as well as new developments.
•    Support daily clinical operations for the customer clinical staff as defined by the site manager and in accordance with site policies.
•    Maintain adequate records as defined by the customer and site manager in accordance with company QA and FDA regulations.
•    Support the PTS in all phases, which will include but not be limited to: unit testing, integration testing, validation testing and other various site related activities as the site manager defines them. 

What we value

You have:

•    A Bachelor or Associates degree in engineering (preferably in Computer Sciences or Electronics) or equivalent experience
•    A sound technical experience in electronics/control system troubleshooting
•    Technical understanding of PLCs
•    A relevant technical experience in electrical system troubleshooting, mechanical system design and repair and operations of large systems
•    An experience with Subversion software repositories and configuration management 
     Experience in administration of Linux/Windows
•    Knowledge of scripting languages (Bash, Python, etc.)
•    A basic knowledge of SQL
•    Experience with virtualization system such as VMare and/or ProxmoX
•    Strong network skills such as handling routing, switching and firewall management

And you also are:

  • Customer-oriented
  • Driven, proactive and hands-on person
  • Able to follow rules & regulations and you able to deliver on strict deadlines
  • Analytical, able to identify root cause of issues
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to travel extensively during the training period (+/- 4 months)
  • A flexible person, willing to work in rotating shift work

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy - a more targeted treatment

Proton Therapy is considered the most advanced currently available therapy and a valuable treatment modality for thousands of adults and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Proton Therapy aims to destroy cancer cells by delivering proton beams to a target tumor. Protons release their energy within the tumor target area while limiting the radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues.

Proton Therapy Achievements

More than 60 proton therapy centers worldwide & more than 100 000 patients treated by IBA proton therapy customers. 

IBA Proton Therapy website.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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