Digital Technology and Architecture Lead Austin

Published date: October 10, 2018
  • Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

How will you invent the future?

As a Digital Technology and Architecture Lead at Merck’s Austin IT HUB, you will be part of inventing tomorrow. Our Innovative centers are where great people come together and deliver solutions that save and improve lives.

Join a Global Digital Marketing IT team to help us use innovative technology to solve important problems and improve human health. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with web and mobile development teams, marketing technology teams, partner IT organizations, and end users across the world. The candidate will architect global solutions and help set technology standards and direction. The candidate will maintain an expertise with emerging technologies and standards with an eye on implementing them to solve business problems.

We are seeking a motivated, talented individual interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

You will:

Discover business challenges, and propose high level designs and approaches to solving them
Architect global solutions which are scalable and fault tolerant
Be a practitioner and engage in actual solution work versus pure standards setting
Evaluate new libraries, frameworks and development standards to determine if they are a good fit for Merck
Provide solutions with long-term maintainability and limited technical debt
Develop deep understanding of Merck’s existing technology platforms and their interfaces as required by project work
Ensure adherence to development standards and facilitating the sharing of best practices across development teams and support organizations
Stay abreast of new technologies, methodologies, industry practices and standards

The ideal candidate is a technology expert who can balance big picture thinking with a practical practitioner’s mindset. This candidate is a leader who can influence customers, stakeholders, and peers. The candidate has strengths in marketing technologies and solutions.


Educational Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related Engineering field
Master's degree preferred

Required Experience:

7 or more years of experience architecting product and enterprise solutions
Experience in implementing global technology solutions at enterprise scale
Expertise with cloud technologies and concepts
Experience with Marketing Technologies such as CRM, Digital Marketing and Channels, and Enterprise Customer and Data Management
Hands on experience with at least one programming language and framework
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team
Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the business
Expertise with modern and emerging standards and technologies
Passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing
Strong technical skills across the entire development stack
Experience using Agile techniques including Scrum

Preferred Experience:

Experience in the Life Sciences industry
Ability to advocate for change and innovation even when risks are involved
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to work with geographically disparate teams

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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