Merck IT Architect, Engineering Services in Rahway, New Jersey
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.
Under the leadership of the Director Architecture Engineering Services, the Architect will
Be responsible for the delivery of architectural artifacts including solution architecture diagrams (physical & conceptual), infrastructure requirements, and capability roadmaps.
Lead and design platform architecture that will enable best-in-class IT capabilities supporting Merck’s clinical development portfolio
Drive solution implementations through global, cross-functional teams composed of members from Merck, strategic vendor partners, and industry peers & stakeholders.
Drive high-level design of strategic global solutions to enable new opportunities through proof-of-concept efforts, industry benchmarking and coalitions.
Understand and explore industry technologies that are available, in-use, or coming soon. Maintain strong relationships with key vendors, influence vendor’s strategic roadmaps and provide transparency around platform roadmaps.
Contribute to the enterprise architecture community in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and build a common architecture principles and guidelines.
Partner with Merck’s Program Management Office (PMO) to align all efforts and ideas to the approved portfolio.
Education Minimum Requirement:
B.S. Computer Science or equivalent
Required Experience and Skills:
A minimum of 5 years of IT technical architecture, solution delivery, or technical analysis experience
Experience with pharmaceuticals life science domains
Good Knowledge related to designing/architecting solution using different Integration components like Informatica, BigData, REST, SOAP, JSON
Of the 5 years, minimum of 3 years of experience developing and implementing enterprise level applications and hands on software development
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with both a technical and a business audience, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad level of partners including off-shore development teams as well as functional area managers
Strong organizational, influencing, and follow up skills
Understanding of architectural and data integration best practices and methodologies
Demonstrated skills in developing and evaluating solution recommendations as well as level of effort estimates
Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic work environment
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience with AWS Clouds/Technology
Knowledge of Scientific Publishing processes/systems/platforms
Knowledge of Global Medical Affairs processes/systems/platforms
Knowledge about Veeva product such Veeva CRM/Medical/MedComm
Experience with machine learning, natural language processing and robotic process automation tools is a plus
Experience using knowledge around emerging technologies, trends, vendors, competitor activities, and other industries to influence the future state vision
Ability to develop and enable consistent solution design patterns
Experience applying standardized and repeatable approaches to solutions planning
Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle processes
Ability to build and foster strong partnerships with colleagues and vendors to provide thought leadership and drive change
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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Job Information Technology Architecture
Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Branchburg, NA-US-PA-West Point
Title: IT Architect, Engineering Services
Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway
Requisition ID: INF004849