Solution Engineer (Web App) Job

Austin, TX, US
July 25 2017
Organization Type
Solution Engineer (Web App)-INF004726


Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

As a Solution Engineer (Web App) 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.

The candidate will create detailed architectures and designs and then implement those designs with high quality code. The candidate will create responsive web applications which work on any browser/device, and run on scalable cloud platforms using modern development techniques. Solutions will be part of our project/portfolio management ecosystem.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Developing responsive web solutions serving Merck business needs.

Creating high quality technical assets which will be reused by other web development efforts at Merck.

Documenting architectures and developing strategic approaches to implement scalable solutions from conceptual UX designs.

Instilling an automated DevOps approach to build, deploy and support projects using modern tools such as Github, AWS, Rails and Chef.

Evaluating new libraries, frameworks and development standards to determine if they are a good fit for Merck.

Providing solutions with long-term maintainability and limited technical debt.

Driving test driven development approaches.

Applying knowledge of cloud, APIs and browser feature support to design cross browser/device compatible solutions.

Developing deep understanding of Merck’s existing technology platforms and their interfaces as required by project work.

Ensuring adherence to development standards and facilitating the sharing of best practices across development teams and support organizations.

Keeping abreast of new technologies, methodologies, industry practices and standards.

The ideal candidate would also be familiar with DevOps, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure Engineering techniques, and cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). The ideal candidate is a Full Stack developer with expertise in a framework such as Ruby on Rails who can build end to end applications while also engineering the cloud infrastructure to run them.



B.S. in IT, Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields or equivalent experience

Required :

At least 3 years of experience developing for the web and for mobile devices,

Experience with Ruby on Rails or similar server-side framework (such as Django).

Experience in implementing responsive web applications on the Amazon cloud.

Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team.

Able to effectively communicate to all levels of the business.

Expertise with modern and emerging web 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.

Excellent object-oriented and test-driven development skills.

Detailed knowledge of HTTP protocol, HTML5 capabilities, responsive design techniques, modern CSS frameworks/ tools/workflow, design patterns and Javascript MVC frameworks.


Experience with client-side framework

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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Job: Information Technology

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Eng., Dev. & Integration

Primary Location: NA-US-TX-Austin

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 3

Company Trade Name:Merck