Senior Web Developer Job

Employer
Merck
Location
Austin, TX, US
Posted
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: ENG003468

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 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

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.

How will you invent the future?

As a Senior Web Developer 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 Application Development team to help us build beautiful digital solutions which solve important problems and improve human health. Working within our Application Development Team, the selected candidate will work collaboratively with web development engineering teams, UX/Design teams, and end users. 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.

We are seeking motivated talent interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

You will: 

  • Develop responsive web solutions supporting Merck’s mission to save and improve lives 

  • Create high quality technical assets which will be reused by other web development efforts at Merck 

  • Document 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 and technologies 

  • Evaluating 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 

  • Drive test driven development approaches 

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

  • 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 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 node.js who can build end to end applications while also engineering the cloud infrastructure to run them.

You will work and learn more about: 



  • Software Engineering and being part of a diverse, global team 

  • Leading edge DevOps and Continuous Integration tools and techniques

 Qualifications

Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field 

  • Master's degree preferred

Required Experience: 



  • 5 or more years of experience developing for the web and for mobile devices 

  • Experience with node.js, 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 

  • Ability 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

Preferred Experience: 



  • 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. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.  
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Company Trade Name: Merck