Senior Web API Developer Job

Employer
Merck
Location
Austin, TX, US
Posted
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: ENG003466

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 API 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 Web API Development team to help us build API solutions which solve important problems and improve human health. Working within our Global Team, the selected candidate will work collaboratively with product teams and end users. The candidate will create detailed architectures and designs and then implement those designs with high quality code.

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

You will: 

  • Be part of a team that designs, implements, deploys and operates an API platform as well as APIs loved by developers 

  • Help implement a strategic API shift initiative at Merck 

  • Work in a lean agile environment 

  • Work through the entire development lifecycle (analysis, development, quality assurance, documentation, release, operation)

You will work and learn more about: 



  • Various technologies for building APIs and services 

  • How to build modern and quality services for (and within) enterprise environment 

  • Full lifecycle of an enterprise platform 

  • IT specifics in a regulated pharma industry

 Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement: 

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

  • Master's degree preferred

Required Experience and Skills: 



  • 5 or more years of experience developing Web APIs 

  • Experience with JavaScript and node.js 

  • Experience in API gateways such as Apigee 

  • 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 API standards and technologies 

  • Passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing

  • Strong technical skills 

  • Experience using Agile techniques including Scrum

Preferred Experience and Skills: 



  • Experience leading teams 

  • Experience building solutions on cloud infrastructure such as AWS 

  • Experience with “serverless” technologies 

  • 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