IT Laboratory Technical Lead

Austin, TX, US
February 27 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BUS002568

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 Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD) IT Laboratory Technical 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.


We are seeking motivated talent interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.   You will:
  • Apply technical knowledge and experience to develop, deploy and support global, complex Lab systems for a large Pharma manufacturing company, including understanding the system architecture and interactions with other systems within the manufacturing environment.
  • Review User Requirements to ensure they sufficiently document the need for the technical team to proceed with functional design/development. Review Functional requirements to ensure they meet the business’ intent.
  • Lead cross functional technical teams through all aspects of the project Software Development Lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, installation, acceptance, and transition to support and operations.
  • Work with Program Management and Business to plan, estimate and deliver on work related to all development activities to ensure effective and efficient program execution, including change management estimates and prioritization.
  • Support and mentor junior team members.
 You will work and learn more about:
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality management
  • Laboratory IT systems including LIMS, Chromatography Data Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Lab Data Archiving solutions
  • Program & Project Management




Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering, Life Sciences or equivalent


  • Demonstrated experience in leading the design, configuration and implementation of large scaled solutions for Laboratory and/or Shopfloor Manufacturing
  • Proven leadership experience leading a technical application team
  • Strong laboratory process knowledge in the manufacturing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with both a business and a technical audience
  • The ability to work independently and effectively as a team across global hubs, and maintain a highly collaborative, transparent effort.
  • Experience working with and managing partners/suppliers, consultants and/or contractors
  • Understanding of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) processes
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of LabWareLIMS/LabwareELN installation for a large Pharma manufacturing company
  • Familiarity with advanced/emerging technology trends such as Cloud, Mobility and Data Science
  • Experience in a working in a large global matrix organization

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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