Specialist, Web API Engineer

Employer
Merck
Location
Branchburg, NJ, US
Posted
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: ENG003897

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.  As an Web API Developer at Merck’s Branchburg 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.

 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


Experience developing Web (REST) APIs
Understanding development with JavaScript and NodeJSAbility to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team
Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the business
Passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing
Strong developer and technical skills
 

Preferred Experience and Skills:
Master's degree 
Experience building solutions on cloud infrastructure such as AWS
Experience in API gateways such as Apigee
Understanding with modern and emerging web API standards and technologies
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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.   Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:              EEOC Poster             EEOC GINA Supplement

Job: Engineering, Development & Integration
Other Locations: San Francisco, CA, US; Boston, MA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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