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Senior Software Engineer

Company: Merck & Co, Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionNew hires in office-based roles in the U.S. & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in customer facing commercial or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We partner internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.The Scientific Data Consumption Product Line (SDC) provides a combination of technology, infrastructure, software and personnel to support large scale scientific data consumption and computing comprising of the Scientific Data Platform, Modeling and Machine Learning Platforms, High Performance Computing (HPC) workflows, and "experience" products such as visualization, modeling workbenches, and analytics development environments.The Scientific Software Engineer is responsible for the design and development of software products in the Modeling and Simulation (M) Products Group of the Scientific Data Consumption Product Line.The M Products consist of the Modeling Platform, the Machine Learning Platform, and "experience" products delivering broad scientific modeling and machine learning capabilities. Tasks include gathering and reviewing technical requirements, design and development of code, and working with vendor partners to deliver products serving multiple business groups.This senior technical role requires knowledge and skill in both computer science and life sciences research to delivering solutions supporting pharmaceutical research.A thorough comprehension of data consumption approaches and platforms across a broad range of research activities is essential. The position will require a high degree of familiarity and comfort working with the research organization.Primary tasks:Partner with the Scientific Data Consumption Product Leads, Technical and Squad Leads to drive Business value through development and delivery of data and modeling software productsPartner with scientists to design scientific data and modeling products and integrations with commercial platforms such Databricks and SagemakerEducation Minimum:B.Sc. or higher in scientific domain or computer sciencesPrerequisites:Minimum of 3 years in developing enterprise grade applicationsExpertise in developing, debugging and tuning software application built on traditional stacks (Java, Spring, Tomcat, etc.) and Cloud services in particular Amazon Web ServicesWorked in Database products (SQL Server, Oracle, Redshift)Expertise in building complex, highly available and scalable enterprise web applicationsWorked with Web Services and RESTful APIsProficiency in LINUX operating systemsAbility to architect, engineer, optimize and maintain software solutions to solve complex scientific problemsDemonstrated ability to clearly convey technical and non-technical information verbally and in writingDemonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of professionals globallyPreferred:Relevant work in information technology support of the life sciences/pharmaceutical industryKnowledge of Machine Learning platforms and approaches (e.g. Databricks or Sagemaker)Thorough comprehension of technologies in comprehension of data scienceHave used data driven methods to analyze and solve business problemsHas worked with Agile methodologies and principles to drive development workAbility to present demos to usersUI development experience with HTML, AJAX, Javascript/JQuery and similar technologiesKnowledge of development on High Performance Computing systemMindsetPassionate in driving continuous improvement to improve delivery efficiency and practicesDrive to deliver reusable and configurable solutions to enable the product line visionKeen interest in cloud and evolving technologies to help design, architect and build better solutions for our CompanyPassionate about modern data management, consumption and modelling capabilities and productsOur Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.Who we are ... We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for ... Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.Residents of Colorado Click here to request this role's pay range.Current Employees apply HERE Current Contingent Workers apply HERE US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee Status: RegularRelocation:No relocationVISA Sponsorship:No Travel Requirements: 10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Remote WorkShift:Valid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1Requisition ID:R167660

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