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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist – IT Solution Architect

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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 Get to Market / Sustain on Market Value Team (GtMSoM) is seeking a highly motivated individual accountable for developing and supporting solution architectures for our Company’s Research Labs division. This role will be responsible for integrating with key programs across the division to implement the architecture strategy and processes in a consistent manner. In addition, this role will be responsible for contributing thought leadership to the evolution of architecture processes.

Under the leadership of the Associate Director IT GtMSoM Value Team Architect, the IT Senior Specialist will

  • Design platform architecture that will enable best-in-class IT capabilities supporting our Research & Development Division technology product lines spanning Global Regulatory Affairs, Patient Safety, Development Data Consumption, Quality / Compliance, and Pipeline Portfolio Planning
  • Define & implement integration to systems & solutions that meet product requirements
  • Design solutions to drive and deliver value by re-factoring existing monolithic application stacks within Life Sciences, automation, and digital transformation through use of Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, robotic process automation, cloud-based services, and other emergent technologies.
  • Evaluate project constraints to find alternatives, alleviate risks, and perform process re-engineering if required. Find resolution to technical issues as they arise.
  • Be accountable for the delivery of architectural artifacts including solution architectures, solution roadmaps, capability models, etc. and contribute to shaping the future state of the solutions
  • Partner and communicate with all stakeholders, including internal and external developers, end-users, product line/product owners and architects. Update stakeholders on the status of product development processes.
  • Partner and align with other Architecture stakeholders including Enterprise Architects, and solution architects from other product lines and organizations to develop reusable technology products that leverage digital technologies.
  • Evolve the solution architecture function and overall capability within the GtMSoM Value Team


  • B.S. or higher in IT, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields


  • Minimum of 5 years in architecture, technical analysis, design and/or development of enterprise IT systems
  • Strong process understanding, system architecture skills with analytical thinking for problem solving
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, writing API wrappers and leveraging API’s on applications that natively do not expose API’s as an integration option
  • Has worked with programming/scripting languages (python, Java, JavaScript, R, C/C++, C#, Shell, etc.)
  • Industry and/or Academic experience with standard AI and ML techniques and RPA.
  • Proven hands-on expertise and knowledge of current software development, cloud, security technologies
  • Interest to quickly learn and experiment new technologies and systems
  • Technical thought leadership and sound understanding of the technology trends and application landscape both internally at our Compa and externally in the industry
  • Ability to analyze possible solutions with a moderate level of guidance and direction
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with a variety of audiences and stakeholders including, but not limited to IT leads, architects, IT peers, and colleagues worldwide
  • Demonstrated good presentation and communication skills to present complex architecture design, concepts, processes in a clear and appealing manner


  • Experience with Agile, DevOps and CICD
  • Exposure to Life Sciences domain and Health Care is a big plus
  • Exposure to Veeva platforms is a plus.
  • Exposure to RPA frameworks like UIPath to automate repeatable processes in complex business workflow in life sciences area
  • Knowledge and experience with Application development, testing and implementation in external hosting and cloud environments is a plus.
  • Certification in AWS Solutions Architect – Associate

Our 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., Rahway, 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.


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Under New York City law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education. Expected salary range:

$96,700.00 - $164,500.00

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Under New York City, Washington State and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$96,700.00 - $164,500.00

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Flex Time, Hybrid


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Requisition ID:R196448