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Merck & Co, Inc

Lead Manufacturing Network Engineer ( MERCUSR111667ENUS)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



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 collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Associate Director of Manufacturing Network Engineering will be functionally responsible for the delivery of Network Services to our Manufacturing and Research Lab environments. The role will be responsible for the Architecture, design, and sustainment of some of our most critical network environments supporting our Manufacturing and Research Labs. This role will be responsible for leading a globally diverse team.

This role requires a highly skilled individual with subject matter expertise across all technologies within the Network Services platform. These Technologies include: Routing, Switching, Wireless, Data Center Networking, Cloud Networking, Firewalls, IPS, and Local Traffic Managers. The position also requires in-depth knowledge of operational best practices and the ability to provide tier 4 troubleshooting efforts to resolve critical issues. The position also requires knowledge of differentiating IT and OT networks as well as knowledge of various Industrial Networking Models and IoT strategies.

The individual will need to demonstrate leadership qualities, strong communication skills, and proactive delivery of network infrastructure and services.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Architect and Engineer Network Services solutions including: Routing, Switching, Wireless, Firewalls, IPS, and Local Traffic Managers.

  • Adopt Network Architectures to fit industry-recognized IT/OT models such as the PURDUE model.

  • Lead a global functional team developing priorities in collaboration with business requirements and departmental requirements.

  • Engage and collaborate with business partners to interpret business requirements and deliver Network Services solutions.

  • Provide Tier-4 expert support for Network Services technologies, provide an escalation point for the Network Services Operations and Engineering teams.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or 10+ years functional and technical experience in Network Services.

  • Fluent in English, in both verbal and written communication.

  • Experience managing and leading global teams and effectively managing relationships within large global organizations.

  • Experience in defining and enforcing global standards.

  • Possesses expert knowledge of Cisco Enterprise Network Technologies, F5 LTM/GTM Capabilities, PaloAlto Technologies. Including expert-level engineering/support capabilities of these technologies.

  • Experience with Security Industry Best practices, including a strong understanding of security zones.

  • Understanding of Industrial Network Communication protocols (Profinet).

  • Understanding of Distributed Control Systems (DeltaV).

  • Knowledge of Industrial Computer Systems, PLCs, HMIs, etc…

  • Experiences with Industrial Automation Software and Data Integrity Products.

  • Ability to acquire new skills in a diverse environment.

  • Understanding of providing Network Services in highly regulated spaces (clean rooms, manufacturing spaces, etc…).

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN/Wireless/Firewall/IPS Designs and Best Practices.

  • Working with and designing solutions to properly fit into a PURDUE model IT/OT environment.

  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, IPAM.

  • Industry recognized certifications such as CCIE.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


In 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.

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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.

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Requisition ID:R111667