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Merck & Co, Inc

Network Engineer, Application Delivery Controllers

Science and Research



Branchburg, 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.

Our Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) Product Team operates as a business partner, engineering ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate to deliver the services and solutions that help our business partners to be more productive and enable innovation.

We are seeking an Infrastructure Engineer that is passionate about collaborating across the various IT divisions and focused on building a best in class and secure Application Delivery Controllers environment.

You’ll be the design, engineering and operational escalation point for application delivery controller services such as network load balancing, availability, security, performance & acceleration, both for on-premise and cloud based ADC services.

You’ll be a self-starter with proficient networking knowledge providing ADC design, technical inputs and recommendations across the broader network service chain, actively engaged in data centre migration and network infrastructure improvements and upgrades.

You’ll provide technical guidance over operational issues and escalations, standard change, patch, device replacement and upgrade management.

Additionally, you’ll be responsible for ADC automation, generation and migration of playbooks into executable runbooks, zero human touch device provisioning, network platform changes and process improvements through software defined networking.

Skills and abilities:

  • 2 to 4 years working experience in providing ADC and network solution design, support and implementation to large scale data networks and perimeter security domain.

  • Proficient networking foundation and knowledge on network ecosystem, routers, routing protocols, DNS, firewalls, switches. Familiarity with cloud (AWS, Azure) and hybrid networking technologies is a plus.

  • Solid technical understanding of ADC core features traffic management, security policies, secure application traffic flows, WAF, DDoS protection, SSL offloading, caching & compression, content switching, TCP multiplexing and telemetry.

  • Competency with F5 product suite and F5 modules & functionalities (BIG IQ, LTM, GTM, ASM, VIPs, Pools, Certificates, Health probes), exposure to cloud-based ADC is not required but certainly a plus.

  • Working knowledge of ADC security vulnerabilities, threats and controls, PCAP/Wireshark file analysis, capture and trace attacks in network traffic.

  • Experience in network automation, design and usage of scripting technologies Ansible tower, Ansible core, Python, YAML, CloudFormation/Terraform is a plus.

  • Effective collaborator across globally distributed network teams and business partners, interpreting business needs and requirements to achieve broad network initiatives.

  • Ability to effectively relay technical information to individuals of varying skill levels including senior technical management.

  • Strong collaboration, organization, and communication skills to manage individual project priorities, deliverables and solutions in coordination with security architects.

  • Create and maintain network documentation necessary to ensure the efficient operations of multi-vendor ADC environments

  • Possess right attitude and aptitude in continuously learning modern networking and automation technologies and frameworks

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Engineering with 2 years minimum experience, or High School Diploma with minimum 4 years of experience.

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., 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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Requisition ID:R203643