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Merck & Co, Inc

Site Reliability Engineer, Hyperautomation (Remote)

Science and Research



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

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a crucial member of the Hyperautomation Team to deliver dependable platforms for our intelligent automation products (RPA, OCR, ML, NLP, Chatbot). They will be part of a world class SRE team focused on designing and building automation platforms at scale. These platforms will be used to deploy business applications that support the discovery, manufacturing, and sales of medicines that save and improve the lives of patients around the world.

As a steward of availability, scalability, and performance, they will work alongside other engineers to monitor cloud-based infrastructure as well as identifying performance bottlenecks. Site Reliability Engineers provide day-to-day technical support for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operations of business applications. They plan, design, implement, manage, and maintain these systems in the cloud. They will manage system availability, capacity, incident handling, problem resolution and asset lifecycle management. Lastly, they will develop and execute business continuity, high availability, and disaster recovery protocols.

The candidate must have a methodical approach to problem-solving, exceptional customer empathy, excellent communication skills, practical debugging abilities, and familiarity with contemporary SRE procedures. The ideal applicant should be knowledgeable about DevOps procedures and the complete software development lifecycle. They will build and configure observability within all our products and services. They will also serve as shift commander, shaping our SRE practice within the Hyperautomation team. The ideal candidate should not only have great technical abilities but also a strong predisposition for action, be flexible, and display an unrestrained entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do mentality.

The Site Reliability Engineer will report to the Hyperautomation SRE Engineering Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and build infrastructure services, systems, and platforms running Windows 2019.

  • Develop tools, automation, and monitor to operate infrastructure efficiently with SLA, SLO, and SLI

  • Work in a fast-paced environment and responsible for end-to-end production environment by responding to performance and reliability issues; including participating in rotational on-call shifts

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance and provide technical support as required, including system diagnostic, monitoring, and health checks

  • Provide regular reports on infrastructure performance statistics and inventory

  • Conduct annual security testing on infrastructure, execute disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

  • Manage external vendors and contractors to timely delivery and implement technologies or solutions

  • Software delivery, site reliability and/or database/network administration for commercial large-scale software and services.

  • Coding and debugging

  • Monitoring, implementing, and maintaining cloud offerings such as Azure and AWS

  • Excellent communication skills. The person will own communicating complex live site issues and metrics to key internal and external stakeholders


  • Proficient in cloud computing, infrastructure as code, cloud-native principles & microservices design

  • Highly capable problem solver able to map the best technology available to the business needs in an elegant comprehensive solution design

  • Effective communicator able to gain alignment, ensure clarity, and explain complex principles

  • Able to manage a complex engineering organizational that adapts and scales to the business need

  • Capable technical mentor and career guide

  • Ability to understand technical demands of a solution and map the relevant engineer skills to ensure optimal assignments across diverse teams and initiatives

  • Technology Service Management

  • Incident Management

  • Change Control

  • IT Infrastructure


  • 4+ years preferred years of hands-on experience in Site Reliability, DevOps and/or Software Engineering for commercial large scale cloud software or services

  • Strong understanding of Windows Admin activities & batch scripting is a plus

  • Experience with MS-SQL database admin tasks & patching

  • Good understanding of public cloud offerings such as Azure and/or AWS.

  • AWS services such as EC2, Lambda, S3, Cloud formation, CloudFront, VPC, EBS, Auto-scaling, Dynamo DB etc.

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform or other Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD

  • Experience with coding languages (C++, C#, Java, .NET, Golang) and proficiency in debugging, and live-site troubleshooting during an outage

  • Background in monitoring, Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog, PagerDuty

  • Our ideal candidate will demonstrate strong customer empathy, show a strong bias for action, be adaptable and possess strong interpersonal skills

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, statistics, engineering, mathematics, data science, or a related field

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:R229565