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Merck & Co, Inc

Data Engineer


Applications Engineer


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.

Position Description

  • The Information Technology team at our Company's R&D division is looking for a Data Engineer. Reporting into the Product Manager, Data Publication Service, this position will work closely with Product Managers within the Product Line.

  • The data engineer develops and constructs data products and services and integrates them into systems and business processes. Primary activities include designing and developing high quality and secure data pipelines and processes that access, move, clean, transform, integrate, structure, store and visualize data. He or She may support analytics from a deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, visualization and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows.

Key responsibilities

  • Designs, implements and maintains data pipelines through different data layers (ingest, data transformation, reporting)

  • Schedules data pipeline activities

  • Defines data storage structures and manage data storage.

  • Defines security.

  • Optimizes performance.

  • Advises on the Ways of Working on Data Analytics projects.

  • Understands the business meaning of data and reflects data concepts in data transformation.

  • Assists with design of complex reports as data engineering SME.

  • Gathers and processes raw data at scale.

  • Discovers opportunities for data acquisition.

  • Conducts the processing and cleaning up of data sets.

  • Recommends and implements ways to improve data reliability, quality and freshness.

Prior Experience

  • Database design

  • Understanding of virtualization tools

  • Information management

  • Data warehousing / data integration concepts

Position Qualifications

  • Education Minimum Requirement: B.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.

Required Experience and Skills

  • The candidate should have 1-2 year of Information Technology experience in the areas of Data Engineering and Information Management.

  • A strong understanding of data management concepts, design principles, and best practices is required. Experience with methods and tools of Data Engineering are required. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are mandatory. The ideal candidate has practical experience transferring big data in & out of AWS and transforming, computing in AWS at scale.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Prior 1 year of pharmaceutical related experience is desirable. Skills in data modeling and design are preferred. Strong ability to work independently and a demonstrated ability to succeed in a dynamic and complex team environment are preferred. Experience with SQL, Data Ingestion, Integration & Virtualization technologies and Cloud Computing is preferred.

  • Experience with Agile data engineering concepts such as CICD, pipelines, and iterative development & deployments is preferred.

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:R225303