IT Architect, Engineering Services

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversifiedportfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.  Under the leadership of the Director Architecture Engineering Services, the Architect will   Be responsible for the delivery of architectural artifacts including solution architecture diagrams (physical & conceptual), infrastructure requirements, and capability roadmaps.   Lead and design platform architecture that will enable best-in-class IT capabilities supporting Merck's clinical development portfolio  Drive solution implementations through global, cross-functional teams composed of members from Merck, strategic vendor partners, and industry peers & stakeholders.   Drive high-level design of strategic global solutions to enable new opportunities through proof-of-concept efforts, industry benchmarking and coalitions.  Understand and explore industry technologies that are available, in-use, or coming soon.  Maintain strong relationships with key vendors, influence vendor's strategic roadmaps and provide transparency around platform roadmaps.  Contribute to the enterprise architecture community in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and build a common architecture principles and guidelines. Partner with Merck's Program Management Office (PMO) to align all efforts and ideas to the approved portfolio. Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: B.S. Computer Science or equivalent Required Experience and Skills:   A minimum of 5 years of IT technical architecture, solution delivery, or technical analysis experience  Experience with pharmaceuticals life science domains  Good Knowledge related to designing/architecting solution using different Integration components like Informatica, BigData, REST, SOAP, JSON  Of the 5 years, minimum of 3 years of experience developing and implementing enterprise level applications and hands on software development Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with both a technical and a business audience, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad level of partners including off-shore development teams as well as functional area managers Strong organizational, influencing, and follow up skills  Understanding of architectural and data integration best practices and methodologies Demonstrated skills in developing and evaluating solution recommendations as well as level of effort estimates  Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic work environment Preferred Experience and Skills: Experience with AWS Clouds/Technology Knowledge of Scientific Publishing processes/systems/platforms Knowledge of Global Medical Affairsprocesses/systems/platforms  Knowledge about Veeva product such Veeva CRM/Medical/MedComm  Experience with machine learning, natural language processing and robotic process automation tools is a plus  Experience using knowledge around emerging technologies, trends, vendors, competitor activities, and other industries to influence the future state vision Ability to develop and enable consistent solution design patterns  Experience applying standardized and repeatable approaches to solutions planning  Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle processes   Ability to build and foster strong partnerships with colleagues and vendors to provide thought leadership and drive change Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life. Requisition ID: INF004849
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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