Technical Lead - Clinical Platform

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Job Title: Technical Lead - Clinical Platform
Location: New York, NY, Mid-Atlantic United States,

Company: Merck
Industry Sector: Agribusiness

Job Description: 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 organization partners closely with our Company's Research & Development (R&D) org to provide innovative solutions that enable new products and capabilities within the Research & Development. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

To enable this, we are seeking a technical lead for our Company's Clinical eco-system to partner with R&D and other orgs to define the roadmap, own and prioritize the technical solution.


Establishes system design and provides basis for verification and construction of systems compatible with modern architectures and services, with supporting models and abstractions powering the software lifecycle while adhering to regulatory and organizational standards

Develops integrated software systems, processes, and procedures aligned with continuous improvement, organizational standards surrounding security, reporting, observation, and control.

Designs, leads, and directs the process, verification, and resolution of incident, recovery, and post-mortem management processes. Develops and designs software system configuration capabilities across heterogenous technology environments, architectures, and platforms.

Performs the evaluation, design, and selection of appropriate structured, unstructured, or hybrid data engineering solutions across various physical and digital topologies with consideration to satisfying software requirements with necessary concerns of security, compliance, scalability, efficiency, reliability, fidelity, flexibility and portability.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Takes technical responsibility across all stages and iterations of software development. Plans and drives software construction activities.
  • Adopts and adapts appropriate software development methods, tools and techniques.
  • Measures and monitors applications of project/team standards for software construction, including software security.
  • Contributes to the development of organizational policies, standards, and guidelines for software development.
  • Specifies and designs large or complex software applications, components and modules. Adopts and adapts software design methods, tools and techniques.
  • Undertakes impact analysis on major design options, makes recommendations and assesses and manages associated risks. Specifies prototypes/simulations to enable informed decision-making.
  • Evaluates software designs to ensure adherence to standards and identifies corrective action. Ensures that the software design balances functional, quality, security and systems management requirements.
  • Contributes to the development of organizational software design and architecture policies and standards.

  • 6+ years in Information Technology.
  • 3+ years in designing and engineering of software handling large amounts of clinical trial data from multiple sources.
  • 3+ years in Clinical Trial software experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Excellent knowledge of user-centered design principles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work with large teams.
  • Understanding of design quality standards.
  • Expertise with Jenkins, Bitbucket, JIRA & Confluence.

Other Skills:
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, leading teams through influence.
  • Strong analytical thinker and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Education:
  • B.A./B.S.

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.


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.

For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico - Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) ("Customer-Facing Role") who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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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.

Under New York City law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate's relevant skills, experience, and education.

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No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:
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Job Post Date: 11/18/22
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