Merck Senior Specialist, Web API Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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 diversified portfolio 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.

As a Senior Web API Developer at Merck’s Branchburg IT HUB, you will be part of inventing tomorrow. Our Innovative centers are where great people come together and deliver solutions that save and improve lives.

Join a Global Web API Development team to help us build API solutions which solve important problems and improve human health. Working within our Global Team, the selected candidate will work collaboratively with product teams and end users. The candidate will create detailed architectures and designs and then implement those designs with high quality code.

We are seeking motivated talent interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

You will:

  • be part of a team that designs, implements, deploys and operates an API platform as well as APIs loved by developers

  • help implement a strategic API shift initiative at Merck

  • work in a lean agile environment

  • work through the entire development lifecycle (analysis, development, quality assurance, documentation, release, operation)

You will work and learn more about:

  • various technologies for building APIs and services

  • how to build modern and quality services for (and within) enterprise environment

  • full life cycle of an enterprise platform

  • IT specific s in a regulated pharma industry

Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field

Required Experience and Skills:

Minimum of two (2) or more years of experience developing Web (REST) APIs

Experience with JavaScript and Node JS

Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team

Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the business

Expertise with modern and emerging web API standards and technologies

Passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing

Strong technical skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Master's degree

Experience in API gateways such as Apigee

Experience leading teams

Experience building solutions on cloud infrastructure such as AWS

Experience with “serverless” technologies

Experience using Agile techniques including Scrum

Ability to advocate for change and innovation even when risks are involved

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

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.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Other Locations: NA-US-MA-Boston, NA-US-CA-South San Francisco, NA-US-PA-West Point

Title: Senior Specialist, Web API Engineer

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Branchburg

Requisition ID: ENG003896