Agile Developer Job

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: ENG004271

MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.


We are looking for a HTML5 developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include the translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.



Areas of responsibility includes the following main tasks:


  • Develop new user-facing features.

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.

  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.

  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end.

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

  • Quickly learn MSD Digital Platform and IT architecture.

  • Collaborate with business, digital leads, IT platform leads to understand strategy, translating functional & non-functional requirements into effective design & architectural guidance to articulate solution options, evaluation of tradeoffs, as well as influencing key decisions.

  • Define, develop and communicate information management standards relating to the location, media type and security requirements to facilitate efficient and secure management of all data elements, as well as understand market-specific regulatory and compliance needs relevant to digital capabilities in the pharma/healthcare industry.

  • Evaluate software and data providers to ensure interoperability within internal and/or external technology landscape.

  • Leverage existing and future IT and data platforms and deploy integrated solutions.

  • Generate framework concepts and coding definitions for local-specific enhancements to global platforms and provide guidance to market-based agile teams.

  • Ability to design quality solutions in both agile and scalable methodologies.

  • Contributes to platform solution working with cross regional teams (IT Hubs).

  • Contributes as part of market agile teams to the delivery of product releases by resolving design issues and questions during the delivery lifecycle.

  • Informed on market trends and new use cases for design, data models, and analytics and suggests evolution of the architecture according to these external and internal circumstances.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3.

  • Good understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies.

  • Knack of adhering to best design practices.

  • Fair understanding of JavaScript programming and DOM manipulation.

  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.

  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that the application will adhere to them.

  • Passionate about technology and excited about the impact of emerging / disruptive technologies.

  • Able to adapt to changes when required for continuous improvement of IT Products.

  • Advantage:  knowledge of CMS such as Tridion, Salesforce Marketing Automation or similar products.

We can offer flexible working in this role with 3 days onsite and 2 days remote from home.

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.


MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job: Engineering, Development & Integration
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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