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Big Data Developer – Team Lead Job

Date: Nov 22, 2017

Location: Prague, CZ

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: ENG003529

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

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.

MANTIS is an analytical platform that supports Merck Manufacturing Division in transcending existing limitations and allowing users to work with data available in our company across the whole globe. The aim of the platform is to gather data from all the data sources that are affecting manufacturing (be it internal sources from manufacturing sites or from our external partners) and provide capabilities for users to explore the data, perform analysis, create dashboards and much more. These highly sought after capabilities allow our users to ensure that the manufacturing across the globe works smoothly and that our drugs are delivered to those in need on time.

The product consists is built by using various technologies and tools, to name a few: ETL tools (Sqoop, Informatica), Scheduler (PDC), Hadoop Cluster, Teradata, Abstract.

As a Senior Big Data Developer / Team Lead you will
  • Build an application that helps our scientists, researchers or data scientists understand the data related to drug research, manufacturing or sales
  • Design and implement various layers of our product, including ingest pipelines, data modelling, data warehousing, hadoop features and business intelligence
  • Work on testing and automation of our whole product
  • Document how the product is developed and ensure that we abide by the Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Organize and facilitate team process to foster efficient delivery in an agile manner
  • Build, nurture and ensure technical excellence and high quality of the product.
  • Sponsor innovation in solving problems
Lead a team which focuses on:
  • Finding the best solutions to various business and technical problems by conducting Proof of Concepts with clearly defined metrics for evaluation (like finding a best solution for automated APR/CPV reporting for regulatory purposes)
  • Industrializing the best PoCs (like currently running MMD search)

What you really need for this job
  • Java is the core our our stack, we prefer Java 8 and Spring but any other version or flavour is also great 
  • naturally, some scripting never hurts (Bash or Python) basic grasp of git, for the rest Stack Overflow is your (and our) friend
  • never ever use a tab instead of spaces
  • Interest in new technologies and willingness to learn never hurt anyone
  • and most importantly, find a way to help solve business and IT problems in a fast and effective way
What we also do (and will be happy if you do too)
  • experience with Agile is a plus
  • we integrate with Jenkins, but it’s not difficult to learn if you haven’t
  • we are using Hadoop, Hortonworks specifically, any hands-on with Hadoop is great
  • our application connects to DWH - it is great if you have some kind of overview of this
  • sometimes we touch Data Modeling in SAP Power Designer
  • the whole monster is running in AWS, so any experience with Amazon other than buying books will help
  • to be honest, pharmaceutical business is regulated because we are often dealing with sensitive patient or research data, you would be less surprised if you had previously worked in finance, banking or pharma
  • but it is not that bad, really!
Where you can grow (if you want)
  • see how software helps bring new drugs, medicine or vaccines to patients that need them
  • it’s a full house of Software Developers in various languages: Java, Scala, Python, JavaScript you name it, somebody on your floor has probably worked with it
  • learn the architecture and design of huge Enterprise Data Warehouse 
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.

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Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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