Big Data Senior Developer/Technical Lead Job

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: ENG004455

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.

Our team is responsible for the delivery and governance of multiple analytical projects. Through these initiatives we are trying to transform the way analytics is done in our organization and make data available for broader use on a single technological platform.

Majority of our project ingest new data into the Data Lake based on Hadoop ecosystem and provide various analytical capabilities through different BI and visualization tools. Several more complex projects require also a creation of a dedicated Data Warehouse. We heavily rely on cloud technologies and are continuously exploring options to improve our capabilities.

We are searching for somebody, whose primary role will be to lead one of our analytical projects, but our expectations go beyond that. Each new project is further pushing the technology, capabilities & services that we offer to our users and contributes to the success of the overall analytical solution. Our ideal candidate will be able to come up with ideas and suggestions how to further enhance and streamline our current solution and help to implement these changes across the projects.

This role is an opportunity to help build a modern analytical platform that will transform the current business processes in MSD.


  • Deliver our Big Data projects
  • Lead the project team and manage communication with both Business and IT stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other teams, which are involved in the overall delivery
  • Manage cross-project escalations, issues, risks and dependencies
  • Coordination of production releases, including planning and support
  • Invest in continuous improvement, both technical and procedural
  • Contribute to solution architecture
  • Analysis of scope and technical constraints
  • Mentor junior colleagues

Proven experience with:

  • Project delivery in a cross-functional (matrix) organization
  • Big Data stack (Hadoop/Hive/Spark)
  • Distributed (cloud) architectures
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Software craftsmanship (code reviews, tests, metrics)

Good to have skills:

  • Data warehousing (Teradata)
  • Cloud technologies (ideally AWS)
  • CI, CD, DevOps, e2e automation
  • Agile methodologies

Personal attributes:

  • Team player with high level of accountability
  • Agile mindset - comfortable with frequent changes
  • Technology agnostic
  • Open-minded and capable of active listening
  • Transparent leadership

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.

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