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IT Automation Orchestration Engineer Job

Date: Nov 1, 2017

Location: Prague, CZ

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: SER001323

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.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for bringing technical leadership, standards and best practice knowledge of IT automation and innovation. Design, implement, and support major automation solutions in a multi-platform environment.

  • Lead automation project(s) on technical level, communicate and cooperate with Project Managers, Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts from different areas to determine if automation solutions will fit their needs.

  • Additional responsibilities include conducting studies of system usage, making recommendations for improvements to the usability of automated tools, and identifying opportunities for increased adoption of orchestration technologies.

  • Coordinates with vendors to resolve system issues and drive future development.

  • Cooperate with Operations team and assure Knowledge Transfer when implementing new solutions.

  • Document his/her work according to company standards.

  • Support and cooperate with auditors

  • Educates end users on the benefits and proper use of automation tools and automation solutions

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years of support and implementation experience in Windows and UMIX/Linux Server, Virtualization, Middleware and/or Application tier, private and public cloud etc.

  • Automation expertise and programming languages in Windows (PowerShell, JavaScript) and/or UNIX (Python, Shell scripting)

  • In hand experience with orchestration/automation tools preferable VMware based (vRealize Orchestrator) but not limited; additional such as Puppet or HP OO is welcomed

  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for anticipating, recognizing, managing, and resolving technical (hardware, software, application, or operational) problems

  • Handling API protocols (JSON calls)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, Linux, Openstack

  • Experience developing web-based automation tools


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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