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Merck Senior Appian Developer/Architect (Remote) in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We partner internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

We are seeking a Senior Appian Developer/Architect who is passionate about collaborating across the various IT and scientific research, process, and discovery teams in the life-science space.

General tasks:

  • Become part of a creative software engineering team at one of our Company's scientific engineering IT groups.

  • Is passionate about science and engineering, as well as excited to learn new things.

  • Work closely with biologists, chemical engineers, pharmacologists, clinical study and experiment managers to comprehend and translate engineering requirements for scientific workflows.

  • Design and implement engineering solutions that facilitate research processes and scientific discovery in all areas of drug discovery.

  • Partner with IT teams (HPC + Cloud platform infrastructure engineering) to deliver best fit solutions to on-premises datacenters and to the cloud (AWS).

  • Has collaborated with cross-functional teams; work in agile methodologies.

  • Provide demos and be comfortable presenting to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ensure project deliverables meet quality standards, functional as well as non-functional requirements.

  • Convey progress effectively in stand-ups; work in planning sessions and dedicate to sprints.

  • Strong partnership, organization, and communication skills.

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.

Software development/design tasks:

  • Contribute to and drive requirements gathering and product discovery discussions with stakeholders to comprehend their business processes and technical needs.

  • Design conceptual workflows, related actions, and various dependency modules.

  • Design and build relational data as well as non-relational (big) data models to be used in production workflows.

  • Develop APIs to integrate with multiple systems (built in-house as well as 3rd party).

  • Analyze, design, implement, integrate, and test custom software solutions, Appian applications and workflows using Appian’s low-code platform.

Prerequisites :

  • B.S./B.A./M.S. in Engineering, or Computer Science, or an equivalent field.

General software development experience:

  • 2+ years in translating business process software requirement specifications into prototypes and solutions.

  • Knowledge of software testing practice.

  • Practical knowledge of agile software development practices.

Appian centric experience:

  • 5 + years in building and delivering end-to-end software solutions, built with Appian application architecture, and designing principles.

  • Preference for someone who has worked with Appian cloud.

  • Has monitored and identified risks from Appian health checks.

  • Worked with Appian 20.1 and later versions.

  • Proven ability to write complex Appian SAIL expressions (expertise other than just drag and drop).

Data model experience:

  • 3+ years with designing relational data schemas and models, such as PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL.

  • 3+ years developing REST/SOAP APIs and API based integrations.

High level language/framework programming:

  • 3+ years with building production tools/applications using either Java/Spring (preferred), .Net Core, .Net Framework, Python/Django, Groovy/Grails, etc...

Nice to have:

  • CI / CD experience.

  • Worked with the Atlassian toolkit (Stash, JIRA, Confluence).

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R139998