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    Merck is looking for a Engineering Manager, Foundational Automation (Remote)

    Job Description
    Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.
    The Engineering Manager is an important leadership role within the Foundational Automation (FA) Organization and is responsible for leading a team of Engineers.
    This responsibility includes providing technical leadership to their teams through technical guidance and mentorship along with helping create solutions that apply the defined standard of engineering to deliver state- of-the-art automation. They will provide direction for the team and empower innovation to drive the next generation of automation capabilities. Additionally, the Engineering Manager will collaborate with others in driving delivery of automations, applications, and reusability within the organization. Finally, the role will need to be able to foster engagement, retention, and employee growth within their team.
    The Engineering Manager will have direct reports consisting of 6-12 Engineers.
    Key Responsibilities
    Technical Solution Leadership
    The role will work with Tech Leads to provide thought leadership, oversight, and direction for the technical solution design of solutions developed by their teams. These solutions will be aligned with CTO architecture guidelines and policies, as well as leverage the established FA platform capabilities. They will ensure maximization of reuse by assessing all development for reusability and ensuring all designs prioritize the reuse of existing components. This role is directly accountable for the effectiveness of the solution design as well as maximizing efficiency of infrastructure resource usage, maintainability, and reliability. They are accountable for minimizing bad technical debt and maximizing leverage and alignment with existing tech solutions owned by divisional IT for products developed within their teams. To this end they will remain current on all new technology releases and architecture best practices.
    Technical Quality
    This role is accountable for the quality of all output from their team. They are accountable for ensuring that engineers are maintaining compliance with coding standards and quality expectations. They will provide thought leadership in test-driven development and quality assurance approaches to optimize efficiency and ensure quality outcomes. They are expected to be a hands-on technical leader able to review code to identify quality risks before they manifest in production.
    Team Leadership
    This role will lead a team of engineers with a range of skills (RPA, OCR, ML, full stack, cloud, etc.). They will be responsible for helping sustain an engineering team that: has the relevant range of skills, is flexible in deployment of a range of efforts, and is adaptable to innovative technologies as they evolve. They will be accountable for inspiring the team and maintaining a high level of engagement across the group. They will be required to encourage innovation to continuously improve FA capabilities and drive impactful solutions to the business. They will be an inclusive servant leader who encourages and respects diversity; including diversity of culture and thought. The Engineering Manager will manage both employees and contractors and is accountable for ensuring a collaborative and effective working environment for both while complying with all terms of contracts and regulations pertaining to contractors. This role can be remote and will lead remote teams and as such requires the ability to lead, inspire, manage, and engage teams using digital tools for direction and communication to maximize performance and inclusion.
    The Engineering Manager will be an adept collaborator, able to engage the right resources outside their immediate team effectively and ensure a frictionless partnership with relevant parties. They will work closely with Tech Leads to drive correct technical solutions and leadership for their team. They will partner with scrum masters in multiple capacities such as validation of estimations, make sure teams are working on the correct priorities, engineers are assigned to balance the application of their best skills with the opportunity to grow and expand skills, removing blockers, and overall delivery of work assigned to their team. They will collaborate with FA engagement leads to partner with the relevant business stakeholders to ensure solution fit. They will partner with the FA platform team to maximize the leverage of platform capabilities and contribute to innovations and the evolution of the platform by means of lessons learned in delivery of project, ideas for new capabilities and even reusable modules created during delivery.

    • Proficient in a mix of RPA (UiPath), OCR, full stack (C#, Java, Python, React), SQL, various ML models, CI/CD tools and practices, APIs, data and event streaming technologies
    • Understands and engaged in cloud computing, infrastructure as code, cloud-native principles & microservices design
    • Problem solver able to map the best technology available to the business needs in an elegant comprehensive solution design
    • Effective communicator able to gain alignment, ensure clarity, and explain complex principles
    • Proficient manager of engineering squads
    • Capable technical mentor and career guide


    • The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility beginning with code-level engineer roles and culminating in a supervisor position.
    • 5+ years of track of record in delivering effective engineering solutions in a complex, international company with a geographically dispersed team of at least 50 engineers, with a mix of both hands-on developer experience and solution design.
    • Exposure to core competency areas such as RPA, ML, full stack, and technical design
    • Experience with technical oversight of a team of at least 5 engineers
    • Extensive use of agile product development methodologies and DevOps tools

    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, statistics, engineering, mathematics, data science, or a related field

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