Senior Front End Web Developer

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US

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Requisition ID: ENG004266

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Join a Global Digital Marketing IT team to help us build beautiful web solutions which solve important problems and improve human health. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with web development teams, UX/Design teams, and end users across the world. The candidate will create web solutions which help connect patients with important therapies. The candidate will create responsive web sites which work on any browser/device and run on scalable cloud platforms using modern development techniques.

We are seeking a motivated, talented individual interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

The Web Developer is responsible for modernizing web development and delivery. This role will help establish new standards, guidelines, and tools.
  • 5+ years web development experience
  • Expert at writing HTML and CSS
  • Skilled at Responsive Web Design
  • Comfortable developing outside of any CSS frameworks (no Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of and commitment to web standards, including web accessibility standards
  • Know the ins and outs of WordPress (configuration, parent/child themes, plugins)
  • You’re fluent in web scripting languages, particularly PHP and JavaScript
  • Versed with MySQL databases, CSS pre-processors, RESTful API integration, and Git version control
  • Understand design, UI, and UX concepts, and are able to translate these concepts to technical implementations
  • Experience optimizing sites for performance
The ideal candidate would also be familiar with DevOps, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure Engineering techniques, and cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

We Offer:
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Position in a world leading global company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative working environment
  • Wide range of benefits

Your role at Merck 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 Merck, we’re inventing for life. 
Education Minimum Requirement:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field

Required Experience and Skills:
  • 5 or more years of experience developing for the web and for mobile devices
  • A solid understanding of and commitment to web standards, including web accessibility standards
  • Experience in web scripting languages, particularly PHP and JavaScript
  • Expertise with MySQL databases, CSS pre-processors, RESTful API integration, and Git version control
  • Experience optimizing sites for performance
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the business
  • Experience using Agile techniques including Scrum
  • WordPress experience (configuration, parent/child themes, plugins)
  • You are an expert at writing HTML and CSS

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in implementing responsive web applications on the Amazon cloud
  • Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work with geographically disparate teams

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Job: Engineering, Development & Integration
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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