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Data Center Network Engineer

Job Description

Our company is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to improving health and well-being around the world. Our product categories include heart and respiratory health, diabetes, infectious diseases, vaccines, consumer products and women's health. We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world, aspiring to be the best healthcare company in the world.

Our Data Center team operates as a business partner to design and build the architecture, engineer solutions, and operate our global Data Centers and Colocations.

We are seeking a highly critical technical specialist, innovator Infrastructure Data Center Networking Engineer that is passionate about collaborating across the various IT divisions and focused on building a best in class, automated and secure Data Center environment.

What you will do:

  • Perform network setup of Data Center network infrastructure based on provided low level design

  • Understand and use Infrastructure-as-Code (Ansible, Python, Terraform) to implement and operate Data Center  

  • Optimize the network to improve convergence, performance and latency

  • Maintain updated schematic diagrams for infrastructure and low-level architecture design diagram

  • Collaborate in Proof of concept and testing of network solutions

  • Maintain documentation related to network configuration, policies, procedures and service records

  • Provides support on a world-wide basis.

We are seeking professionals with the following qualifications, skills and experience:

Education Level:

  • MSc Degree or BSc Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, International Business & Management, Business Informatics.

  • CCNA or CCIP certification or equivalent with more than 3 years’ experience in Data Center Networking

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in Data Center Technologies (Cisco Nexus and ACI) and Routing & Switching (VLAN, STP, QoS, VPC/MLAG, HSRP/VRRP, NAT, IPSec, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, VxLAN EVPN…)

  • Having a DevOps mindset with good understanding of DevOps principles & best practices.

  • Knowledge of other Networking Products (Cisco FTD, Palo Alto, F5 LTM and GTM, Infoblox) and their integration in a Data Center environment.

  • Coding experience to automate and simplify IT processes and Infrastructure-as-Code (Ansible, Python, Terraform)

  • Experience working according ITIL processes, Agile delivery and SDLC.

  • Able to manage simple tasks and projects

  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills with internal and external parties

  • Experience in multicultural communication and solid presentation skills

Desired Skills:

  • Organized, self-motivated, flexible, fast learner.

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Passionate about networking and automation, as well as excited to learn new things

  • Linux and virtualization experience would be a plus.

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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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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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., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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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Requisition ID:R175159

Data Center Network Engineer

Rahway, NJ 07065
Full Time

Published on 05/13/2022

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