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Merck Network Administrator in Branchburg, New Jersey

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.

We are seeking a talented and energetic Network Administrator to support our large global network for our Global Information Technology Division.

  • You will have the opportunity to work on global teams to identify and tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information and technology.

  • The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on complex problems locally, regionally, and globally and work with team members and customers across the globe.

  • He/She will work closely with network engineering and various IT team members across multiple disciplines.

  • The Network Administrator is required to install, maintain, replace, repair, and support a variety of device types and models as part of a fast paced team.

  • The candidate will work on projects both large and small and have accountability for their success.

  • The candidate will at times be a technical lead for projects and oversee the work of team members working offshore as part of a managed service.

  • Travel will be required between sites within Eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey as needed.

  • There may be a need to occasionally travel to other sites and IT hubs internationally.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS Degree or equivalent with relevant experience in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, completion of advanced technical IT training program, or equivalent experience

Required Experience and Skill:

  • CCNP or CCIE certification or 10 years’ experience managing Cisco switches, routers, and wireless controllers.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Ability to work in high pressure dynamic environment and independently prioritize work.

  • Ability to build technical project plans and execute them successfully and on time.

  • Good exposure but not limited to Cisco, F5, Juniper and Palo Alto

  • Strong working knowledge in the following areas;

  • Routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)

  • Cisco QOS & WAAS - SDN (Cisco ACI), DMVPN

  • Data Center technologies (OTV, Fabric Path, VDC, VPC, ACI, Load Balancing)Cloud

  • (AWS & Azure) - Monitoring and reporting tool such as or similar to (example ServONE, Glueware, NetBrain)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • At least 6 years experience supporting networks for a large company with 10,000 employees or more.

  • Experience in network scripting (Bash, Python) or similar

  • Experience managing DNS/DHCP via IPAM tool like QIP is desirable.

  • Experience supporting firewalls, reverse proxies, VPN solutions and web gateways.

  • Experience with Federation, certificate authentication, and Radius

  • Experience with Network Access Control (Eg. Cisco NAC)

  • Working knowledge of Active Directory and LDAP.

  • Operational support of wireless and mobile devices

  • Knowledge with hyper-converge technology (Example Nutanix/Vmware)

  • The selected candidate will have excellent time management skills, be a self-starter, and able to set priorities according to business needs with minimal oversight.

  • A strong desire to locate and resolve the root cause of complex problems.

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

OFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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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Requisition ID: R74485