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Merck Software Engineer (Hybrid - Rahway, NJ) in Rahway, New Jersey

Job Description

Our Company ’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to leveraging information and technology to efficiently drive revenue and productivity, thereby advancing our Company’s contribution to global medical innovation.

Enterprise IT (EIT) is an essential component of the current IT division that provides support to the Pharmaceutical Research, Supply Chain, Marketing organizations as well as Enabling Functions. The EIT SAP Platform Team is responsible for our Company’s SAP Global Template asset, delivering enterprise-level capabilities through harmonized business processes and data. The team is responsible for the operation of all our Company SAP and integrated solutions, governance of the associated enterprise assets, and cost-effective delivery of capabilities to support achievement of immediate and future state business objectives.

Within the EIT SAP Platform Team, the EIT SAP Software Basis Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the SAP landscape. You will ensure the availability, performance, and security of SAP systems, databases, and related technologies. This role requires expertise in SAP Basis administration, Database administration, Linux OS, and a deep understanding of SAP architecture including S/4.


SAP Landscape Administration:

  • Install, configure, and maintain SAP systems like S4, BTP, Fiori, ERP, SLT, BW, etc. in a multi-tier landscape.

  • Manage SAP instances, systems, and clients.

  • Perform system refreshes, client copies, and system upgrades.

Infrastructure Optimization:

  • Architect and implement solutions for optimizing SAP infrastructure, including server sizing, storage, and network configurations.

  • Manage automation of system builds, optimization etc.

  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies to enhance the SAP landscape.

  • Operating system knowledge of Linux

  • Experience in AWS Cloud architecture.

Database Administration:

  • Administer and optimize SAP databases (SAP HANA and Oracle)

  • Implement and maintain database backup and recovery strategies.

  • Monitor database performance and troubleshoot issues.

  • Manage and tune HANA DB clusters.

Performance Monitoring and Tuning:

  • Monitor and optimize the performance of SAP systems and related components.

  • Conduct performance tuning and recommend system improvements.

  • Apply Kernel upgrade/DB Patch/Support Packs upgrades across landscape systems using a structured methodology.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery:

  • Implement and maintain high availability and disaster recovery solutions for SAP systems in AWS cloud.

  • Develop and test backup and recovery procedures.

Interface and Integration:

  • Configure and maintain SAP interfaces with other systems.

  • Troubleshoot integration issues between SAP and third-party applications.

  • Define and enforce integration standards and patterns.

Troubleshooting and Documentation:

  • Troubleshoot and trace performance issues Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Create and maintain documentation for SAP Basis processes and procedures.

  • Provide training and knowledge transfer to junior team members.


  • Collaborate with other IT teams, such as infrastructure, security, and application development teams.

  • Work closely with SAP functional teams to understand business requirements.

  • Mentor and train junior members.

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to develop and enhance SAP reporting capabilities.

Required Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Expert in SAP technologies, including SAP S/4, SAP BTP, Fiori, HANA, SLT, and SAP Solution Manager.

  • Strong database administration skills (SAP HANA, Oracle).

  • Knowledge of new dimension products like SAP BTP.

  • Self-starter and ability to work items to solutions.

  • Experience with SAP system upgrades.

  • Experience with SAP automation using cloud native tools.

  • Knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery concepts.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • SAP & AWS certifications are a plus.



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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$135,500.00 - $213,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here (https://www.benefitsatmerck.com/) .

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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.

Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Required Skills:

Data Engineering, Data Visualization, Design Applications, Software Configurations, Software Development, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Solution Architecture, System Designs, Systems Integration, Testing

Preferred Skills:

Requisition ID: R287543