Database Implementation Lead

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

 

MSD’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 advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

 

 

What is the job about?
You will be required to lead a team of database professionals and be responsible for the execution of portfolio and infrastructure related projects typically related to database technologies that support our core business and to ensure work is being completed with quality and in a timely manner to meet business IT requirements.
The successful candidate will ensure that all System Development Life Cycle concepts are applied in accordance with company policy.

In a nutshell, we will want you to:

  • Ensure team’s effective collaboration with all IT colleagues across various business areas.
  • Manage work demand within the team.
  • Ensure that technology solutions integrate with the business environment while reflecting IT standards and policies.
  • Research and evaluate internal technology resources vs. external options, and provide input on technical solution alternatives.
  • Assist in designing appropriate metrics or measures for evaluating ROI of technology projects and direct performance linkage to business results / goals.
  • Apply general understanding of IT trends to work activities
  • Lead small project teams focused on delivery of working solutions and streamline operation related tasks.
  • Conduct cost– benefit analysis, involving small IT investments, to address minor requirements and help build a business case within specified work area / domain in line with the overall IT strategy.
  • Analyze impact of emerging technology trends in specific work / domain area on existing IT systems.
  • Participate in and contribute to product selection process based on knowledge of different IT products / solutions in specified domain area.
  • Operate with automation, lean, pragmatic mindset
  • Lead discussions with stakeholders over Infrastructure architecture and database implementation.

You should have:

  • +5 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of database solutions (Oracle/MSSQL).
  • Ability to link and understand the interactions between the physical infrastructure, operating systems, databases and how this impacts the applications.
  • Ability to understand data analysis and reporting techniques in complex business processes.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Tactical, as well as strategic thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Ability to understand strategic IT goals in order to be able to execute own tasks in support of technology integration initiatives.
  • Understanding of data migration approaches.
  • Partner with affected stakeholders to ensure agreement on scope and priorities.
  • Excellent attention to detail and passion for continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders about technical project execution.
  • Flexibility to interact globally across time zones.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with client negotiation and relationships
  • Ability to effectively coach, counsel and collaborate with others.
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Understanding and effectively communicating across multiple languages and cultures is an advantage

However we will be happy if you know or heard of one of these:
Any experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Salt or similar.
Ability to navigate easily in large hybrid environment.
Previous experience with orchestration and automation tools.
Prior experience leading technical team.

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Position in a leading global healthcare company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative and flexible working environment
  • Wide range of benefits

 

 

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

 

 

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