Head of Engineering, EMD Digital Inc.

Posted 29 Nov 2018

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 184699

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A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Our mission

We are seeking a talented Head of Engineering to join EMD Digital, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. As an industry leading science & technology company, we seek to solve the most challenging problems facing scientists today. Our team is working at the intersection of digital and science to develop a portfolio of digital products with the aim of speeding up the scientific process from discovery through commercialization.

Your Role : As part of this digital business venture, you will have the opportunity to work in a face-paced, entrepreneurial environment to help bring our product strategy and vision to life. The ideal candidate is a recognized technology leader with enthusiasm, a strong drive and excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. You will need to be able to balance between strategic visioning and translating this strategy into tangible actions for the teams to build. Demonstration of the following behaviors is important: strong leadership, innovation, strategic thinking, ability to drive results, collaborate and communicate, and ensuring that the roadmap/strategies are carried out and team/individual goals are achieved.

Who You Are: The Head of Engineering will be part of the new digital business venture and will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to help shape our product strategy and vision. The Head of Engineering is a recognized technology leader with enthusiasm and positive attitude with excellent problem-solving, technical experience and analytical skills. The Head of Engineering will be responsible for helping build a rock-star team of developers and software engineers in multiple scrum teams to accomplish our business objectives. As overall technology lead for the venture, prepare and deliver a strategic plan for solution development, including standards and guidelines for technical design, based on business goals and input from stakeholders. You will Identify, recommend, and prioritize new Web features and applications in conjunction with business leaders and department managers. Select and plan implementation of applicable hardware, software, application platforms, publishing tools, and programming languages. Communicate and co-ordinate architecture and strategy throughout the enterprise. Collaborate with developers in the development and integration of EMD Digital and 3rd party products. Work with data system administrators and developers to design, develop, and update data systems as they pertain to applications (Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc). Conduct research into current and emerging technologies and issues in support of Business needs. Lead changes in method and processes within the organization.

As overall technology lead for the venture, prepare and deliver a strategic plan for solution development, including standards and guidelines for technical design, based on business goals and input from stakeholders.

  • Identify, recommend, and prioritize new Web features and applications in conjunction with business leaders and department managers.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related field of study
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in Software Development in Life Science Industry.
  • Experience working with global, highly-matrixed agile product teams.
  • Involved in a minimum of 5 complete software lifecycle implementations
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with business teams and customers to gathering and analyzing requirements in order to meet strategic goals and development efforts

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at come2emd.com

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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